Planning a trip right after this lockdown? Tawang is the perfect destination for you. Located at a high altitude, this town offers a perfect blend of nature and culture. This city is a spiritual heaven with an atmosphere of infinite peace, calm and beauty, and attracts many Buddhist Pilgrims from around the world. Since the town boasts an elevation of 10,000 feet, it is a paradise for everyone, whether you are an adventure junkie, a mountain lover, or interested in sightseeing.
Meditate At Taktsang Gompa
Perched on a hilltop, Taktsang Gompa should ideally be on top of your bucket list when in Tawang. Sitting in the lap of mountains and surrounded by dense coniferous forest and lofty mountains, this monastery helps you find your inner peace(read more on spiritual places). The overall atmosphere of this place is so calm and soothing that you wouldn’t want to leave this place at all.
Timings: Open 24 hours
Go Hiking At The Gorichen Peak
Gorichen peak, located at the height of 22,500 feet, is considered as a sacred place by the Monpa tribe. One can hike and camp while taking the trail to the peak. This trekking track is blessed with an ideal atmosphere and a landscape to challenge the adventurer in you. Known to be a tough trekking destination, the peak offers a beautiful 360-degree view of the mountains, and you’ll surely love it!
Location: 164 km from Tawang
Best Time To Visit: April to June
Head To Sela Pass
Don’t just chill in your hotel room, you’ve not spent a thousand bucks to sit in a hotel! Head to Sela Pass instead which is situated at an elevation of 13,700 feet. The pass is counted amongst the high-altitude motorable passes in the world. It is believed that there are 101 lakes situated in and around this pass, which are revered by the Buddhist community. Surely, this place should be on top of your bucket list.
Location: 78km from Tawang
Best Time To Visit: March to June
Be Awestruck By Visiting The Nuranang Falls
Nuranang falls, also known as Bong Bong falls, is a perfect waterfall located in the Tawang district. If you want to calm your senses and soothe your mind then this is the place to be. Be surrounded by the dense vegetation and vast blue sky and feel the sprinkle of water on your face!
Location: Tawang District
Timing: Sunrise to Sunset
Best Time To Visit: June to November
Go Shopping At The Tibetan Settlement Market
Ladies, shop till you drop at the Tibetan Settlement market(read more on flea markets in India)! From traditional items to Chinese crockery items or gift items, here you will get everything at a reasonable price. Here, you can also try its local eateries and cuisines.
Location: In the City Center
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm
So, pack your bags and head to Tawang. Stay tuned to HerZindagi for more such articles.