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Tawang (India)

In a nutshell

In habited by the Monpa people one finds the Tawang town in the Tawang district of the north western part of Arunachal Pradesh. The place gets its name from its famous Monastary the Tawang Monastary whose name means "the chosen Horse". The Tawang is the largest monastery after the monastery of Lhasa. It was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso as per the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The place is even famous for the other tourist places like Urgelling Monastery, Banggajang Lake, Geshila Peak, Gorichen Peak, Nuranang Water Fall, Sela Peak, Thingbu Hot Spring and Tsachu Hot Spring.

How to Reach:

To enter Tawang special Inner line permits from the government are required. These are only available from Kolkata (665 Km), Guwahati (159 Km from Tawang), Tezpur (636 Km), and New Delhi (1439 Km).
Air: Tezpur has the closest airport to Tawang which is well connected by air to Kolkata.
Road: One can easily travel to Tawang by road from Guwahati and Tezpur.

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Bap Teng Kang

This beautiful waterfall has a height of 100 ft. (Situated 80 km from Tawang)

P.T Tso Lake

The lake is known for its indescribable serenity.(Located around 23 km away from Tawang town)

Jaswant Garh

It commemorates the bravery of the 1962 Indo-China War martyrs(21 km ahead of Tawang town)

Tawang War Memorial

Nestled amidst beautiful peaks, this war memorial is dedicated to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in Sino-India War held in 1962

Banggajang Lake

This lake is located close to Sela Pass and is famous for its scenic beauty

Tawang Monastery

It is considered to be one among the biggest monasteries Mahayana sect in Asia.

Bumla Pass

It is also referred to as the pass from where Dalai Lama entered India escaping from Tibet.(37 km from Tawang)

Tipi Orchid sanctuary

Tawang houses thousands of varieties of orchids.

BongBong (Nuranang) Waterfall

BonBong waterfall is aound 2 kms only from the circle administrative headquarter of Tawang district,Jang.Water in this Waterfall falls from the Height of 100 mtrs. The view is really breathtaking.It seems like Milk is Falling from the Elevation of 100 mtrs.This Waterfall is aound 40 kms away from Tawang.

Best Time to Visit


  • One must not miss the Tawang Monastery.
  • Trekking in Tawang.
  • Get engaged in local Fairs and Festivals.
  • Urgelling Gompa is the birth place of the 6th Dalai.
  • Losar is a new year festival celebrated normally in the last part of February and early part of March every year with great enthusiasm in Tawang. This festival lasts for about 8 to 15 days.In this Festival young people of tawang Lion and Yak dance,You could easily engage with the locals in the Dance.So, February and March will be best time for you to tour Tawang.
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  • Bomdila
  • Bhalukpong
  • Ziro
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