Tawang, the hidden paradise, is now one of the major tourist destinations of the country. The district lies on the west of Arunachal Pradesh at a soaring height of 10,000 ft above the sea level, pulls thousands of tourists from various parts of the globe. Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, the mystic and enchanting Twang is laden with roaring waterfalls, tranquil lakes, snow-clad mountains, rushing streams with awesome Gompas (monasteries) of the hill district sharing its boundaries with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the south west and Sela range of West Kameng in the East is the home of Monpa tribe.
Besides the important indigenous festivals like Torgya and Lossar, the Department of Tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh has been organizing Tawang festival (earlier called it as Buddha Mahatsava).
The five day long grand event will have Buddhist religious function, traditional monastic dances, indigenous games and sports, traditional fashion parade, Exhibition of Handloom and handicraft, Food festival, flower show, Photography exhibition, interactive workshop, adventure sports and cultural extravaganza and grand musical blast with Bollywood stars to enthrall the visitors. The source also added that the preparation for the event has started under the strict supervision of the organizing committee members.
The huts for the stalls where the traditional handloom and handicrafts products will be exhibited have been constructed. The folk artists from the north eastern states would perform their traditional and folk dances and song in the festival as expressed by the source. The rock band of Mizoram has confirmed their participation in the cultural extravaganza.
This festival is a carnival where the people of all generations, all communities participates & forget their pains and simply flag on the voyage to the world of enjoyment. Every year, the tourist from various states and abroad including the local people of the region throngs the festival which is celebrated with much pomp and glory.
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