Nature's lavish allowances to some parts of the world are beyond explanation. While even the best of places on earth may not equal your sweet home, certain places on earth may hold your attention with such authority born out of their endless beauty that you may be unwilling to get out of the hold. Tawang holds you tight with its unparalleled beauty and your senses marvel at the gift of nature d....
Nature's lavish allowances to some parts of the world are beyond explanation. While even the best of places on earth may not equal your sweet home, certain places on earth may hold your attention with such authority born out of their endless beauty that you may be unwilling to get out of the hold. Tawang holds you tight with its unparalleled beauty and your senses marvel at the gift of nature displayed in every inch of the land.
Initiated in 2012, by the Department of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh - The Tawang festival is the biggest tourism extravaganza of the state that puts on display the richness of the Monpa tribes and has everything from Buddhist religious functions, traditional dances, showcasing of handloom products and other crafts made by the local artisans, ethnic cuisines, cultural display & street carnival that focus on the chronicled history of the Monpa Tribe and many more. This Festival of Dreams is an attempt to promote and showcase the tourism potential and the rich heritage of the pristine Tawang valley and hence contribute to the growing cultural representation of North-East India.
With prestigious titles like "Best Cultural Festival" and "Best Tourist Destination" of 2017, this beautiful town of Tawang is gearing up again for the 2022 edition. This is the chance to live an experience that we call 'truly heavenly'. This might be exactly the winter trip you've been dreaming of the years!
The festival is celebrated as uniquely as the beautiful Tawang valley. The entire town takes part in the celebrations which start with a festival procession or a religious tradition known as "Sebang". This means monks in Tawang town as a part of the religious tradition walk to the festival venue from Tawang monastery to offer their wishes and blessings for the success of the event.
The major attractions and events in the festival are the Street Carnival showcasing the famous Aji-Lhamu Dance, Arpuchham (war dance) by various villages, Yak Dance, Lion Dance, Ngagchham (the tantric dance), Phan Chham (the flag dance) and Yapchenapayumchhen Ama dance along with various traditional dances and rituals, traditional monastic dances, street performances, the traditional parade, Buddhist religious functions and many as such.
Traditional Games & Sports - The Monpas are fond of games and sports. The main games and sports of the Monpas are Archery, Shot-put, Tug of war, Taipei. Lemgor, Laei and Horse Riding.
Apart from the celebrations, the beauty and tranquility of the town attract tourists to the festival. The always beautiful town radiates more during the festival with coloured prayer flags hanging through the length and breadth. of the the town. with music filling the air and happy faces in traditional attire walking through the streets adding that bright shade of colour to the already filled effervescence. To encapsulate, the Tawang Festival is that moment in time which enlivens, enthralls and enlivens the mind, body and soul. It is that moment to feel the town's unmatched serenity and beauty all at once. Evenings filled with indigenous folk music by the myriad indigenous tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are a reminder of the rich cultural heritage of this land of the dawn-lit mountains.
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