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Bomdila

Bomdila

Weather

Bomdila experiences alpine climatic conditions. The region has three major seasons of summer, monsoon and winter. Summers, extending from April to June, are mild and the temperature does not usually cross the 32°C mark. The nights are very cool and comfortable. The minimum temperature during summer is almost 20°C. June happens to be the hottest month of the year. The peak tourist season is during summer. Rainfall occurs in the town of Bomdila throughout the course of the year. The South West Monsoon happens to be the predominant kind of rainfall which begins during the month of July and lasts till September. The average temperatures remain steady in the late twenties during the period of monsoon. October and November months also receive some amount of rainfall. It is advisable to avoid this season due to the occurrence of landslides. The season of winter begins in December and continues till the end of the month of February. The average temperature ranges from a minimum of 11°C to a maximum of 26°C. Winters are characterized by extreme cold. The best time to visit the town of Bomdila is between the months of April to October.

How To Reach

By Road:

The main bus stand of Bomdila is situated at Tezpur. Bomdila is connected to cities like Kolkata and Guwahati as well as towns like Tawang and Itanagar via bus services of ASTC and APSTC. Bus rates are cheap. Shared jeep and local buses convey tourists from Rangapara and Tezpur to Bomdila.


By Air:

The airport closest to Bomdila is Tezpur, situated at a distance of almost 160 km away. Indian Airlines serves the airport. Three weekly flights connect Tezpur to the city of Kolkata. Taxi cabs are available for hire from the airport to reach Bomdila.



By Rail:

The railway station nearest to the town of Bomdila is situated at Rangapara in Assam. The railhead at Tezpur is located close by and is connected to some places. The schedule of trains is erratic.


Overview

The small town of Bomdila is the headquarters of the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. This picturesque region at an altitude of 2,530 metres will be covered with snow for most of the year and is one of the best summer getaways in the country. Bomdila offers several interesting entertainment options and manages to attract large number of tourists throughout the year. The town boasts of several Hindu temples and Buddhist monasteries scattered all over the place which can be visited while travelling in the area. The remote destination of Bomdila provides a gorgeous view of the majestic Himalayan mountain range and the fresh air of the mountains has a rejuvenating effect on both the body and the mind. The apple orchards located throughout the town are an added attraction for visitors along with the wonderful mountain river Bharali.

 

A strong Tibetan and Buddhist influence is present in Bomdila. This beautiful town is reputed for its diverse crafts and arts. The town centre is the liveliest part of the city and provides the feel of a traditional Buddhist lifestyle. Adventure enthusiasts can indulge in hiking and trekking activities.

 

Bomdila has unknown origins. The town was a part of the kingdom of Tibet during medieval times. The region was ruled by local tribal rulers and the kings of Bhutan.

 

Tourists can enjoy the panoramic view of the mighty Himalayas with its icy peaks appealing along with the scenic Kameng valley with many orchards in Bomdila. A delight for lovers of adventure, Bomdila with multitudes of charming trekking trails that runs through the forest, hills and orchards, is definitely worth a visit.

 

Shopping in Bomdila involves buying colourful Tibetan paintings and exquisite woolen carpets which serve as great souvenirs. Tangkas or Tibetan wall hangings and ethnic masks are popular among tourists as gift items. Stores sell crafts with interesting themes and detailed carvings that are very different from those sold anywhere else.

 

The cuisine of the town of Bomdila comprises of a range of delicious Chinese, Continental and Indian fare. Assamese cuisine is popular among tourists, especially the local rice millet drink. There are several multi cuisine restaurants in Bomdila. Small dhabas serve traditional Tibetan cuisine along with favourite dishes like thukpas and momos.