How to Reach Tawang by Air, Train & Road
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Tawang is a scenic town located at an elevation of 10,000 feet above the sea level, located in the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang is majorly famous for its scenic landscapes and the views of prominent Himalayan peaks that can be witnessed from here. Besides, heavy snowfall during the winter season makes it an excellent choice for winter vacations. We have an amazing 10 Days Arunanchal package for you.

How To Reach: Tawang is located in a remote region of India that borders the country with China, so reaching there from other parts of the country is a time consuming affair, especially if you are not travelling from the central or southern parts of the country. We have 8 Days Arunanchal Pradesh Sightseeing Tour Package which gives you an amazing experience of nature. 

The fastest mode of transportation to reach Tawang is airway. However, the nearest airport is located in Tezpur which is a little far from Tawang, so it is going to consume some time too. You can also Book 9 Days Holiday Package in Arunanchal Pradesh (Flat 13% Off).

Another option to reach Tawang is hopping on a bus or taxi to reach Tawang. Otherwise, you can also opt for railway and roadway to reach Tawang. Though the journey to reach Tawang may be long, the scenery you come across along the route makes it amusing.

You can reach Tawang in the following ways:


By Air

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If you are planning to fly to Tawang, unfortunately, there is no airport close to the town. The nearest airport, Sonibari Airport,  is located in Tezpur. The road distance between Tezpur and Tawang is 330 km, so the journey takes 10 to 12 hours.

You can get a flight to Tezpur from major cities like Kolkata and Silchar. However, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati, is a better option as it is well connected with major cities of India. Regular direct flights from major cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, and Kolkata are available to reach Guwahati Airport.

Airline Services like Spice Jet, Air India, Jet Airways operate here. Tawang has good connectivity with both Tezpur and Guwahati. So, after landing in Tezpur or Guwahati, you can conveniently travel to Tawang from there by taking a bus or hiring a cab.

Despite being a more expensive option than railway and roadway, airway is the most convenient option to travel to Tawang.
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By Train

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There is no major railway station in the vicinity of Tawang, so it is not possible to reach the town directly by train. The nearest major railway station to Tawang is Rangapara Railway Station located in Tezpur.

It is located at a distance of 314 km from Tawang, and is connected with major cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, etc. From here, you can easily find a taxi or bus to travel to Tawang. Another major railway station closest to Tawang is Guwahati Railway Station. Being the largest city in Assam, Guwahati has many trains running to and from almost all major parts of the country.

The road distance between Guwahati and Tawang is 440 km, and can be covered by travelling in a bus since regular buses run between the two cities. You can also hire a cab to reach Tawang from Guwahati. Although that may cost you a little more than a bus.
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By Road

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The enchanting Himalayas make the way to Tawang a delight to witness. The unwinding road leading to Tawang is extraordinarily beautiful, especially during winters. So, if you have time and patience to enjoy little joys of life, it is a good idea to reach Tawang by roadway.

The last stretch of the journey to Tawang is anyway a roadway even if you are travelling by a train or aeroplane since there is no airport or railway in station closer than Tezpur. You have the following means of transportation to reach Tawang as far as roadway is concerned:

Bus: Due to the unavailability of any airport of railway station in Tawang, excellent bus connectivity has been developed between Tawang and other major cities nearby. So, you may easily find a bus or taxi from cities like Guwahati, Tezpur and Silchar to reach Tawang. Bus services to Tawang are also available from Bhalukpong, East Kameng, Nagaon, and Itanagar.

Car: Sharing taxis to Tawang are available in Guwahati and Tezpur. It is a good option to reach Tawang as it will cost you much lesser than a private taxi. Private taxis to Tawang are readily available in Guwahati and Tezpur. If you are travelling with family or in a group, a private cab is an ideal option.

Bike: If you are seeking some adventure, rental bikes are available in Guwahati. You can hire a bike and set out on a memorable bike trip to reach Tawang. The route is scenic and makes the journey worthwhile.
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25 February 2021
It was a last-minute decision to explore the northeast and luckily we found Thrillophilia. Had a whale of a time, riding our motorbikes at 3500 meters and having connected to nature. Exploring the Tawang Monastery, examining the historic buildings, and gazing upon ancient scriptures, all on our 11-day tour is unbelievable. I would like to give credit where it’s due and thank Thrillophilia to have made stunning arrangements at camps. Absolutely love how I could feast upon delicious vegetarian dinners at such remote locations. If you are a confident rider and have a valid motorcycle operator license, I suggest you take up this tour. The snowy paths, a reflection of the snow-capped mountains on the bike’s mirror, and sipping on butter tea, at one of the stalls, will always remain dear to my heart.
15 February 2021
Experiencing North East India’s unparalleled beauty was always on my mind but I had my quirks. I did not want the usual air travel or train travel so I signed up for a Motorcycle tour of the Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh with Thrillophilia. And, boy! Was I impressed? Hell Yes, My friend and I bagged their exclusive tour and went on to explore the historic buildings of Tawang, rode along the snow-coated mountainous paths, shimmering lakes and interacted with the Monpa tribes. A big shout out to Thrillophilia for fine arrangements like comfy tents to spend the night and delicious meals!

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People Also Ask About Tawang

  1. How to reach Tawang from Guwahati?

    Tawang is located around 488 kilometers from Guwahati. The best way to reach Tawang from here is by road, either by renting a private car, driving your own car or by taking a state/private bus. The entire journey takes around 13 to 15 hours, depending upon the weather as well as road conditions. Alternatively, you can also avail of the helicopter service from Guwahati to reach Tawang.
  2. What are the best places to visit in Tawang?

    Located at an elevation of around 10,000 feet from the sea level, Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh, boasts of a lot of scenic places you can visit, some of which are:

    1. Sela Pass: One of the most famous sightseeing attractions in Tawang, the Sela Pass has a lot of geographical importance. Located at an elevation of 4170 meters above the sea level, it offers some of the most scintillating views of the Himalayas all year round and is an important religious site for Buddhists. 

    2. Shonga- Tser Lake: 
    The Shonga-Tser Lake is mostly famous for being the place where one of the songs from the Bollywood movie Koyala was shot. Surrounded by scenic hills and mountains, the lake is a great place to sit back and relax or take stunning pictures of nature. 

    3. Urgelling Gompa:
    Urgelling Gompa is a 14th-century monastery, which is believed to be the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. If you are seeking peace and serenity, and wish to calm your mind, this is the best place to pay a visit to. 

    4. Geshila Peak: 
    The Geshila Peak is the highest peak in the region, offering not just a tranquil ambiance, but mesmerizing views of the surrounding nature. It is also considered as a place of worship for the people of Tawang, who seek their blessings from the peak. 
  3. How to reach Tawang from Delhi?

    The best way to reach Tawang from Delhi is by taking a flight to the Sonibari Airport, in Tezpur Assam, or to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati, which is well connected to Tawang. Upon reaching here, you can rent a private cab or avail the state buses to reach Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. Alternatively, you can also take a train to the Rangapara Railway Station in Tezpur or the Guwahati Railway Station, and then travel to Tawang by taxi or a bus.

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