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Location: Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh
Nearest Airport: Tezpur (Assam)
Nearest Railway Station: Guwahati

Air: Tezpur in Assam is the nearest airport. There is alliance air flight twice weekly i.e. on Thursday and Sunday from Kolkata to Tezpur and back. The flight takes off from Kolkata airport at 10.30 AM. Other alternative air route is via Guwahati. One can come to Guwahati from New Delhi by Indina Airlines/Zet airways/Sahara airlines flight. There are flights to Guwahati from other parts of the country also..

A View of Tawang - Arunachal PradeshRail: Rangapara in Assam is the nearest railway station to Tawang. But it is advisable to reach Guwahati by trains from other parts of the country. There are a number of trains including Rajdhani Express to Guwahati that best suits to reach the state of Arunachal. From Guwahati one can reach Tawang by road either by bus or taxi

Road: One can reach Tawang from other parts of the country via Guwahati and Tezpur in Assam. From Guwahati or Tezpur, one has to go to Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and from there via Bomdila and Sela Pass one can go to Tawang by road. There are daily bus and private taxi services from Tezpur to Tawang.


Any Indian tourist coming to Tawang has to obtain an Inner Line Permit. The permit is granted as a routine for the tourists and so it should not deter any tourist from coming to Tawang. The Inner line permit can be obtained from any of the following places:
  • 1. Residence commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, New Delhi-Arunachal Bhawan, Kautilya Marg, Chanakyaputi, New Delhi.
  • 2. Deputy Residence Commissioner, Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, Kolkata, CE-109, Sector-1, Salt Lake City, Kolkata.
  • 3. Deputy Residence Commissioner, Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, Shillong, Pin-793001, Meghalaya.
  • 4. Deputy Residence Commissioner, Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, Guwahati. R.G. Baruah Road, Guwaahati-781021.
  • 5. Deputy Residence Commissioner, Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, Parvati Nagar, Tezpur, Assam.
  • 6. Deputy Residence Commissioner, Govt. Arunachal Pradesh, Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam.
  • 7. The Extra Assistant Commissioner, Bhalukpung, West Kameng District

As foreign tourist intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh require restricted area permit. The application giving the details - Name, Passport Number, its Issuing Authority and the Expiry Date, Place Of Birth, Profession, Proposed Duration of Stay and the Purpose of Visit should be made to the Home Commissioner Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar or Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India, New Delhi-110001.

For more information, please contact: -
Deputy Commissioner, Tawang, Address- P.O. and District Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh Pin - 790104.

District Tourism Officer, Tawang

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