Tawang India
Best Session
October - June
Ideal Duration
Major Airports
21.67 ° C
Weather Type


Located in the North-Eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is a must-visit holiday destination which is known for stunning Himalayan beauty, a vibrant culture and Buddhist heritage. This place is blessed with snow-capped mountains, glistening rivers and lush green valleys. It holds cultural and historical significance because it is a birthplace of Tsangyang Gyatso – 6th Dalai Lama.
While on Tawang trip, you will fall in love this region with snowfall, scenic beauty and culture. During your trip, you can interact with local communities, explore beautiful villages and enjoy authentic cuisine of Arunachal Pradesh. Here, you can engage yourself in a lot of activities such as river rafting, mountain biking and trekking. It is a great place for adrenaline junkies and nature lovers. Some main festivals of Tawang are Torgya and Losar. 

The main attractions of Tawang are Madhuri lake, Sela lake, the Tawang war memorial, Buddha park, and Nuranang waterfalls (Jung Falls). You can witness rich cultural heritage of the region through dance, music and religious ceremonies. If you are planning a trip to Tawang, then you should book Tawang Tour Packages to avoid any last-minute hassle. 

What You Should Know Before Planning a Trip to Tawang
Special Permit to Visit Bum La Pass – It is mandatory to obtain a special permit from the Indian army cantonment in Tawang or the Tawang District Deputy’s Commissioner’s office for visiting Bum La Pass. You cannot access it without army stamp. If you are an Indian, then you should have an Inner Line Permit (ILP). You can easily apply it through online. On the other hand, for foreigners, a Protected Area Permit (PAP) is required. 
Limited Network Connectivity – There is limited network connectivity in remote areas. So, it would be better to get a local SIM card for stay connected. 
Beware of Frauds – Visit banks or authorized exchange centers to keep yourself away from currency exchange scams. 
Closure Days – There are many attractions like Tawang Monastery that may close during specific festivals or religious days. You should check it in advance. 
Major Attractions – To have a great experience in Tawang, you can explore Tawang tourist places like Bomdila and Dirang.  Check Tawang Travel Guide to know what to see and what not.
Less Transport Options – This place has limited transport options. Hence, you should plan your trip carefully keeping in mind road conditions and availability. 
Carry Cash – Don’t forget to carry sufficient cash with you. Payment through cards is not accepted everywhere. 
Avoid Visiting During Winters – In winter season, there is heavy snowfall which may lead to road closures. So, there would be limited access to Tawang. The most favourable time to visit this place is from April to October. 

Flora and Fauna
If we talk about Tawang people, they are simple, pious, hospitable and friendly. Their culture is basically influenced by the Buddhist and Tibetans way of life. Here, you will find a great and pacifying environment. The people of Tawang celebrate three festivals mainly – Lossar, Torgya and Choeknor harvest. The Monpas are highly skilled and creative in carpet making, Thangka painting, wood carving, and weaving whilst the Buddhist Lamas have expertise in making bamboo woven products and wooden bowls. If you want to visit the last thriving natural paradise of the planet, then you should plan a trip to Tawang. During  your trip, you will have great insights about their lifestyles and cultures. 

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