Places to Visit in Tawang

Places to See in Tawang

Tawang is located in the north-west part of Arunachal Pradesh and is the district headquarters of the Tawang Distict. Situated at an elevation of 3,048 meters and is famous for being the birth place of the sixth Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso and is home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India. Tawang also remains an important pilgrimage destination for Tibetan Buddhists.

Bap Teng Kang

Category : Nature
Also known as BTK, this is a beautiful waterfall which falls from a height of 100 feet. Located at a distance of 80 km from Tawang, BTK waterfalls are popular with locals and tourists alike, making it a popular picnic spot.

P.T Tso Lake

Category : Nature
Located 23 km from Tawang, this beautiful and serene Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Tawang.

Tawang Gompa (Monastery)

Category : History & Culture
This is the largest Buddhist monastery in India and sits at an altitude of 3,300 meters and has a capacity of about 700 monks and is home to more than 450 lamas. The Tawang Monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries in the world outside of Tibet.

Bumla Pass

Category : Nature
Located 37 km from Tawang, this is one of the most unique passes in the world and is also the pass the Dalai Lama used to enter India while escaping from Tibet. This is where you will see the Indo-China border which is located at a height of 16,000 feet above sea level. Only approachable by road, a special permit is required by Indian citizens to go to Bumla and foreigners are not allowed here.

Urgelling Monastery

Category : History & Culture
Located 5 km from the town of Tawang, this is the place where the sixth Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso was born in 1683 AD.

War Memorial

Category : History & Culture
This 40 feet high war memorial was built in memory of all those soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation in the 1962 Sino-Indian war.

Last Updated on : 1/10/2013