Tawang Monastery

About Tawang Monastery:

Located amidst the picturesque surroundings, the Tawang Monastery also known as the Golden Namgyal Lhatse is one of the gems in Arunachal Pradesh. Perched at the height of 3,000 metres above sea level, it has been recognised as the second largest monastery in the world, the first one being Lhasa. The monastery is believed to be 400 years old and has control over 17 gompas in the region. The main temple, Dukhang, boasts of magnificent interiors with beautiful artwork while the inner walls contain sketches and paintings of Bodhisattvas. The library is stocked with valuable old scriptures like Kangyur and Tengyur. The objective of the festival is to seek protection from evil spirits and pray for the prosperity and happiness of the people in the next year. During the three-day festival, dance performances, by artists in colourful costumes and masks are held in the courtyard. Losjer Chungiye, the famous dance style is performed by the monks of the monastery.

The major festivals held in the Tawang monastery are Choksar, Losar, Ajilamu, and Torgya. Choksar is the festival in which the Lamas recite religious scriptures. The villagers carry the scriptures on their back and walk around their agricultural land and pray for a good yield. The Losar festival is celebrated to mark the beginning of the Tibetan New Year.

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Best Time to Visit: March, Spring, April, May, June, Summer, July, August, September, Monsoon
Location: Cona, Arunachal Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Salonibari Airport

The nearest Airport Salonibari Airport. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Salonibari Airport to Tawang Monastery is 325Kms

Railway Station: Tezpur railway station

The nearest Railway Station is Tezpur railway station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Tezpur railway station to Tawang Monastery is 334Kms

Bus Stand: Tezpur ASTC Bus Station

The nearest Bus Stand is Tezpur ASTC Bus Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Tezpur ASTC Bus Station to Tawang Monastery is 330Kms

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