Places To Visit In Tawang

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Here are the top 9 tourist attractions to see in Tawang:

1. Sela Pass

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24 km
from city center
1 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

One of the most breathtaking places in the Himalayan vista, Sela Pass is a lifeline for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the Sela Lake is as heavenly as heavenly gets.

2. Tawang Monastery

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2 km
from city center
2 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Located amidst the picturesque surroundings, the Tawang Monastery also known as the Golden Namgyal Lhatse is one of the gems in Arunachal Pradesh. Perched at the height of 3,000 metres above sea level, it has been recognised as the second largest monastery in the world, the first one being Lhasa. The monastery is believed to be 400 years old and has control over 17 gompas in the region. Built as a large mansion, it is an abode for over 300 monks. Lying amidst the Himalayan ranges, it offers a breathtaking view of the Tawang-Chu valley. One of the most prominent attractions in the monastery houses is the massive statue of Lord Buddha which is 8 meters in height.

3. Madhuri Lake

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21 km
from city center
3 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

One of the remotest lakes of the country, Sangetsar or Madhuri Lake is a breathtaking combination of rocky mountains and an ever-present lake whose beauty is beyond spellbinding.

4. Nuranang Falls

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11 km
from city center
4 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Located en route Tawang to Zeminthang, this is a beautiful waterfall 100 feet in height. Even at 80km from Tawang, this astounding natural beauty is a great point of attraction for locals and tourists alike.

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5. Tawang War Memorial

Must visit 3.5 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

A 40 feet colorful structure, the War Memorial is dedicated to all the martyrs of the Sino-India War of 1962. Lying in the bosom of the beautiful peaks of Himalayas, this memorial overlooks the scenic Tawang-Chu valley.

6. Gorichen Peak

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56 km
from city center
6 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Gorichen Peak is the highest peak of Arunachal Pradesh and it is located between Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 22,500 feet above sea level, this peak is roughly 164 kilometre from Tawang.

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7. P.T Tso Lake

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30 km
from city center
7 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Located almost 25km from Tawang town, this immensely picturesque locale is a perfect tourist site. Excellent for picnic, depending on the weather. The serene atmosphere and mesmerizing surroundings leave tourists spellbound.

8. Jaswant Garh

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18 km
from city center
8 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Located 21km from Sela Pass, towards Tawang this site is dedicated to the warrior, Jaswant Singh who was killed during the Indo-China War in 1962. The place is open to all to pay tribute to this brave martyr.

9. Rafting in Kameng River

100 km
from city center
9 out of 9
places to visit in Tawang

Amid the rich tribal culture, glory of Mother Nature, thick forests, luxurious riverine system and amazing bio diversity, raft along the strong currents of Kameng River for a pumped up experience.

FAQs on Tawang

How can I commute within Tawang?

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.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Tawang?

The top sightseeing places in Tawang are Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Falls, Tawang War Memorial, Gorichen Peak.

How much does a package cost for Tawang?

The packages for Tawang start at INR 12259 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

Can you suggest an itinerary for Tawang?

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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