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Tawang mostly has a moderate climate. Winters from November to February experience a minimum and maximum temperature of -13°C and 10°C respectively. The lowest temperature is registered in the month of January. The town is adorned with snowfall in the months of December and January. The summer season prevails from March to June and the weather conditions are mild with the temperature ranging between 5°C and 22°C. The temperature is highest in the month of June. July, August and September are the monsoon months when the town is drenched with considerable downpour. The ideal time to enjoy the beauty of Tawang is from March to June when the climate is pleasing. 


Beautifully positioned amidst waterfalls and lakes, the town of Tamang offers a brilliant getaway for tourists. Added to this are the monuments and monasteries which enhance the charm of the town.

How To Reach

By Road:

The ideal way to reach Tawang by road is throughBomdila. State buses travel to Bomdila every Wednesday to Saturday. There are also private buses running to and fro from Tezpur to Tawang via Bomdila. Jeeps are also available for those travelling on road.

By Air:

For those wishing to reach Tawang by air, the best choice is the airport at Tezpur. The airport has flights to other major cities like Guwahati and Kolkata. Taxis carry travelers from Tezpur airport to Tawang and the fare per kilometer is approximately Rs 7.

By Rail:

The town of Tawang does not have a railway station of its own. The railway stations in close proximity are Tezpur and Rangapara which can be reached from Tawang by taxi or jeep. 


Renowned for being the native town of Dalai Lama the 6th, Tawang is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the mountainous region of the state at 3048 meters above sea level. Bounded by Bhutan, Tibet and the Sela range in the south-west, north and east respectively, the town is populated by the Monpa tribe. 'Ta' stands for Horse and 'Wang' stands for Chosen. The town got its name from the Tawang Monastery, which lies here. Legend goes that the location of the monastery was selected by the horse of Merag Lama Lodre Gyamtso, the founder of the monastery.   


When India was freed from the British rule, Tawang separated from Tibet but went under Chinese control in 1962. After 6 months, it again came under Indian control and finally in 1984, Tawang split away from the district of West Kameng.


Adorned with lakes, waterfalls, monuments and monasteries, Tawang offers a perfect juxtaposition of natural beauty, manmade splendors and a serene atmosphere. Apart from sightseeing and trekking tourists can also be a part of various festivals like Torgva, Dupka Tse-She, Choekor and Losar.


Tawang offers good accommodation and several unique cuisine for tourists at reasonable rates. The wool weaving and handicraft industry is prominent in Tawang, so the place is good to shop for carpets, handcrafted bags, chadars and shawls.


Travellers need  to obtain inner line permits from Kolkatta, New Delhi, Tezpur or Guwahati to visit Tawang.