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Frequently Asked Questions About Tawang

What is the Best Time to Visit Tawang?

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.

What is Special About Tawang?

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.

What are the main Sightseeing Spots in Tawang?

The main sightseeing spots near Tawang are:
  • Bum La Pass: The Indo-China border and pass situated at around 15,000 feet, guarded by the brave soldiers of Indian Army. This is one of the prominent place nearby Tawang to witness high altitude landscapes.
  • Se La Pass: At the altitude of 13,700 feet, the second highest motor-able pass in India, Se La marks the entry to Tawang district. Sela pass is accompanied with a beautiful lake commonly known as Sela Lake (or Paradise Lake).
  • Shongester Lake: Commonly know as Madhuri Lake, Shongester Lake is a beautiful lake situated at an elevation of around 15,000 feet that offers a mesmerizing panoramic scenery.
  • Tawang Monastery: Apart from the natural beauty, Tawang also houses the second largest monastery in the world - the Tawang monastery. Tawang monastery is the epitome of Tibbetian Buddhism culture in northeast India.
  • 6th Dalai Lama's birthplace: Birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama is also in Tawang.
  • Tawang war memorial: As a tribute to the soldiers of 1962 Indo-China War, there is a beautiful war memorial which holds the archives of war in the form of stories and light and sound shows.
  • Dirang: A beautiful valley by the Kameng river, known for the landscapic beauty of the riverside valley, and beautiful fruit orchards. Dirang lies en-route Tawang from Guwahati.
  • Bomdila: A hill-station which marks the entry to Buddhism and Monpa tribal area of Tawang region. It is famous for the bird-eye views. Bomdila also lies en-route Tawang from Guwahati.
  • Nuranang waterfalls: Nuranang falls or Jung falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls of northeast India. Situated near Jaswantgarh war memorial and Jung, it lies en-route Tawang from Guwahati.
  • Jaswantgarh War Memorial: A memorial built to remember the martyr Mahavir Chakra Jaswant Singh Rawat, for his exemplary courage and battle techniques during Indo-China War of 1962. It lies en-route Tawang from Guwahati.

How far is Tawang from Guwahati?

Tawang is nearly 450 kilometers away from Guwahati.

How do I reach Tawang?

At first you will have to reach Guwahati from any other parts of India. From Guwahati, you can reach Tawang by road. Helicopter services are also available, but they're not very frequent.

How many Days are Required for Sightseeing of Tawang?

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.

How do I Plan a Trip to Tawang?

It is advisable that you plan your trip to Tawang at least two months before the journey date. Planning a trip to Tawang is not that hard, however, limited number of available hotels/accommodations in the region may sometimes lead to inconveniences. To get some idea about the itinerary for Tawang, do check out our packages available for Tawang.

Is it safe to visit Tawang?

It is perfectly safe to travel to Tawang in between October and May. Sometimes, once in a blue moon, there might be slight complications during extreme snowfalls in December and January; but that is not an issue as the roads are usually cleared within couple of hours. However, it is not advisable to travel to Tawang by road during the monsoon season (June through August).

Is there snowfall in Tawang?

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)

What Should I wear in Tawang?

If you're visiting Tawang in winter, you will definitely need to pack your bags with warm clothes and accessories. For Autumn and Spring, however, you will just need a sweatshirt or sweater.
We have prepared a dedicated webpage for your travel luggage checklist. Do check important things to carry on your tour to Northeast India.

Is permit required to visit Tawang?

Yes. Inner Line Permits (ILP) is necessary for your entry to Arunachal Pradesh.

How do I get the permit (ILP) to visit Tawang?

Inner Line Permits (ILP) can be obtained online from Arunachal Pradesh Government's dedicated website. Alternatively, you can obtained the permits offline by visiting the Arunachal Pradesh tourism office or the Arunachal House or the Office of Deputy Resident Commissioner situated in New Delhi or Kolkata or Guwahati. The Guwahati Airport also has a dedicated stall for obtaining ILP.
Note that ILPs are included in our tour package cost.

Where is the largest monastery in India?

Tawang monastery in Tawang is the largest Buddhist monastery in India, and the second largest in the world.

Why is Jaswantgarh War Memorial famous?

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.

What is the elevation of Bum La Pass?

Bum La Pass, situated in Indo-China border 37 kilometers away from Tawang, is at an elevation of 15,000 feet above mean sea level.

Why is Sangester Lake also called Madhuri Lake?

Sangester Lake or Sangester Tso is also called as Madhuri Lake because the lake was used as shooting location for the Hindi film Koyla starring Madhuri Dixit and Shah Rukh Khan.