The mountains of the North-East are famous for their beauty, and cover a
wide range of eco-systems, from steamy jungles to lofty snow-clad peaks.
Guwahati, the capital of Assam, lies in a valley surrounded by hills and has
a cool and pleasant climate. It is a confluence of many races and tribes and
has a distinctive culture.
Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is located high up in the Himalayas. The
people in the town are mainly Monpas who follow Tibetan Buddhism. It is
famous for Tawang Monastery, the largest in India and the second-largest
after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.