Situated in the extreme mountainous region of Himalayan ranges in Northeast India, in between the nations of Bhutan and China, Tawang is a Paradise on Earth. Offering dynamic landscapes throughout the year, Tawang showcases its natural beauty in different colors in different season. Tawang is the most beautiful destination in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, and one of the best travel destinations in India.
There is a lot to explore in and around Tawang. Tawang offers snowy-white landscapes in winter, colored landscapes in fall, and green landscapes with blue-water lakes in summer and spring. Prominent sightseeing places in Tawang include the 300 year-old Tawang Monastery, which is the second largest monastery in the World, the holy birthplace of 6th Dalai Lama, Tawang War Memorial which depicts the stories of war and the valor of Indian Army. Apart of the places within Tawang, the adjacent areas offer some picturesque natural beauty. Mesmerizing lakes like the Sangester Tso (Madhuri Lake), the Pangateng Tso (PTSo Lake), and the Nagula Lake are the heart of natural sightseeing in Tawang. The Bum La Pass, situated at 15,200 feet near the Indo-China border, offers a breathtaking panoramic vista of the high altitude mountains. Apart from Tawang, the vicinity also offers some beautiful tourist hotspots such as the Nuranang waterfalls near Jung, Zimithang, Sela Lake (Paradise Lake) in Sela Pass (13,700 feet) etc.
If you wish to spend your holidays in Tawang, make sure you've 6 to 8 days in your hand. Because exploring the Tawang area itself requires around 3 to 4 days. Although you can visit Tawang anytime, the ideal time to visit Tawang is in between the months of December and February when the chances of snowfall is highest.
The best time to visit Tawang is in between the month of October and May. After May, the monsoon arrives in certain parts of Arunachal Pradesh, and due to heavy rainfall sometimes the travel through road becomes difficult. The ideal time to visit Tawang would be during winter, in between December and February. However, the landscapes of Tawang offers picturesque beauty of different colors throughout the year.
The beauty of panoramic landscapes, majestic snow-clad mountains and blue lakes, along with the warm greetings from the local Monpa tribes of the area makes the Tawang trip special. Apart from that, Tawang also preserves the history of Indo-China war of 1962 through the stories passed along the generations of people.
Tawang is nearly 450 kilometers away from Guwahati.
For an ideal Tawang tour covering all the places in Tawang and nearby areas, you will need 7 days and 6 nights. You can, however, increase or decrease the number of days by sacrificing or adding some of the sightseeing and and some comfort in journey.
Tawang region definitely witness snowfall during every winter. If you are planning to see some snow in Tawang, the ideal time to visit would be in between December and February. (Please note that snowfall is subjected to weather patterns, and hence it is not guaranteed)
Yes. Inner Line Permits (ILP) is necessary for your entry to Arunachal Pradesh.
Tawang monastery in Tawang is the largest Buddhist monastery in India, and the second largest in the world.
Mahavir Chakra Jaswant Singh Rawat, with his wit and bravery, was able to single-handedly halt the aggression of Chinese soldiers for 72 hours in Nuranang, Arunachal Pradesh during the Indo-China War of 1962. The memorial is built in the memory of Jaswant Singh Rawat for remembering his supreme sacrifice for the country, and to pass on the exemplary stories of war for the future generations.