Travel to Tawang Hill Station

Tawang lies in the state of Arunanchal Pradesh. It has India’s biggest Tibetan Monastery, and is a holy place for the Buddhism Pilgrimage.  It is filled with numerous monasteries, nunneries, waterfalls, hot water springs and pristine lakes.
Travel to Tawang Hill Station

Tawang Travel Guide covers Tawang from all important aspects of including weather details, places to see, shopping, accommodation and how to reach there.

How to Reach Tawang
By Rail

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.

By Road

There are regular bus services available from Tezpur to Tawang. Apart from buses, shared taxis are also available to Tawang.

By Air

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.

Best time to Visit Tawang
The best time to visit Tawang is from March to October, this is when the weather is most pleasant

Places to Visit in Tawang

Tawang is famous for being the birth place of the sixth Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso and is home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India. Tawang also remains an important pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists. 

Bap Teng Kang
Category : Nature
Also known as BTK, this is a beautiful waterfall which falls from a height of 100 feet.
Bap Teng Kang

Located at a distance of 80 km from Tawang, BTK waterfalls are popular with locals and tourists alike, making it a popular picnic spot.

P.T Tso Lake
Category : Nature
Located 23 km from Tawang, this beautiful and serene Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tawang.
Tawang Gompa (Monastery)
Category : History & Culture
This is the largest Buddhist monastery in India and sits at an altitude of 3,300 meters and has a capacity of about 700 monks and is home to more than 450 lamas. The Tawang Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world outside of Tibet.

Bumla Pass
Category : Nature
Located 37 km from Tawang, this is one of the most unique passes in the world and is also the pass the Dalai Lama used to enter India while escaping from Tibet. This is where you will see the Indo-China border which is located at a height of 16,000 feet above sea level.
Bumla Pass

Only approachable by road, a special permit is required by Indian citizens to go to Bumla and foreigners are not allowed here.

Urgelling Monastery
Category : History & Culture
Urgelling Monastery

Located 5 km from the town of Tawang, this is the place where the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso was born in 1683 AD.

Shopping in Tawang
Tawang is famous for its carpets, shawls, chadors (wrap around skirts worn by women), hand made bags and clothing items. Other interesting items one can pick up here are Buddha statues, prayer wheels and lucky charms crafted out of wood.

Tawang is also famous for porcelain and chinaware and you can pick up some beautiful piece of crockery here, which are excellent for gifting purposes as well. Other local items you can buy here are jewellery crafted out of bamboo and grass necklaces.

The main markets in Tawag are the Old Market, various Tibetan markets and Government run emporia.

Cuisine in Tawang
Tawang's food is best savoured off road side eateries. The most common dishes available here are Momo's and Thupka. Food in Tawang contains a lot of chilies and fermented cheese. Also famous here is the yak butter tea.
Cuisine in Tawang

The staple food of Tawang is Zan, which is a flat bread made of millets or barley and is served with vegetables or meat or a cheese and soybean topping. Another popular dish here is the Tawangese biryani, called Gyapa Khazi, which is cooked using chili flakes, garlic, ginger, butter, pepper and dried fish. Apart from that a local version of the pancake is very famous here, which is friend golden brown and eaten with locally made condiments.

One of the most popular restaurants in Tawang is the Dragon Restaurant. Located in the Old Market, they serve some very tasty local dishes, such as Churpa, which is essentially a fermented cheese broth cooked with fungi and vegetables.

Hotels in Tawang
Tawang has a number of reasonably priced hotels, though it is advised to book a room in advance. Hotels rates are negotiable and are available for a bargain during the off season. 

Siddhartha Hotel
Address: Opposite National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) Office, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104
Phone:03794 222 515

Monyul Lodge, Tawang
Address: Near Taxi stand, Old Market, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104
Phone:03794 222 196

Hotel Nefa
Phone Number: 03974-222419
Mobile Number: 09436417492 

Tourist Map of Tawang
Tourist Map of Tawang

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