(Last Updated on : 21/10/2013)
Tourism in Tawang District
is gaining popularity due to the presence of the renowned Tawang
Monastery and picturesque tourist locales which tempt nature lovers all across the nation. Innumerable tourists throng Jang Waterfalls, which is located here. The snow covered Sela Pass
in Tawang district is another major tourist attraction in this Indian district. There exists a handicrafts centre in Tawang district which encourages the production of small-scale industries based on the regional handicrafts.
Visitors who aim to pay a visit to this portion of the country must possess an Inner line Permit from the government which can be availed from New Delhi
. Travellers approach Tawang along a steep road journey, and cross Sela Pass which is located at an altitude of nearly 13, 701 feet. One might also access Tawang from the Tezpur area of Assam
by road. Visitors from Kolkata can reach Tezpur with the aide of a direct flight. In June, 2008, the government of Arunachal Pradesh
had initiated a regular helicopter service from Guwahati till Tawang.
Private and shared taxis and buses are some of the readily available modes of transport for visitors who are looking forward to traveling from Tawang to Tezpur in Assam. One can enjoy the spectacular natural beauty as one approaches Tawang, particularly when he passes the Bomdila
Pass which is located at a height of 8, 000 feet, Sela Pass and Jaswant Garh. The entire journey spans for a time duration of about 12 hours. One can gorge on the local delicacies like cream buns, vegetarian momos and non-vegetarian items.
Tawang district also includes some of the most beautiful waterfalls, lakes
are capable of charming all its visitors. The regional Monpa tribe
s of this place are known to be hospitable and generally welcome tourists warmly. The best time one should visit Tawang is between the months of September and November. From December to March, one would experience the thrilling sight of snow covered mountains and landscape.
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