Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang Travel Guide 2023

Author: TourGenie
Date: 2023-02-01

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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. 


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.  

4-star hotels

Hotel Tashi Gatsel | Tso-Gyelling

Medium-budget hotels

Hotel Tawang Heights | Zambhala Hotel | Hotel Menda-LA


Dewa Elegance | Bliss Homestay | Tashi Homestay | Tara Homestay | others

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Women of the Monpa tribe

Women of the Monpa tribe


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