Bhalukpong - An Ideal Destination for Hikers | Rafters & Anglers

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Bhalukpong - Quick Facts

Area: 650 sq. km.
Population: 67,31,790
Altitude: 505m
Season: Oct to Apr
Clothing: Summer- Cottons; Winters- Woolens
Rainfall: 1600 mm. (Average yearly)
Language: Monapa, Hindi & English
Festivals/Fairs: Igu Dance Festival (January), Makar Sankranti (January)

Bhalukpong is worth a visit at the time of the Nyethidow festival in March. Also nearby (3 kms) is the famous Tipi Orchid Centre. Languages spoken here are Aka, Hindi, Assamese and English. Bhalukpong is known for picnics, rafting and angling on the banks of Kameng river and trekking and hiking.
Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh is a mesmerizing place for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventurers (an ideal destination for hikers, rafters and anglers). Bhalukpong Arunachal Pradesh is a little town on the Kameng River and lies along the dense forests that form the border of the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. The Nyethidow festival celebrated in the month of March is a must visit occasions, for the tourists to Arunachal Pradesh Bhalukpong.

By Air
Nearest airport is at Tezpur (60 km). From here you can hire bus or car to Bhalukpong.

By Rail
Nearest railhead is at Rangapara. From here you can hire bus or car to Bhalukpong.

By Road
Bus or car can be taken from Tezpur to Bhalukpong.

The Orchid Research Centre
The Orchid Research Center at Tipi, 3 km from Bhalukpong, is an interesting place to visit. The best time to visit this center is between April and May, when one can see the exotic orchid collection in full bloom. The small town of Bomdila is located north of Bhalukpong. Bomdila is known for its scenic environs and its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchids. It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous trekking trails. The small town of Tawang is located beyond Bomdila amidst the eastern Himalayan ranges. It is famous for its 400-year-old monastery. This monastery is one of the biggest Buddhist monasteries to be found in India and is an important pilgrim center for the followers of Buddhism.

Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Bhalukpong in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Spread across an area of 862 sq km, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits Bengal tiger and the great pied hornbill and some endangered birds such as white winged wood duck. Dark deep green forests and little rivulets dominate the sanctuary. Other animals found here are elephants, gaurs, sambhar, binturong, leopard, peacock pheasant and Kalij pheasant.

Tipi Orchidarium
Arunachal has the largest range of orchids in India. There is an Orchidarium at Tipi near the banks of the Bharali River in the West Kameng District, west of Tawang district. It shelters 500 or more varieties of orchids which grow abundantly in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the Orchid research centre, scientists create new hybrid varieties of orchids using the latest techniques of biotechnology. This place is also ideal for rafter and anglers.

Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park lies southeast of Bhalukpong. Recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Kaziranga National Park was established in 1940. One of the most visited wildlife reserves of India, Kaziranga figures quite often on the itinerary of discerning tourists from all over the world. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the last creatures of the prehistoric age, the one horned rhinoceros.

Tezpur (Assam) the airport station nearest to Bhalukpong is about 52 km from Bhalukpong. Tezpur is about 1100 km from Kolkata (West Bengal), the nearest metropolis from the town. Guwahati, the capital city of Assam (a north eastern state) is about 180 km from Bhalukpong.

Shopping at Bhalukpong is an exciting experience. You will be amazed to find the exquisite pieces of handiworks in the market place finding it difficult to choose.

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