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15 Attractions to Explore Near Tawang Monastery

Tawang Monastery
Tawang MonasteryCona, Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 790104

Tawang Monastery, located in Tawang city of Tawang district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh, is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. It is situated in the valley of the Tawang River, near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh, in close proximity to the Tibetan and Bhutanese border.

Nearby Attractions

Tawang War Memorial
Tawang War Memorial1.89 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

A 40- foot high multi-hued memorial, Tawang War Memorial is dedicated to the war heroes (soldiers of the Indian Army) of the Sino-India war that took place in the year 1962. Also known as Namgyal Chorten, the structure is similar to the design of a huge stupa. Overlooking the Tawang-Chu valley, this memorial was constructed to remember the sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Indian Army. This memorial that is placed on a slope was visited by Dalai Lama in the year 1997.

Jung falls (Nuranang falls)
Jung falls (Nuranang falls)12.38 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

The Jung Water Falls is one of the main tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. The eastern most state of the Indian sub continent is blessed with the resources of the mighty Himalayas. Located on the eastern frontier of the country Arunachal Pradesh is a mountainous state and most of the natural beauty and attraction of the state has emerged due to this topography of the area.

Sungester Lake
Sungester Lake15.38 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

The Sangestar Tso Lake is also called as Madhuri Lake, which is located on the way from Tawang to Bum La Pass in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, near Indo-China border above 15,200 ft above sea level.

Sela Pass lake
Sela Pass lake26.03 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Sela Pass lake is a high-altitude mountain pass located on the border between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of Arunachal Pradesh state in India. It has an elevation of 4170 m (13,700 ft) and connects the Indian Buddhist town of Tawang to Dirang and Guwahati. The pass carries the National Highway 13 connecting Tawang with the rest of India.

Gomkora Temple
Gomkora Temple34.05 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Gom Kora is a small Lhakhang in the north of Trashigang about 21 km away. It is also a gateway to Trashiyangtsi. Before it got its name as Gom Kora it was called as Gomphu Kora, Gomphu meaning ‘a sacred meditation site of Guru Rinpochhe’ and Kora meaning ‘Circumambulation’.

Chorten Kora མཆོད་རྟེན་སྐོར་རར།

Chorten Kora stupa was built by Lama Ngawang Loday in 1740 where the demon was subdued and it was designed similar to Nepal’s Boudhanath stupa. The festival call Chorten Kora is different from any other festival in Bhutan as there are no dances yet lots of people gather to rejoice the festival from all over Eastern Bhutan and from east-west part of India .

Trashigang Dzong
Trashigang Dzong41.05 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Trashigang Dzong or ‘The Fortress of the Auspicious Hill’ was built in 1659 to defend against Tibetan invasions. This imposing fortress is strategically situated high atop a spur overlooking the Dangmechu River.

Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
Bomdeling Wildlife Sanctuary48.55 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary is located in the North Eastern part of Bhutan. The revision of Protected Area System in 1993, merged Kulong Chhu Wildlife Sanctuary and the Bumdeling conservation area and gazetted in 1994 to be called as Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary. It has an area of 1520.61 km2 .

Lhuntse Dzong
Lhuntse Dzong66.69 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Lhuentse Dzong is a dzong and Buddhist monastery in Lhuentse District in eastern Bhutan. It lies on the eastern side of the Kuri Chhu and is perched on a spur at the end of a narrow valley. The Dzong was initially known as Kurtoe in the then-isolated Lhuentse District. It is the ancestral home of the House of Wangchuck.

Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary75.69 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Eagle’s Nest Sanctuary has an elevation ranging between 500 - 3500 m. It is quite a picturesque wildlife sanctuary with lofty hills, scenic valleys and the sparkling river like Kameng adding to its charm. The sanctuary conjoins Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to the northeast and Pakhui Tiger Reserve to the east and makes an ideal birding destination with around 454 birds species, 34 species of amphibians, 24 species of snakes, 7 species of lizards, and 165 species of butterflies.

Bhairabkunda
Bhairabkunda82.10 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

It is place as if it is set in a canvas perfectly painted with all the colours of nature. A popular picnic spot and owing to its calmness and serenity, the place is visited by couples and families alike. Bhairabkunda is located in Udalguri district in Assam at an elevation of 703 metres, and is close to the Bhutanese town Daifam. It is on the border of Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan and a must-visit for all.

Gethsemane Man-Made Forest
Gethsemane Man-Made Forest83.94 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Gethsemane is a man made forest and an eco-park located in the udalguri district of Assam . It is a treat for all nature lovers and it is home for several lifeforms. Trekking and adventure lovers can explore this area and can enjoy the nature and the wilderness of the forest.

Thrumshing La
Thrumshing La87.43 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Thrumshing La, also called Thrumshingla Pass and Donga Pass, is the second-highest mountain pass in Bhutan, connecting its central and eastern regions across the otherwise impregnable Donga range that has separated populations for centuries. The pass is often closed during winter due to heavy snowfall. It is one of the major tourist attractions in Bhutan.

Ura Lhakhang
Ura Lhakhang94.90 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Ura Monastery is a Buddhist monastery in Bhutan. The Ura Lhakhang is situated in the middle of Ura village in Bumthang. The temple is about the size of the National library at Kawajangsa Thimphu. It was built in 1986 on the site of an old temple which was in a bad condition. It is a two-story temple constructed in a traditional Bhutanese style and is dedicated to Guru Rimpoche, it also houses three sanctuaries.

Bagamati
Bagamati 95.85 KMs away from Tawang Monastery

Bogamati lies entirely in the newly created Baksa district in Assam. Covered with dense forest, this has become a famous picnic spot for locals and travelers alike. Bogamati is beautiful and is located on the mouth of Barnadi River. The scenic view of the Bhutan Hills is what attracts people to this place.