Tawang Festival – Perfect representation of Arunachal Pradesh’s culture


Tawang festival

Tawang Festival (PC : Catherine Marciniak via flickr.com)

The Tourism Department of Arunachal Pradesh has been organising “Tawang Festival” in the state every year, during the first week of May, in order to expose the state’s unique culture and traditions to the outside world. This festival has also helped to improve the tourism potential of the district of Tawang. What was a small, less-travelled, serene location a few years ago, has now become one of the most preferred hill stations in North East India, thanks to this Tawang Festival.

The festival usually goes on for 3 days, where a mega fair is constructed in the state to showcase the brilliant culture of the monastic tribes. Religious chanting by select monks from Tawang monastery, folk dances, tribal dances and other diverse forms of the state’s culture are displayed in their finest glory during this festival.

If you want to witness this cultural extravaganza, book a Tawang Festival tour with us. Our expert team gives you the itinerary after listening to your requirements carefully and provides you with cab bookings as well. Our tour is designed in such a way that you get the best of Tawang at highly competitive prices. Witness Arunachali culture at its supreme form, with our Tawang festival tours, designed solely as per your convenience.

About Tawang


Tawang (PC : Angel Lahoz via flickr.com)

Inhabited almost fully by the Monpa tribal community people, Tawang is an exquisitely beautiful district in Arunachal Pradesh. It is located at a height of 3500feet above sea level. It is well-protected by the magnificent Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi mountain ranges. With the peaceful chants coming from the Buddhist monasteries all around, Tawang district with its placid lakes, mighty peaks, pollution-free mountain air and natural abundance, definitely looks heavenly.

How to reach

Air – Salonibari Airport in Tezpur, Assam (around 140km from Tawang) is the nearest domestic airport and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati (around 480km from Tawang) is the nearest international airport.

Railway –Tezpur is the nearest rail head to get to Tawang. From Tezpur, there are many buses and taxis, which will take you to Tawang.

Road – Government and private buses are available directly from Tezpur, (around 12hours away from Tawang), in large numbers on a daily basis.

Where to stay

We offer various Tawang Festival tour packages in which we introduce to you the different cultures and festivities of the Tawang people. We can accommodate you in a hotel or camp as per your timing and budget constraints. Tawang festival is usually celebrated in the first week of May; therefore you might want to pre-book our camps, to avoid disappointments later on. For all queries related to advance booking of camps, you can reach out to Mr. ManashChaliha at 07399054196.

Things to do

  • Visit the tallest road pass in Arunachal Pradesh, “Sela Pass”
  • Take a tour around the Tawang Monastery and sink in the tranquillity that you get here
  • Visit the scenic lake of Madhuri
  • Pay respects to war heroes at the Tawang War Memorial
  • Enjoy the beauty of Nuranang Waterfalls

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