17th Oct 2021 11:10:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

Bishnu Rana

TEZU, Oct 17: Tucked away in the wilderness of Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Glaw lake, some 16 Km from Wakro town in Lohit district has the potential to become a tourist destination especially pulling in nature lovers.  It is a huge lake, stretching over an area of 8 Sq km with a circumference of about 4 - 5 kms. Locals believe that Glow or Glaw lake is the source of the Kamlang River that flows across the Sanctuary.
According to Mishmi legend, four girls and boys regarded as deities reside within the lake and protect not just the lake but everyone around. No one can drown in Glaw and it never gets any dirt or muck on its surface in spite of the numerous trees surrounding the lake, local folklore says. “Earlier strict taboo was maintained on fishing in the lake out of fear of curse from the deities but these days fishing is quite prevalent," says a native.
Though the lake receives a lot of exposure on social media, unfortunately it is still far from receiving any attention from the Tourism department and the state government. Till date it alludes adventure tourists due to lack of proper access up to the lake and absence of other infrastructure for accommodation etc.
The Glaw lake has huge  tourism potential if the government takes appropriate steps to upgrade adequate amenities in exposing the unparalleled beauty of the lake.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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