A small town nestled in the foothills of Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, Bhalukpong is known for its breath-taking scenic beauty and serene and tranquil ambience which casts a spell on its every visitor. Home to virgin forests, bubbling brooks and gurgling Kameng River, the place, besides providing for a soul-soothing retreat to all the distressed souls, also makes as an excellent adventure tourist destination offering a scope for plethora of outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, fishing, angling, camping and river rafting. The tiny little hamlet’s inhabitation of various ethnic tribes makes it an anthropologist’s paradise too giving them ample opportunities to have a sneak-peek into these native tribes’ fascinating cultures, lifestyle and traditions. Truly, one of the best kept secrets of the North East India, Bhalukpong is sure to leave anyone and everyone enchanted for their lifetime.
Situated on the banks of the beautiful Kameng River, Bhalukpong lies in close proximity to the Assam-Arunachal border, just 60 km north of Tezpur and makes as the most significant entry point for the Western Arunachal Pradesh circuit. Its unparalleled scenic charm and innumerable opportunities to revel in great outdoor fun truly makes this serene little hill town a hidden gem, away from the radars of conventional tourist maps.
Anyone heading for a trip to much famed destinations of Arunachal like Tawang and Bomdila, must plan to stop by here for a couple of days and soak themselves in immense tranquillity of the place, occasionally broken by light whispering of the wind, playful music of the effervescing streams and melodious chirps of colourful feathered birds; go for a leisurely stroll in the woods basking in nature’s creativity or plan for an enthralling forest camp amidst its serene wilderness gazing at thousands of stars sprinkling their luminescence in the dark sky, every moment spent in this little village would bring in a new experience and would be a memory to treasure forever.
While tourism in Bhalukpong is driven by its range of adventure activities and plethora of tourist attractions, the place also sees a handful of travellers interested in getting an insight into unique cultures and traditions of various ethnic tribes that inhabit the town. The best time for a matchless cultural extravaganza in Bhalukpong is by far during the month of March when the town comes to life with the ‘Nyethidow Festival’ that fills the whole valley with vibrancy and effervescence. This is also the time when the village is veiled under the carpets of bright orchid blooms, hanging all around the valley, hilly trails, river basins and gorges; entrancing everyone with their awe-inspiring panoramas.
Delectable food of Bhalukpong is also something which needs a special mention. Greatly influenced by Tibetan cuisine, it makes for an ideal destination to relish some exotically flavoured momos and thupka. The fermented cheese delicacies served in this Arunachal’s secretive village are also to die for. Food connoisseurs travelling to this tiny settlement must also add to their tasting list, the interesting rice dish cooked in hollowed bamboo tubes, a rustic tribal speciality of the region.
To visit Bhalukpong, one can either opt to fly in at the Salonibari Airport located at Tezpur and board a taxi or a state run bus from there, or choose for a rail journey up till Guwahati, further followed by a road excursion via NH 52 or NH 37. Meandering along the mighty Brahmaputra River and passing through the thickets of the ‘Kaziranga National Park’ providing tourists with a glimpse at the park’s wildlife treasures including the endangered one-horn rhinos, needless to say, the road journey to Bhalukpong would be an experience to remember.
For those seeking a comprehensive travel guide on Bhalukpong, the team of Tour My India, brings for them the under-listed sections, briefly providing them a glance on the town’s popular tourism places, best things to do, must visit markets, best hotels to stay and most ideal modes of transportation to go around the town. We also deal in providing holiday packages at best discounted prices for our esteemed prospective customers. With our world-class services and hassle free arrangements for sightseeing tours, hotel accommodations and airport transfers, you can be rest assured for a smooth and safe Bhalukpong tour.
Bhalukpong is a small town located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It might be small in size but bestowed with stunning mountains and scenery. Since the town is small in here the accommodation options are also limited. All these options are small in size but offer the best services that one can ask from any five-star hotel. Their rooms are clean and offer the best view of the city. Also, these accommodations are easily available at pocket-friendly prices.