The birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, Tawang is a sacred place for the Tibetan Buddhist and a prominent base for Gelug or Gelugpa, the pre-eminent Buddhist school in Tibet. Located at the height of about 3048 meters, it is known for many historic and beautiful monasteries.
The town is located in the western part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh bordering China and Bhutan. Its name (‘Ta’ means Horse and ‘Wang’ means Chosen) is supposed to come from the Grandiose Tawang monastery on the edge of the ridge along the western part of Tawang Town.
There are many beautiful lakes in and around Tawang including Sela Lake, PTso Lake, Sangetsar Lake, Banggachang, etc. Apart from its religious significance, the town is famous for its natural beauty, which attracts and mesmerizes the traveler.