Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

The spectacular Nuranang falls near Tawang also known as Jang falls is one of the best places to see near Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

We literally jumped with joy at the first sight of the spectacular Nuranang falls, near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Such was its grandeur that we fell in love with it at first sight. The sight of the cascading torrent of water, plummeting from a height of about 100 metres, infused fresh energy into our beings.

The weariness induced by a long drive across the mountains, disappeared into thin air, as our spirits rejoiced at the sight of all that water. Come, let us take you to the Nuranang Falls, Tawang, and make you feel the spray of the cold water of the falls.

About Spectacular Nuranang Falls

Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

The pristine land of Arunachal Pradesh is embellished with many small and big waterfalls that add to its idyllic beauty. On our journey across Arunachal Pradesh with Holiday Scout, we saw many a minor waterfall, but the Pièce de résistance was the majestic Nuranang falls.

Though we have seen many waterfalls across India including the famous Jog Falls of Karnataka, Dudhsagar falls near Goa, and many others elsewhere in the world, the beauty, and grandeur of Nuranang Falls seemed unparalleled.

The falls are also referred to as Phong- Phongma waterfall, or Jang Waterfall. Some sources also refer to it as Bong Bong Falls. The falls are located near the town of Jang, about 30 kilometres before Tawang near the road that connects Tawang with Sela Pass, Dirang, and Bomdila.

The Nuranang River originates from the higher reaches of the Sela Pass and its waters cascade down as the spectacular Nuranang Falls for its rendezvous with the Tawang Chu river, which later flows into Bhutan. Nuranang Falls height is about 100 metres and the water pours down over steep rocks. We are sure reading about Nuranang Falls is sure to make you pack your bags to visit this beautiful gem of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Legend Of Spectacular Nuranang Falls Arunachal Pradesh

Nuranang Waterfall Jang Tawang
Nuranang Waterfall, Jang Tawang

A local legend traces the name of Nuranang falls to that of a local girl named Nura and the events of the 1962 Indo-China war. The war saw the Indian army fighting valiantly to defend the country against the invading Chinese forces all across Arunachal Pradesh including Bumla Pass, Sela Pass, Bomdila, and other places.

The 4th Garwhal Rifles was guarding the Indian post near what is known as Sela pass today when the Chinese attacked. The brave Indian soldiers repulsed back two charges by the enemy, however, a Medium Machine Gun had been brought close to the Indian defences and was inflicting heavy damage. Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat along with two others volunteered to silence the Machine Gun fire.

The gun was silenced, and Jaswant Singh returned with the machine gun, though he was himself injured in the process and his two colleagues, Lance Naik Trilok Singh Negi, and Rifleman Gopal Singh Gusain lost their lives.

It was then that the 4th Garhwal Rifles was asked to withdraw, however, Rifleman Jaswant Singh remained at his post staving off the Chinese attack for 72 hours, before being killed. According to local myth, he was helped by two local girls named Sela and Nura, Sela was later killed and Nura was captured.

It is believed that the Nuranang Falls is named after the brave girl Nura who fought alongside Rifleman Jaswant Singh. Sela Pass is believed to be named after the brave girl Sela. Jaswant Garh War Memorial has been built to honour the memory of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat.

Visiting Spectacular Nuranang Falls Arunachal Pradesh

Jung Waterfalls Arunachal Pradesh
Jung Waterfalls Arunachal Pradesh

Visiting the spectacular Nuranang Falls of Arunachal Pradesh is easily one of the highlights of our long road trip that took us from Guwahati in Assam to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and back. We can still hear the roar of the falls and feel the cold spray of the water, such then was the spell that the Nuranang or Jang waterfalls cast on us.

When we reached the parking area of Nuranang Falls after a long and eventful drive from Dirang, it was around 4 PM. Considering that sunset happens early in these parts, we could say that it was evening. There is a nominal entry fee to visit the Nuranang falls, and once you have shown your ticket at the entrance, you cross a small wooden bridge and start your descent to the spectacular Nuranang Falls.

There were about 50-odd steps to descend, and we found them quite safe and negotiable, as opposed to some information that we had seen on the internet. The same, however, could not be said about the weather. The sun was nowhere to be seen and the sky was fully covered with grey clouds.

And suddenly we stood right in front of a massive rock face almost vertical towering to a height of about 100 metres, and a huge deluge of water was pouring down from the top. This was the spectacular Nuranang Falls. The wind howled and the water from the falls drenched us to the skin. But we did not even notice it as we stood transfixed, mesmerized by the majestic waterfalls, marvelling at this miracle, engineered by nature.

We gazed and gazed, and our wonder grew, it was one of those moments when you feel that paradise is nowhere else, but right here. We spent some paradisiacal moments just imbibing the thrill of the moment. It was only after this that we reached for our cameras and phones to freeze those moments for posterity. However it was no easy task, as the spray of the water was so heavy, the camera lenses were getting fogged.

There is some open space near the base of the waterfalls, where wooden benches have been arranged for visitors to sit and enjoy the sight of the falls. But the benches were empty and completely drenched. What added to the sheer beauty of the moment, was that there was no one else there and we had the massive Nuranang falls all to ourselves. There was a lone vendor selling snacks, but he too soon shut shop for the day and left.

We were at the Nuranang waterfalls in September, just towards the end of the monsoon and could see the falls in full flow in all its grandeur. After spending a scintillating thirty-odd minutes at the waterfalls, we headed back to our car, to drive to Tawang town where we would be spending a couple of days.

The Nuranang falls temperature had dropped by the time we left, and we were literally shivering on our boots, but the moments that we had experienced would bring a warm glow to our eyes, whenever we remembered them.

Tips For Visiting Nuranang Falls Arunachal Pradesh

Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh
Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

Here are some useful tips and information to keep in mind before visiting Nuranang Arunachal Pradesh.

  •  To visit the spectacular Nuranang falls, in fact, to visit Arunachal Prades you need special permission. For Indian nationals, you require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) and for foreign nationals, you need a PAP (Protected Area Permit)
  • Timings and Entry Fees – It is best to visit the Nuranang falls during the day, ideally between 9 to 4, do check weather conditions before visiting, there is a nominal entry fee for Nuranang falls
  • The water falls with tremendous force, take all safety precautions and do not venture too close to the base
  • You will be completely drenched by the spray of the Nuranang falls, make sure you carry a waterproof jacket, poncho, or suitable protection
  • You cannot avoid getting your feet wet, make sure you wear appropriate footwear and socks and depending on when you are visiting also protected against the cold

How To Reach Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

At Jung Waterfalls, Arunachal Pradesh
At Jung Waterfalls, Arunachal Pradesh

Nuranang Falls, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh photos and videos are sure to draw you to the beautiful falls about 30 kilometres from Tawang. If you are planning a trip to Nuranang Falls in North East India, this information will help you plan your visit. You can easily visit the spectacular Nuranang Falls on a day trip from Tawang.

  • Tawang To Nuranang Falls distance is about 30 kilometres
  • Nuranang Falls distance from Dirang is about 106 kilometres
  • Nuranang Falls distance from Bomdila is about 148 kilometres
  • Nuranang Falls distance From Guwahati is about 411 kilometres

Reaching Nuranang Falls By Air
The best way to reach Tawang ( Nuranang Falls) by Air is to fly to the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, and then proceed by road to Tawang, which is at a distance of about 446 kilometres.

You can either stop and visit the waterfalls before proceeding to Tawang or come back on a day trip from Tawang. Guwahati is well connected by air to major cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai etc.

Reaching Nuranang Falls By Train
The nearest Railhead to Nuranang Falls and Tawang is Tezpur in the Sonitpur district of Assam. Guwahati is the other major railway station that is well-connected to all parts of the country.

Reaching Nuranang Falls By Road
Nuranang Falls is well connected by a good road network and can be easily accessed from within the state of Arunachal Pradesh, as well as from Guwahati in Assam.

For your Tawang itinerary, you can book your flight tickets right here through Cleartrip or Makemytrip or CheapAir or Priceline and fly to Guwahati. If you are thinking of a road trip, do check out the rental car options.

Nuranang Waterfall Jang Tawang – Where To Stay While Visiting Spectacular Nuranang Falls

Pal_mo Homestay Tawang Arunachal
Pal_mo Homestay, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

For visiting Nuranang Falls, you can stay at Tawang which has many options for stay. We would strongly recommend staying at the Pal_Mo Homestay, where we stayed during our visit to Tawang. It is a cute homestay with comfortable and clean accommodations and great food and is located quite near the Tawang Monastery.

You can book your stay at Pal_mo Homestay, Tawang or you can book the best hotels in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, India right here –  TripAdvisor or Cleartrip or  makemytrip or  goibibo or  Booking.com or  HotelsCombined or  Agoda and save a lot by getting the best deals on booking your stay.

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Images of Nuranang Falls | Nuranang Waterfall Tawang, India

Images Of Nuranang Falls
Images of Nuranang Falls

These pictures of the spectacular Nuranang falls are sure to spur you into action and make your way towards Arunachal Pradesh.

Nuranang Falls, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Photos
Nuranang Falls, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Photos

However, the Nuranang Falls is even more beautiful, when you stand in front of it than what these photos depict.

Spectacular Nuranang Falls | Jung Waterfalls Arunachal Pradesh FAQ

Nuranang Falls Arunachal Pradesh
Nuranang Falls, Arunachal Pradesh

How do I get to Nuranang Falls?
Nuranang falls distance from Tawang is about 31 kilometres, and one can drive down to Jung Falls from Tawang.

Where is Nuranang Falls situated?
The spectacular Nuranang falls are a relatively unknown and hidden waterfall in Arunachal Pradesh, located close to Jang town near the famous city of Tawang.

What is the Nuranang Falls distance from Dirang?
The distance between Nuranang falls and Dirang is about 106 kilometres.

Is there an entry fee for Nuranang Falls?
Yes, there is a nominal entry fee for Nuranang Falls.

Are you planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh and wish to visit spectacular Nuranang Falls near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh or planning to visit any part of North East India?

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Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

6 thoughts on “Spectacular Nuranang Falls Near Tawang Arunachal Pradesh”

  1. I am in love with your Arunachal Pradesh series. I absolutely love reading them as they are so detailed. I want to visit AP so badly and with your each post I have details for what are the places that I can visit.

  2. I enjoyed reading this blog thoroughly. It was well written and inclusive of all the important details.the waterfalls are so beautiful.

  3. What a spectacular waterfall . Dreamy & straight out of a movie scene.
    Recently I also went to see a waterfall in Mahabaleshwar & was spellbound by watching it.

  4. Your impressions of Nuranang Falls energises me as well. Not only is the falls like a burst of power but the legend of Bura and Sela is so poignant. India has so many hidden beauties, one life time is not enough.

  5. North East is indeed the most beautiful part of our country. I have never been to Nurranung falls, but so tempted to visit there soon and get my first-hand experience. your posts are always very helpful

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