Feel Surrounded by Romance at the Nuranang Falls
Also known as the Bong Bong falls, it is 100 meters in height. The serenity of the view is best enjoyed with someone by your side. The falls is renowned to give a feeling of serendipity to any couple that heads there.
Activities You Can Undertake Here: Head to the foot of the falls to enjoy it best. Check out the lake and the connect bridge when you’re there.
Nuranang Falls (also known as Bong Bong Falls), some 100 metres high, is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of the country, yet is unknown to many travelers. It lies some 2 kilometres away from the town of Jang on the road connecting Tawang and Bomdila, so it is also known as the Jang Falls. There is a small hydel plant located near the base that generates electricity for local use.
The Nuranang river originates from the Northern slopes of the Sela Pass. Just below the waterfall it falls into the Tawang river.
According to a popular myth, Nuranang river and Nuranang falls are named after a local Monpa girl named Nura who had helped a soldier, Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, Maha Vir Chakra (posthumous) in the 1962 Sino-Indian War and was later captured by the Chinese forces. The actual circumstances of Jaswant’s heroism are more prosaic and no woman finds a place there. It is possible that the name Nuranang was bestowed well before 1962.