Tawang marathon arunachal pradesh

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Tawang Marathon, held in the picturesque town of Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh, is not just a race, but a monumental event that promises to push your limits[1] and awaken the thrill-seeker within you. This high-altitude marathon, held at an elevation of 10,000 feet above sea level, is a joint effort between the Indian Army and the Arunachal Pradesh government, aiming to attract adventure sports enthusiasts and boost tourism in the state.

How to Reach

By Air The nearest airport to Tawang is the Salonibari Airport[2] in Tezpur, Assam, which is approximately 319 kilometers away. From there, you can hire a taxi or take a bus to Tawang.

By Train The nearest railway station is Rangapara Railway Station[3] in Assam, about 383 kilometers from Tawang. From the station, taxis and buses are available to Tawang.

By Road Tawang is well-connected by road. You can drive from Guwahati (Assam) or Tezpur (Assam) to Tawang. The journey offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

2 Days Itinerary

  • Day 1
  • Start your day early with a visit to the famous Tawang Monastery. After that, head to the War Memorial, a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1962 Indo-China war. In the afternoon, visit the local market for some shopping.
  • Day 2
  • Participate in the Tawang Marathon and spend your day amidst the adrenaline rush and the pristine environment. In the evening, enjoy the local cuisine and interact with the locals to understand their culture and lifestyle.

Get Around

Taxis and shared cabs are the most common means of transport in Tawang. For a more adventurous option, you can rent a bike.

Things to Do

Apart from participating in the Tawang Marathon, you can visit the Tawang Monastery, and War Memorial, and explore the local markets.

Offbeat Places

Visit the Zemithang Valley and Pangateng Tso Lake for some offbeat and serene locations.


Try local adventure sports like paragliding and river rafting. Also, don’t miss the opportunity to taste local delicacies.

Fairs and Festivals

Tawang is known for its Losar Festival (Tibetan New Year) and the Torgya Festival. Both festivals are filled with dance, music, and colorful rituals.


Local markets in Tawang offer a variety of items such as woolen clothes, Thangka paintings, and handmade crafts.


Try local dishes like Thukpa (noodle soup), Zan (millet pancake), and local beverages like Chang (barley beer).


Tawang offers a range of accommodations from budget homestays to luxury hotels. Most hotels offer stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Go Next

After Tawang, you can visit other beautiful places in Arunachal Pradesh like Bomdila, Dirang, and Itanagar.


External links

Official website of Tawang Marathon