Climate change has a direct bearing on Tawang, the holy town in Arunachal Pradesh along the India–China border. Tawang draws highest number of tourists from within and outside India for its unspoiled natural beauty and famous 400–year–old Tawang monastery.

The winter has been shifting from November–January to December–February, observed by Dr Monalisa Sen and Dr Jayahari KM of New Delhi–based NGO, InsPIRE Network for Environment (INE).