Bomdila is a beautiful scenic town which is located Indo Chinese Border in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the best place for trekking. Bomdila is surrounded by Buddhist Monasteries, snow clad mountains, rolling fields, lush green forests. Snow capped mountains and Indo Chinese Border are used for trekking. Tibetan Buddhism follows by local residents. Sherdukpen, Aka, Miji, Monpa tribal’s can be seen here. Famous festivals in Bomdila are Khan Festival and Losar Festival.
Art and Craft of Bomdila are very famous. This is the best place for the shopping of paintings, thangkas, and Tibetan carpets. Thangkas is very special item which is Tibetan silk painting with embroidery. Natural lovers considered this place as earth’s heaven. Around the town tourists can found several orchidariums. Research and conventional centre for orchids is located here. A tourist who wants to visit this place has to apply for permission for 4 weeks in advance. Foreign tourists have to take Permission from Ministry of Home affairs.
What to see in Bomdila:
Tipi: This is orchid conservation centre. Several species of orchids can be seen here.
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary: This sanctuary is the one of the attractive places in Bomdila. It is located in the outskirts of the town. This place is home for 454 species of birds. Major species in this sanctuary are accentors, nightjars, vultures, Hawks, Eagles etc…
Craft centre: This is the place for Craft Museum and Ethnography Museum. Here Ethnographic research collections on tribes are kept here. This place is the collection of masks, paintings, wall hangings, carpets, wooden Handicrafts etc…
Other attractions in Bomdila: Upper Gompa, Middle Gompa, Lower Gompa, Buddhuist monasteries are the other attractions of Bomdila.
What to see around Bomdila:
Dirang : This place is famous for hot water springs. Dirang is very small village having a fort. National Yak Research and Breeding centre is also located in this village. This place is situated 34 Kms away from Bomdila.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary: This Sanctuary is 22 Kms away from Bomdila. Area covered by this sanctuary is 100 Sq.Kms. Tourists can see 200 different varieties of orchid species.
Tawang: Boarders of Tawang are Kameng in the East, Sela range in the West, Bhutan in the south and Tibet in the north. 400 years old monastery can be seen here. For the Tibetan Buddhists this is the sacred place. This place is 171 Kms away from Bomdila.
Getting to Bomdila: Only way to reach Bomdila is road way. From all the Itanagar and Tezpur ASTC buses are available to reach to this place. Nearest Railway station is at Tezpur. Nearest Airport is situated at Tezpur. Taxis and buses are available from Tezpur railway station and Airport to reach Bomdila.
Getting around Bomdila: Call Taxis are available to see the nearest places of Bomdila. To see the beauty of the village best way is walking. As it is very small village it is very convenient for the visitors to enjoy the nature.
Best time to visit Bomdila: Between March to October it the best time to visit this place to enjoy the nature.
Where to stay in Bomdila: Few limited accommodations are available. No luxurious hotels or restaurants are available. Almost all the hotels are located in Main Market area. Few best hotels are Shangrila Hotel, La Hotel, Hotel Native Inn, and Tashi Den Hotel.
Where to Eat in Bomdila: Main food available in this place is Tibetan Cuisine. Chinese cuisine, Continental cuisine and Indian cuisine are also available. Very few restaurants are available.