Go for Lakes & Snow capped mountains
Scent of spirituality
Enchanting Natural Beauty
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.
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
a must visit for any reason
Tawang situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres (10,000 ft). Travelling to Tawang is mostly a journey from plains to steep hills road, crossing Sela Pass at 4,176 metres (13,701 ft) and passing through Bomdila and Dirang on the way. Tourists can travel to Tawang from Tezpur in Assam by road. Tezpur has direct flights from Kolkata and Guwahati. Tawang is a 16 hours journey by road from Guwahati.
Paradise on the Hills
Arunachal Pradesh thronged by 26 major lively tribes co-existing with many sub-tribes. People are of mongoloid breeds and most of the tribes inhabiting the terrain are ethnically identical but the geographical seclusion from each other has endowed certain distinctive characteristics in language, dress and customs. The myriad of colourful tribes enhances the mystery and beautify the custom and cultures.