With snow clad Himalayan mountain ranges and lush greenery to flaunt its natural beauty and various crafts to boast of its rich culture and lifestyle, Bomdila ranks amongst the leading tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh. Situated 8000 feet above sea level, Bomdila is a photographer’s delight, as the snow-capped mountain ranges of Himalayas offer spectacular views. To enjoy the essence of nature in its varied forms, you could not think of a better place than Bomdila. Make sure that you do not miss the leading 12 places to visit in Bomdila.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
Established in the year 1979, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary covers more than 100 sq. km area of land. Doimara and Tenga reserve forests form a part of the sanctuary. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary has deep valleys, high hills as well as hills of lesser heights. Several rivers originate from these hills and the area thus looks picturesque with hills, valleys, rivers and waterfalls along with over 200 species of orchids. It also houses animals including red panda and pheasant. The sanctuary is beauty personified on all seasons of the year. While it rains mostly between April and October, during winter, high mountain peaks covered with snow make the environment stunningly beautiful.
Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
Close to Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, you will find Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, which covers an area of 217 sq. km. The sanctuary offers spectacular views with waterfalls flowing from lesser heights and Kameng River flowing through the lush greenery. The sanctuary is home to various birds like eagle, hornbill, kingfishers, ducks and pheasants. The animals found here include Bengal tiger, langur, Asian elephant, black bear, red panda and many more. Over 165 types of butterflies that are seen here add color to the colorful sanctuary.
Dirang Valley is a stunningly picturesque valley that lies between Bomdila and Tawang. Dirang, the town situated in the valley has a pleasant weather that makes for a comfortable stay. The views from Dirang are mind blowing. If you love trekking, you would the high peaks in Dirang irresistible. Dirang is also famous for hot water springs and apple orchards that enhance the natural beauty of the place. Bird watchers and trekkers use Dirang as their base camp before venturing towards Mandla. Dirang valley is also famous for medicinal plants that are found in plenty here.
Bomdila Monastery was established in the year 1965 and it represents the spiritual essence of Buddhism. It is situated close to Tipi Orchid Research Center in West Kameng district. Followers of Mahayana Buddhism consider this place sacred. The monastery resembles Tsona Gontse Monastery of South Tibet. The temple of Buddha in the monastery attracts pilgrims in great numbers.
Bomdila is famous for apple orchards. They are spread across large areas of the land. Laden with apples, the huge trees in the orchards are great attractions to tourists. Visiting Bomdila in winter would be a feast to your eyes as apple orchards will be at their optimum best in production. You are sure to love the casual stroll in the apple orchards and the temptation to buy apples for unbelievably low prices is too hard to resist.
Bomdila View Point
Nature lovers will love Bomdila View Point, as views from here are spectacular. The highest point here offers breathtaking views of the landscape around including Nechipu Pass. West Kameng Valley spreads out in front of your eyes when viewed from here.