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Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres (10,000 ft) to the east of Bhutan. The area is administered by the Republic of India as a part of the Arunachal Pradesh state, however, it is claimed by People's Republic of China as a part of South Tibet, under Tsona Dzong of Shannan, Tibet.The town once served as the district headquarters of West Kameng district, and became the district headquarters of Tawang district when it was formed from West Kameng. In April 2017, China announced additional 6 official names for 6 places in the South Tibet region, one being inside Tawang.

Tawang town is located approximately 555 kilometres (345 mi) from Guwahati and 320 kilometres (200 mi) from Tezpur. Tawang has an average elevation of 2,669 metres (8,757 ft).

The climate is warm and temperate in Tawang. In winter, there is much less rainfall in Tawang than in summer. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cwb. The average temperature in Tawang is 10.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 915 mm.

The 8m tall statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha in the Tawang Monastery Tawang Monastery was founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyatso in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. The name Tawang

When the 14th Dalai Lama fled from Tibet to escape from Chinese army, he crossed into India on 30 March 1959 and spent some days at the Tawang Monastery before reaching Tezpur in Assam on 18 April.[18] Prior to 1959, the Dalai Lama refused to recognize India's sovereignty over South Tibet of China including Tawang. In 2003, the Dalai Lama said that "Arunachal Pradesh was actually part of Tibet". In January 2007, he said that in 1914, both the Tibetan government and Britain recognized the McMahon Line

In 2008, he said that "Arunchal Pradesh was a part of India under the agreement signed by Tibetan and British representatives".[19] The Dalai Lama visited Tawang on 8 November 2009. About 30,000 people, including those from neighbouring Nepal and Bhutan, attended his religious discourse.

Climate

The climate is warm and temperate in Tawang. According to Köppen and Geiger, this climate is classified as Cwb. The average temperature in Tawang is 10.3 °C. The average annual rainfall is 915 mm.

History

Tawang was historically part of Tibet inhabited by the Monpa people. The Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means "Chosen by Horse". The sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in Tawang.

The 1914 Simla Accord defined the McMahon Line as the new boundary between British India and Tibet. By this treaty Tibet relinquished several hundred square miles of its territory, including Tawang, to the British, but it was not recognised by China.[6] According to Tsering Shakya, the British records show that the border agreed in 1914 was conditional upon China accepting the Simla Convention.

Since the British were unable get China's acceptance, the Tibetans regarded the MacMahon line "invalid".[6] According to Jia Liang, the British did not take possession of Tawang, which continued to be administered by Tibet. When the British botanist Frank Kingdon-Ward crossed the Sela Pass and entered Tawang in 1935 without permission from Tibet, he was briefly arrested.

The Tibetan government lodged a formal complaint against Britain.[7] This drew the attention of the British, who re-examined the Indo-Tibetan border and rediscovered that Tibet had ceded Tawang to British India, and attempted to revive the McMahon Line, in November, the British government demanded Tibet to implement the 1914 Simla Accord, this met with rejection from the Tibetan government which rejected the validity of the McMahon Line.[7] Tibet refused to surrender Tawang, partly because of the importance attached to the Tawang Monastery. In 1938 the British made a cautious move to assert sovereignty over Tawang by sending a small military column under Capt. G.S. Lightfoot to Tawang.

state Arunachal Pradesh
Country India
Area 2,085 km²
Languages spoken Enhlish,Tibetan,Limbu
Currency Ruppee

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Places to visits

  • Bumla Pass

    If you are an adventure enthusiast then Bumla Pass In Tawang is the right place for you. Moreover, you can able to know your fitness levels.

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    If you are an adventure enthusiast then Bumla Pass In Tawang is the right place for you. Moreover, you can able to know your fitness levels. The highly adventurous Bumla Pass is about 37 km away from Tawang. And it is perched at an elevation of 16000 ft above the sea level. The expedition undergoes many challenges. Most of the landscape covered with snow and it is in horrible condition to drive. Needs a lot of attention while driving. Also, the drivers need to be prowess to drive on mountain terrain.

  • Urgelling Gompa

    At Tawang, at a height of 10,000 feet above sea level, the district of Arunachal Pradesh is a land of the Monpsis.

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    At Tawang, at a height of 10,000 feet above sea level, the district of Arunachal Pradesh is a land of the Monpsis. It is believed that, in the 17th century, my lama was named Tawang. Tawang is famous for its natural beauty, which attracts and attracts the traveler. This place has a beautiful natural scene in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast of India. The Galukas sect are found mainly in this area, which are close to other Tibetan sects.

  • Bap Teng Kang Waterfall

    The Bum La Pass is located about 37 km away from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, at the Indo-China border above 16,500 ft above sea level.

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    The Bum La Pass is located about 37 km away from Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, at the Indo-China border above 16,500 ft above sea level. This is an old traders road went from Tawang via Milakatong La Pass (La in Tibetan is to Bum La Pass and finally to Tsona Dzong in Tibet province of China.It is often covered with heavy snow throughout the year. It is one of the most off-beat passes in the world.Road to Bum la from Tawang pass through snow covered mountains and pass by frozen lakes.Traveling on this road is a unique experience. Only SUV can go there.

  • Nature in Tawang‎

    Even I couldn’t have dreamed up a moment so perfectly surreal or a place so bewitchingly beautiful.

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    Even I couldn’t have dreamed up a moment so perfectly surreal or a place so bewitchingly beautiful. Filled with glittering rainbows, thundering waterfalls, mirror-like mountain lakes, wild orchids, flower meadows and meandering river valleys, Tawang is an untouched and pristine land that inspires indescribable wonder

  • Jaswant Garh

    Tawang War Memorial, a 40 foot high multi-hued memorial, has a structure constructed in stupa design.

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    Tawang War Memorial, a 40 foot high multi-hued memorial, has a structure constructed in stupa design. Dedicated to the martyrs of Sino-India War held in 1962, this memorial is nestled among beautiful peaks, which overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley. Popularly known as Namgyal Chorten, the memorial has names of 2,420 dead soldiers. The names of the soldiers are etched in gold on around 32 black granite plagues.

Food

  • Momos

    Dragon Restaurant serves mouth-watering Chinese, Indian and Tibetan Food. Famous among locals.

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    Dragon Restaurant serves mouth-wateringChinese, Indian and Tibetan Food. Famousamong locals, this place is a sure shot winner amongst food lovers. Don't leave therestaurant without trying the localspecialties and I am sure you will be yearning for more. Order dishes likemomos, churpa and their signature Tibetan yak-butter tea for sure!

  • Delicious Yak Meat

    This is the largest restaurant in Lhasa. Tibetan furniture and décor gives an awesome feel.

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    This is the largest restaurant in Lhasa. Tibetan furniture and décor gives an awesome feel. This eating joint serves chicken and beef and many other dishes which are common, but it is recommended to try its yak meat as the name of the restaurant itself implies its yak speciality. It also offers you to enjoy Tibetan culture as well as dance performances and songs are presented by the Tibetan artists. Some snacks and a good drink followed by dinner is all what you need here.

  • Pleasure of Food

    Tashi II in the Kirey Hotel is famous for its clean and quiet environment.

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    Tashi II in the Kirey Hotel is famous for its clean and quiet environment. It offers Tibetan food including Tibetan momos, tsampa, thukpa and fried yak meat as well as spaghetti, mashed potatoes and fries. Actually its menu is the same as that of the Tashi I

  • Attractive Burritos

    The restaurant offers plentiful of food preparations including burritos, vegetarian lasagna and yak burgers.

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    The restaurant offers plentiful of food preparations including burritos, vegetarian lasagna and yak burgers. Prices a little higher than those at Tashi I and II. It serves a classic Lhasa delicacy popularly called the chicken sizzler, which is a must try recipe. It is very comfortable to sit outdoors to have your meals in the sunny sky. It has open restaurant, the fresh air and sometimes the sunny days are enjoyable sitting in outdoors. The menu with English dishes is served with quick serving time. The waiters are friendly too.

  • Freshly Fried Chops of Mutton

    Except the above restaurants, some hotels in Lhasa also offer western food, such as Hard Yak Cafe of Lhasa Hotel.

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    Except the above restaurants, some hotels in Lhasa also offer western food, such as Hard Yak Cafe of Lhasa Hotel. It is the main restaurant among the three restaurants of Lhasa Hotel and provides western food in good ambience. If you are just an eater not stay in the Lhasa Hotel, you will have to pay the fare. In Hard Yak Cafe, hamburgers, fired tomatoes, local vegetables, Yak fillet, pizza, yak steak and so on are for your option

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Tawang

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Home to one of the 7 wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal, Tawang is a sneak peek into the architectural history with other structures such as Tawang Fort and Fatehpur Sikri and hence makes for a must visit for anyone living in or visiting India.

When you talk about Tawang , one thing has to stand out - yes, the Taj Mahal. Tawang is host to the only one of the Seven Wonders of the World in India, Taj Mahal, which makes the whole country proud. But that's not the only thing Tawang has to boast of. Tawang has three UNESCO World Heritage sites and Taj Mahal features in the 50 most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Places

Things to do - Sports and nature

Tawang which is almost the lifeline of Indian tourism. History fanatics as well as architecture buffs can have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display.

History fanatics as well as architecture buffs can have a ball here with the sheer expanse of the Mughal art and culture on display. Apart from its monuments, the city also has some exciting stuff for foodies - including the famous Tawang ka Petha and amazing chaat and Lassi.

Food

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Another equally delicious item is the Chaat here. Tawang has varieties of Chaat available including Aloo Tikki, Pani Puri, Papri Chaat, Samosa, Kachori etc all over the city. Another popular snack here is Dalmoth, which is a spicy lentil mix.

Whether you love the spicy chaats or you have a sweet tooth, Tawang never ceases to fascinate. Petha, a soft candy made from ash gourd is almost synonymous to Tawang 's cuisine and is a specialty which you just cannot miss. There are various new flavors and innovative presentations of this ever popular sweet dish from Tawang . Panchi petha is the most popular shop in Tawang , and there are so many of these that you won't even have to think where to get it from.