A perfect Tawang Itinerary | 7 days
Though 7 days are not sufficient to explore this place completely but if it needs to be done, you can follow this itinerary. Before you read entire itinerary, consider below points to plan in a better way:
- This 7 days itinerary starts and ends in Tezpur City. You have to manage further journey depending upon your requirement.
- Book a cab to travel from Tezpur to Tawang or from Guwahati to Tawang . If you plan to book a cab from Tezpur(like I did), you have to fly to Guwahati and can take a cab or bus to reach Tezpur. Staying overnight in Tezpur is must.
- You won't need a vehicle for roaming around the town in Day 3 and 6. For other days to travel from Tawang, book a cab in Tawang itself.
- Stay in Tawang town from Day 2 to Day 6. Book a hotel online. There are not much options for home-stay but you will get few in Airbnb. Select as per your choice.
I had a flight to Guwahati and then I opted for shared mini bus from Guwahati to Tezpur. It was late evening by the time I reached there. I stayed overnight in hotel.
Alternately, you can opt for Helicopter service from Guwahati to Tawang but i wont suggest that as the route from Tezpur to Tawang is fascinating.
Also always take a night rest at Tezpur before leaving to Bomdila/Tawang the next morning. It will take 10-12 hours to reach Tawang. Distance is not much but due to bumpy and hilly roads around the mountains, it takes so long.
If you are not used to road travelling and prone to motion sickness,then you can divide the itinerary of Tezpur to Tawang in two days by staying in either Dirang or Bomdila.
Tezpur to Bomdila: 176 kms
Tezpur to Dirang: 193 kms
Tezpur to Tawang. 330 kms
Sitting on a window seat, I was experiencing highly dense forest on one side of road and the picturesque view of river Testa on other side, with occasional sun rays sliding through trees . There are multiple hanging bridges built across the river. Do spend some time there and get thrilling experience.
|Glimpse of Dirang Town|
|Road to take you to the clouds|
|Jaswant Garh War Memorial|
You can spend your time here as a perfect picnic spot. If the day is sunny, bring a mat, few eatables, speaker and have a quality time with your favorite people.
Keep last day(Day 6) for roaming around the town because Day 4 and Day 5 will take a complete day and can make you exhausted especially if you have never been to such high altitude. So spending a relaxing day on Day 6 will be a good option because you will be travelling for 10-12 hours on Day 7 from Tawang to Tezpur.
If you need to cut one more day, then skip the Day 3 part and just keep Day 6 for Tawang town.
|PT sho lake|
Do not just visit the town to cover tourist spots mentioned in sight seeing list. Spend your time in nature and I bet there is no other better place to think about your life,approach, decisions you took which went wrong and taking lesson from it. Try to relax your mind and feel positive about life. After all, that is why we all go on vacation
Otherwise for one day outing, book a cab from some local agency and take a tour to any of the mentioned villages.
Please note that there is no option to stay in any of the villages. You have to come back to Tawang town at the end of the day. It is not necessary to go much far everyday to experience the culture. You can walk and can see many things around Tawang town itself.