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In the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India there is beautiful city to visit known as Tawang. The altitude of this place is 2669 mt. above the sea level. This place is famous for its Scenic. English, Tibetan and Hindi languages are used in this place. Tawang Monastery is one of the important element in the religious life of Monpas. There are different places and Lakes to visit in Tawang. In the Tawang there are different types of festivals are celebrated. Hornbill Festival, Moatsu, Laho Dance festivals are the major festivals. The are two religious famous festivals are celebrated in Tawang. Losar and Torgya are the two major religious festivals in the Tawang. There is 400 year old Buddhist temple in this place.


By the Monpa people Tawang was historically part of Tibet. From the Tawang Monastery, Tawang got its name. In 1681 by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso Tawang Monastery was founded  in the 17th Century. The word Tawang derived from the word "Ta" and "Wang". The word "Ta" means "Horse" and the word "Wang" means "Chosen". So the Tawang means "Chosen by Horse". It is believed that Lama was looking for a place to build and established  the Monastery.  He build a Buddhist Monastery at this place. In the 17th Century Lama found a beautiful Horse wandering in the Valley. After this town was established around this monastery and called Tawang.

Places to Visit in Tawang

  • Sela Pass
  • Regyaling Gompa
  • Gorsam Chorten
  • Tawang War Memorial
  • Jaswant Garh
  • Tawang Monestry
  • Taktsang Gompa
  • Madhuri Lake
  • Gorichen Peak
  • Shonga tser Lake
  • Nuranang Waterfall
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake
  • Bumla Pass
  • Bap Teng Kang Waterfall

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit in Tawng is March to October.


The climate of the Tawang is hot in summer and extremely cool in winters.

In Summer : The temperature in summer is 5 degree Celsius to 21 degree Celsius.

In Winter : The temperature in winter is -11 degree Celsius to -12 degree Celsius.

How to Reach

By Air : Domestic Airport - The nearest domestic airport is Salonibari Airport. The distance of this airport  is 143 km from Tawang.

International Airport - The nearest international airport is Gopinath Bordoloi airport. The distance of this airport is 480 km from Tawang.

By Rail : Tezpur Railway Station is the nearest railway station. This railhead connects all the major cities.

By Road : Tawang is well-connected to all major cities.