Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed. It is located at a distance of 183 Kms from Bomdila and is situated at an altitude of 3500 metres above sea level. The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing.
Tawang War Memorial
a 40 foot high multi-hued memorial, has a structure constructed in stupa design. Dedicated to the martyrs of Sino-India War held in 1962, this memorial is nestled among beautiful peaks, which overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley.
Tawang Monastery, Tawang
Tawang Monastery, also known as the Golden Namgyal Lhatse, is one of the largest lamaseries of Mahayana sects. This is the second oldest Monastery in the entire world after Lhasa. With a control over 17 Gompas in the region, this monastery is believed to be 400 years old.
Sela Pass, Tawang
Sela Pass, with a height of 13,714 ft, is one of the most visited places in entire Arunachal Pradesh. Considered to be heaven on earth, the Sela Mountain Pass in winter is entirely covered with snow.
Jaswant Garh, Tawang
Jaswant Garh is located at a distance of around 21 kilometre from Sela Pass towards Tawang. This Garh is a home of a warrior, Jaswant Singh who sacrificed during the war that was fought against Chinese soldiers.
Craft Centre, Tawang
Visit the unique craft center where craftsmen weave cloth and artists make Monpas masks in the traditional way. A government project to uplift and encourage the traditional artists and craftsmen to use the traditional styles and techniques.
Bap Teng Kang, Tawang
One of the most panoramic waterfalls, Bap Teng Kang is scenically situated in the hidden paradise of lush green vegetation. It falls from a height of 100 feet in Yumkhang, 85 km on route from Tawang towards Zemithang.
Gorichen Peak, Tawang
Gorichen Peak, highest peak of Arunachal Pradesh, is located between Tawang and West Kameng districts. Bordering with China, this peak has a height of 22,500 feet. Located at a distance of 164 kilometre from Tawang Township,
Bap Teng Kang Waterfall, Tawang
Bap Teng Kang Waterfall, also known as BTK Waterfall, has a height of 100 ft. Located at a distance of 82 km from Tawang, this waterfall is situated en route to Zemithang.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
Summer season starts from March and ends in June. Temperature ranges from 5- 22 degrees Celsius. Hottest month of the year is usually June. Tawang gets rainfall between July to October. Temperatures are much lower during this period and visiting Tawang during this time is not a good idea. December, January and February constitute winter season. Temperatures range from a minimum of -2 degrees Celsius and can go up to a maximum of around 5 degrees Celsius during this time. April to October is the best time to visit.
How to Reach Tawang
The closest railhead to Tawang is at Tezpur, which is located at a distance of 160 km from Tawang, but has limited connectivity to other cities. Another convenient option to get to Tawang is from Guwahati. Here is a list of train's connection to Guwahati.
There are regular bus services available from Tezpur to Tawang. Apart from buses, shared taxis are also available to Tawang.
The Tezpur airport is the closest airport to Tawng and is connected by flight to cities like Guwahati and Kolkata. One can hire a taxi from Tezpur to reach Tawang.