Jaswant Garh War Memorial

Jaswant Garh War Memorial

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Tawang Overview

When you are thinking of travelling through North-eastern part of India, Arunachal Pradesh is a land of abundant travel opportunities for travellers. Great treasure of travel culture, nature’s beauty, history, and warm people you will find. Arunachal Pradesh is really a land of travel which you cannot miss. Beauty of North-eastern India is a marvellous place that every nature lover and explorer should visit. Arunachal Pradesh is a charmer with beautiful valleys alongwith wildlife and culture. Jaswant Garh war Memorial is famous for great Indo –China war of 1962. The memorial pays homages to soldiers who bravely fought and sacrifice their life to save the country.

 

Things to Do:

 

Apart from visiting War Memorial of Jaswant Singh Rawat,you can also visit Nuranang Falls which is located near to the War Memorial. You should also do river rafting, camping, bird watching and many more activities.

 

Availability:

 

Here in Tawang Veg meals are readily available. Due to arrival of tourists all kinds of food is available in and around Jaswant Garh War Memorial and in Tawang. Here Tibetan delicacies like Thupka, momos, and even simple Parathas are available. The traditional Monpa cuisine use a generous amount of chillies and cheese.

 

History:

 

Jaswant garh is a famous tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh and it is mainly famous for Jaswantgarh War memorial. He was Indian Rifleman of 4 Garhwal Rifles. The word Tawang in Tibetan means place chosen by a horse. When Merek Lama was looking for place to built monastery he lost his horse and later he found his horse where he found the place to build a good monastery.

 

Architecture:

 

Tawang is famous for its Architecture and it is divided into three main areas as Entrance, Main Buildings, and Main Temple. At the entrance of the monastery there is a Kakaling, which is a colorful gate structure. It has hut-like structure, with side walls built of stone. The roof of the structure features Mandalas. Main Buildings has three –storied and built like mansion. The Monastery has school. The main temple is known as Dukhang.

 

Festival:

 

Festivals in Tawang are celebrated with much splendid way. There are lots of Festivals in Tawang but major of them as Hornbill Festival, Moatsu, and Behdeinkhlam Festival. Behdeinkhlam Festival is colourful festival and is celebrated during three days of July. People dance on the streets and promote friendship, dance merrily etc.

 

Popular Culture:

 

The Culture of Tawang is influenced by Tibetans and Buddhist way of life. There are lots of monasteries known as Gompas , celebrating three main festivals as Torgya, Lossar and Choekhar harvest. Tibestan Buddhism has existed for ages and progessed for many years.

 

Best Time to Visit:

 

The best time to visit Jaswant Garh War Memorial, Twang is summer season and monsoon season. The temperature remains comfortable for sightseeing. The best time to visit Tawang is March to June and September to October.

 

How to Reach?

 

To reach Jaswant Garh War Memorial which is located 25 kilometres from Tawang in Nuranag District. To reach Tawang one has to reach Tezpur(Salonibari Airport). This Airport is directly connected from Kolkata, Guwahati. International Tourist is connected through Guwahati which is mainly connected with major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangkok and Paro. If you happen to reach to Tawang then nearest Railway station is Rangapara Railway Station, at a distance of 383 km. It is well connected to major cities of North-east India and also with other cities of India.

 

Interesting Facts and Trivia About:

 

This war Memorial stands in memory of Rifleman Jaswant Singh rawat. He showed his bravery by fighting during Indo-china war in 1962 by holding back the Chinese army at an altitude of about 10000 feet. While visiting Tawang you should visit these beautiful places and make sure you do not miss any of them.

 

Nearby Attractions:

 

Urgelling Gompa

 

Urgelling Gompa is believed to be the birthplace of 6th Dalai Lama. It is about 3 km away from Tawang. Urgelling Gompa is the best place to visit to spend some time for your spirituality. This small monastery is considered to be important places for Buddhism and also attracts number of tourists. The magnificent ambience will take you surprise and also your day will be a wonderful day.

 

Samten Monastery

 

Samten Monastery is located in Ghum and is often known as the Ghum Monastery. If you come early in the morning during the prayer time, the humming and chanting sound made by the young lamas creates great spiritual atmosphere. The monastery has prominent collections of Buddhist books and Manuscripts. This monastery provides a great pleasant peace of mind to the visitor.

 

Tawang

 

Tawang is the town of Arunachal Pradesh and it is situated to the east of Bhutan. The area is wide dispute between India and China. Tawang Monastery is famous place to visit Tawang. Tawang is the place where lots of adventure sports activities ar being carried out by tourists.

 

Madhuri Lake

 

Madhuri Lake is also known by Sangestar Tso Lake which on the way to Bum La Pass from Tawang. This is really a beautiful place. It is a amazing place for a picnic of a lifetime if you move out of Tawang in the early morning. This lake is beautiful place and also abode of lots of birds.

Thus Arunachal Pradesh is gifted with valleys and beautiful monasteries, cuisine and handicrafts. Tribals are selling handmade jewellery and also handicrafts made of cane furniture and even wood carving. Thus don’t wait and pack your bag and make your plan to visit tawang, a beautiful place to spend some time with your family,friends and also rejuvenate your spirit. As Tawang have beautiful tourism attractions of mountains, lakes, and monastery. It has also great opportunity for adventure sports. The area also has rich wildlife and also abode of various flora and fauna.

 

The Bumla Pass near Tawang holds enormous significance for religious purpose. Tawang has also rich history which makes it to attract lot of tourists. Thus make sure you should not miss your lifetime opportunity.

 

 

 

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