: Erstwhile Tawang District was a Sub-Division of West Kameng District till 5th October 1984. This district is situated in western most part of Arunachal Pradesh. The area of this district is approximately 2,172 Sq.km, bounded by Tibet (China) to the north, Bhutan to the south-west and Sela ranges separated from West Kament district in the east.
Famous Places in Tawang: Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Falls, War Memorial, Gorichen Peak,
P.T Tso Lake, Jaswant Garh, Rafting in Kameng River.
Sela Pass: One of the most breathtaking places in the Himalayan vista, Sela Pass is a lifeline for the people of Arunachal Pradesh and the Sela Lake is as heavenly as heavenly gets.
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. Built as a large mansion, it is an abode for over 300 monks. Lying amidst the Himalayan ranges, it offers a breathtaking view of the Tawang-Chu valley. One of the most prominent attractions in the monastery houses is the massive statue of Lord Buddha which is 8 meters in height.
Madhuri Lake: One of the remotest lakes of the country, Sangetsar or Madhuri Lake is a breathtaking combination of rocky mountains and an ever-present lake whose beauty is beyond spellbinding.
Nuranang Falls: Located en route Tawang to Zeminthang, this is a beautiful waterfall 100 feet in height. Even at 80km from Tawang, this astounding natural beauty is a great point of attraction for locals and tourists alike.
War Memorial: A 40 feet colorful structure, the War Memorial is dedicated to all the martyrs of the Sino-India War of 1962. Lying in the bosom of the beautiful peaks of Himalayas, this memorial overlooks the scenic Tawang-Chu valley.
Gorichen Peak: Gorichen Peak is the highest peak of Arunachal Pradesh and it is located between Tawang and West Kameng districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated at an altitude of 22,500 feet above sea level, this peak is roughly 164 kilometre from Tawang.
P.T Tso Lake: Located almost 25km from Tawang town, this immensely picturesque locale is a perfect tourist site. Excellent for picnic, depending on the weather. The serene atmosphere and mesmerizing surroundings leave tourists spellbound.
Jaswant Garh: Located 21km from Sela Pass, towards Tawang this site is dedicated to the warrior, Jaswant Singh who was killed during the Indo-China War in 1962. The place is open to all to pay tribute to this brave martyr.
Rafting in Kameng River: Amid the rich tribal culture, glory of Mother Nature, thick forests, luxurious riverine system and amazing bio diversity, raft along the strong currents of Kameng River for a pumped up experience. Enliven the experience of thrill and rush of rafting on Kameng River surrounded by a serene habitat of North-East. The beguiling and entrancing river, once known as Bhareli River is waiting to be explored with its varying grades of rapids.