Tawang is inhabited by the Monpa people. From 500 BC to 600 AD a kingdom known as Lhomon or Monyul ruled the area. The Monyul kingdom was later absorbed into the control of neighbouring Bhutan and Tibet. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality.

Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means “Chosen by Horse”. The sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in Tawang.

About Place

Enchanting Natural Beauty

Tawang have unlimited scenic spots in its bucket. Start from Sela pass to Tawang Monastery, Jang falls, Sangetsar lake, Ptso lake, Banggachang lake, Nuranang falls, war memorial, Gorichen peak and Bumla pass there are uncountable places to see the magic of mother Nature. There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas- Losar and Torgya. Both festivals are celebrated once annually. The Losar is celebrated to the commencement of New year. Every third year of Torgya, the festival of Dungyur is celebrated. Both “Dungyur and Torgya” festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.

A broad array of lakes and water bodies at altitudes ranging from 10000 to 16000 feet, glimmering in the callow light of tranquil ambiance through blue sky slashing above it, makes Tawang a Nature’s amphitheatre.

What to see in Tawang

Tawang is top tourist destination of Arunachal and most visited by domestic and as well foreigners. Its the city of many small lakes, Gompas and Snow-capped mountains. PTso lake, Sangetser Lake and high altutude Bumla Pass are the top attraction apart from the largest Monastery of India –Gaden Namgyal Lhatse.

How to Reach Tawang

Tawang is connected by Tezpur in Assam and Bhalukpong is the entry point at Arunachal – Assam border. The nearest airport is Guwahati.

Where to stay in Tawang

Tawang have many hotels from budget category to star category along with many resorts and home stays. Tawang is best rated in north east when it comes to hospitality.

Best Season to Visit

Tawang have its own beauty in every season with variation of climates though many people avoid visiting during monsoon season. March to November counted is the best but still many loves to visit during hard winters. The Army may close the routes of high altitude lakes because of road blockade by snow


Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India

How to Reach Tawang

Tawang is well connected by Guwahati airport and rail head.