"Monpa's home"

A Town in Arunachal Pradesh, India
2679 meters

Interest Measure for Tawang

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 4 days

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Height(Altitude) of Tawang from sea level:  8789 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  27.5800000°N, 91.8700000°E
Ecosystem:  Hill , Lake  

Food, Culture and Language at Tawang

Food Availability:  Indian, Tibetan 
Regional Language:  Bangla
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

Why travel Tawang?

Tawang is a district as well as a town in western Arunachal Pradesh. The town is located at an altitude of 11,500 ft at the extreme North West corner of Arunachal Pradesh surrounded in three sides by Bhutan and China. This makes Tawang difficult to reach. But the visitors are well rewarded with the grand views of the alpine mountains surrounding Tawang.

Apart from the grand mountain and lakes that create an extremely beautiful background for the town, Tawang is also famous for the 17th century Tawang Monastery which is the second largest in Asia and also one of the most beautiful. The local tribe “Monpa” are well known for their friendly smile and the headgear they wear.
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6 Places to visit and Things to do in Tawang

Sela Pass at Tawang

Sela Pass

The Sela Pass (more appropriately called Se La) is the world's highest motorable high-altitude mountain pass located in Tawang District of Arunachal Pradesh, India. This place is snowed in most of the year and offers excellent and heavenly views all year round. This part of the Eastern Himalayan range is pretty special for the Buddhists as it is believed that about 101 lakes exist in and around Sela pass.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3 hours
Madhuri Lake at Tawang

Madhuri Lake

A wonder of nature. A breathtaking lake which was formed due to an Earth Quake. The original name of the lake is Sangetsar Lake, but since this lake was the shooting location of the movie Koyla starring Shahrukh Khan & Madhuri Dixit, it got a second name as "Madhuri Lake". The original name of the lake is Sangetsar Lake, but since this lake was the shooting location of the movie Koyla starring Shahrukh Khan & Madhuri Dixit, it got a second name as "Madhuri Lake".
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2 hours
Rafting in Tawang at Tawang

Rafting in Tawang

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This hidden town in Arunachal Pradesh is a hamlet for travellers from all over the world. And with the Kameng River offering challenging spots to rafters, Tawang has become a favourite for water sport enthusiasts too. The rafting route here is 25 km long and is considered one of the most challenging circuits in India.
Expenses - ₹1000
Time needed - 2.5 hours
Tawang Monastery at Tawang

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world. The monastery is three stories high and within the complex there are 65 residential buildings. The library of the monastery has valuable old scriptures, mainly Kangyur and Tengyur.
Expenses - ₹20
Time needed - 3 hours
Urguelling Monastery at Tawang

Urguelling Monastery

This is the birth place of the 6th H.H Dalai Lama. There is a very helpful staff and literature inside and outside the monastery. The place is serene and peaceful. Do not miss the quick trek around the place which offers the view to the beautiful natural landscape Tawang offers.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours
Pangateng Tso Lake at Tawang

Pangateng Tso Lake

Pangateng Tso is on the way to boomla and Madhuri Lake. It is mostly visited by families who do not want to travel further on the risky roads. When we traveled it was covered with Snow. it was as beautiful as any other lake in the region
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 4 hours

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Content of this page was last updated at Oct 21, 2016