Arunachal Pradesh, the Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains is the state at the most northeastern point of India. Situated in the ranges and foothills of the great Himalayas, with monasteries at breathtaking heights, cold freezing lakes, high waterfalls, snowy mountains and heartwarming welcomes of the people the trip of Arunachal Pradesh is a blast for altitude lovers and mountain adventure seekers.

Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is one of those fabulous destinations, which is fascinating for any tourist but rarely finds its way to their checklist. This hilly destination is surrounded by beautiful glacial lakes in and around the valley with crystal clear blue waters. Encircled by lofty and magnificent mountains, Tawang is a feast for the eyes.

Tawang, the world of mystics and enchanting beauties, forms the western most district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at the soaring height of near about 10,000 ft above sea level, sharing boundaries with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the south-west and Sela range of West Kameng in the east.

Tawang is believed to have derived its name from Tawang Monastery perched on the edge of the ridge running along the western part of Tawang township. “Ta” means horse and “Wang” means chosen.

Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery is the largest monastery in India and second largest in Asia with 17 gompas and 300 monks. Also, famous as Golden Namgyal Lhatse, this monastery located 3000 m above sea level is approximately 400 years old.

Sela Pass

Sela Pass is one of the highest motorable mountain passes in the World. This is the road that connects Tawang with Guwahati in Assam and offers a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains and valleys in Arunachal Pradesh.

Nuranang Falls

Nuranang Falls is definitely among the most popular places to visit in and around Tawang. Watching this milky white waterfall falling from a height of a 100 m, surrounded by lush greenery feels like living in a daydream.

Tibetan Settlement Market

The local market of Tawang which is otherwise known as Vihara market caters to the local populace for all their exotic needs. The place has many small shops including roadside shacks which are covered with eateries and shops. The market sells multiple souvenirs that you may buy for as memorabilia including gift items, traditional clothes, porcelain crockery, handicrafts, ornaments, teapots, etc. This would give you one of the best shopping opportunities in Tawang.

Thingbu Hot Spring

The village of Thingbu is lucky enough to have an exotic experience for travelers in the region. The beautiful and awesome hot springs from the Mago Chu river are a perfect place to spend your winters.

Banggachhang Lake

Banggachhang – remember this name as one of the most remote places in India. Now there is another reason to visit this absolutely serene creation of mother nature, the Banggachhang Lake.

Shonga-Tser Lake

Surrounded by picturesque opulent valleys and snow-capped mountains, Shonga-tser Lake is among the most popular tourist places in Tawang. This was originally a cattle grazing ground, which transformed to a lake after a flash flood during a massive earthquake in 1950.

Bumla Pass

Bumla Pass connects India with China and is counted as one of the most sought-after places to see in Tawang. The best time to visit this place is from May to October, as for rest of the moths, Bumla Pass remains frozen.