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Bhalukpong is a small town which is located in the district of West Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh in India. Situated along the Kameng River, it comes under the district that goes by the same name as the town. It is also one of the must-visit tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from being a picturesque destination, Bhalukpong is historically rich as well. 

If you want to see something different other than the same valleys and lakes then Bhalukpong is the place you ought to visit. It is a place where you can look for some adventure and fun while you are there with your friends and family. Try going on hiking, trekking, river rafting, etc. and enjoy the beauty of the land.

Also, when you are there, don't forget to visit the Kaziranga National Park and Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary that are two of the most popular destinations here. Bhalukpong might be just a small town in the reaches of Himalayas but is certainly the most beautiful place in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. 

Also Read: Bordered by two of the world's largest mountain ranges, the Great Himalaya and the Karakoram, this city also accomodates Nubra valley, Zanskar Valley, and Spituk Monastery

History of Bhalukpong

According to history experts, Bhalukapong was ruled by a local tribal named Aka Rulers. Apart from this, the ancient Bhalukpong Fort was built around the 10th century under the reign of King Bhaluka on the banks of Bharali River. Now, the remains of the fort can be seen on the location. 

Places to Visit in Bhalukpong

Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. It’s undoubtedly a wonderful place to visit that covers a land of 862 sq. km., a must-visit place for nature lovers. Encircled with rivers and positioned in the mid of the Himalayan ranges, the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is really a pleasure to the eyes. A wide range of animals including tigers, jungle cat, black bear and much more can be seen and appreciated over here.

Kaziranga National Park. Undoubtedly, a wonderful site to visit. Also known as a world heritage site, the park is home to various species, the most popular being one-horned rhinoceros. 

Bhalukpong Fort. It is believed that Bhalukpong Fort was constructed in the 10th century, giving us a glimpse of the history of this spot. The fort was constructed by king Bhaluka positioned on the Bharali river.

Bomdila. An enticing destination sited in the North of Bhalukpong where one can appreciate the beautiful lush green forests and mesmerizing orchids. And the enjoyment doesn’t end here, the place is a hub for a larger number of monasteries and it is 36km away from Bhalukpong.

Things to do in Bhalukpong

Tipi Orchid Research Centre.  It is one of the important orchids of Arunachal Pradesh. It is spread over 10 hectares and consists of tissue culture lab, orchidarium, museum, herbarium, and gardens. The centre houses around 100 species of orchids in pots and hanging baskets. 

Pakke Tiger Reserve. It is also known as Pakhui Tiger Reserve which comes under Project Tiger Reserve in the East Kameng District in Arunachal Pradesh. Here, you can get the opportunity to see Bengal Tiger, Indian Leopard, and clouded leopard. Also, it consists of elephants, barking deer, gaur, and sambar.

Events and Festivals in and Around Bhalukpong

Ziro Music Festival. This world popular music festival was started in 2012 by Bobby Hano and Anup Kutty and the team has a long list of names now. The festival became popular because of its originality and also because of the breath-taking and extremely peaceful location that Ziro is. Read More

Torgya Monastery Festival. It is a monastic festival mainly, that happens at the Tawang Monastery and is full of rich colours and brightness all around. It is a three-day-long festival which is enjoyed by one and all. It starts with the recitation of prayers and Monastic dances and is celebrated in order to kill the evil spirits and seek blessings and prosperity for loved ones and crops. Read More

Best Time to Visit Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong is one of the best scenic beauties of Arunachal Pradesh. The lush green landscapes here are always a sight for sore eyes but if you want to know the perfect time to explore this place to the fullest then October to March would be the right time. 

How to Reach Bhalukpong

Air. The closest airport is Tezpur Airport which is just 51 kilometres away from Bhalukpong. After reaching Tezpur Airport, one can easily hire a taxi, cab or bus to reach Bhalukpong. Another airport is Lilabari Airport in Ujjalpur, Assam. It is 230 kilometres away from Bhalukpong. The regular bus service is available from Lilabari Airport towards Bhalukpong. 

Rail. The nearest railway station is Bhalukpong Railway Station which is connected to the Rangiya Murkongselek rail line at Balipara, serving the Bhalukpong Town. Rangapara Railway Station is another nearest railway station to reach Bhalukpong. It is just 46 kilometres away from the town. The railway station is well-routed with local and neighbouring regions of Northeast State. If you are travelling from other cities or states of India, you need to deboard at Guwahati Railway Station which is closest to Bhalukpong. It is well-connected to major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Chennai. 

Road. The road connectivity of Bhalukpong with its closest regions is well-linked to ease the road trip for locals. There are several buses running from Tezpur and Guwahati to Bhalukpong.  

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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