Taktsang Gompa

Taktsang Gompa

  • Tawang
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Taktsang Gompa, Tawang Overview

Taktsang Gompa, Tawang is located in the Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh. Standing amongst high mountains at an altitude of approximately 12,500 feet to 13,000 feet on the top of a hill and feels like overhang. The name 'Taktsang Gompa' closely or you can say exactly means the Tiger's Den. It is one of the holiest Buddhist memorials of Arunachal Pradesh. One of the most superior religious places to see in Tawang is the Taktsang Gompa. In first glimpse you will feel afraid on seeing the gompa. The gompa is very peaceful, pristine, and you will be able to hear only the sound of blowing wind or your heartbeat.

Importance of Taktsang Gompa, Tawang rose in the 8th century and its holiness is credited to Guru Padmasambhava, the teacher who visited & brought Buddhism to Tibet. According to the traditional study, the guru meditated here in a gompa's for some time. It is widespread as Popular legend talks of him as a miracle creator.

Located among the dense coniferous forest and honored highlands, the heritage remains crowded with the devotees. The Gompa is situated at a high height in between proud mountains, one must carry woollen clothes with them. The peaceful surroundings of the place add divine retreat and offer an idle break from the hustle-bustle of crowded cities. This popular tourist spot assures to be a fascinating travel point to appreciate the natural beauty and take back home some unforgettable memories.

How to Reach There

Taktsang Gompa is situated around 40 kilometers from Tawang city and very near to Tsangestar Lake which is 3 km away. To reach here one needs to drive from Guwahati by road for two hours. You can also travel by your own personal vehicle through Bumla pass. At the end of the road, turn towards the Sangetsar Lake. From Sangetsar Lake, drive for another 15 – 20 minutes to reach your destination Taktsang Gompa, a prominent attraction of Arunachal Pradesh

Things to Do in and around

The Sangestsar lake, which is crossed on the way to Gompa and it’s near about 3Kms away from it. After visiting the Taktsang, you can get back and visit the beauty of Sangestsar lake, a perfect sightseeing place. The lake became famous after the actress Madhuri Dixit shot a song here. This is why the lake is also known as Madhuri Lake.

Best Time to Visit

Anyone can plan to visit this beautiful attraction of Tawang any time throughout the year but try to avoid during the winter season as it gets very chilled, and the snowfall sometimes lead to blocking of the roads and hamper your journey.


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