Bomdila Tourism

Bomdila Tourism

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  • State: Arunachal Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Hill
  • District: West Kameng
Bomdila, is a small town located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of about 2217 metres above sea level, Bomdila is renowned for its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchards.

In medieval times, Bomdila had been a part of the kingdom of Tibet where it was ruled by the local tribal rulers of Bhutan. The Ahom rulers of Assam never interfered with these local tribes except in case of retaliatory raids. In 1873, the British banned the entry in this area of Arunachal Pradesh.

After India gained independence in 1947, there has been constant disagreement on this area between India and China. In 1962, China invaded the area around Bomdila, but later withdrew its troops from there.

This small town is famous for Buddhist Gompas and the magnificent view of the Kameng Valley. The view of clouds gathering at the top of the Nechipu Pass can be easily seen from the highest point of this place. The area is also home to the Kangto and Gorichan peaks, which are considered as the highest peaks in the state.

Residents here generally belong to the Monpa and Sherdukpen Tribes. The people here speak different languages like Monpa, Sherdukpen, Miji, Aka, Hindi, Assamese and English. Monpa folk songs and music form an integral part of the Losar festival celebrated there. Thangka wall hangings, paintings, masks and dragon carpets are some of the specialities of this place.

The best time to visit Bomdila is between April and October, during which the temperature remains mild, rarely going above 32° Celsius.

Bomdila is one of the weekend getaway options for travelers living in Tawang and Tezpur.

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Pankaj kumar saxena

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  • Pankaj kumar saxena
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review
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"Too far too risky" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 5 days ago
It was rainy season of 2012 I travelled by road to Bomdila from Guwahaty
It was a usv strong enough to carry me there. In Financial one has to pass through chek gates and waiting line is too big After waiting for two hours we started for Bomdila. Beautiful hills and cool air of morning was giving us a pleasant feeling but small ditches and broken road was hampering the speed. And then come land slide and again wait for hours to start our journey. No rest House or no eatety on the way just enjoy air and drink water. We started at 4and reached at two o clock. It is a small neat town. With chinede decoration and pro cahina feeling since 1962. They do not like indian administration. They want fast progress like chaina.
Again we had to rush back before 8pm the close the exit.
So again bad journey norest and only silence to enjoy. Yes but coke pepsy and uncle chips were sold on road.
Hotels were oridinary and expensive food was more chines
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Jayesh Prabhu

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  • Jayesh Prabhu
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Bomdila - the place with beautiful nature"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Jan 14, 2016
We reached bomdila from tezpur in 5hrs. It's approx 155 km. In between we had some refreshment breaks too. The road conditions in Tezpur (Assam) is good but as we enter the Arunachal Pradesh we can easily differ the road conditions. The roads in Arunachal are bumpy and not so good which may cost you some extra time. We travelled by tata sumo as most of the vehicles are tata sumo which are driven there. So if the car breaks down we can get the help easily. Actually Bomdila was our transit point as we were further going to Tawang. So to get use to cold climate and altitude conditions we took a halt at Bomdila. There is not much to see here. Just one monastery and enjoy the 360 view of beautiful nature.

We stayed here in Monastery rooms which are nice place to stay. Nice view of valley from here. One and most important thing the place has frequent power cuts and due to cold weather the water pipes gets freezed due to which water problems can occur.
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Sushil Kannan

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  • Sushil Kannan
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"Snowy heavens"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Nov 10, 2014
It is said the path to heavens is rough. True! When you want to go to Bomdila, the travel from Guwahati to Bomdila is rough and tough. But once you reach this place you forget all the troubles, bad road, pathetic food etc.

Fond of Buddhism or not, the monasteries give you so much mental peace that you would always return back to work fresh with good and heavenly thoughts.

Sight of Chinese infrastructure across the horizon might pain some but the mountain amazes you more than anything else. But don't forget that these are tough places to stay and our soldiers stay in these tough conditions to take care of all of us.
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Bhavesh Shah

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  • Bhavesh Shah
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  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 19, 2013
We have to stop and stay compulsory at this place as it takes lots of time to reach Tawang from Guwahati. Their is no sight seeings or extra activities at this place. People stay here only for one night on the way to Tawang. Usually tourist reach here late evening and leave this place early morning. Hence nothing about any good or bad experience.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very difficult to get Veg. food as almost all the people at this place are non veg. Nothing for Sight seeing and shopping.

Activities & things to do: No extra activites or things to do.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Place enroute to Tawang, Hilly area so the tourist who have vomiting or nausea problems have to take care and carry proper medicines before starting the journey.
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Amitabha Dutt

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  • Amitabha Dutt
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"On the way to tawang"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 13, 2013
One can take night stay here, safety place, military area and can take local scenery a few miles from here.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Tasty food and all kind of foods are available

Activities & things to do: Nothing special

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: From guwahati to valukpong, valukpong to bomdila Tejpur to valukponf road is more or less good,then the road is quite bad more or less 45 kilometer Avoid tejpur to valukpong after evening
n.b:- Inner line permit is necessary to visit Arunachal pradesh,you can do it from Guwahati, or one can do it from saltlake kolkata from arunachal bhaban
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Debjit Adhikari

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"A pleasant surprise"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2013
Bomdila is a pleasant surprise in Arunachal Pradesh. The climate, the monastery are a treat for any tourist & so are the people. Booking your hotel well in advance is a must because accommodation is very tough to find.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is good & homely & you can spend your time just enjoying the scenic beauty. Not much to shop.

Activities & things to do: You can just stroll along the Monastery site & spend your time lazing.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel in Arunachal is very tough & you need to hire a car from any point & travel from either Itanagar or Guwahati. Roads are very bad & it's a no no entry during the monsoons.
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Kasturi Majumder

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  • Kasturi Majumder
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"nice place to stay before you reach Tawang"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 23, 2013
Bomdila is a peaceful small hill station at arunachal surrounded by clouds all the time. lovely surroundings and breathtaking views.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is average, monestry is a nice place here to spend time n tribal museum..

Activities & things to do: Hiking and just move around.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Through gowhati. tejpur, bhalukpong..u can reach bomdila
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Tapas Mukherjee

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  • Tapas Mukherjee
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"Nice Location"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 21, 2012
Staying overnight only at the altitude of bomdila i feel much pleasant weather, clear sky and the range of various mountain peaks just attract my heart and i feel much more peace in that place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is worst, sight seeing on the way of Tawang just amazing..
did not shop at all

Activities & things to do: Camp fire is much more compulsory, if it is done we feel much more enjoyments

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: none
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Manish Dasgupta

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"Experience at Bomdila"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 7, 2012
Bomdila can be reached either from Tezpur or Guwahati of Assam. From Tezpur, one can share Tata Sumo or like vehicle. However, as the Road condition is not good, it is advisable to reserve a tata Sumo within affordable Cost. One can stay there for 2 days to enjoy surrounding beauty. Also enjoy seeing Tibet pattern Buddhist Temple.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food though Costly are readily available. Shopping & sightseeing facilities are also there.

Activities & things to do: You can enjoy wonderful gifts of nature. If time permit( 1 Day ), you can go to Tawang (Near China Border). Have sufficient body cover as there is cold throughout the year.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: For going to Bomdila, one can come to Tezpur Airport by Flight & go there by Reserved or Shared Tata Sumo as said earlier. One should have patience during such long Journey.

One must have Inner Line Permit (ILP) for going there. Otherwise,you will be denied entry & get down at Assam Border. ILP can be received at Guwahati, New Delhi, Tezpur & Kolkata.
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