4 Day Tawang Itinerary – Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

4 Day Tawang Itinerary – Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Check out our Tawang Itinerary which covers all the best places to visit in Tawang Arunachal Pradesh and things to do in Tawang. This post is a perfect guide to Tawang.

4 Day Tawang Itinerary – Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang, one of the best-known places in Arunachal Pradesh, India, is a mesmerizing melange of experiences, and here is a Tawang itinerary that packs in the best of Tawang and nearby attractions. The Tawang itinerary from Guwahati was part of our 11-day Arunachal Pradesh trip that was brilliantly curated by Holiday Scout, the best people to see the Northeast with.

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Tawang Itinerary – Places To Visit In Tawang

4 Day Tawang Itinerary – Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is a veritable smorgasbord of incredible experiences that straddle dimensions ranging from spirituality, nature, adventure, and much more. Whether you plan for a Tawang tour of 3 days, 4 days, or more, the things to do in Tawang and the places to see in Tawang and the vicinity will keep you busy. In a nutshell, Tawang is in many ways a traveller’s paradise.

Tawang Itinerary – About Tawang Valley | Tawang History

Beautiful landscape near Tawang

It is imperative to understand briefly the history of Tawang India and the legends associated with it before delving into the attractions and experiences that await you there. The origins of Tawang city date back to medieval times and are lost in the grey corridors of time.

Tawang is synonymous with the monastery that stands as its best-known icon and the history of both are inextricably linked.

Legend has it that, sometime in the latter half of the 17th century (1680-81), Merak LamaLodre Gyatso arrived from Lhasa on the instructions of the 5th Dalai Lama. His mission was to build a Buddhist monastery in the land of the Monpas. The land of the Monpa tribe stretched across what are now the districts of Tawang and West Kameng.

Merak Lama sat in deep meditation, hoping for divine guidance about where the monastery should come up. When he emerged from his meditation, he found his horse missing. He went in search of his horse and found it grazing on a beautiful and verdant hill that looked over the valley.

He found the place, perfect for a monastery, and taking this incident as a divine instruction, he decided to build the monastery there.

Tawang Monastery

In the year 1680-81, the Tawang Monastery came up, it shone like a pearl, perched on a high cliff, caressed by clouds, a truly mystical place, and the perfect abode of the spirit of Buddhism. The monastery was known as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse, which in Tibetan means, “the complete paradise of divine victory.

The town that came up around the monastery came to be known as Tawang, which literally translates in Tibetan as “chosen by the horse.”

Tawang has had a chequered political history. It was under the Tibetan administration till 1950, when Tibet lost its autonomy, and became a part of the Peoples’ Republic of China. Tawang thus came under the control of the Chinese. It was in the year 1951, that India finally took control of Tawang.

However, the 1962 war with China saw Tawang fall to the Chinese forces and was in their control for a brief period before the ceasefire and withdrawal of the Chinese army. In spite of this somewhat chaotic history, Tawang is enveloped in an aura of calm and serenity and exudes a mystical charm.

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Shernup Village – Tawang’s Valley Of Flowers

Ideally, you would start your visit to Tawang from Guwahati if you are flying into Guwahati Airport as we did. In a typical itinerary, you would spend a couple of days in Bomdila and Dirang en route to Tawang from Guwahati. We spent a couple of days each in Bomdila and Dirang before proceeding to Tawang, via Sela Pass and the Jaswant Singh War Memorial.

Check out our detailed 2-Day Bomdila itinerary here.

Tawang Itinerary – Day One

Tawang Itinerary

On Day one of your Tawang Itinerary, you would arrive in Tawang around the evening and relax after a long drive from Bomdila/Dirang. However, it makes sense to visit one of the attractions near Tawang on your way to Tawang City, which is the spectacular Nuranang Falls. Also on the way to Tawang from Dirang, you pass through two notable landmarks, which you should stop and visit.

Sela Pass – Gateway To Tawang

Sela Pass Arunachal Pradesh
Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh

The Sela Pass is known as the gateway to Tawang as it is a mountain pass that connects Tawang with West Kameng District. Sela Pass is located at an altitude of 13,700 feet. An ornate and beautiful gate, welcomes you to Tawang, at the Sela Pass.

Sela Lake, Arunachal Pradesh
Sela Lake, Arunachal Pradesh

The beautiful Sela Lake is also located by the side of the road in Sela Pass. You can stop for some time for the amazing views on a clear day and also climb up to the Buddha statue accessed by steps near the Sela Pass post.

Sela Pass Arunachal Pradesh
Sela Pass Arunachal Pradesh

The statue of Buddha Shakyamuni in many ways blesses travellers crossing the Sela Pass. One can also see the statues of the protector deities Palden Lhamo and Nechung and Guru Padmasambhava along with some Thangka paintings. The site has been blessed by the 14th Dalai Lama, and has been built and maintained by the Monpas of Tawang.

Distance from Tawang: 73 kilometres.
Tip: Please be aware of the low oxygen level at Sela Pass.

Jaswant Garh War Memorial – Requiem For A Rifleman

Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Arunachal Pradesh
Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Arunachal Pradesh

The Jaswantgarh War Memorial is a monument erected in memory of Rifleman Jaswant Singh who laid down his life during the battle of Nurananag in the 1962 Indo-China war.

Jaswant Garh War Memorial
Jaswant Garh War Memorial

The memorial is built over what remains of a tree under which Jaswant Singh breathed his last after being hit by enemy bullets.

Jaswant Garh War Memorial
Jaswant Garh War Memorial

Do stop at this place that has been sanctified by the blood of Indian soldiers and pay homage to the martyrs. The Jaswantgarh War Memorial is located at an altitude of about 10,000 feet.

Distance from Tawang: 53 kilometres.
Tip: Do get a feel of the bunkers that were used by the Indian soldiers during the 1962 war.

Nuranang Falls – Day 1 Of Your Tawang Itinerary

Nuranang Falls
Nuranang Falls

Feasting your eyes on the beauty of the  Nuranang Falls is one of the most pleasurable things to do when you visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Any itinerary for Tawang would be incomplete without a visit to the Nuranang Falls. When we visited the falls in the month of September, the waterfall was in full flow and we experienced the spectacular grandeur of the falls in all its majesty.

Nuranang Falls
Nuranang Falls

The waters of the Nuranang river plummet down with great velocity from a height of about 100 metres, creating a misty spray of great proportions. According to a local myth, the Nuranang falls is named after a local girl of the Monpa tribe named Nura, who is believed to have helped Rifleman Jaswant Singh of the Indian Army during the Indo-China war of 1962.

Nuranang Falls
Nuranang Falls

Parts of a song sequence for the Bollywood film Koyla featuring Madhuri Dixit were short against the spectacular background of the Nuranang falls.

The Nuranang falls are located near the town of Jang, about 30 kilometres from Tawang, near the Bomdila-Tawang Road.

Distance from Tawang: 30 kilometres.
Tip – If you don’t want to get wet, carry a raincoat or waterproof poncho and wear appropriate footwear.

Tawang Itinerary – Day Two

At Tawang Monastery Arunachal Pradesh

On day 2 of your Tawang itinerary, you will cover some of the best places to visit in Tawang including the famous Tawang Monastery. You would begin your sightseeing in Tawang after a hearty breakfast at your homestay or hotel.

Tawang Monastery – Bask in Serenity

Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery

Without a doubt, the Tawang Monastery is one of the top Sights in Tawang. It is the prime reason that fuels Tawang tourism and no Tawang travel itinerary will be complete without a visit to the Tawang Monastery.

Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery

The Tawang Monastery dates back to the late 17th century and is the second-largest Buddhist Monastery in Asia. It is also known as Gaden Namgyal Lhatse. The monastery commands a beautiful view of the valley stretching out below and is a very important place in the Buddhist circuit. It was built by Merak Lama under the guidance of the 5th Dalai Lama.

Lighting of Butter Lamps at Tawang Monastery
Lighting of Butter Lamps at Tawang Monastery

The fortified complex of the Tawang Monastery is surrounded by a huge wall and contains the main temple and prayer hall, the library, the room for lighting butter lamps, the residential quarters of the monks, a school, and a museum.

Distance from Tawang: 1.5 kilometres.
Tip – Pay a visit to the monastery early in the morning around 6.00 AM to watch the morning session for young monks. It is a very beautiful experience.

Thukje Chueling Nunnery – Ani Gompa ( Nunnery)

Thukje Chueling Nunnery - Ani Gompa
Thukje Chueling Nunnery – Ani Gompa

This Ani Gompa is a nunnery where female Buddhist monks stay. It comes under the purview of the Tawang Monastery. It is located in picturesque surroundings and the campus consists of the main temple and hall, butter lamp room, and living quarters of the monks.

At Thukje Chueling Nunnery - Ani Gompa
At Thukje Chueling Nunnery – Ani Gompa

The main sanctum has beautiful statues of Taradevi, Buddha, Je Tsongkhapa the founder of the Gelugpa sect, and Avalokiteshvara, among others.

We at Thukje Chueling Nunnery – Ani Gompa

About 45 nuns stay at this nunnery which belongs to the Gelugpa sect. This is one of 3 nunneries in Tawang, and is located in the midst of lush green hills and commands a breathtaking view of the valley. The nuns treat visitors to cups of steaming hot butter tea in a room that serves as a reception room for visitors.

Distance from Tawang: 6 kilometres.
Tip: Do not miss a very old and rare Thungka Painting from Tibet.

Buddha Statue – Dominating Tawang’s Skyline

Buddha Statue,Tawang
Buddha Statue,Tawang

A giant statue of a sitting Buddha looks out serenely over Tawang. Below the statue is a small Buddhist Gompa. The area near the Buddha statue is a nice place with nice views of the valley in the vicinity. The Giant Buddha Statue is visible from anywhere in Tawang because of its size and strategic location.

Distance from Tawang: 2.9 kilometres.
Tip: Make the most of a photo opportunity near the Buddha statue.

Tawang View Point – A Vantage Point To Appreciate Tawang’s Beauty

At Tawang View Point
At Tawang View Point

Near the Giant Buddha statue is the Tawang View Point, where you can spend some quiet moments sitting on a bench looking out at the valley that stretches out below. A huge signboard, that says, “I Love Tawang,” is a perfect backdrop for a nice selfie or two.

Tawang Dominating Tawang’s Skyline

The depiction of Buddha’s first sermon in Sarnath can be seen near the viewpoint as well as the statue of an emaciated Buddha deep in meditation after practising arduous austerities for 6 years grabs your attention.

Tawang View Point

Distance from Tawang: 2.9 kilometres.
Tip: Do not miss the 104 feet tall Indian National Flag fluttering here, which was inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Pema Khandu on the 3rd of February, 2022.

Tawang War Memorial – Remembering Our Brave Soldiers

The Chinese had captured Tawang and advanced beyond Bomdila and towards the borders of Assam in the 1962 war. The Tawang War Memorial is a tribute in stone to the bravery of the gallant Indian soldiers who sacrificed themselves, to defend the country. A Stupa stands as an eternal ode to the brave martyrs. The names of the martyrs are also etched here for posterity.

Distance from Tawang: 1 kilometre.
Tip: Do watch the laser show in the evening that recounts the saga of the Indo-China war of 1962 and the bravery of our soldiers.

Tawang Itinerary – Day Three

Colorful Alpine shrubs on the way to Bum la Pass
Colorful Alpine Shrubs on the way to Bum la Pass

On Day 3 of your Tawand itinerary, plan to visit Bumla Pass on the Indo-China border and some high-altitude lakes on the way. By late afternoon you should be back from Bumla Pass, leaving you enough time for some shopping and sightseeing within Tawang city.

It is advisable to have an early breakfast and leave for Bumla Pass. Please note that you would require a special permit from the Army administration to travel to Bumla Pass. The same would be arranged by your tour operator or the driver of the vehicle that you hire to travel to Bumla Pass.

Bumla Pass – Ringside View Of The China Border

Bumla Pass Tawang Arunachal Pradesh
Bumla Pass Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

One of the best places to visit in Tawang is Bumla Pass. The journey to Bumla Pass itself is incredible as you travel across bewitching landscapes. You encounter a host of high-altitude lakes on your journey.

Bumla Pass is located at an altitude of 15,200 feet and is generally enveloped in fog or snow. It was the theatre of a fierce battle between Indian and Chinese forces during the 1962 Indo-China war.

At Bumla Pass, you are taken on a guided walk to the border outpost, by the army personnel and escorted back. You can see the Chinese side of the border and also listen to the story of the battle of Bumla here.

There is a canteen run by the Army where you can have light snacks and tea or coffee. You can also buy items like jackets, boots, caps, and hats here at pretty reasonable prices.

Distance from Tawang: 53 kilometres.
Tip: At 15,200 feet Bumla Pass can be very cold, please carry your woollens. If you are susceptible to AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), take the necessary precautions.

Joginder Singh War Memorial – Remembering A Brave Soldier

Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh Memorial
Param Vir Chakra Subedar Joginder Singh Memorial

A few kilometres before Bumla Pass, by the side of the road stands the Sub Joginder Singh PVC Memorial. It is built in memory of the valiant Subedar who lead a small platoon of the Sikh Regiment at Bumla Pass to stop the Chinese Forces during the 1962 Indo-China war.

Subedar Joginder Singh was the JCO who commanded a platoon of around 20 soldiers at Bumla Pass when they were attacked by the Chinese. They were hopelessly outnumbered but fought valiantly till the last man. Subedar Joginder Singh fought and killed more than 50 soldiers single-handedly before being fatally injured.

He was captured and died in Chinese captivity. His ashes were later repatriated to his unit and he was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

Distance from Tawang: 50 kilometres.
Tip: Stop to pay your respects to the memory of the valiant soldier on the way to Bumla Pass.

Shungatser Lake – Madhuri Lake

Sangetsar Lake | Madhuri Lake | Shungatser lake | Shonga-tser Lake
Sangetsar Lake | Madhuri Lake | Shungatser lake | Shonga-tser Lake

As you drive towards Shungatser Lake, you get the feeling of travelling to another world, a world whose beauty defies imagination. Clouds caress mountain peaks, coniferous trees wave in the wind, and intriguingly shaped water bodies gleam bewitchingly.

Madhuri Lake
Madhuri Lake

The Shungatser Lake also spelt variously as Sangestar Lake or Sungatser Lake, is more popularly known as Madhuri Lake. The lake lies in the shadow of two huge hills that seem perpetually hugged by clouds. The lake presents a scene straight out of a film or a surreal dream.

At Shungatser Lake – Madhuri Lake
At Shungatser Lake – Madhuri Lake

No wonder that the lake formed the backdrop for a song sequence of the Bollywood film Koyla, featuring the famous Indian actress, Madhuri Dixit.

Sangestar Lake
Sangestar Lake

Shungatser Lake is perched at an altitude of 12,165 feet and is one of the best places to see in Tawang. The Lake is maintained by the Indian Army.

Distance from Tawang: 37 kilometres.
Tip: You can have your lunch at the canteen here which is run by the army and offers food at a very reasonable rate.

Pang Teng Tso Lake – PT Tso Lake

Pankang Teng Tso Lake
Pankang Teng Tso Lake

The Pang Teng Tso Lake also known as PT Tso Lake is the closest to Tawang and you come across it about 17 kilometres from Tawang City. It is a beautiful lake that shimmers in the shade of lush trees. In the background, you can see snow-clad peaks that lend an ethereal aura to the lake.

It is a great place to spend some serene moments lost in the beauty of nature. You can truly enjoy the environs of PT Tso lake if the weather is clear, otherwise, it is likely to be veiled with a thick layer of mist.

Distance from Tawang: 17 kilometres.
Tip: Stop to experience the vibes of the lake, even if the weather is not clear, it is by the side of the road leading to Bumla pass.

Tawang Market – Shopping In Tawang

Tawang Market
Tawang Market

A visit to the local markets in any town or city brings you close to the local vibes and provides a more immersive experience. This is true of Tawang as with any other city. If you are looking for local shopping experiences, then Tawang has not one but three markets, where you can indulge your impulses and shop till you drop.

The three markets of Tawang are Old Market, New Market, and Nehru Market. Of these, the most popular market is the Old Market which has shops selling everything from handicrafts and curios to groceries and vegetables.

If you are thinking of what to buy in Tawang, it is a good idea to shop for handicrafts including Thangka paintings, wooden carved show pieces, shawls, Buddhist symbols, and flags.

Distance from Tawang: 2 kilometres.
Tip: The Old Market is closed on Tuesdays, so plan your visit accordingly, the Nehru Market is closed on Wednesdays, while the New Market is closed on Saturdays.

Tawang Craft Centre And Emporium

The Tawang Craft Centre is an endeavour of The Department of Textile and Handicrafts, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, to encourage and promote the rich heritage of arts and crafts of the Monpa people. Here you can see the making of various items of woodcraft including tables, wooden utensils, and other exquisitely carved wooden items.

You can also see how the beautiful carpets, colourful bags, and traditional dresses of the Monpas, take shape at the hands of the expert weavers. You will find here Thangkas (Cloth Paintings), masks, footwear, pottery, and headgear including the traditional Monpa hats that are made of Yak’s felt.

You can buy all the different traditional handicrafts that are made at the Craft centre of Tawang at the Government-run Sales Emporium. Here you can buy authentic local handicrafts at reasonable prices.

Distance from Tawang: 2 kilometres.
Tip: The Craft Centre is closed on weekends.

Tawang Itinerary – Day Four

At Shernup Village

On the final day of your Tawang tour of 4 Days, if you are wondering, what to do in Tawang? Fret not, Tawang still has many secrets to unveil. There are many of the best places to visit in Tawang, waiting for your footfalls.

Urgelling Monastery – 6th Dalai Lama Monastery 

Urgelling Monastery
Urgelling Monastery

Urgelling Monastery is a small but beautiful monastery with very peaceful vibes, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Tawang city. It is older than the Tawang monastery and is believed to have been built around 1487 by Ugyen Zangpa. In those times it is believed to have been the biggest Buddhist school in the area.

The Urgelling monastery is located in the village in which Tashi Tenzin father of the 6th Dalai Lama lived, and today the monastery is dedicated to Tsanyang Gyatso, H.H. the 6th Dalai Lama.

The Urgelling monastery has a magical charm with its walls painted white and yellow. There are rare thangkas (cloth paintings) in the monastery.

Distance from Tawang: 5 kilometres.
Tip: Lookout for the rare Thangkas (cloth paintings) of all the Dalai Lamas (1 to 14) and those of the 6th Dalai Lama’s parents at the Urgelling Monastery.

Khinmey Monastery

The Khinmey Monastery belongs to the Nyingma sect of Buddhism and is located in a village of the same name. It is also known as Sang-ngag-choekhorling. The monastery was established in the year 1440 AD by Rev. Kundun Sange Yeshe. The beautiful monastery overlooks the valley below and is a serene place to visit.

Distance from Tawang: 8 kilometres.
Tip: Look out for the hundreds of colourful and vibrant murals inside the main prayer hall.

Kushanang – Maternal Village of the 6th Dalai Lama

Kushanang – Maternal House Of The 6th Dalai Lama
Kushanang – Maternal House Of The 6th Dalai Lama

Deep in the countryside is the picturesque village of Kushanang. The village nestles in the midst of lush green vegetation and beautiful fields. Located here is the home of the mother of the 6th Dalai Lama. The ancient house still exists and descendants of the 6th Dalai Lama still live in the old house.

Descendant Of The 6th Dalai Lama at Kushanang
Descendant Of The 6th Dalai Lama at Kushanang

The village is a bridge to ancient history that goes back a few centuries and lies in relative obscurity. It is definitely one of the offbeat places to visit in Tawang.

Distance from Tawang: 18 kilometres.
Tip: Look out for the beautiful scenery around the village.

Shernup Village – Tawang’s Valley Of Flowers

Shernup Village

The state of Arunachal Pradesh enthrals visitors with its sheer natural beauty. One of the beautiful sights not to be missed is rows and rows of colourful Cosmos flowers, which are also colloquially known as, “I Love You, ” flowers. Though the cosmos blooms can be seen across different places in Arunachal Pradesh.

We at Shernup Village

The village of Shernup is a great place for seeing cosmos blooms. Both sides of the road are bejewelled with colourful blossoms of red, yellow, pink, and orange cosmos flowers.

Distance from Tawang: 2 kilometres.
Tip: Check for the flowering season of Cosmos flowers before you head to Shernup, September-October is the best month to spot them.

Chagzam Bridge – An Ancient Wonder

Chagzam Bridge
Chagzam Bridge

The Chagzam Bridge is an ancient bridge believed to have been built in the early part of the 15th century by Tangton Gyalpo who was a disciple of the first Dalai Lama. He was a renowned architect and he was known for building iron chain bridges and is believed to have built over 100 iron chain bridges.

Chaksam Bridge Arunachal Pradesh
View of Chaksam Bridge

The Chaksam Bridge is an iron chain bridge built over the Tawang-Chu river. The bridge is still functional and one can take a walk on the swaying bridge, above the swirling waters of the river.

Distance from Tawang: 25 kilometres.
Tip: Getting to the bridge will involve a little bit of walking, there are steps that lead down to the bridge.

Where To Eat In Tawang | Recommended Tawang Restaurants | Tawang Cafes

Food at Tawang

Here are a couple of recommendations for eating out in Tawang. These recommendations are based on our personal experiences while in Tawang.

Dragon Restaurant

Dragon Restaurant
Dragon Restaurant

The Dragon Restaurant in Tawang is arguably one of the best restaurants in Tawang. It is conveniently located in the Old Market of Tawang and has a very pleasing and cheerful decor. It serves local as well as Chinese fare.

We recommend trying the local dish called Thenthuk which is available in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian variants. You can also try the Momos, which are truly amazing.

Address: Old Market, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104

Dharma Coffee House

Dharma Coffee House
Dharma Coffee House

The Dharma Coffee House in Tawang is run by the Thubten Shedrubling Foundation. It serves a variety of Coffee, cakes and pastries, Pizzas, Pasta, and other Italian dishes. The ambience is beautiful and you can relax with a book as you wait for your order to arrive. One of the best Cafes in Tawang, Dharma Coffee House is popular with locals and tourists alike.

Address: AIR Gompa Road, behind PHED Office, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104.

Tawang Monastery Sangha Elated Cafe

Tawang Monastery Sangha Elated Cafe
Tawang Monastery Sangha Elated Cafe

The Sangha Elated Cafe in Tawang is run by the Tawang Monastery and is adjacent to the famous Tawang Monastery. It has a great ambience and is a nice place to chill with snacks or a cup of Butter tea or coffee. Its central location near the Tawang Monastery ensures its popularity with tourists.

Address: Monastery Sangha Elated Cafe, Tawang, 790104.

Best Time To Visit Tawang | Tawang Temperature

Kushanang village

Tawang is a place that dons a different personality during different seasons. Winter sees it wearing a cloak of white, as it is covered with snow. It dons a cloak of green after the rains. However, the best time to visit Tawang is during the summer months and the beginning of the Monsoon.

Ideally, you should plan your Tawang trip between October to March. The temperature of Tawang is comfortable during this time and all attractions will be accessible. This would then be the best time to go to Tawang.

Hauntingly Beautiful Tawang Images | Tawang Photos | Images of Tawang

Tawang images
Tawang images

Here are some images that capture the beauty and the spirit of Tawang.

Tawang photos
Tawang photos

These images are sure to make you start packing your bags for Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

How To Travel To Tawang | How To Visit Tawang | How To Go To Tawang Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh Map
Arunachal Pradesh Map   PC: MapsofIndia.com

Tawang town is the headquarters of the Tawang District of the Northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is close to the LAC (Line of actual control) with China.

  • Itanagar to Tawang distance is about 448 kilometres
  • Guwahati to Tawang distance is about 440 kilometres
  • Bomdila to Tawang distance is about 177 kilometres
  • Dirang to Tawang distance is about 134 kilometres
  • Bhalukpong to Tawang distance is about 273 kilometres
  • Tawang to Ziro distance is about 547 kilometres
  • Gangtok to Tawang distance is about 873 kilometres


Reaching Tawang By Air

The best way to reach Tawang 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. Guwahati is well connected by air to major cities of India including Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata, Mumbai, etc.

Reaching Tawang By Train

The nearest Railhead to 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 Tawang By Road

Tawang 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.

Tawang Arunachal

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.

Where To Stay In Tawang | Tawang Hotels | Tawang Homestays | Tawang Resorts

Pal_mo Homestay Tawang Arunachal
Pal_mo Homestay, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

When it comes to places to stay in Tawang, 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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Tawang Itinerary FAQ

View of Tawang, Arunachal

Are you planning a trip to Tawang? This FAQ is sure to stand you in good stead when you plan your Tawang tour Itinerary.

What is Tawang height | Tawang Altitude?
Tawang is located at an altitude of 3,048 metres above sea level.

How many days is enough for Tawang?
You would need a minimum of 3-4 days for Tawang.

Which month is best for Tawang?
September, October, November, March and April are the best months to visit Tawang.

Is Tawang worth visiting?
You must visit Tawang for its rich heritage and culture and natural beauty.

What is Tawang famous for?
Tawang is famous for the Tawang Monastery and the proximity to Bumla Pass on the Indo-China border.

Is there an oxygen problem in Tawang?
Tawang is at an altitude of about 10,000 feet and hence there is no problem with less oxygen levels.

Is there snowfall in Tawang?
Tawang sees snowfall during the months of November till about May.

Will there be snow in Tawang in April?
There is likely to be snow in Tawang in April.

How far is Tawang from Guwahati?
Tawang is about 440 kilometres from Guwahati.

What should I buy in Tawang?
You can buy handicrafts, woodcraft items, and Thangka paintings in Tawang.

How is the road from Guwahati to Tawang?
Overall the road conditions are fairly good from Guwahati to Tawang.

What is the Tawang to Dirang distance?
The distance from Tawang to Dirang is 134 kilometres.

What is the Tawang to Itanagar distance?
Tawang to Itanagar distance is aout 448 kilometres.

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

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4 Day Tawang Itinerary - Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh


4 Day Tawang Itinerary - Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

20 thoughts on “4 Day Tawang Itinerary – Best Of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh”

  1. The nature here looks amazing Sandy and Vyjay. No matter where I go travel-wise, I need to experience nature to stick around for a few weeks or for a few months. Fabulous post.


  2. This looks like an amazing holiday. Your pictures are beautiful. I wish I could go spend longer amounts of time in places like this.

  3. My favorite thing about blogs is getting to see other areas of the world. Such an interesting journey and I appreciate your photos!

  4. Bedabrata Chakraborty

    I knew about the Tawang Monastery but it’s history is sheer goosebumps. The photographs are mesmerizing and seems like this place would be rich in crafts as well. We do hope to visit Tawang someday.

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