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What is the best time to visit Tawang?

Tawang is an ideal place during the summers and most of the monsoon season, but a frigid zone during the winter season. March to September are the best months to visit Tawang. The summers are pleasant and monsoons relatively cooler. Winters however allow a drop till 1-3 degree Celsius, and you may have to let the snowfall plan your schedule for you.

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Monthly Weather in Tawang

Month Avg. Minimum (°C) Avg. Maximum (°C)
January 1 26
February 5 28
March 7 29
April 12 30
May 15 32
June 17 32
July 19 32
August 19 35
September 18 34
October 13 33
November 6 30
December 4 27

Tawang in Summer (March - August)

Tawang is best enjoyed during the summer months of March to June, and one can indeed witness the beauty of this town and all its sights. Being a hill station in the north and at a high altitude, Tawang has not only cold winters but also cold summers. The temperature during the summer months ranges from a chilly 5 degree Celsius to a maximum of 21 degree Celsius. This makes for a pleasant time to roam the streets and witness the culture as well as go sightseeing and taking in all that Tawang has to offer to its visitors. Moatsu, a festival celebrated during the summer season should not be missed if you are keen on getting to know a little bit more about the culture and traditions of Tawang. The festival is held for three days and celebrates the end of the sowing period for crops.
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
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Monsoon, along with the summer season, in Tawang, is the ideal time to visit the hill station. During the monsoon months of July to September, Tawang’s temperature transforms and ranges from around 15 to 20 degree Celsius which is indeed a bit more bearable than the summer months. The rainfall received by the hill station is also a moderate amount that adds to the beauty of the place.
Falls in Tawang
Falls in Tawang
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The winters in Tawang last from November to February and are by far the coldest months of the year. The temperatures during these months are near frigid and range from -11 degree Celsius to 12 degree Celsius. The winters are also accompanied by snowfall which covers every inch of the hill station. Most individuals may also avoid this period for Tawang as the climate may seem unbearable for many. Heavy snowfall also disrupts moving in and out of the town in winters. Tourists can enjoy skiing in this season. If you do end up visiting Tawang during winter, make sure to catch the Hornbill Festival. This festival is held in December and is an excellent way of learning about the culture of Tawang and just what it encases in every aspect of life. During the festival, locals indulge in several activities that include dance, sports, food, art forms and many more.
Tawang Gate in Winter
Tawang Gate in Winter
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