: Arunachali, Hindi, Assamese and English
Best time to visit : AprilOctober
STD Code : 037833
THE TOWN OF BOMDILA
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 orchards.
It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous
Bomdila is located in the northwestern part of the
state of Arunachal Pradesh, in the northeastern region
of India. It is set amongst the mighty Himalayas at
an altitude of 2,530 m above sea level. The weather
in Bomdila is alpine. Summers (AprilJune) are
short and mild, while winters are cold (NovemberFebruary).
It experiences rainfall between July and September.
The best time to visit Bomdila is between April
The origin of Bomdila is lost in time. It was a
part of the kingdom of Tibet in medieval times. Local
tribal rulers and rulers from Bhutan generally ruled
it from time to time. The Ahom rulers of Assam did not
interfere with the local tribes except for retaliatory
raids into the tribal territory. The British had declared
this area of Arunachal Pradesh as off-limits in 1873.
The area has remained a cause of disagreement between
India and China since India gained independence in 1947.
China invaded the area around Bomdila in 1962, but later
withdrew its troops from the area.
Bomdila is the headquarters of the West Kameng district
of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila offers to
the tourist panoramic view of the awesome Himalayan
terrain with its snow-covered summits. It is famous
for its apple orchards and travelers can take a walk
through them. It also has a couple of Buddhist monasteries
or gompas. The area around Bomdila has a number of trekking
and hiking trails that attracts the adventure seeker.
The small town of Tawang is located north of Bomdila
and the journey from Bomdila to Tawang takes the traveler
through some breathtaking mountainous terrain. Tawang
is perched at a height of over 3,400 m above sea level,
and is world-renowned for its 400-year-old Buddhist
monastery. The origin of this monastery can be traced
to the mid-17th century and is an important Buddhist
center of northeast India.
Bomdila is also known for its crafts. The main craft
center within the town is known for producing exquisite
woolen carpets and traditional masks. Travelers hunting
for souvenirs can buy traditional craft items from the
main craft center or from various shops around the town.
Bomdila is located in a remote part of India. It
does not have an airport or railway station of its own.
It is connected by road with other towns in Arunachal
Pradesh and Assam.
Tourists can relish traditional Tibetan food like
momos and thoopa in Bomdila.