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Amazing Facts about Tawang

Elevation: 2,669 m

Population: 11,202 (2011)

State: Arunachal Pradesh

STD Code: 03794

Nearby City: Bomdila, 167km driving distance

Weather: 7 °C, Wind W at 6 km/h, 22% Humidity

Languages: Arunachali, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali and English

Festivals: Lossor in February/March date to be fixed in consultation with Buddhist calendar. Some of the other major fairs and festivals of town are Choekor, Gaden Ngamchoe, Dukpa Tse-she and Saka Dawa.

Tawang - An Exceptional Simplicity of Beauty

Tawang, an interesting hill station packed with exciting natural elegances and also myriad of adventure options, is a charming town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The elevation of Tawang is 10,000 fts above the sea level. The area is surrounded in the northern side by Tibet, in the south western side by Bhutan and also in the eastern side by the Seal Range. Tawang is a special hill town and also a major centre for the Mahayana Buddhist sect in the country. Also renowned as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, the Monpa people also lives there.

This magical land evokes photos of incredible mountain sights, remote districts, enchanting and sleepy towns, magical Gompas, tranquil lakes as well as thrilling mountains. Besides the grand hill and also lakes that create an extremely stunning history for the town, Tawang is also renowned for the 17th century Tawang Monastery which is the 2nd biggest in Asia as well as also among the most beautiful. For the people following Buddhist faith, this is a significant area for pilgrims. In addition, tourist in Tawang is also suited to the adventure lovers who are trying to find some thrilling journey activities. Amidst the hilly surfaces of Tawang, one can get a myriad of adventurous chances such as hiking, trekking, trailing and mountain climbing.

Best Weather for Check out Tawang

Tawang has an enjoyable as well as moderate type of environment all round the year. The best time to go to the town is from March to October when the climatic conditions are favorable enough to appreciate the gorgeous sightseeing in the hill resort of Tawang. Throughout the months of December and March, the surface continues to be enveloped with snow.

Finest Way to Reach Tawang

By road: Road transportation is the most effective alternative to reach Tawang via Bomdila. The closest transit point is Tezpur. One can access the location by car or jeep. Throughout the rainy months, the road could not remain in a good state. It would take 12 hours to get to Tawang from Tezpur by road.

By rail: Tawang does not own a train station, as well as the closest train station lies in Tezpur, situated 160 Kms away as well as also at Rangapara.

By air: The closest air terminal is located in Tezpur. Flights from Kolkata and Guwahati are offered always.

Top Places to Visit in Tawang
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Sela Pass
  • Gorichen Mountain
  • Gorsam Chorten
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake
  • Sangestar Tso Lake
  • Urgelling Monastery
  • Taktsang Gompa
  • Jaswant Garh War Memorial
  • Bongbong Nuranang Waterfall