Tawang is a small town nestled at an altitude of 11,500 ft. in one of the smallest districts in Arunachal Pradesh. It’s known for its ancient monasteries, especially the 400-year-old Tawang Monastery. It’s also the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama.
HOW TO GET THERE
By air: The nearest airport is Salonibari Airport in Tezpur, Assam
By rail: The nearest major railway station to Tawang is Rangapara Railway Station, Tezpur.
By road: Buses, taxis, and shared taxis ply from Tezpur (Assam) and Bomdila.
Stays are aplenty in Tawang with different budgets for every kind of traveller.
Hotel Tashi Gatsel | Tso-Gyelling
Hotel Tawang Heights | Zambhala Hotel | Hotel Menda-LA
Dewa Elegance | Bliss Homestay | Tashi Homestay | Tara Homestay | others
Women of the Monpa tribe
TOURS AND ATTRACTIONS
Tawang was once a part of Tibet and is considered a sacred place by Tibetan Buddhists. Nature and spirituality combine to form a harmonised environment for visitors looking for a quiet break.
Tourist attractions: Tawang Monastery, Taktsang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfalls, Madhuri Lake, Tawang War Memorial, Sela Pass, and Bumla Pass.
Local markets: Old market, New Market, Vihara Market (Tibetan settlement market) and Nehru Market.
Outdoor activities: Hiking