Honeymooning in Tawang Hill Station
If you're in a fix about selecting an immaculate spot for your post wedding trip then look up Tawang could be the place to be. You'll be captivated by the snapshots of this picturesque hill station in Arunachal Pradesh, situated at an elevation of approximately 3048 metres and comfortably cocooned in a mountainous terrain, Tawang can provide the impeccable setting for your honeymoon.
Tawang is one exotic locale that has pedigree going for it as the 6th Dalai Lama was born here. Apart from visiting the sightseeing attractions of the town, there are numerous other sites and places of tourist interest in the vicinity of Tawang that you can head to for making your honeymoon trip an event to remember for a lifetime.
Tawang town is located in Tawang district in the North-Western region of Arunachal Pradesh- one of the seven-sister states in Northeast India. The town situated nearest to Tawang is Tezpur (in Assam). Guwahati, the capital of Assam is situated at a distance of about 555 km.
Tezpur is the closest railhead and also the major gateway to Tawang. One can head to Tawang from Tezpur either by jeeps or taxis. It takes about 12 hours to get to the hill-station and the ride is quite arduous as you encounter sharp turns and bends throughout the journey. You can proceed to Tezpur from Guwahati which is connected by rail to all principal cities and towns in India. Tezpur is connected by air with Kolkata and Guwahati.
Best Time to Visit
The ideal time to be in Tawang is from March to October when the weather is perfect with temperatures ranging between 5 degrees to 20 degrees centigrade. The days are sunny and the nights are cool.
What to Carry
- Flight/train ticket
- Driving License
- Travel Insurance Transcripts
- Disposable Cash
- Debit/Credit Cards
- Hotel Info
- First Aid
- Sunscreen Lotions
- Antibacterial Wipes
- Important phone numbers and addresses
Where to Stay
Accommodation options are very limited in Tawang and finding a cosy place to stay can be quite an ordeal for newlywed couples especially during the peak season. Make reservations well in advance before you start your sojourn. Some of the recommended places to stay are Gayki Khang Zhang Hotel, Tawang Tourist Lodge, Tawang Inn, Mount View Hotel, and Dolma Khangsar Guest House.
Things to Do
If you want to experience an adrenaline surge, you should opt for white water rafting in the capricious Brahmaputra River. Trekking is also a very popular tourist activity here as the town has some unspoilt and verdant treks that lead to the Chinese border. If you're an avid golfer, you can head to Shillong in Meghalaya which has some of the most spectacular golf courses in the world. You can also consider staying in Shillong for a couple of days for soaking in the sights and sounds of the place.
Your honeymoon vacation to Tawang would be incomplete without visiting:-
- Tawang Monastery (the second oldest in the world)
- Tawang War Memorial (dedicated to Indian soldiers who became martyrs during the 1962 Sino-Indian war)
- Sela Mountain Pass (you'll go through this mountain pass when you head to Tawang from Tezpur)
- Bumla Pass
- Bap Teng Kang Waterfall
- Gorichen Peak
- Gorsam Chorten
- Nuranang Waterfall
- Shonga-Tser Lake
- Sela Peak
- Banga Jang Lake
- Ghesila Range
- Tsachu Hot Spring (get to this spot by trekking)
- Thingbu hot Spring (hike to this spot as well)
- Pangang Teng Tso Lake
Visit the Handicrafts Centre in the heart of the town to pick and choose from a range of items like handicrafts made by local weavers and craftsmen, bamboo and cane utensils, Thanka painting, woollen rugs, shawls, and wooden sculptures.