Tawang is a beautiful hill station situated in Arunachal Pradesh.It is set at an altitude of about 11000ft. Tawang is located among snow covered Peaks.
It was founded by Mera lama in 17 centuries. Now this town is studded with all amenities. Now it is rapidly emerging as a dream destination for sight and nature lovers.
HOW TO REACH?
1. The nearest airport at Tezpur 365Kms. away from Tawang.
2. The nearest railways station is at Rangpara.
3. It is connected by road with Bomdila 180Kms. away from Tawang.
WHAT TO SEE?
1. Tawang Monastery
Tawang is related with Buddhism for a long time. Mira lama founded Tawang monastery of the ‘Gelugpa’ (Yellow hat). It is the major attraction of Tawang it is situated on the slopes of Tawang valley. In size it is the second to the Potala Palace in Lhasa.
It has a huge Prayer hall which is venue for all religious functions and folk dances as a part of rituals. Here is also a library which contains rare hand written and Block printed manuscripts of Buddhism. It has great religious value. Here is also a large amount of important Buddhist sculpture, paintings and artifact.
Here is also a 80m high statute of Lord Buddha. It is Gold plated and one of the finest sculpture.
2. Urgelling Monastery
It is said that 6th Dalai Lama born here. The shrines of fingerprints and footprints are found here one can purchase silver jewellery, hand-woven carpets, and beautiful masks from here.