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.
The airport nearest to Tawang is 143 km away in Tezpur. While Tezpur is connected by flights to Kolkata and Guwahati, international travellers can travel to Tawang via the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. Cars and cabs are easily available from both the airports to Tawang.
Nearest Airport: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) - 166 kms from Tawang
Tentative return flight prices to Guwahati from major cities in India:
|Starting City||Return price (approximate)|
|Mumbai||₹ 10,412 Non-stop|
|New Delhi||₹ 6,633 Non-stop|
|Chennai||₹ 9,855 Non-stop|
|Hyderabad||₹ 9,368 Non-stop|
|Kolkata||₹ 3,268 Non-stop|
Tawang is well connected to Tezpur (Assam) and Bomdila via regular buses and taxis. Though the cities are close to Tawang, the journey takes a long time due to the rough roads. However, the scenery is worth the arduous journey.
Tawang has no railway station. The nearest railway station is at Tezpur. You can hire a cab or car from Tezpur to reach Tawang.
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The sightseeing within the town can be completed in half a day, and it is best to book a taxi for that. The other section of sightseeing involves moving outside the town. A vehicle like Sumo would be more suited for the purpose. One day is enough to cover these sights, although the roads are not in excellent shape.