Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise


This time I travel solo and to a hidden unexplored destination.

The Route (as per the road): Kolkata > Tezpur >Bhalukpong> Bomdila > Dirang > Tawang

My modified route: Kolkata > Tezpur > Bomdila > Tawang > Dirang >Bhalukpong

Tawang-Monastery

Tawang-Monastery

Tawang:

Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed.The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang Chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing. There are many beautiful grlacial lakes in and around Tawang with crystal blue waters such as Sela lake, P.T.Tsolake, Sangetser lake, Banggachang lake and many more. These remain frozen in winter while in summer they become haven for migratory birds.

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Nurunag-Falls

Shungetser Lake

Shungetser Lake

How to Reach:

By Air: Kolkata – Tezpur.

By Train: Kolkata to Guwahati then Guwahati to Tezpur (lots of buses and shared card available)

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila-View

 From Tezpur:

  1. You may hire a Sumo for the whole trip from ASTC bus stand. Cost will be around 4500 per day including fuel.
  2. There is options of share sumo service from Tezpur to Bomdila (Rs.350).Then Bomdila to Tawang(Rs.500)

** In share sumo you will not able to visit the one of the main attraction Sela Pass and Nurunang Falls on the way to Tawang from Bomdila. In that case you can reserve a sumo for Tawang from Bomdila(Rs.5000)

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Lakes-on-the-way-to-Bum-La

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Lakes-on-the-way-to-Bum-La

Stay in Tawang:

  1. There are so many Hotels in market area which is crowded. (Avg. Cost : 800-1500 per night)
  2. You will find few hotels and guest house in upper side near the monastery with breathtaking view and peaceful location. (Avg. Cost : 1200-3000)

Eat & Drinks: You may try local dishes like Thupka ,Momos , Choupsy and beautiful PuriSabji and in drinks there are range of wines in less price due to no tax issue.

Tawang-Monastery

View from Tawang-Monastery

Tourist Spot:

  1. Day 1 – Local sightseeing like Monastery (2), War Memorial , Ropeway
  2. Day 2 – Bum La Pass , Madhuri Lake and P.T.Tso Lake ( A full day trip )
  3. Day 3 – Zemithang ( A full day trip )
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Bum-La-Pass

 ** For Bum La Pass you have to hire local sumo and you need a permit paper from Army and the whole procedure take 1 full day so on Day 1 go to the daily sumo counter in market area for Bum La trip. They will make your permit and all against you 2 copies of ILP and your photo id. (Cost: Rs.4500 for car and 500 for the permit)**

Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

Dirang

On the way to Tawang or way back there are 2 beautiful stations for 1-2 night stay – Bomdila and Dirang with wonderful landscape and breathtaking natural view. Hotels are available there within 700-1500 per night.


About the Author:Hi I am Abhisek Lahiri. I like to travel a lot. I often travel with friends but some times like to travel solo too.. Hope to write more travel articles for the blog in future.

5 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing your journey. Traveling to places like this is always my favorite. Peaceful places with minimal things always attract me the most. I also travel solo to enjoy the beauty of our mother earth completely. People often argue that when you travel solo, you can’t enjoy. But, this is different in my case and I learn a lot of new things when I travel solo. It makes me strong from inside and I get the self-confidence of traveling the world without any companion.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC–oJPchw4

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  2. Thanks, I am planning a visit to Arunachal Pradesh from 20th May, 2018.
    Please inform me whether any pass is required to visit any place of arunachal Pradesh?
    Best regards,

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  3. Abhishek babu thank u. Amra net e tawang samporkke onek dekhlam kinttu apner gide ta khub valo. Ami aro ektu jante chai plz apnar contact number ta deben

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  4. Amazing blog great information! Another amazing experience visitor can feel while taking a ride on Damodar Ropeways in Tawang!

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