35 Stunning Tawang Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh!

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Tawang was the ultimate culture trip.

Not only do you get an unbeatable sense of achievement when you finally make it over the treacherous Sela Pass, you have this overwhelming wonderment wherever you go in this awe-inspiring Himalayan town.

Your jaw will drop at the peaks of the snow-capped mountains, the colours in the Buddhist monks robes and temples, the presence in the statues of Buddha.

The endless hospitality of the locals and the cuteness of the yaks (okay, maybe that’s just me!).

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the least visited states in India for tourism but I find this fact unbelievable. It’s literally Nirvana.

My little slice of heaven and it’s so unlike the rest of India. It’s fresh, untouched, pure.

It’s the perfect oasis for a getaway. So, I wanna shout about it! Here’s a list of stunning Tawang photos for your visit!

Where is Tawang in North East India?

Tawang and the district of Tawang are hidden away in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. So, it’s no wonder you’re wanting to see some Tawang photos before you visit.

Sandwiched in between Bhutan and and South Tibet (China), it has an amazing mix of cultures and traditions that are waiting for you!

As a foreign tourist you will need to gain a Protected Area Permit (PAP) to enter the state of Arunachal Pradesh itself. For Indian tourists, you will need a (ILP) Inner Line Permit for your visit.

For tours of Arunachal Pradesh, I would highly recommend Holiday Scout.

Not only is the founder, Sage Tsering, voted one of the top 50 people to know in the Himalayas by Cond√© Nast Traveller, he’s also extremely passionate and knowledgeable about this part of the world.

Click here to read about my experience and full review of the tour

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Get lost in these stunning Tawang photos!

I have an admission to make, this is my first photo essay and I’m so excited it’s Tawang.

I was looking through my Tawang photo archives of Arunachal Pradesh and there are just too many awesome photos to share for one blog post.

Beyond getting lost in these captures, make sure you check out these blog posts for more context:

The 15 reasons why visiting Arunachal Pradesh will ruin your life

7 unbelievable places to explore on the road to Tawang 

So, without further ado; here are the 35 Tawang photos that will make you want to visit Tawang!

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Reaching the summit of the Sela Pass
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A winter wonderland near the Sela Pass (yes, that is actually the road)
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A winter wonderland near the Sela Pass (yes, that is actually the road)
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The first viewpoint of Tawang
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A view from the monastery
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Monks practicing for an upcoming festival
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tawang photos arunachal pradesh
Tawang Monastery
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This old lady visits the monastery to pray every day. Traditionally, the temple is circled 108 times in prayer.
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tawang photos arunachal pradesh
tawang photos arunachal pradesh
A lady in prayer with traditional prayer wheels
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Monks late for their lectures… or lunch! 
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Still at prayer
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Monks studying out in the sun as it’s probably warmer outside than in the cold study halls…
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Curious budding scholars at break time
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The tiniest, cutest and cheekiest of Buddha’s disciples :)
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Making candlewicks for the monastery out of cotton
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tawang photos arunachal pradesh
tawang photos arunachal pradesh
This poor little monk was too scared to ask for help to tie his robe up. Bless. 
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Puppies huddling to keep warm
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A Buddhist nun at the Thukje Choeling nunnery
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In Tawang, you get to see the moon as the sun sets on another day
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tawang photos arunachal pradesh
tawang photos arunachal pradesh
An ode to the same lady, circling the same temple, on a different day
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First light and morning prayer
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Smoke patterns of incense
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Basking on the temple steps in the sun
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A Brokpa (nomad) shepherdess churning yak butter, it has to be churned 1000 times per kg!
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Hahaha!
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Heading to Arunachal Pradesh?

If you liked these Tawang photos, make sure to read more of my articles on Arunachal Pradesh!

Top places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

My ULTIMATE Tawang Travel Guide

Top things to do in Dirang

A complete guide for 108 Mane / Mandala Top

Sangti Valley – a hidden gem in Arunachal Pradesh

Why you need to stay in Dirang Boutique Cottages

Exploring Namshu Village

A complete guide for the Sela Pass

Visiting the ancient Chaksam Bridge

Why you MUST visit the magical Jang Falls

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Dirang

Read more of my North East India articles!

Top things to do in North East India

A complete guide for Hornbill Festival

Longwa Village travel guide

Why you need to visit Cherrapunjee

How to find the double decker root bridges in Meghalaya

A complete travel guide for Guwahati

Kamakhya Temple guide

A complete Kaziranga Safari guide

Jorhat to Majuli ferry guide

Majuli Island tips

My top North East India travel tips

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