Arunachal Pradesh: Tezu


Tezu, the district head quarter of Lohit, is a fine looking town amidst the natural locale. Take a walk through the dale of River Tazeb to enjoy the unaffected serenity. Salubrious climate also attract a large number of tourists. The ancient occupiers of the valley are the Mishmi tribes. Simple and quiet Mishmi communities live in cottage like wooden homes which look amazing in the riveting cosmos. Some historians opine that the Mishmi tribes are the descendents of Parashuram. Cane hat crafted by the Mishmi tribes are well known in the vicinity. Tourists should buy a cap to know the cultural elegance of MIshmi tribes.
Don’t forget to watch the adjoining Shiva temple and Buddha Bihar. The deity of the temple was brought from Bhismaknagar.

Tourists can start their journey from the nearby destination, Roying to Mehao Lake, about 12 km from Roying. The rugged road will offer a fascinating natural beauty. The Lake is nestled in the charming and prolonged Mehao sanctuary, covering a straggling area of 281 square km. The beautiful Lake is encircled by soaring hills. One can listen to the concerts of numerous birds in the lash green environs of the sanctuary.
Avail a bus from Tezu to Sadia, about 64 km from Tezu. Dihang and Dibang rivers confluence and take the name, Lohit, at the southern side of Sadia. The River Brahmaputra had started its journey from the congregating point of Dihang, Dibang and Lohit. Sadia happened to be one of the well constructed and well planned towns of Arunachal but due to the change of the direction of Brahmaputra, Sadia was destroyed and now it has become an Island which is surrounded by water all around.
Savor the taste of Para, the renowned sweetmeat of Arunachal, in nearby spot, Digaru. Methuen (cross bid of cow and buffalos) may be seen on the way to Digaru as this is a common denizen in Tezu.

The nearest airport of Sadia is located at Dibrugarh, about 140 km away from Sadia.
Teju is enclosed with the virgin forests of Dikrang which is located on the foothills of Sourashila at one side and towering wall of Himalaya at the other side. Teju is encircled with Sourashila in the east, Swarnashre River in west, Brahmaputra River in south and Manash Sarabar in north. The vista of the dawn is marvelous, especially when the first sun light of the day illuminates the soaring Sourashila hill.

Another imperative astonishment of the valley is the wholesome Wallong, the ambiance of the destination midst of the rich woods greets tourists cheerfully. In 1962, Wallong had witnessed the dangerous battle between India and China. However the situation is alright now and the picturesque town doesn’t remember the noise of the gunshots anymore. The peaceful environment with cool breeze around will offer you a pleasant stay at Wallong.
The Tamreshwari temple, about 22 km away from Teju, on Teju-Sadia way, houses the deity Thaisakari who is riding on a horse. The residing deity resembles the Hindu deity Kali. Previously the roof of the rectangular shaped temple was made of bronze and on that note the name of the temple was given as Tamreshwari temple. Human sacrifice was a celebrated ritual here. Even though both the temple and its deity are shattered nowadays but the ruins of the sanctified temple is still counted as a coveted holy spot.

How to reach: Avail a train from Kolkata to Tinsukia. Regular bus services are available to Teju from Tinsukia.

Where to stay: Hotel Sharma, Hoitel Osen, Hotel Mother, and other tourist lodges.
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