Tawang, the hidden paradise of India, is both naturally and historically endowed. Tawang is such a beautiful destination situated at an altitude of 3025 meters above sea level. It is located 185 kilometers from Bodily. The beauty and solitude of Tawang are one of the most interesting.
The ranges of Guppy and Chong-Chugmi and the Tawang Chu river offer a mesmerizing and spectacular feel. Tawang knows well that how to take care of its tourists. Tawang is a destination that has everything to cater to the needs of its tourists, from pristine lakes, aesthetic pleasures to the calm atmosphere and beautiful migratory birds.
Tawang is home to Monpa tribes and hosts two major religious festivals. These festivals include Torgya and Losar. Both of these festivals are celebrated annually. Losar is celebrated for the commencement of the New Year. And every third year of Torgya, a festival called Dungyur is celebrated. Both of these festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Monastery with lots of fun, enthusiasm, and traditional gaiety.
If you are searching for a hidden paradise and a destination where you can get peace and refresh your mind, heart, and soul, then Tawang can serve you the best.
BEST TIME TO VISIT TAWANG VALLEY
Tawang valley can be visited throughout the year. But the time of summers or the time before the onset of monsoon is the best time to visit Tawang. In fact, plan a trip to Tawang between March and October. During these months, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape and amazing weather offered by this quaint town.
SUMMER IN TAWANG
The summers in Tawang are in April, May, and June. The temperature during the summer day is around 26 degrees centigrade. It is the perfect weather to plan a trip to Tawang. During the summer season, Tawang comes alive in so many colors with lush greenery all around. The summers of Tawang allow you to enjoy the enchanting beauty of this beautiful destination at its fullest.
MONSOONS IN TAWANG
Tawang is bestowed with heavy rainfalls during July, August, and September. Tawang has a great chance of landslides during the monsoons, so it is not ideal for visiting Tawang during monsoons. However, visiting Tawang in monsoons is not less than an exhilarating experience. During the monsoons, the whole valley of the Tawang is awash with dark clouds, and Tawang looks beautiful and fresh.
WINTERS IN TAWANG
The months of the winter season include October to March. And in these months too, the months of October to March are the coldest. Moreover, the months of December and January witness heavy snowfalls. Suppose you are lucky enough and get clear weather. In that case, you will be able to get spectacular views of the majestic Himalayan ranges.
HOW TO REACH TAWANG?
There are the following ways to reach Tawang-
By Air: To reach Tawang by air, you can opt for the two flights, one going to Salonibari Airport, in Tezpur, located at 387 kilometers, and the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, in Guwahati, located at a distance of 480 kilometers. These two airports are the nearest to Tawang. Moreover, since October 2014, the Government has introduced helicopter services to Tawang, twice a week between Guwahati and Tawang that the tourists can use.
By Train: Rangapara railway station, located 383 kilometers away from Tawang, is the nearest railway station to Tawang. From there you can take a bus/taxi from the railway station to reach Tawang.
By Road: There are so many cabs and buses plying to Tawang from Tezpur (319 kilometers), Udalguri (390 kilometers), Bhalukpong (262 kilometers) and other places. Any of the tourists can avail themselves the government or private transport to reach the city.
PLACES TO VISIT IN TAWANG
PANGA TENG TSO LAKE
This picture-perfect lake is a must-visit in Tawang. This pristine lake is surrounded by the mighty snow-covered mountains and the bright rhododendrons in full bloom. The lake is a visual treat to the visitors of Tawang. The lake sparkles with the sparkling blue water during summers, and during winters, the lake remains frozen. The beauty of the lake is spell-binding, and yes! Don’t forget to bring your cameras with you if you are visiting the lake.
How can one miss the Bumla Pass while being in Tawang? The pass represents the Indo-China border and is guided by the Indian Army amidst the difficult terrain and severe weather conditions. The place is located at the height of 5000 meters above sea level. This pass was used by a renowned personality Dalai Lama to enter India’s territory, and this is also a reason why the pass is famous. The pass can evoke your patriotism. The views and the surroundings will definitely fill you with emotions.
TAWANG WAR MEMORIAL
Tawang War memorial cannot be missed if you are in Tawang. As the name already suggests, the memorial is built in the memory of all martyrs who sacrificed their lives battling the enemies during the Sino- Indian war of 1962. The memorial houses a beautifully built stupa engraved with the manes of the martyrs who died but left the country’s citizens in a safe state. To visit this memorial is an honor, and the memorial will definitely give you goosebumps.
Another must-visit place in Tawang is Nuranang Falls. It is one of the most visited and famous places to visit in Tawang. The sparkling and shining waterfalls from the height of 100 meters with soothing sounds and an amazing sight to behold. The reason behind its name is that these amazing waterfalls are located 2 kilometers from Jang town. Moreover, a small hydel plant is situated near the base of these falls and is used to generate electricity.
There are many more places to visit in Tawang that will make your trip even more memorable.