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Visiting Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) India

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Visiting Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) India

I have mild high blood pressure problem and am taking regular medicine (Losacar 50 tablet). Can I visit Tawang during September 2011 (the current month) ? I may travell by road either from Guwahati or Shilong. If yes, what precaution I should take ?.

What is fare of taxi & bus from Guwahati to Tawang and / or Shilong to Tawang ? and how many hours it takes to reach Tawang from both those cities ?

Nitin Pandhi

e-mail : nipanjlm@yahoo.co.in

Ahmedabad, India
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1. Re: Visiting Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh) India

You can visit Arunachal in September

Current weather and road status - its still raining in Assam and roads condition is very bad especially, the Tawang stretch starting from Bhalukpong

Fist and foremost you require an innerline permit to visit Arunachal Pradesh. A valid photo i.d. and 2 passport sized photographs are required for that

Issuing authorities are

Liasion Officer,Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Shillong-1 Meghalaya 0364-224247

Liasion Officer,Govt.of Arunachal Pradesh , Parvati Nagar, Tezpur, Assam 03712-220241

Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Chandmari, Guwahati 0361-2452859/2456720

Assuming that you'll be hiring a car or suv, i will advise to make Tezpur, your base for the journey to Tawang.

Unless you are on a record breaking attempt, it is advisable to do the Tezpur to Tawang journey with a break at either Bomdila or Dirang.

Start early from Tezpur, get papers checked at Bhalukpong and take a break at Bomdila, explore around - stay overnight

Next day start early from Bomdila skip Dirang and teach Tawang by late afternoon

(Overnite at Tawang ) If you really want to explore in and around Tawang you need another 2 nights at Tawang

Return journey - Start early from Tawang and reach Dirang around late noon,explore around & overnite at Dirang

Next day you can reach Tezpur by late noon.

Bomdila is at an elevation and a stay over there will help you acclimatize to the heights and low oxygen levels for the onward journey too.

Medication for Altitude Sickness : CHECK WITH YOUR DOC. FIRST IF IT CAN BE HAD ALONG WITH YOUR HI. B.P. medication


Recommended dosage 125 mg x 2 / day beyond 8000-9000 feet

Lots of options available at Tezpur for transport

Am not aware about buses but shared Sumos and dedicated Taxis can be hired.

Dedicated vehicle : Rs 1600 - Rs 1700 / day + fuel + driver acco & food @ actuals.

Hope this helps

Jalsa Karo.

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