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How To Reach Tawang
Surrounded in the Himalayas, Tawang district is a snow-capped hill station in Arunachal Pradesh famous for unexplored hiking trails and rich cultural history. It is considered to be one of the most visited tourist destinations of Northeast India and it houses India’s largest monastery and is a revered destination among Buddhists. Best accessible by road, rail and air are also decent options to reach this destination. Here are some of the ways to reach Tawang in detail.
There are no direct flights to Tawang. The nearest airport from Tawang is in Tezpur (Salonibari Airport) which is at a distance of 387 km. The airport is directly connected with Kolkata, Silchar and Guwahati through Air India flights. The Government of Arunachal Pradesh also facilitated the helicopter services to connect Tawang and Guwahati. This service is available four times a week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – and one must pre-book it. The nearest International Airport connecting Tawang is located in Guwahati (Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport) which is at a distance of 480 km.
As there is no railway connectivity within Arunachal Pradesh, one can find the nearest railway station at a distance of 383 km – which is Rangapara in Tezpur, Assam. Rangapara is well connected to major cities and towns of North-East India. Another railway station that can lead to Tawang is in Guwahati, which is located around 485 km from Tawang. One can then take a cab or bus to reach Tawang.
Tawang is best connected through road via cab or bus services. The best way to reach Tawang is with Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) and other private agencies which have introduced regular bus services. Most of them connect Tawang to different cities and towns.