About Tawang


The area of Tawang district is approximately 2085 sq. km. bordered by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the South-West and Sela ranges separate West Kameng district in the East. Tawang is both historically and naturally blessed. Tawang is 3500 meters above sea level and can be reached from Bomdila which is 183 KMs away.

The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin. The Monpas belong to Mongoloid stock. They are well built, fair in complexion. Their houses are built with stones and timbers. Agriculture and Animal Husbandry are the fundamental means of the Monpas occupation.

Tawang Monastery which is an essential seat of Mahayana Buddhism is found here. This world popular cloister of the Gelukpa was established amid the seventeenth century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso who is considered as a contemporary of the fifth Dalai Lama.

It is Asia’s second biggest cloister and India’s biggest which controls 17 Gompas in the area. The highlights of this religious community are the forcing three-storied gathering lobby and the 28 ft high brilliant statue of Lord Buddha. There is additionally a huge library which has an amazing accumulation of aged books and compositions. The acclaimed Buddhist gold recorded scriptures Kangyur and Tangyur are safeguarded here.

An alternate fascination of Tawang is the Urgyelling Monastery which is viewed as sacrosanct as it is the origin of Thangyang Gyatso, the sixth Dalai Lama. Bramadung Chung, Sengsarbu Ani Gompa, Gyanggong Ani Gompa are likewise well known religious shelters and cloisters with the Ani Gompa being one of the most established in the nation.

There are additionally delightful regular Lakes in Tawang like the Sangetsar Lake which is referred to for its picturesque surroundings and in addition uncommon avi-fauna like snow pigeon and musk deer and the Ptso Lake for its pleasant scene.

Different attractions incorporate the War Memorial, Craft Center and the neighborhood markets.