Best Time to Visit Tawang

Looking an escape into the magical mountains of Arunachal Pradesh? Look no further than Tawang. From the mesmerizing views of the undulating mighty Himalayan mountains to the refreshing air of spirituality, Tawang is a must visit place for any explorer in India. 

Though the most preferred time to visit this quaint hill station is between March to September, snow lovers can visit it during December, January and December to see a whitewashed Tawang that is a sight you won’t forget for the decades that follow.

Considering all that Tawang has on offer for various kinds of tourists, it is one of the most underrated hill stations in the entire country that can be visited during almost any time of the year. Though most tourists prefer to avoid peak monsoon months and peak winter months to avoid inconvenience due to rainfalls and snowfalls.
So, all the remaining months qualify for the most ideal seasons to explore the scenic landscape of Tawang as the climatic conditions are quite pleasant.

Here are the best seasons to visit Tawang:

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Tawang in Summer

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Tawang in Summer

The months of April, May, and June mark the presence of the summer season in Tawang. Generally, the summer months are believed to be the best time to visit Tawang owing to the pleasant climate here. the summer days here feature a very pleasant climate with the day temperature seldom exceeding 26 degree Celsius. The summer nights in Tawang are not very cold either, rather refreshing.

The landscape of Tawang wears a magical vibrancy in the summer season, making it a beautiful place to be on a vacation. Plus, the untainted air of this pretty hill station and its serene atmosphere make it an ideal destination for rejuvenation. With clear skies allowing you a smooth commute, you can visit all the major tourist sites in and around the town in summers. 

Some of the must-visit attractions to check here are Gorichen Peak, Tawang Monastery, Taktsang Gompa, and Tawang War Memorial. You can also visit some pristine lakes lying at short distances from the main town. There is also a wide range of adventure activities available for offbeat travellers here including trekking, waterfall visits, meditation, photography, and whatnot.

The average day temperature in Tawang during summers is 22 degree Celsius.

The average night temperature in Tawang during summers is 10 degree Celsius.
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Tawang in Winter

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Tawang in Winter

The winter season in Tawang is known to be harshly cold. The month of November marks the onset of the season in Tawang and the place remains quite cold till the mid of March. Usually, it snows here during December and January months, cutting it off from the nearby station for days.

On clear days, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the mighty Himalayan peaks visible from Tawang and can also make visits to the nearby tourist attractions. However, in case of snow, the roads get blocked and adventure activities cannot be undertaken, so you may have to make peace with playing with snow in your hotel’s lawn. Or, if you are lucky enough, you can go visit the beauty of the high altitude frozen lakes in the vicinity of Tawang.

So, if you plan to visit Tawang in the peak winter months, make sure you have packed well for the biting cold weather and you have some extra days on your card just in case you get lucky to catch a theatrics of live snowfall in this pretty Himalayan town.

The average day temperature in Tawang during winters is 8 degree Celsius.

The average night temperature in Tawang during winters is -10 degree Celsius.
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Tawang in Monsoon

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Tawang in Monsoon

Tawang hosts monsoon during the months of July, August, and September with average to heavy rainfalls drenching the beautiful, lush green hills of Tawang. However, the risk of landslides and the bad condition of roads during the season often upsets the mobility in the region.

On the brighter side, the town of Tawang appears really surreal during the months of monsoon as grey and white clouds swallow the verdant hills of the town, making you feel realize you are truly amidst them. Besides, all the rainfalls in the region come alive, offering some spectacular sights for nature lovers and photographers. You can also get to experience the rich culture of Tawang if you attend the famous Behdeinkhlam Festival which is held in the month of July.

All in all, the monsoon may not be the most favourable time to visit Tawang, but if you want to experience something divine, you can consider this option.

The average day temperature in Tawang during monsoon is 20 degree Celsius.

The average night temperature in Tawang during monsoon is 8 degree Celsius.
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