Some places on earth make you forget the need to stay updated with the current world. These could be those amazingly beautiful places thanks to nature’s kindness or they could be places with a great history thanks to early inhabitants who lived, flourished and left permanent marks for the future world to see. Or these places could have the best of both the elements to mesmerize you to ignore the needs to stay connected with the internet world and updated technologies. They could take you much behind in time to enjoy the essence of a rich past and let your imagination go wild; or they could take you into the wilderness to be spellbound by the limitless beauties of nature. Or, they could offer you both as Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh does.
Tezu, a small town that boasts of beautiful rivers and valleys, is located in Lohit district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Mishmi tribes are the early inhabitants of this land and their history dates back to the period of the epic Mahabharata. Many other ancient tribes live here and Tezu is vibrant with the traditions followed by all these tribes. There are many places to visit in Tezu, including picturesque lakes, religious sites and wildlife sanctuary. Here are the leading 10 attractions in Tezu, which would make your tour of Tezu complete.
Situated at the confluence of Sati and Lohit rivers, the scenic Dong valley, which is the easternmost village of India, is the first to receive the rising sun’s rays every morning. At an altitude of 1240 metres, the location of Dong is strategic being on the tri-junction of three countries namely, India, Myanmar and China. You would love the spectacular views Dong has to offer after a wonderful trekking.
Glow Lake is set in a picturesque landscape with snow-capped mountains on the backdrop and lush greenery around. Situated in Wakro circle, Glow Lake is at an altitude of 5000 feet above sea level covering 8 sq. kms. area. With lack of proper road facilities, the path leading to the lake offers scope for adventurous trekking.
Situated on Brahmaputra River banks, Parasuram Kunda attracts visitors for its religious significance and stunning landscape. Surrounded by majestic mountains, Parasuram Kunda has been referred to in ancient literature. The place is frequented from all parts of India during Makar Sankranti day and it is believed that taking a dip in the waters here would wash of one’s sins. A temple dedicated to Lord Parasuram is situated here.
Chaglogam is a scenic location to the left side of Dalai River. Situated at a distance of 170 km from Tezu, the place attracts tourists in great numbers. A wonderful location to make nature lovers spell bound, Chaglogam offers scope for various adventurous sports such as trekking, angling and rafting.
Tezu District Museum And Craft Center
Some of the best art collections that reflect the culture of the tribes are seen in Tezu District Museum and Craft Center, which was established in the year 1956. Some of the rare collections include paintings and manuscripts along with weapons, costumes and ornaments used by the tribes. Cane crafts and handloom crafts are also seen here. The aim behind establishing the museum is to create an awareness of the cultures of tribes here.