Tawang lies in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It has India’s largest Tibetan Monastery and is a holy place for the Buddhism Pilgrimage. It is filled with various nunneries, monasteries, waterfalls, hot water springs and pristine lakes.

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the beautiful town is from March to October, and this time the weather is most pleasant.

Top Attractions:

  • Sela Pass
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Gorichen Peak
  • Shonga-tser Lake
  • Nuranang Waterfalls
  • Bumla Pass
  • Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls
  • Jaswant Garh
  • Madhuri Lake, Tawang


Tawang Monastery – located in the main city of the district is one of the biggest monasteries of India. It is also called as Galden Namgyal Lhatse. it has an 18 feet high, a gold-painted statue of Gautam Buddha. Mera Lama founded the monastery in the mid of 17th century.

Pankang Teng Tso Lake – There are many beautiful lakes near the city, the most one is Pankang Teng Tso Lake. It is about17 km away from maddening crowd of a township.

Monpa Tribe – The picturesque surrounded by lofty hills, is the home of the Monpas, The Monpas are of Mongoloid descent. There are myths that the Monpas emigrated from Bhutan and Tibet at different times.

Main Library – The library is a repository of thousands of block-printed commentaries and monographs on the subject of Mahayana Buddhism. This is one of the valuable resources for Buddhist scholars in the region.

Bomdila – Bomdila is 185 km away from Bus stand, which is also a major link with other parts of India.

War-Memorial – This 40 feet high war memorial was made in the memory of all those fighters (soldiers) who laid down their lives for the country in the 1962 Sino-Indian war.


Interesting Facts

State:  Arunachal Pradesh

District: Tawang

Famous for:  Scenic

Languages: Tibetan, English and Hindi

Best Season to visit: March to October

Weather: Tropical type; chilly in winters, hot in summers

Altitude:  2669 m

Pincode: 790104

STD code: 03782

Restaurants in Tawang

Blue Pine

The Dragon

Hotel Mon-Valley

Greenwood Restaurant

Orange Restaurant & Lounge Bar


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