Nuranang Waterfall

Nuranang Waterfall

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Nuranang Waterfall, Tawang Overview

Tumbling down from a staggering height of 100 meters, Nuranang falls also known as Jang falls or Bap Teng-Kang waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh state. Located deep in the forest of Tawang, the relatively undiscovered Nuranang waterfalls and its surrounding location will enthrall your senses and put you in great awe.

 

Visitor information-

 

• Visited for: Nature, adventure, photography, picnic

• Timing: 8.00am to 6.pm

• Visit duration: 40 minutes-1 hour

• Entry fee: free

 

Overview and history:

 

Encompassed by majestic hills, dense forest and a thick cover of mist, the stunning Nuranang falls is one of the must-visit tourist places in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh. Originating from the northern slope of Sela pass, Nuranang falls plunges into the Tawang river. Placed at an elevation of 6000feet, this place is high enough to give you the feeling of walking among clouds.

Situated nearly 40 km away from Tawang and 2 km away from Jang town, Nuranang falls offers a tranquil retreat for tourists willing to spend some good time in the lap of Mother Nature. This spectacular attraction of Tawang is also used to generate electricity for local use. There is a hydroelectric plant near the base of the Nuranang falls to generate electricity for the nearby areas.

If myths are to be believed, Nuranang falls is named after a tribal Monpa girl, Nura who probably had helped an Indian rifleman, Jaswant Singh Rawat, a Maha Vir Chakra awardee soldier during the Sino-India war in 1962 by supplying arms and giving him shelter.

 

Things to do

 

• A day tour to the Nuranang falls while on your way to Tawang, allows you to have some relaxed time by the waterfalls.

• Traveler can enjoy swimming in the little pools created by the waterfalls underneath.

• Visit the Hydel plant near the base of the falls that generates electricity for the surrounding areas.

• Do not forget to click pictures of the beautiful surroundings.

• You can also visit the Tawang Monastery, which is located nearby.

• Explore its beautiful surroundings on foot and soak into the serenity and tranquillity of nature.

• Don’t forget to try out the typical Arunachali foods like momos, Dung Po, Kholam, Wungwut Ngam, Momos, etc. served by nearby stalls.

 

Best time to visit

 

Owing to the pleasant climate in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, summer months are believed to be the best time to visit this beautiful state. 

With temperature seldom exceeding 26 degrees Celsius, the weather in summer is best for tourists to explore Tawang. To see the Nuranang waterfalls in its full swing, the best time to plan a visit is from October to April.

 

How to reach?

 

• By air: The nearest airport at Guwahati is 480 km from Tawang which is well connected to all major cities of the country. One can hire a car from the airport to Tezpur(182km from the airport) for further journeys till Tawang. Helicopter services are available from Guwahati till Tawang daily at the cost Rs. 400 for adults and Rs. 2500 for children.

• By road: Regular ASPRTC and private bus service are available from Tawang to reach Nuranang falls. Travelers can hire a cab from Tawang to Bomdila and en-route stop at Nuranang Falls.

• By rail: The nearest railhead at Tezpur is well connected to Tawang and Bomdila by road. One can hire a car or a bus for Bomdila or Tawang to reach Nuranang falls.

 

Nearby attractions:

 

The following are some of the popular places that travelers can include in their itinerary while visiting Nuranang waterfall, Tawang.

• Tawang War Memorial.

• Tawang Monastery.

• Giant Buddha Statue

• Panga Teng Tso lake

• Gorichen peak

• Sela pass

• Madhuri lake

 

Trivia:

 

The scenic Nuranang falls fetched in limelight after the shooting of the famous song ‘Tanhai Tanhai’ from Sharukh Khan-Madhuri Dixit starrer Bollywood movie Koyla was shot here in 1997.

Dotted by hills all around, this picturesque waterfall in Tawang is a must-visit destination if planning a tour to Arunachal Pradesh. Book a trip to Nuranang waterfall, Tawang and get ready to explore the unexplored.

 

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