How to reach Tawang?

#1 Jun 1st, 2007, 18:15
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Hi guys,

I was going through some website when I saw few pics mentioning that they were of Tawang, Assam, India. Ever since I am unable to concentrate my mind on anything. I am willing to go there and spent some time there.

Can anyone suggest me how to reach Tawang? Though I am a budget kind of traveller I would shell out extra money for Flight/Chopper if needed?

What all should be done while in Tawang? Is it possible to go there by Bike? Does anyone give bike like Pulsar on rent?

Please help me outttttttttttttttttttttttttttt ttttttt.

#2 Jun 11th, 2007, 19:37
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Hi lehlover,
Tawang is not in Assam (it was before 1962 I believe), it is in Arunachal Pradesh.
The best route by my experience is -
1) Reach Guwahati by a train or flight.
2) Take bus to Tezpur (good quality buses ply all through day). Takes around 6 hours.
3) Take a state transport bus from Tezpur to Tawang.
Takes around 6-7 hours depending on road.
or
Take a shared maxi cab (generally Tata sumo) to Tawang
or
If you are in group, hire a maxi cab for yourself (best bet).

Do not indulge in night travel as roads in some part are not safe, mudslides are possible. You will find only the army trucks travelling in night and in case of emergency not help is possible.
Not all buses go directly to Tawang, some go only upto Bomdila. If you take my words, one must spend atleast one day in Bomdila as well. It is a very nice place with hot water springs and good waterfalls. It also gives you a well deserved break from travelling.

Tawang is good and has many hotels. All are budget class so don't worry.
Only local taxis are allowed to take tourists for sight-seeing. They have fixed rates. Try to take local hill drivers for two good reasons-
they know the area much better and they are more honest.

Happy travelling.
#3 Oct 25th, 2007, 02:17
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Hi there

I would like to visit Tawang early February 2008. Is the place accessible then? And do I need a special permit to visit Tawang?
I am not an Indian citizen.

Many thanks for your info!
#4 Nov 6th, 2007, 16:19
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Hi friends,

Just curious to know if the planz to visit Tawang is still there?
Any updates?

Please do share ur experiences.

Thanks and Regards,
Praveen
Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body. But rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, with a beer (preferably a Haywards 5000) in one hand, shouting "goshhh... what a ride!!!

Checkout my blog : http://memyselfandmyjourney.blogspot.com/
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Oh.. and I forgot to thank vpsingh for the info already provided. (i'd make use of it in Jul/Aug 2008)
#6 Nov 6th, 2007, 16:26
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Smile Please advice on Tawang/Bomdila visit for December 2007

Hi,
I am a member of IndiaMike and wish to inquire about a visit to Bomdila and Tawang, since you have some knowledged about these places, kindly guide us.

1. We would like to visit Bomdila-Tawang-Bomdila (please suggest if this is fine..)

2.We are traveling on 16.12.07 to Bomdila, Please advice how do we travel to Bomdila direct from Guwahati, by bus/car etc, its charges etc.. where to we get ILP for the visit to tawang/bomdila in guwahati, its charges, time taken to issue,, please advice on an economic hotel in Bomdila wherein we can lodge for the night.

3. we plan to travel to Tawang on 17.12.07, Please advice how do we travel to Tawang from Bomdila by bus/car etc, its charges etc.. please advice on an economic hotel in Tawang wherein we can lodge for the night.
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#7 Nov 6th, 2007, 16:35
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Originally Posted by chris123 View Post Hi,
I am a member of IndiaMike and wish to inquire about a visit to Bomdila and Tawang, since you have some knowledged about these places, kindly guide us.

1. We would like to visit Bomdila-Tawang-Bomdila (please suggest if this is fine..)

2.We are traveling on 16.12.07 to Bomdila, Please advice how do we travel to Bomdila direct from Guwahati, by bus/car etc, its charges etc.. where to we get ILP for the visit to tawang/bomdila in guwahati, its charges, time taken to issue,, please advice on an economic hotel in Bomdila wherein we can lodge for the night.

3. we plan to travel to Tawang on 17.12.07, Please advice how do we travel to Tawang from Bomdila by bus/car etc, its charges etc.. please advice on an economic hotel in Tawang wherein we can lodge for the night.
I can't answer all your questions but some info about my Tawang visit via Bomdilla, is available here: http://kothanda.srinivasan.googlepages.com/tawang
#8 Apr 15th, 2008, 21:13
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hi pravs,

Any chance you will be going to Tawang in may/june 08

thank you,
harsha
#9 Apr 15th, 2008, 21:59
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Originally Posted by vpsingh View Post 3) Take a state transport bus from Tezpur to Tawang.
Takes around 6-7 hours depending on road.
or
Take a shared maxi cab (generally Tata sumo) to Tawang
or
If you are in group, hire a maxi cab for yourself (best bet).
6-7 hours? It is more like 26-27 hours. Tawang is a long long road from Tezpur and the journey can be an ordeal, even though it is scenic. Most people break the journey by halting somewhere in the night(ideally Dirang). There are just one or two buses running to Tawang from Tezpur everyday, so book ahead. Yes, buses are avoidable, try to find a few people to go with and share a jeep.

For more information, you can read my journal on Tawang

May-June, it could be raining, especially in June. But look for more inputs on this.
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#10 Apr 16th, 2008, 16:23
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Hi Friends,

We visited Tawang and some other places in the NE this feb. It was an amazing trip which none of us will ever forget. Am still in the process of updating the blog.

you can visit my blog for more info: http://memyselfandmyjourney.blogspot...east-trip.html

Warm Regards,
Praveen
#11 May 7th, 2008, 18:23
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Originally Posted by sreeharshar View Post hi pravs,

Any chance you will be going to Tawang in may/june 08

thank you,
harsha
Hi there, I understand you will be going to NE India around June. We are two Israelies currently traveling in India and Nepal and we are interested in finding someone to share the permit costs with. We are keen on traveling through AP, with Nagaland as a possibility.

Thanks in advance,

Adam and Perrie
#12 May 7th, 2008, 19:04
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I would definitely like some company. I will be going around the 20th of this month.

But Im not sure if I will be able to share the cost of the permits. Im a citizen of India. Most of the time, there are different rules for Indians and Foreigners.

I would very much like to go to Nagaland too.

Cheers,
Harsha
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Back from Tawang

Hey guys..just been back from Tawang. Had a lifetime experience.
Got a SUMO from the SUMO STAND at Tezpur for a lump sum of Rs 5500 for a 4 day trip (includes driver charges).
But fuel expenses were extra. Total diesel consumed was 140 litres. I paid for the same as and when required. But do keep your vehicle filled, as there is no guarantee of getting the same from Indian Oil/ reliance Deopts. The roadside shacks (eateries) stock diesel. You can get ur vehicle filled-up here. At the end of the trip about 10-15 litres were left. But one cannot help it and the same had to be forsaken. The fuel consumption was around 6-7 kms per litre of diesel. (Steep ascents)
We hired the SUMO from:-
Mr Dipak Kataki (Sumo owner)(Registered with ASTC- Assam State Transport Corporation)
Phone number- +91-9864182449, +91-9435080318, +91-9435381326
#14 Oct 24th, 2012, 23:21
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Smile Suggestion

Hi,

Can anyone suggest me??? I want to plan my annual vacation of 12-13 days in April- May Places of interest will be North and East Sikkim.

I want to have the route like KOLKATA->SILIGURI/NJP->GANGTOK->LACHUNG->YUMTHANG->ZERO POINT->LACHEN->NATHULA->CHHANGU->ZULUK->GANGTOK->SILIGURI/NJP->KOLKATA.

Can anyone help me out with the proper directions???
#15 Oct 24th, 2012, 23:29
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From Guwahati ISBT bus stand a bus of starts at 5 am and goes directly to Bomdila......or you can go to Tezpur. buses are available every 30 mins interval. from Tezpur you can get shared sumo near the bus stop....it starts at early morning and you have to reserve the seat the night earlier......you will have a life time experience there.......all the best for your tour.....

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