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TAWANG MONASTERY

TAWANG MONASTERY
TAWANG MONASTERY
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TAWANG Monastery:- About 2 Kms from the town is the Tawang Monastery. The Monastery is the second biggest and oldest in Asia and is known as the Tawang Ganden Namgyal Lhatse i.e., the celestial paradise of divine site chosen by the horse was founded by Merag Lodroe Gyamtso in the year 1680-81. The Dalai Lama gave him a painting of goddess Palden Lhamo to be kept in the monastery. The 8 m high glided statue of Lord Buddha dominates the sanctum. The great rotating prayer wheels, priceless thangkas, the drone of monks in prayer, sputtering butter lamps are an evocative vision. The Tawang Monastery has a residential building for the monks, a library, a museum and school for the basic education. Pierced atop a hill dominating everything around and below it is an enormous yellow-roofed Tawang monastery which was originally a large and fortified complex strategically sited where the caravan routes from Tibet, Bhutan and West Kameng met. The place is also famous with the legend of 7th Century A.D., King Kalawangpo and Khandro Drowa Zangmo, known as rTa nag mandal sgang.

District Headquarter : Tawang
State Capital : Itanagar
Nearest Railway Station : Guwahti
Nearest Airport : Guwahati
How to Reach :  
One can reach Tawang from other parts of the country via Guwahati and Tezpur in Assam. Upto Guwahati, there are daily flights of Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, Spicejet Airlines from Delhi. There are also flights from Kolkata and other parts of the country. Beside this, there is train service including Rajdhani Express upto Guwahati. Alternately one can reach Tezpur by flight via Kolkata. From Guwahati/ Tezpur one has to proceed Tawang by road which takes about 13 hours from Guwahati and 10 hours from Tezpur. So, it is necessary to halt on the way in Bhalukpong/ Bomdila/ Dirang locatrd in West kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Next day one can reach Tawang via the beautiful Sela pass located at height of 14000 ft. Accommodation facilities like Government rest house, Tourist Lodge and hotels are available on the way in Bhalukpong, Bomdila and Dirang. Tour operators who organize tour from Guwahati to Tawang by road like:- Tribal Discovery Tours and Travels: 9436045073 Himalayan Holidays, Tawang: 03794-223151 Earth Link Tours and Travels: 9436895071 Entry and Exit point: Bhalukpong Languages spoken: Monpa, Hindi and English
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Contact Person : Miss Tsering Dekey (DTO)
Contact Person Phone : 03794-222359
Contact Person Mobile : 9402477544
Contact Person E-Mail :
Web Address of the Place: http://www.tawang.nic.in
Last updated on: 26-02-2015
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