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Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh - all you need to know about this hidden gem of India

Situated at an altitude of 3048 meters amidst the mighty Himalayas, Tawang is known for its breathtaking landscapes, beautiful waterfalls and spiritual significance🤩

Tawang is a town in India, situated 448 km north-west of state capital Itanagar and 556 km from Guwahati ( nearest airport to reach Tawang)

If you wish to experience some enthralling adventure sports, visit here in the winter months, when there are ample opportunities for skiing. If you are planning your vacation in February and March, don’t forget to attend the festival of Losar which is celebrated in the Tawang monastery.

Hidden Gem Alert 👇

Best time to visit:

between March to September, snow lovers should visit it during December and January

Ideal days required to visit - 5 to 8 days

Top attractions in Tawang, Arunachal pradesh

👉🏻Sela pass

Location : 87 kms before you reach Twang

Tawang district is home to nearly 101 pristine lakes of which 3 lakes can be found in Sela Pass. Sela Pass is a mountain pass which you will need to cross before reaching Tawang.

Why you should visit: on a Tawang road trip, you will get to relish the beauty of this awe-inspiring pass.

👉🏻Penaga Teng tso lake

Location : almost 25km from Tawang town,

Why you should visit : this immensely picturesque locale is a perfect tourist site. Excellent for picnic, depending on the weather. It is great place to go if you have plenty of time to spend and enjoy

👉🏻Taktsang Gompa

Location : 39 km from Tawang district

Why you should visit : With its tranquil surroundings, the only sound you probably hear will be your beating heart and the blowing wind.

Considered to be the place of where Guru Padmasambhava meditated in 8th century, Taktsang Gompa is a popular monastery ..

👉🏻Nuranang Waterfalls

Location : 41 kms from Tawang

Why you should visit : Slope and then 100+ steps down to rocks to the waterfall

One needs to account for this walk / trek before visiting this place

Scenic view

👉🏻Madhuri Lake/ Sungester lake:

Location : 40 kms from Tawang

Why you should visit : he lake was renamed so after the shooting of Bollywood movie Koyla, starring Madhuri Dixit, the beautiful actress. The lake has been surrounded by wonderfully lush valleys, and snow-capped mountains

👉🏻Gorichen Peak/ Gori Chen mountain

Locate : from Tawang District at a distance of 164 kilometres from Tawang township. Why you should visit: For trekkers, a trek to Chokersam (14,700 feet) base camp can offer a mesmerizing view of the Gorichen Peak. A word of caution – a trek to the Gorichen Peak is only for the seasoned climbers as it is a rocky and icy peak that is known to challenge even the best mountaineers.

👉🏻Bumla Pass

The Bum La Pass is a border pass between Tibet's Cona County and India's Tawang district in Arunachal Pradesh. It is 37 km away from the town of Tawang and 43 km from the town of Cona. You will need permission to visit this and avoid rainy days,

👉🏻Tawang Monastery

Location : iIn Tawang The majestic monastery can be entered from its northern side through the gate 'Kakaling', a hut-like structure with walls made of stone.

👉🏻Tawang war memorial

Tawang War Memorial is a stupa (Buddhist shrine) built to commemorate the Indian martyrs who sacrificed their lives in the 1962 Indo-China war.

Important to note

This place remains mostly covered in snow and is usually too much windy. So its highly recommended to wear good layers of clothing and to travel to this region with proper guidance about weather before visiting.

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