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Holiday Destination: Tawang Monastery

It's Located in Tawang city of India.

The Famous Tawang Monastery was founded by Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in the year 1680-81. Tawang Monastery in Arunachal Pradesh is the largest monastery in India. It was founded near the small town of the same name in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh state of India, the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama. The monastery belongs to the Gelugpa school and has a religious association with Drepung Monastery in Lhasa, which continued during the period of British rule. It is very close to the Tibetan border, in the valley of the Tawang chu which flows down from Tibet. The monastery is three stories high and occupies an area of 140 m². It is enclosed by a 610 m long compound wall. Within the complex there are 65 residential buildings and 10 other structures. There is another gate near the southern and of this wall. It is fitted with a huge door. Near it there are two slits in the wall to see out through all along the outer side of the eastern wall connecting this gate with the kakaling. Tawang Monastery is one of the largest monasteries of Mahayana sect in Asia. The monastery is also known in Tibetan as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which translates to 'celestial paradise in a clear night.' The library of the monastery has valuable old scriptures, mainly Kanjur and Tanjur, numbering 850 bundles.

Climate of Tawang City

Summer 35 °C (88 °F), Winter 1 °C (32 °F)

Tourist Season

Between the months of June and October is the best for tourism visiting in Tawang.

General Information of Tawang City

  • Land Area: 805 sq mi (2,085 km2)
  • Population: 49 Thousand
  • Capital City: Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Language: English, Hindi and Monpa(Mother Language).


Bus Terminal near Tawang Monastery

Guwahati Bus Termianl

Paltan Bazaar
Guwahati, Assam, India


Dibrugarh Airport : Tawang Monastery is 608 kms (378.00 miles), distance between this airport.

Railway Stations near Tawang Monastery

Guwahati Railway Station

Paltan Bazaar
Guwahati, Assam, India

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