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Taktsang Gompa Tawang

Taktsang Gompa is located around 50 km from Tawang town. It is located near Sangetsar Lake and the border of China. This Gompa is one of Tawang's most famous tourist attractions and stands on a small hill. Guru Padmasambhava is believed to have visited this place for meditation during the 8th century. Encircled by thick coniferous forests and lofty mountains, this monastery is visited by devotees in decent numbers every year. Locally known as T Gompa, this monastery has a small structure, but the surroundings are incredibly mesmerizing. Remember to click some memorable photographs here. A visit to this monastery is a spiritual treat and a visual one. You can contact our tour experts to explore the monasteries of Arunachal Pradesh. We have well-designed holiday packages to take a monastic tour in this beautiful state of northeast India.

Location: Near Sangetsar Lake in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh 

Time required: 1-2 hours

Legend of Taktsang Monastery,Arunachal Pradesh 

One famous legend about this monastery is that there was a guru who meditated here in the cave for a long time. He gained great wisdom and practiced continued meditation. After that, this monastery was built to pay him a tribute. It is a high-altitude monastery, and you will require extra woolen clothes. 

Things to Do & See in and around

After having a tremendous spiritual dose, it is time to get a visual dose of nature. You will find Sangster Lake near the monastery, where you can rest and enjoy the beautiful sight of nature. It is also known as Madhuri Lake. Here is the list of famous tourist places you can visit near the monastery.

  • Stroll around Tawang War Memorial
  • Visit Zero Point Mangnum
  • Stroll near Shungestar Lake.
  • Get soaked in Kimaya Falls.
  • Explore Jang Valley
  • Get Blessings from the Giant Statue of Tara Devi 
  • Visit Bumla Pass for breathtaking sights of nature. 

Best Time to Visit Taktsang Monastery,Arunachal Pradesh 

Tawang is a throughout-year destination that you can visit any time of the year. But, if you are not a fan of freezing weather, you should avoid winter as the weather gets chilled during this season. The road might also be blocked due to the heavy snowfall. Hence, you should try to avoid the winter months for this monastery. 

How to Reach Taktsang Monastery, Arunachal Pradesh 

This old Gompa is around 40 km away from the Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. From this town, you will have to take a cab, taxi, or bus to reach this monastery. In addition, the duration to reach there is around 2 hours. First of all, you will have to drive to Bumla Pass. After that, from Y junction, you will turn toward Sangetsar Lake. After reaching this lake, you must park your vehicle and embark on 15 minutes of trekking to reach this monastery. 

This monastery in Tawang is one of the prime tourist attractions that you should include in your trip. If you are planning your tour in Tawang, there are so many other places which are worth visiting. You can cover all these attractions through our customizable Tawang tour packages that you can alter as oer your travel requirements. 


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