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Tawang

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Ideal duration: 2 days

Nearest Airport: Guwahati Check Flights

"The birthplace of Dalai Lama"

Tawang Tourism

Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama.

The beautiful town of Tawang, also pronounced as Dawang has many sceneries to make your trip a picturesque one. However, what begins to define the area is its significance for Buddhist monks. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with the Tawang Monastery being the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The beautiful orchid sanctuary and the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary is also an ideal place for your list of places to visit. Along with this one can have their taste buds to have an experience of Tawang by indulging into the area's unique cuisine.

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A city of peace and pride

Situated at an elevation of 10,000 feet, Tawang is a Buddhist mountain town in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh. Connected to the rest of India via the Sela Pass, Tawang, popularly known as the 'land of Monpas', is a historically important town, forming an important part of the Silk Route and also a reminder of the sacrifices of the men guarding our nation in the borders.
Protecting stories of valour and patriotism Tawang is famous for the largest Buddhist Monastery in India which also gives the town its name. The picturesque and seldom traversed town also holds several natural marvels like the Madhuri Lake which enchants each and every tourist visiting the place. The snow covered peaks in Tawang has also gained popularity as a perfect skiing spot over the years.

Restaurants and Local Food in Tawang

The cuisine here is a blend of traditional North-Eastern food and a colourful and spicy influence of Monpas, making it standout a little. Also, the richest, most colorful and delicious from of Tawang's food is found on its street, giving birth to a vibrant street food culture.
One must try the mouth watering Paratha-Sabzi, Zan, local versions of a pancake as well as a rich Biryani called Gyapa Khazi. Other than these, don't miss the staple Momos and Thukpa
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Suggested Itinerary

Day 1- Pay respect to the martyrs in the Tawang War Memorial on the way to the town. Do not forget to munch into the tasty snacks served in the defence canteens on the way.
Day 2- Start off early morning and visit the Panganag Teng Tso Lake and Madhuri Lake and get lost in the beauty of the Ghelisa Range. Enjoy the view of Tawang Town from the glistening and divine Tawang Monastery and feel peace sink in your system.
Day 3- Visit the Banga Jang Lake and Nuranang Waterfall.
NOTE: Tourists in Tawang need to get an Inner Land Permit. Some regions in Tawang require approval from the Ministry of Defence. Permission can be obtained in a day by furnishing necessary documents. So, it is advisable to keep an extra day for the formalities.

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What's Great?

Extremely beautiful landscape, pleasant climate, friendly people.

What's Not So Great?

Availability of non-vegetarian food is difficult, Roadways is the only mode of connection to rest of the nation.

For Whom?

Tawang is a perfect getaway for mountain lovers who wish to escape the hectic city life and experience the charm and beauty of nature. The home to the largest Buddhist monastery in India, Tawang is mostly visited by Buddhist tourists all over the world.

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How To Reach Tawang

You need to buy a pass to enter the town which can be bought from Kolkata, New Delhi, Guwahati or Tezpur. However, even after this, reaching Tawang is not an easy task. It is a 16-hour car drive from Guwahati. Booking a taxi for the ride is a good idea. It is advisable to break your journey at either Bomdila or Dirang. However, the hilly drive is pristinely clear and heart warmingly astounding. The drive may be rough, but the picturesque surroundings compensate for that.

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