Top 15 Offbeat Experiences in Tawang (2021), Arunachal Pradesh: A Complete Guide

This post covers the top 15 OFFBEAT EXPERIENCES you must have in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. If you are looking for some of the best immersive experiences on your next trip to the easternmost state of Northeast India, this post is for you.

So, ditch the regular tourist places and travel a few miles extra to explore the unexplored on your next adventure in Arunachal Pradesh.

Where is Tawang?

Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh needs no introduction. Located at a height of 10,000 feet above sea level, Tawang is the crown jewel of Arunachal Pradesh. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Northeast India, Tawang is a promising land.

Home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India, Tawang offers some of the most breathtaking sights, enriching culture, rich heritage, ancient traditions, and rituals.


Welcome Gate at Sela Pass, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.This is the gateway to Tawang
Welcome Gate at Sela Pass

Home to Monpa people, Tawang boasts of spectacular valleys, alluring landscapes, high altitude passes, frozen lakes, ancient stupas, hidden waterfalls, hot springs, local Tibetan markets, sacred Gompas, etc.

Not just the quintessential tourist spots, this serene land can surprise you with numerous offbeat places in Tawang that no one told you about before.


Find out all about Tawang, like how to reach, take a pit stop, stay in Bomdila or Dirang, the best way to reach Tawang and the offbeat destinations, and many more. In other words, this is a complete guide to Tawang.

How to reach Tawang?

Tawang Monastery in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang Monastery in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The distance between Tawang and Guwahati (Assam) is 525 kilometers by road. There are daily taxis and bus services via Tezpur, Bhalukpong, and Bomdila. It takes more than 12 hours to reach, depending upon the road condition. Therefore, it is not possible to reach Tawang on the same day.

Guwahati to Tezpur or Kaziranga: Day 1

After landing at Lokpriya Gopinath International Airport, you need to hire a cab or avail bus service to reach Tezpur or Kaziranga on the first day. Moreover, you need to break the journey before you enter Arunachal Pradesh. If Kaziranga National Park is on your bucket list, you can cover game drives in the national park and spend the first night in Kaziranga.

Kaziranga to Bomdila: Day 2

The following day, start your thrilling road trip covering the mountainous road with changing landscapes and temperature, negotiating on the winding road up the hills to reach Bomdila or Dirang for a night halt. I would recommend Dirang because it is quieter as compared to Bomdila and is located at a lower altitude.

Dirang to Tawang: Day 3

Start your journey towards Tawang early in the morning so that you can spend enough time at Sela Pass. The distance is around 140 km from Dirang which will take more than 4 hours to reach your final destination.


Guwahati to Tawang -550 KM

Bomdila to Tawang -185 KM

Dirang to Tawang-140 KM

Itanagar to Tawang 507 KM

What is the best way to reach Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh?

Road to Sela Pass, Arunachal Pradesh
On my way to Sela Pass, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh


The best way to explore Tawang is to hire a reputed Travel and Tour agency from Northeast India. I would recommend the Holiday Scout Tour and Travel since I had an immersive travel experience with them in the Northeast this year.


They offer an inclusive package to tourists. For instance, the airport pick-up, taking care of permits (ILP & PAP), customized itinerary, booking accommodations to take you to the most offbeat places, etc. As a result, your trip to Northeast India becomes completely hassle-free.

Where to stay in Bomdila?

I had stayed at one of the most beautiful homestays by the name, Dhe Dhen Gakhyil Homestay in Bomdila. What floored me at the homestay was the warm hospitality and the simplicity of the host. In addition to that, I loved the coziness of that place. It felt more like home. Moreover, the host Kunchok Tsumo made sure that I had the best time at her mountain abode.

So, if you are someone who loves relishing local delicacies, Ara (Local beverage), and prefer a quiet vacation, the Dhe Dhen Gakhyil Homestay is my recommendation.

Where to stay in Dirang valley?

The best place to stay in Dirang valley is the Dirang Boutique Cottages, located on the bank of Dirang Chhu River. Owned by Sange Tsering of Holiday Scout, the riverside boutique resort is known for its exclusive location.

Since I had stayed at Dirang Boutique Cottages, I would highly recommend this place for those who are always on the lookout for secluded locations, away from chaos.

I loved the most about the resort because of the warmth in their behavior and attitude to go the extra mile to make your holiday memorable. Therefore, if you like places that have pristine surroundings, care more about the comfort of their guests, and serve organic food, the Dirang Boutique Cottages is where you should experience your staycation. Moreover, this riverside cottage is budget-friendly as well.

ALSO READ THE DETAILED REVIEW OF Dirang Boutique cottage here.

Whether you are a solo traveler, couple, or traveling with your family, the resort offers everything to make your trip experience extraordinary.

Do you need IPL/ PAP for Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh?

Attending morning prayer session is one of the must have experiences in Tawang. This is one of offbeat places in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Monks during Prayer Session at Tawang Monastery

You need an ILP (for Indian Nationals) and PAP (for Foreign Nationals) to enter Arunachal Pradesh. Due to its strategic location, bordering China and Bhutan, tourists are required to have permits for their holidays in Arunachal Pradesh.

How & Where to get the ILP/ PAP?

Buddha Statue at Khinmey Monastery, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Buddha Statue at Khinmey Monastery

Inner Line Permit (ILP)

Indian tourists need to obtain permits to visit Arunachal Pradesh. You can apply for the ILP permit ONLINE. You can get it done by the issuing authorities of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh. The offices are in Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong, Guwahati, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, and Jorhat.


PAP (Protected Area Permit)

The foreign nationals require PAP (Protected area Permit) to enter Arunachal Pradesh and they can obtain the PAP from All Indian Missions Abroad, All Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Home Ministry, Govt of India, and Home Commissioner, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh and Itanagar.

The PAP (Permit) can’t be applied ONLINE. So, the foreign nationals should contact Registered Tour Operators in Arunachal Pradesh for the permits.

Which are the OFFBEAT EXPERIENCES one should have in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh?

Me at Sela Pass in front of Welcome Gate, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Me in front of the Welcome Gate at Sela Pass

Tawang being a tourist attraction of Arunachal Pradesh, is high on every traveler’s bucket list. Whether you are seeking culture, adventure, nature’s splendor, spiritual wisdom, or remote corners, Tawang is the place for everyone.

Read More : Why Basar in Arunachal Pradesh should be on your bucket list

Snow covered landscape of Sela Pass, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The snow-covered landscape of Sela Pass

The compelling beauty of the land will make your jaw drop by its sheer rawness. Whether it is the unventured terrains, far-flung villages, unheard cultural practices, and sacred monastic festivals, Tawang has a lot to offer to the world when it comes to offbeat experiences in this region. Therefore, you will not find numerous unexplored places in any guidebooks and travel vouchers.

So, find out below the Top 15 Offbeat Experiences you should have in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

1. Attend Morning Prayer at Tawang Monastery

Monks during morning prayer session at Tawang monastery. Attending the morning prayer session is undoubtedly one of the  Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The morning prayer session at Tawang Monastery

The Tawang Monastery is the most popular tourist attraction in Tawang valley. Reputed to be the biggest Buddhist Monastery in India, it houses 500 monks on the premises. Because of the grandeur of the monastery and spiritual aura, it has been attracting tourists from all across the world.

In addition, the monastery serves as a religious, spiritual, and cultural center for the Monpa people. The major highlight of the monastery is a 25 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha in the central prayer hall. It is a sight to behold.

Giant Buddha Statue at Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh
Giant Buddha Statue at Tawang Monastery

If there is anything that left me spellbound at the monastery was the Morning Prayer session. The aura in the prayer hall, the sound of the Tibetan musical instruments, and the Buddhist chanting create the most powerful spiritual ambiance.

Little monks during the morning prayer session at Tawang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh. Attending the morning prayer session is undoubtedly one of the  Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Little monks during the morning prayer session at Tawang Monastery

I was amazed to see those little monks attending the prayer session just before dawn. The sights of the sleep-deprived eyes of those monks, wrapped in the red robes, sitting and chanting the mantras in the most disciplined manner, simply made my day.

Therefore, it was worth sacrificing my sleep to have these immersive offbeat experiences in Tawang.

2. Meet Brokpa Tribe & experience their lifestyle

Brokpa man during his daily routine.  Visiting Brokpa settlements is one of the Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Brokpa man at his hut

Who are the Brokpas?

The Brokpa tribe is the Semi-nomadic Yak herders of Arunachal Pradesh. They live in remote places in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh. The Brokpas keep moving from one place to another, depending on the grassland, weather, and temperature.

I was extremely lucky to visit one of the Brokpa temporary settlements outside Tawang.


The Brokpas are the herding community who have been herding cows for generations. Yak came to their lives later when Tibetan traders used to barter it for salt.

Since the temperature was perfect for yak rearing in this part of the state, the Tibetan advised the Brokpas to start rearing Yaks. That is how yak has become an integral part of their lifestyle.

Their life is dependent on three seasons, winter, spring, and summer. Just before snowfall, the semi-nomadic Brokpas head down to the valley to live with their families for a few months.

During the summer season, the Brokpas move back to the lower mountain areas for 2 to 3 months and keep moving towards the upper mountain areas as the temperature starts changing.

Brokpa woman making cheese, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Visiting Brokpa settlements is one of the Offbeat experiences in Tawang
Brokpa Woman making Cheese in her hut

Despite the harsh weather, the Brokpas were busy with their daily chore. While the Brokpa man was busy milking the yak while chanting Buddhist mantras, the lady was making yak cheese which is an indispensable part of their food culture.

Visiting the Brokpa settlement on the outskirts of town and seeing their lifestyle up close was one of the most offbeat experiences in Tawang I had during my trip to Arunachal Pradesh. This was certainly one of the highlights of my Tawang trip.

3. Get lost in the charm of Sela Pass & Lake in winter

Frozen Sela Lake, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Stand there to just swept by the sheer beauty of Sela Lake
Breathtaking view of frozen sela lake

The snow-laden landscapes, colorful fluttering prayer flags, frozen lake, and the icy road up in the hills. These are the common visuals when you travel to Tawang in winter via the Sela Pass. It is a mandatory stop on your way to Tawang.

The Sela Pass looks spectacular in winter. So, it is important to cover yourself with layers of woolens because it gets really cold at this high altitude pass. One needs to be extra cautious if you are traveling in winter.


Colourful prayer flags at Sela Pass, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Stand there to absorb the beauty is more than an offbeat experiences in Tawang
Colorful prayer flags at Sela Pass

The captivating sights of one of the highest motorable passes in India will blow you away with its jaw-dropping scenery. The grandeur of the Sela lake encircled by the mountains, the serpentine road view, and the snow-white landscapes can make you fall in love with the land even before you reach your destination.

I had visited Tawang in winter and the road trip from the Sela Pass to Tawang town was nothing less than a dream.

Me at Sela Pass, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Me at Sela Pass, Tawang

4. Attend Torgya Festival at Tawang Monastery

Monk wearing mask during Torgya Festival, Arunachal Pradesh. Attending Torgya Festival is one of the offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Monk during a mask dance performance at Tawang Monastery

Have you ever heard of Torgya Festival?

Why should you attend this festival?

I will tell you why. Because it is one of the offbeat experiences to have in Tawang if you are traveling to Arunachal Pradesh in the month of January.

Unlike other festivals, the Torgya is the lesser-known festival of Arunachal Pradesh. This is an annual festival and celebrated in the courtyard of the Tawang monastery with great zeal. This is a monastic festival. Therefore, the highlight of the festival is the sacred monastic dance called Pha Chham which is performed by the monks, wearing masks of the pig at the wee hour.


The 3-day long festival showcases some of the best monastic dance performances by the lamas, wearing eye-catching masks with the music created by the Tibetan musical instruments. The purpose of the festival is to ward off evil spirits and protect people from any natural disasters.


Monpa man came to Tawang Monastery to attend Torgya Festival. Attending Torgya Festival is one of the offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
An elderly man in traditional Monpa attire at Tawang Monastery during Torgya Festival

It is one of the biggest festivals for the Monpa people. The monastery sees the incessant flow of crowds from different parts of the state. The environment around the monastery is quite colorful during the festival. So, if you want to experience something different, what better than experiencing a cultural festival that is not known to many.

5. Get mesmerized by the Nuranang Waterfalls

Nuranang Waterfalls is a must visit offbeat places in Tawang. Stand in awe of the waterfalls is nothing less than an offbeat experience in Tawang
Nuranang Waterfalls

The Nuranang Waterfalls or Jang Waterfalls is one of the must-visit offbeat places in Tawang. Located at a 2 km downhill drive from Jang town, the Nuranang Waterfalls are a visual delight and quite enthralling. The thunderous sound of the waterfall can be heard from miles away. One needs to negotiate the way down through concrete steps to reach the base of the waterfall. 

Since it is located on the outskirts of Tawang town, many skip this place in the rush to reach. The 100 meter-high waterfalls are one of the spectacular sights in the region.  In other words, don’t miss the Nuranang Waterfalls.


GESHILA PEAK  near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
GESHILA PEAK near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh

This is an offbeat trek route near Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. One of the lesser-known places, this route promises a scenic drive from Tawang town. Located at a higher altitude, the view of snow-capped mountains and dense colorful rhododendron forest look picture-perfect. This high-altitude route is best explored on motorcycles, and mountain bikes. A mountain drive on this road is also a delight for those who prefer to explore offbeat Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh.

7. Visit Khinmey Monastery

Visiting The Khinmey Monastery is one of the must have offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The statue of the Guru Padmasambhava in the central prayer hall of the Khinmey Monastery

Another offbeat place in Tawang is the Khinmey Monastery. Around 9 kilometers from Tawang town, this monastery is one of the must-visit places in the region. Founded by His Eminence 15th Thektse Rinpoche, the Khinmey Monastery is my absolute favorite. The highlight of the monastery is the peaceful surrounding.

The aura of the monastery is very powerful. The 50 feet great statue of 8th-century Indian master Guru Padmasambhava in the main prayer hall is quite eye-catching.

Statue of Guru Padmasambhava at the Khinmey Monastery

The intricate details on the wall, door, and ceiling will draw your attention as you proceed to the monastery. The wheel of life depicted on the exterior of the wall outside the prayer wheel is something I found quite fascinating.

Entrance door to central prayer hall of Khinmey Monastery, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
The central prayer hall of Khinmey Monastery, Tawang

They follow the Nyingma tradition which is said to be the oldest tradition of Buddhism which started in the 7th century. The Khinmey Monastery is the only monastery, which follows the Nyingma tradition in Tawang. It makes this monastery one of the important Buddhist sites to visit in Tawang. So, don’t skip it.

8.Visit Lumla

One of the offbeat places to visit around Tawang is certainly Lumla. It is located around 45 km away from Tawang town and is famed for the giant statue of Tara Devi, a Buddhist deity. Unfortunately, during my visit to Lumla, the statue was under renovation. So, I couldn’t capture the beauty of the towering statue into my lens. Beneath the statue, there is a massive prayer hall. The eye-arresting landscape of layers of hills was quite a view.   

9. Don’t miss Urgelling Monaster

You can't miss visiting Urgelling Monastery is one of the Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Urgelling Monastery of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The Urgelling Monastery is one of the offbeat spots in comparison to other tourist attractions in Tawang. This monastery belongs to the 14th century. The 6th Dalai Lama was born in Tawang and he used to reside in Urgelling village. The monastery was named after him and so it is called the Dalai Lama monastery as well.

Ancient stupas at Urgelling Monastery in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Ancient stupas at Urgelling Monastery

In earlier times, the Urgelling Monastery used to follow the Nyingma tradition, but now the monastery follows the Gelugpa lineage. It is said that the monastery had a big monastic school, which was destroyed by the Mongolians.

One can also see the oldest stupas preserved at the monastery. The monastery is located 3 km from the main Tawang town. I highly recommend having this offbeat experience in Tawang on your next visit.

10. Mukto Village: The Last Papermakers

Another offbeat place near Tawang is Mukto village which is known for traditional papermaking. The village still practices the traditional way of making paper which is an age-old technique and only practiced in this village by a few skilled craftsmen. This was quite a revelation for me as I was not aware of this unique way of making paper.

I was informed that these papers are mainly used at monasteries. The manuscripts contain these traditional papers which are used to write a religious script and Buddhist chants.

The bark of ‘Shug-Sheng” (A Paper plant) is used to make these papers. They first collect the barks, then sun-dried and boil it in water to make a paste which they spread carefully on a canvas. Once the paste is laid well on the canvas kind filmy screen, they dip the canvas in water and put it out in the Sun to dry. This is a tedious process and is fast disappearing. There is only a handful of people who are still practicing this unique papermaking technique in today’s digital age.

The paper is called Mon Shug (literally Monpa Paper). This has been an important craft for the Monpa community for ages.

11. Thonglek Village

One of the offbeat villages around Tawang is Thonglek village. This village draws attention due to Dalai Lama who had spent a night in this village when he had escaped from Tibet. This is a remote quint village that is the best to spend a few quiet days away from the chaos in the lap of nature.

The village also has a monastery. The scattered wooden houses, those smiling faces, and the welcoming nature of the villager give you enough reasons to experience Thonglek village. This village is hardly 25 km from Tawang.

12. Must visit Tawang War Memorial

Tawang War Memorial is an offbeat place to include in your list
The War Memorial in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The Tawang war memorial is one of the must-visit places in Tawang. It was built in memory of the 2,420 armed forces members, who laid down their lives in the Indo-China war in 1962. 

The very first look at the memorial is impressive. The giant white Stupa with vibrant Buddhist flags, prayer wheels, colorful serpents, dragons, and other Buddhist relics are quite appealing.

People generally miss visiting the Welcome gate of war memorial which is one of the Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The memorial has two halls. The museum displays the belongings of the martyrs. It also has a sound and light show which takes you back to the war times. The walls are adorned with framed photographs of the brave soldiers at the time of the war. Photography is not allowed inside the memorial. So keep that in mind while visiting.

13. Visit the Giant Buddha Statue for an aerial view of Tawang City

Visiting Giant Buddha Statue in Tawang is one of the Offbeat experiences in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
You can’t miss this Giant Buddha Statue in Tawang

Want to have a bird’s eye view of Tawang Town? Visit Giant Buddha Statue for an aerial view of the town. This is also a vantage point to capture the captivating Tawang Monastery. This is one of the iconic landmarks which is visible from miles away. It reminds me of the Buddha Dordenma Statue in Thimpu, Bhutan.

14. Visit the Chakzam Bridge

Chakzam Bridge
Chakzam Bridge

Located around 25 km away, the Chakzam Bridge is one of the must-visit places for offbeat travel lovers. It was built by Tangton Gyalpo, a disciple of the first Dalai Lama, who constructed this iron bridge in the 14th century. He was popularly known as Lama Chag-Zam Wangpo. The bridge was built over the Tawang-Chu River to make a passage through Kitpi and Mukto. The best thing about this bridge is that one can still cross this centuries-old bridge. The Chakzam Bridge is considered an engineering marvel.


15. Visit Thukje Choeling Nunnery

Thukje Choeling Nunnery is one of the offbeat places in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Thukje Choeling Nunnery. Photo Courtesy: Sange Tsering

Thukje Choeling Nunnery is another offbeat place in Tawang. Also known as Brahma Dungchung Ani Gompa was founded by a Buddhist monk named Kachen Yeshi Galek. It is said to be the oldest Ani-Gompa of Tawang. It is located in a secluded place which makes it, even more, inviting for people who are looking for offbeat experiences in Tawang.

Spending time in Dirang Valley is one of the Offbeat experiences around Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Apart from the mentioned offbeat places in and around Tawang town, one can also include the Gorichen Peak, Madhuri Lake, Bumla Pass, Sangestar Tso Lake, and Taktsang Gompa.

Where to stay in Tawang

I had stayed in Tenzin Guesthouse in Tawang. This is one of the best places to stay in Tawang. Moreover, Tenzin Guesthouse has earned good ratings on Tripadvisor and some great reviews by the tourists.

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  1. james jennifer

    Good you explained everything in detail it has been a great help. Thanks for sharing the Useful and Informative Blog. Wonderful travel blog along with beautiful pics.

  2. Debojyoti Dey Mazumder

    Thanks for a nice and informative post on Tawang. But Zemithang should be included in the list of offbeat destinations around Tawang. It’s an amazing place.

  3. Pamela Mukherjee

    I have so wanted to visit Arunachal Pradesh for a long time. Tawang, Bomdial, Dirang, I really would like to visit each and every place as Arunachal Pradesh is beautiful and beyond explanation. You write each and everything in detail. Saving this article for my Arunachal Pradesh trip.

  4. Subhashish Roy

    Arunachal has been a dream destination for me and had planned a trip this December. However am forced to abstain due to the virus precaution. Would love to follow your recommendations on stay and things to do. Tawang is certainly the most beautiful destination in India.

  5. Agnes

    Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh seems to be a magical place, perfect for outdoor holidays. Amazing culture, architecture, and traditions. It’s not easy to get there, so it’s an adventure. Great that you provide so many useful tips on how to organize such adventures in remote areas. The Dhen Gakhyil Homestay in Bomdila looks perfect for a stay. Great that you explain that tourists must have Protected Area Permit and how to get it. I would love to attend morning prayer at Tawang Monastery and meet Brokpa Tribe. Torgya Festival seems fantastic!

  6. Rahul Arora

    Great Blog and Great places Seven Sisters states
    As we all know that travelling is stopped due to coronavirus now it is open.
    When travel is starting we need to follow some precautionary measures that we need to wear masks, use proper sanitizers. Wash our hand again and again after some time also if we filling sick then we must avoid traveling. These are some main measures which we need to follow.

  7. Devesh

    Wow…really amazing blog.
    I really like the way you describe the post..

  8. Ranjan

    Before Covid-19, I was planning Guwahati to Tawang road trip. But somehow, It got postponed. After reading this post, now I am even more curious. Keep up the good work 🙂

  9. Imperial India Tours

    You share nice information helpful for every reader i hope you always post information like this.

  10. Devesh

    Nice post.
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful experience with us. Loved your blog!

  11. Niranjan R

    This is such a wonderful and helpful post, Parna. Tawang definitely takes the top of my bucket list.
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  12. Clarice

    This place is interesting. I am not really familiar with Tawang but would love to visit someday. We have been eyeing to take a trip to Northeast India. Thank you for sharing this detailed post. This is really helpful for first-time travelers like me.
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    I wish I had know this region better and gone through posts like yours when I lived in India. I feel really bad to have missed out visiting this part of India when I was there . It is so beautiful and so much to see and do. Did not know it was home to the largest monastery and it does look so serene and peaceful . Dirang cottages seems to be a great place for a few nights and discover this beautiful destination.. Thanks for sharing
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  14. Ami Bhat

    I have heard a lot about Tawang and I really hoped to plan a summer this year over there but then …well! In a lot of ways, it reminds me of Ladakh – the same Brokpa tribe, the monasteries, the whole landscape! I am sure it would be as peaceful too. Hopefully next year it will be.

  15. Arnav Mathur

    Such beautiful pictures Parnashree. I am absolutely in love with Tawang now. Dirang cottages look so picturesque, and your wonderful experience with them, has definitely convinced me for opting to stay with them when I plan a trip to Tawang. I have always been confused with the ILP thingy, but you managed to discuss on that in a very apt manner. The Buddha statues does remind me of Buddha Dordenma in Thimphu as well.
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  16. Anwesha

    Great post. I stayed in Assam for like 12 years and my father used to visit Tawang due to work but unfortunately I never got a chance to visit Tawang. I have only been up to Bhalukpong. I hope I take my husband their someday.

  17. Kylie

    I love visiting these “off the beaten path” kind of places 🙂 I’ll definitely need to stop by here when I go to India! Thanks for sharing!

  18. Sophia Bawany

    Tawang seems like its part of another world. With the simplicity of the monks this looks like a great place to de-stress and reconnect with yourself. If we were to go, we would for sure need a guide. I know the Jang Waterfalls would be a top priority for us!

  19. Lynne Sarao

    It’s funny you started by saying Tawang needs no introduction because I have never heard of it so clearly I do need an introduction – ha ha! After reading your article I am ready to add this destination on to my bucket list. I would love to see Sela Pass and the Nuranang Waterfalls. The morning prayer seems like a very memorable and unique experience. I’m not sure about the Chakzam Bridge… that looks a little scary. But thank you for introducing me to this new place!
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  20. Cecilia

    These offbeat experiences are exactly how we like to travel. I am interested in learning how you were able to observe the Brokpa Tribe. Was that part of a tour or did you happen across them and just made genuine conversation? Either way, I love that you were able to have such an authentic and cultural experience.

  21. Linda (LD Holland)

    If I were to visit the area of Tawang, I would definitely follow your advice and hire a reputed guide. Especially if we travelled in the winter to see those stunning views. Not only would I worry less about having everything I need to travel in the area like a PAP. I would learn so much more about the area and have a way to meet more of the locals. I would make sure we made time to visit the Nuranang Waterfalls!

  22. MyLine

    First off, the photos look astoundingly surreal and out of this world! It’s like the sceneries were only captured to be viewed on a movie screen! The beautiful art of nature plus great photography equals these masterpieces! Thank you for sharing these beautiful places with us even though it’s only through virtual but you made us inspired and motivated to work our asses off to even just visit one out of these many wonderful places!
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  23. kshitija

    I am really overwhelmed with this article. I would like to thank for the efforts you have made in writing this post. Thanks for sharing. Great article!! 🙂

  24. molly

    The breakdown of kilometers is very helpful. It does not seem easy to get to Tawang but looks completely worth it! Dirang Boutique Cottages look like a great place to stay. I love to get to places and immerse myself in the culture. I like that you included that in your list of things to do! Sela Lake looks beautiful and I will put it on my travel list for sure!

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  25. Natalie Quinn

    I really appreciate your article…keep up the good work buddy…
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  26. Dennis Walters

    Hey, I love to travel a lot, I came to your article ad got to know about Arunachal Pradesh, its an amazing which in this article it’s like I have traveled AP from home. Thanks for this post, wish you to travel more and write an article like this more.

  27. Cmde Harshad Datar Retd

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  28. Akash Rathor

    First thankyou for memorial on your travel to Arunachal Pradesh. I’m loving you traveling plan for visit. After reading this I feels that I’m there.


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