Bomdila

Why To Go

Located in the north western side of Arunachal Pradesh, Bomdila is nestled amid the charming settings of the majestic ranges of the Himalayas. At an elevation of more than 2500 m above the sea level, this remote town is known for its scenic beauties along with Buddhist monasteries, Hindu temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Adventure lovers also love to visit this place because of many trekking trails.

This beautiful hillock of the north-eastern Indian state Arunachal Pradesh is bustling with natural beauty and snow covered mountain peaks. This is a secluded zone from other parts of India because of its position on a mountainous zone which can’t be accessible easily. In spite of rough terrain and tough climatic conditions, Bomdila is well connected to neighbouring cities like Guwahati, Tawang and Tezur.

 This township is close to India-China border also. That makes this town a strategic position for both the nations.

The town has a beautiful monastery and marks your entry into the region of Himalayan Buddhism.

The town boasts of a number of Buddhist monasteries which are storehouse to the very culture, spirit and essence of the land. Bomdila is famous for apple orchards and natural beauty; you can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Himalayan Mountain but for that the right season is important.

The spectacular Bomdila View Point is a prominent spot to behold the West Kameng valley and the beautiful cloud covered Nechipu Pass.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit Bomdila is between April to October, when the climate remains pleasant and cool. Avoid Monsoon because of showers. Take identity proof for all the members except children. The Inner Line Permit is required for domestic travellers. International travellers are requested to acquire Restricted Area Permit from Ministry of External affairs before entering in this state Heavy woollen clothes with adequate warm accessories are must during all the time. Keep rainproof attire during monsoon season. Avoid going to the unknown places without any trusted local guide. Keep emergency medicines and a first aid kit along with you. Make a dig to the delicacies available in this place. One must purchase local handicrafts from local markets. Avoid taking elderly people who are not fit for the long road journey.

Things To Do

With abundant greenery and natural beauty, you can enjoy every moment. Bomdila offers a picturesque vision of the Himalayan Mountains. Trekking along the mountainous terrains, hiking are adventures you can look forward to. Walking along the apple orchards or simply enjoying the nature is yet another thing you would really love to do. You can also enjoy visiting monasteries or gumfas. Typical north eastern foods like momo, thukpa, soups should be tried.

Getting Around

This small hamlet can be explored easily by walking. To go to the higher places one can hire taxis also.

How To Reach

FLIGHT

There are no airports directly connecting this town. The nearby airport is at Tezpur which is 160km away and is in neighbouring state Assam. There are flights connecting this airport with other major metro cities of India. You may avail bus or rented cars from the airport to reach Bomdila. You may also take aflight to GUwahati, which is around 270 km from Bomdila and from there get a cab or private taxi to reach Bomdila.

TRAIN

There is no rail station at Bomdila. The train service is up to Rangapara and Tezpur which has railheads connecting with other major metro cities of India. Rangapara Rail Station is 145 km from Bomdila town and after reaching the station, you can opt for bus or rented cars.

ROAD

There are regular public bus services available from Tawang and Tezpur and Rangapara. Tourists can take ASTC buses from Guwahati, Jorhat, Itanagar also. There are rental cars available also. It will take 5 hours to reach Bomdila from Guwahati by car. Tawang to Bomdila distance is 177 km which can be covered within 5 hours by car.

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Surrounding Attractions

Bomdila is famous for its apple orchards which is making this small hillock a land of apples. Other than that, an Orchid Research and Development station, 400 year old Buddhist Monastery, trekking, hiking are surrounding attractions. Craft centre and museum are attractions available in and around.Eagle nest Sanctuary is near to the place. Upper Gumfa is yet another visiting spot. Dirang Valley in between Tawang and Bomdila is a trekking spot with apple orchard, hot springs and natural charm. You will also love Bomdila View Point for the spectacular views of landscapes and Nechipu Pass. Bomdila’s highest point, R R Hill is another attraction.
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