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Tawang, one of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh
Written by Buvaneshwari Gopinath on June 28, 2020 Share on

Top 11 amazing places to visit in the chilly region of Tawang

Tawang is located in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh in the land of Monpas. A beautiful town tucked amidst the borders of Bhutan and China and surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Roughly 3500 meters above sea level and lining the Himalayan mountain ranges, the Tawang region impresses you with its beauty. With pleasant lakes, cool climate, friendly people, best homestays, and wonderful view, the place continues to get a good number of tourists every year. The snowy land in India has top 11 places including serene lakes, mighty majestic waterfalls, magical gompas. There are glorious legends and a mix of ancient history and culture here. Explore your roots and get to know more about Buddhism at TawangThese top attractions are also must-visit places in Northeast India. Here is the list of Top 11 places to visit in Tawang in 2020.

Sparkling waterfalls in Tawang
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Top 11 places to visit in Tawang

1. Sela Pass

Sela pass is one of the highest altitude mountain passes in India. Situated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Sela pass is roughly 4000 meters above sea level. Open throughout the year, this place is one of the most touristy spots in all of Tawang. If you are a snow lover, this place should definitely be on your list. Enjoy the view of trees covered in white snow and the 101 mini lakes that are around this pass which are some of the top places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

2. Narurang Falls

Arunachal Pradesh is the land of scenic beauty. The state has got a mesmerizing waterfall called the Narurang Falls. Located en route to Zeminthang from Tawang, you can see this beauty pouring down from 100 meters in height. This breathtaking waterfall is amidst dense green forest making it an eye candy for anyone who visits here. There is also a hydel power station that is open to the public right next to the falls.

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3. Gorsam Chorten

Located roughly about 90 kilometres away from Tawang centre is one of the largest stupas. Founded by Monpa monk, Gorsam Chorten is a Buddha temple constructed in the early 12th century. Hidden in the Zemithang village is not just a temple but an eternal beauty. The base of the temple is roughly 185 feet and 93 feet in height. Visit here to experience tranquillity and peace. One of the best times to visit Gorsam Chorten is during the Gorzam Kora Festival that is celebrated in a grand manner.

4. Banggachhang Lake

Banggachhang Lake
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Banggachchand might not be an easy name to pronounce but is a mystical place that you will always remember by. Banggachchang lake is situated near Banggachchang Gompa is a visual treat to everyone who visits there. The lake can be reached easily by road. However, during winters, the lake is closed due to heavy snowfalls.

5. Shonga-Tser Lake

Fondly known as Madhuri Lake, is the Shonga Tser Lake. This lake came into existence due to an earthquake that occurred back in 1971. Visitors can take a stroll along the banks of the lake or click some amazing photos and get mesmerized in the snowcapped mountains that surround the lake. Do you know that the ” Madhuri Lake” is named after the movie of Madhuri Dikshit that was shot here.

6. Gyangong Ani Gompa

Founded by Merag Lama, it is a friendly Buddhist nursery with 50 nurses in there. Connected by a cable car from the Tawang Gompa, Gyangong Ani Gompa is said to be one of the smallest monasteries in the valley of Tawang. While there, make sure you take a walk from one of the best homestays of Tawang, Saonam Tsomu homestay and it is also one of the best places to visit over there. The 1.5-kilometre walk is simply beautiful and breathtaking with the views of majestic green mountains and snows. This makes it one of the top 11 places to visit in Tawang.

7. Thingbu Hot Spring

Located about 60 km away from the Tawang town centre is this beautiful Thingbu Hot Spring. Situated next to the Mago Chu river, the hot spring is a beautiful and exotic place for couples to spend the evenings. One can spend about 3 to 4 hours at this rejuvenation place.

8. Tibetan Settlement Market

Known as the Vihara market by the locals is the regional market of Tawang. This market caters to all kinds of products that the people of Tawang might need. The market sells different types and sizes of souvenirs, traditional clothes, porcelain crockery, handicrafts, handlooms, gift times and even items of exotic needs. If you are planning to do shopping at Tawang, try not to shop at the big stores and visit the market, you can buy amazing things here with a little bargaining.

9. Pankang Teng Tso Lake

Located 17 km away from Tawang is the Pankang Teng Tso lake also known as the PT Lake, one of the best places to visit in the neighbourhood. Surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains, beautiful flowers and water from rivers gushing, the place should be on the list of everyone travelling to Arunachal Pradesh. The best thing here is that the lake freezes up during winter, and the people are allowed to ski with proper equipment. So go on and try your legs in little snow games.

10. Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls

Another falls to visit in the region of Tawang is the Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls. Pouring down from 100 feet, this waterfall is yet another place filled with tourists. Situated amid the dense forest, the water from the falls is crystal clear and so is the water in the pool. Above all, the natural waterfalls have medicinal properties in them, so why not dip a foot or even swim and invigorate?

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11. Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery, one of the best places to visit in Tawang
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A trip to Tawang is never complete without visiting the famous Tawang Monastery. Built-in the 17th century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto, the monastery in Tawang is the largest Buddhist monastery ever built in India. Home to hundreds of monks, the monastery is the best place to learn all about Buddhism. With manuscripts, books and artefacts, the place has got everything. Above all, the temple surroundings are also pleasant.

Visit one of the eye capturing cold regions of India. Tucked away between the mountains of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is the breathtaking town everyone should visit and experience the beauty of Mother Nature at their own pace. Visit these 11 top places in Tawang to experience these eye capturing experience. Choose a package available on our Pickyourtrail website and travel to Tawang with excitement.

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