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Arunachal Pradesh: Bomdila and Bhalukpong
Bhalukpang, on the southern banks of Jiya-Bharali River, is fully sheltered with lash green woods and cascading Himalayan range.
Orchadarium, located at a distance of 6 km from Bhalukpang, atop the 190 meters tall tila, has an anthology of more than 7500 species of orchids and cactus. The attraction of the nearby glass house is also worthy of mention.
Nameri sanctuary, about 6 km from the orchidrium, is situated at the border of Assam and Arunachal. Nameri sanctuary authority has formed an eco camp to uphold the serenity and astonishment of the nature.
A night halt in the tent amidst the dark forest is an adventurous experience. So, don’t forget to arrange a night stay in the darkness of the forest. Rafting and angling are two well known sports which are expressly organized events for the tourists.
Drive to the Tenga valley after witnessing the astonishing beauty of Baijayantimala falls on the way. Soldiers are protecting the place. Enjoy the matchless sight of the confluence of two rivers in Rupa IB which is connected to Bomdila, located at an elevation of 8000 feet from the plains. Don’t forget to gaze at zero point on the way to Bomdila and keep an eye on various dotted memorials.
The lively River of Assam, Jiyabharali has taken the name Kameng in Arunachal. Bomdila, the head quarter of west Kameng district, is located at a height of 2530 meters. Experience the heavenly feeling of touching the clouds sitting on your balcony in the foggy Bomdila. Watch the ice capped bomdila in December-March. The vistas of snow covered Himalayan range, which can be watched and enjoyed thoroughly from the picture perfect landscapes of Bomdila, have the power to fascinate everyone. The city has garnished itself by the cottage type homes, built on the cascaded slopes. Manpa communities are the inhabitants of the place. According to the convention, the believers of Buddhism, people of Manpa community, cut their dead bodies into 100 parts before they release these parts in the streams of the river.
Visit the upper monastery; about 2 km higher up from the city, to observe the commemorative of the war against Chinese while the ancient lower monastery located near to the Bomdila market is also very striking.
Art and craft centre displaying the repository of local crafts; museum depicting the cultural elegance, library with the assortments of rare and atypical books and attractive apple orchard are the other coveted places of Bomdila. Blooming cherry flowers at the roadside will tell you that you are away of the hustle and bustle of humdrum and unexciting city life.
Interested travelers can also visit the neighboring Tibet colony, tenjing gang.
Bomdila pass, offers a panoramic view of snow clapped mountains and Indo-Chinese border.
April, May, September, October are the months when you can plan a trip to Bomdila but to enjoy the color of nature to the fullest, October is the best time.
How to reach: The nearest railway station of Bomdila is Bhalukpong, about 100 km from Bomdila. But the process of transforming the narrow gauge rail track to broad gauge, the railway connection to Bhalukpong is closed for the time being. So, tourists have to get down at Rangia north railway station, about 146 km away from Bomdila. Avail a bus from Rangia north or from cities of Guwahati to Bomdila. The nearest airport is Tejpur which is 160 km away from Bomdila.
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