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Tawang Weekend Gateway - Ideal Buddhist pilgrimage center of India
Tawang Weekend Gateway: Overview
Tawang is one of the very beautiful cities to visit and is glowing with breathtaking sceneries and a serene spot which is considers being part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at a distance of 183 Kms from Bomdila and 503 km from Guwahati situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level.
Tawang weekend tour package brings new joy in your boring life and provide chance to explore India’s famous Buddhist pilgrimage center. Tour gets start from Tezpur and covers Tawang in one day and stay 02 Nights at comfortable accommodation. We are pleased to offer Tawang tour package with prior facilities at very good rates.
What is Unique in Tawang Weekend Gateway and why?
Tawang Weekend Gateway is unique because you will find some famous sightseeing to experience Second largest monastery in Asia and largest in India, Second highest pass in the world, One of the most off-beat passes in the world and unique culture tradition and lifestyle with their tasty cuisines. In this package we offer to visit awaited sightseeing and provide Ac vehicle for 3 days at affordable rates.
Tawang Weekend Gateway: Highlights
Second highest pass in the world: Sela Pas
Highest trekker Paradise in Arunachal Pradesh: Gorichen Peak
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in country: Nuranang Waterfalls
Mother Nature Lake in Tawang: Nuranang Waterfalls
One of the most off-beat passes in the world: Bumla Pass
Second largest monastery in Asia and largest in India: Tawang Monasteries
Tawang Weekend Gateway: Inclusion
Comfortable Stay for 02 Nights
Stay is on twin sharing basis in the Preferred Hotel Category
Assistance from Tezpur airport or railway station on Arrival & Departure
Breakfast and Dinner
01 Day sightseeing of Tawang
Private Ac vehicle for 03 days
Parking, Toll tax and driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
Tawang Weekend Gateway: Exclusion
Any airfare, busfare and railway fare
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Arrive at Tezpur airport or railway station and proceed towards Tawang which is famous land of Buddhist Monasteries. Enroute you may have lunch at any good restaurant, after lunch continue your journey towards Tawang. Upon arrival check in to hotel and rest of the day free at your leisure and overnight stay with dinner at Tawang Hotel
Lunch: Served at any good Restaurant
After breakfast start your day by explore Tawang city through its sightseeing which includes Sela Pass, Gorichen Peak, Nuranang Waterfalls enjoy good time with your loved ones. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant. Later you may have lots of time to explore some more interesting places which are Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Bumla Pass and Tawang Monasteries. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Twanag Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
After breakfast checkout from hotel and proceed towards Tezpur. Upon arrival you will drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory
Hotels in Tawang
Standard Hotel: Hotel Dolma Chhinkar: TA Rank (3.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Hotel Dolma: TA Rank (3.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Good Restaurants in Tawang
The cuisine here is a blend of traditional North-Eastern food and a colourful and spicy influence of Monpas, making it standout a little.
Hotel Mon-Valley: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
It provide Indian, Asian, Tibetan food
Greenwood Restaurant: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Brozinni's famous bread sticks served piping hot with marinara sauce & cheese sauce
Orange Bar & Restaurant: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
This place comes as a respite for food lovers. The service is quick and one can indulge in a good meal while good music fills the air with ease and fun. It provides Indian food’
Dragon Restaurant: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
The Dragon restaurant is said to be the only place in Tawang that serves the local dishes with that earthy regional taste.
How to Reach Tawang
By Air: Tezpur Airport, located 3231 km away, is the nearest airport. It is connected by flights to Kolkata and Guwahati. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, 170 km away at Guwahati is the nearest international airport. Taxis are available from the airport.
By Helicopter: Pawan Hans operates helicopter services daily from Guwahati airport except Sunday. It costs around Rs 4000 for adults and Rs 2500 for children one way.
By Rail: Tezpur is the major rail head closest to Tawang. Buses and private taxis are available to reach Tawang.
By Bus: Buses and Taxi ply regularly between Tezpur (Assam) and Bomdila, and Tawang. It takes about 12 hours to reach Tawang from Tezpur. In addition to private taxis, shared taxis are also available. The journey to Tawang by road is an arduous one. A major part of the road is loose tarmac and gravel giving way to mud in many places. However, it is a scenic journey and makes up for the strain one has to endure.
Kolkata to Tawang: There are direct flights available to Tawang from Kolkata which is 1404km. Travel by flight takes about 2 hours
Best time to visit Tawang
The best time to visit Assam would be November to May when cool winds from the Himalayan foothills temper the heat and humidity. March to May is when the orchids are in bloom; the people are joyous and festive and the Bihu (harvest festival) drums resonate in the valley. Assam is best avoided during the rains (June to September) when heavy downpours cause the Brahmaputra River to flood its banks all across the state.
Places to visit in Tawang
Sela Pass: The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It owns the credit of being the only high-altitude mountain pass in the world that is motorable. This is the only way to gain access to Tawang by road. The views from Sela Pass are spectacular. The sunrays kissing the mountaintop give you a different version of the mountain.
Tawang Monastery: The second largest monastery in Asia and the largest in India is the Tawang Monastery. It was established by Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto during the 17th century. A wonderful scenic tourist destination, Tawang Monastery is located at a foothill and at an elevation of 3000 m above sea level. The monastery, which houses more than 300 monks(actual capacity 700 monks), is the main centre of spirituality and religion for the people residing in and around Tawang.
Taktsang Gompa: Taktsang Gompa is believed to have been honored by Guru Padmasambhava’s visit during the 8th century. The charge of the Gompa was taken over by his secretary, Chang-sey after his death. The monastery is bounded by a lush green pine grove. It is believed that Guru Padmasambhava visited this place for meditation during the 8th century. Encircled by thick coniferous forest and lofty mountains, this monastery is visited by devotees in decent numbers every year.
Gorichen Peak: Gorichen Peak the highest in Arunachal Pradesh with 22500 feet height but it also poses a high challenge to trekkers. The gorgeous Gorichen Peak offers magnificent views. Gorichen peak, also called as Sa-Nga Phu is well visible from Tezpur. The view on the road Nechipu to Seppa is also pretty good. Most tourists come across it while traveling from Bomdila to Tawang.
Shonga-tser Lake: Shonga-tser Lake is also called as Madhuri Lake, named after the famous Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. The lake was formed as a result of an earthquake in this region back in 1971. This place was grassland until then, serving to the cattle of the locals. The lake is an absolute delight for the photographers. Image Credit
Nuranang Waterfalls: Nuranang Falls is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of the country. River Nuranang originates from the northern slope of Sela pass and form Nuranag waterfalls before it meets River Tawang. While on your way to Tawang, do halt at these waterfalls to have a good time with your loved ones. Stop here on your way to Tawang. The Nuranang river originates from the Sela pass and before meeting Tawang river it forms into this beautiful waterfall.
Pankang Teng Tso Lake: Pankang Teng Tso Lake is one of them immersed in splendor and beauty of Mother Nature. Located 17 km away from the town area, the lake is also known as Ptso Lake. The calm water, silently moving clouds, earth with its wetness, chirping of birds and warmth is all that one gets while visiting Pankang Teng Tso Lake. This lake was formed during an earth quake and lies in pine forest. Trunks of dead trees can be seen emerging from the blue waters of the lake. The lake remains frozen during the winter months and thus summers is the best time to visit it.
Bumla Pass: Bumla Pass is situated 37 kms away from Tawang. The Indo-China border that lies at 16000 ft altitude is the right place for you to assess your fitness level if you love adventure. The ideal time to visit the place to enjoy its limitless beauty would be from May to October. Bumla Pass was the passage used by Dalai Lama to escape from Tibet and to enter India.
Things to do in Tawang
Outdoor activities in Tawang that you can enjoy, In fact it is an ideal destination for the outdoor enthusiast who loves these activities. Some selected Activities is given below. Tawang is an unexplored gem that deserves your time. Mountain chill, fresh air, verdant surroundings - an array of leisurely treks as well as challenging paths await you.
Visit Tawang Monastery
The second largest monastery in Asia and the largest in India is the Tawang Monastery. It was established by Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto during the 17th century. A wonderful scenic tourist destination, Tawang Monastery is located at a foothill and at an elevation of 3000 m above sea level. The monastery, which houses more than 300 monks(actual capacity 700 monks), is the main centre of spirituality and religion for the people residing in and around Tawang.
Explore second highest pass in the world
The Sela Pass is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It owns the credit of being the only high-altitude mountain pass in the world that is motorable. This is the only way to gain access to Tawang by road. The views from Sela Pass are spectacular. The sunrays kissing the mountaintop give you a different version of the mountain.
Visit Jaswant Garh
Jaswant Garh has been created in order to honor the valor of a brave soldier of the India army, Jaswant Singh Rawat, who alone fought against the invading Chinese troops in 1962 during the Sino-Indian war. Stories have it that a tribal woman by the name of Sela, who brought food and water to Jaswant Singh Rawat, committed suicide after seeing his dead corpse. For his colossal courage and bravery, Jaswant Singh Rawat was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra posthumously.
Enjoys at Nuranang Waterfalls
Nuranang Waterfalls is a 100 meter-high waterfall formed by the Nuranang River, which originates from the northern slopes of the Sela Pass. This waterfall is also known as the Jang falls, for it lies only 2 kilometers away from the town of Jang. Legend has it that the river and the waterfalls have been named after a local Monpa girl, Nura, who aided soldier Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat during his fight against the Chinese forces during the Sino-Indian War of 1962.
Motorcycle Tour of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh
North East India on a motorcycle trip to Tawang Arunchal Pardesh India. At 3,500 meters, the altitude of this pass only encourages a complete connection to nature. Take a gander at the Tawang Monastery is one of the most important social and religious sites along the pass and cast your gaze upon ancient scriptures from the 17th century A.D. Visit national parks as part of your integrated Kaziranga National Park tour. Look out over the lakes shimmering with a crisp reflection of the heavenly mountains.
Food to Eat in Tawang
The cuisine here is a blend of traditional North-Eastern food. TParatha-Sabzi, Zan, local versions of a pancake as well as a rich Biryani called Gyapa Khazi. Other than these, don't miss the staple Momos and Thukpaawang's food is found on its street, giving birth to a vibrant street food culture. You can book one of the hotels in Tawang that have an in-house restaurant so you can gorge on the authentic cuisine made by locals.
Tawang Hotel Booking
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Guwahati to Tawang helicopter fare
Helicopeter Service Guwahati to Tawang has been extended 5 days a week from Guwahati. The helicopter services between Guwahati-Tawang are available only on Saturday, depending on weather conditions and its charges became Rs.5000/- per person
Tezpur to Tawang bus fare
Tezpur-bound buses depart from Guwahati ISBT every 30 minutes throughout the day. It takes about 6 hours to reach Tezpur from Guwahati. From Tezpur, you have two options to reach Tawang. First option is the Assam State Transport bus. ASTC operates a direct bus from Tezpur to Tawang. This is a straight line distance and so most of the time the actual travel distance between Tezpur and Tawang may be higher or vary due to curvature of the road.
Snowfall in Tawang
Tawang district bordering China in Arunachal Pradesh has recorded the season's first snowfall bringing cheer to tourists and local people. Tawang, Sela Pass and Bomdila have witnessed heavy snowfall in Arunachal Pradesh with temperatures dipping to subzero level, informed by so many our readers and face book friends from this region of Arunachal Pradesh. Though with the heavy snow fall tourists are thrilled but the life of the local tribal people have become miserable with chilling winds. Tawang, Sela pass, and Bomdial has been witnessing a cold wave for the last few days, which has thrown local life out of gear.
Delhi to Tawang Train
No Direct train is available to reach tawang from Delhi. Take a train from Delhi to Udalguri via Guwahati. After that you will hire car or taxi to reach tawang from Udalguri.