Located to the east of Bhutan, Tawang is a small town situated within the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Historically, Tawang was a part of Tibet, serving as the home to the Monpa people, a major ethnic group of Arunachal Pradesh.
An extremely charming and scenic tourist location, Tawang is also a place of high significance for Buddhist monks. It is a region that has been deeply influenced by Buddhist culture. In fact, the town has become nirvana for those wishing to visit monasteries, the Tawang monastery being the prime example amongst them. The town is also massively popular owing to its status as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso.
Tawang is a place that will completely spellbind you with its natural beauty and a rudimentary sense of spirituality. The Orchid Research Sanctuary located at Tipi is one of the most magnetizing places present on the earth.
Situated at an elevation of 3048 mts, Tawang is located at one of the most elevated locations. Due to this aspect, the town receives snowfall every year in the months of December and January. This phenomenon becomes more enjoyable as visitors journey aboard a ski lift, present within the town.