Bomdila – Dirang Getaway!
The small town of Bomdila is perched amongst the panoramic settings of the lofty ranges of the eastern Himalayas. It is a remote destination and like few other Indian towns, it has escaped the virtual tourist invasion in recent times. Bomdila is known for its scenic environs along with its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchids. It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous trekking trails.
Sometimes the best holidays are those which are far away from typical tourist destinations. Bomdila offers tourists just that, as not only is it off the grid to some extent, but is a wonderfully beautiful place. Given the small size of the town, tourists can just walk around and see all that there is to see. The monasteries in the area are not just great places to visit, but also offer a sense of serenity. While days can be spent exploring the scenery and quaint little corners of this town, nights can be spent resting and relaxing. The fact that there is very little nightlife proves beneficial as weary city dwellers get the rest they deserve on a holiday. However, seeing the absolutely pristine beauty of Bomdila, chances are that most travelers might not miss their pubs and clubs.
The nearest International Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati. It is connected with the major cities like Delhi, Imphal, Kolkata, Agartala, Aizawl, Dibrugarh, Lilabari, Silchar, Dimapur, Jorhat and Mumbai.
The nearest railway station is Naharlagun/Itanagar, roughly about 4 hours drive from Bhalukpong. There are daily trains running from Itanagar to Guwhati and Rajdhani express which runs twice a week.
You can book a cab or travel by public transport from Guwahati.
The weather in Bomdila is alpine. Summers (April-June) are short and mild, while winters are cold (November-February). It experiences rainfall between July and September.
|Summers||March to june||9 °C – 25 °C|
|Monsoon||july to September||15°C – 27°C|
|Winters||November to February||5°C – 15 °C|
Things to keep in mind before traveling
- Every tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh needs to obtain an Inner Line Permit and a Protected Area Permit which can be collected from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur airports.
- The weather in the north-east is pretty unpredictable, so be prepared to have delays due to the bad weather.
- Roads that lead to Tawang, especially from Bomdila onwards, aren’t in the best shape.
- Locals are friendly and helpful. Be patient as not everyone will know fluent Hindi or English.
- Most cell phone networks don’t work well, so inform your family or friends about your whereabouts whenever possible.
- Don’t forget to carry some ready to cook food packets or instant noodles if you’re strictly a vegetarian.
- Carry extra batteries, power banks and most importantly warm clothing.
- Keep at least a couple of extra days in hand in case of any problems like landslides and bad weather on your way.
Day 2: Drive to Bomdila amidst the environs of lush green forest and orchid gardens. Check into hotel
Day 3: Tour to local markets, craft center, tenga valley tour and visit to monasteries in and around bomdila
Day 4:Drive to Dirang , one of the most beautiful valleys of the region. This place is a fruit lovers paradise. Visit orchards with fruits like apple, peach,kiwi, orange, parcemom,pomegranat, walnut etc. Take a dip in the healing hot sulphur spring in the evening.