TAWANG is a very small and beautiful town situated at a height of 10,000ft.in northwest part of Arunachal-Pradesh.It is approx.400 km. away from Guwahati.It takes nearly 16-17 hrs. if one travels by road...it is a very tedious journey but at the same time adventurous too.Since June 2008 a govt chopper service i.e. Paramhansa Helicopter Service is available on daily basis from Ghy.to Tawang....it is an hour journey by air.As my father worked as an engineer for the govt. of Arunachal-Pradesh all his life....i have been to this place several times....Raja(my brother-in-law) and his two other friends..all dentists in making are just back from Tawang and have been raving about this beautiful place since then.They opted this chopper service at a rate of rs.3000 per head(one way) and boarded the helicopter from Ghy airport.Here is Raja(navy blue tee) and Gunajeet posing for a pic before boarding.After an hour Tawang airport is visible.Ready to land......these flights are very weather sensitive so if the weather is unfavourable flights are suspended.One very important thing is to get an inner line permit before planning to visit here...it is issued by the Govt. of Arunachal-Pradesh ....permit is available in Kolkatta,Guwahati,Tejpur and New-Delhi.
This is beautiful Tawang.......it has many monasteries,lakes and other beautiful spots which i will bring to you in series.Tawang is known worldwide for its 400 year old buddhisht gompa.As Tawang is a very cold place one must be fully stocked with good warm clothings.