If you are looking for a reason to visit Arunachal Pradesh, you should plan your trip around the Tawang Festival which will be held from October 21-23. An annual tourism extravaganza, it aims to promote tourism and showcase the culture and traditions of the State. This three-day festival will have cycling expeditions, cultural shows and a lot more.
The District Administration held a preparatory meeting to discuss about the festival. The meeting was attended by local MLA Tsering Tashi, Zilla Parishad Chairperson, head of departments, including the district SP, secretary of Tawang Monastery, public leaders, and representatives of Army, SSB, GREF, ITBP and local NGOs, including Yuva Arunachal, and student leaders.
In the festival, a mega fair will be constructed to showcase the brilliant culture of the monastic tribes. Religious chants by a few monks from the Tawang monastery, folk dances, tribal dances, and other forms of culture will also be showcased.
Where to stay
Hotel Tawang Holiday located at Tawang Main Market, opposite to SBI Tawang and near HDFC Bank, Tawang 790104, would be a good place to stay
Things to do
- You can visit the tallest road pass, the Sela pass.
- Take a tour of the famed Tawang monastery
- Visit the popular Madhuri lake or see the Tawang War Memorial
- Try the roadside Momos and Thukpa’s