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Nestled in the high hills of the Eastern Himalayas and situated at an altitude of 8500 ft, the breathtaking beautiful Bomdila town is the headquarters of the West Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is a very popular destination for the tourists to get pampered themselves by the nature.

Bomdila itself is a small town. But it spreads over a wide ridge that straddles a mountain. Bomdila offers the spectacular view of the snow capped mountains, Himalayan Landscapes and the Kameng Valley. This magnificent Himalayan paradise also enriched by number of Apple Orchards that spreads far and wide, Buddhist Monasteries and Hospitable People. It is also an ideal place for trekking and hiking.

The market is small but packed with many local goods; especially the Craft CentreMost of these are intricately crafted with minute details and varied themes.at Bomdila turns out a range of superbly designed dragon carpets that are on sale. Also produced at the centre are traditional Thangka Wall Hangings, Paintings and Masks.

Bomdila top, the highest point on the Bomdila Mountain spur and also houses the defense telecommunications tower. From the highest point the mesmerizing view of the range of snow laden mountain range on one side and on the other the gathering of clouds at the Nechiphu pass, which appeared to be mattress of soft white cotton strewn over make spellbound the visitors. Bomdila top also offers a Bird’s eye view of Kangto and Gorichan peak (the highest peak in the state).
The Bomdilla Monastery the repository of culture is situated above the township and commands a panoramic view of the township and valleys below. This place has a craft centre displaying local crafts museum and a shopping centre.

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.


A home to Buddhist Lamas and monks at Bomdila in the west Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, the Bomdila Gompa or Monastery is one of the most prominent centres of the Lamaistic faith of Mahayana Buddhism, established in the year 1965. The Monastery owes its inception to the 12th reincarnate of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche who got this Monastery built before his death in 1966. A replica of the Tsona Gotse Monastery at Tsona in the southern Tibet, Bomdila Monastery reflects the origin and culture of the local people and its proximity to Tibet.

Bomdilla Monastery had been renovated and expanded by the Rinpoche, the thirteen reincarnations, Tsona Gontse Rinpoche and later sanctified by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama in October 1997. The rooftop offers the superb views of the town and the surrounding mountains.

Apart from the prayer hall, Bomdila Monastery also comprises of a temple of Lord Buddha and residential quarters for the monks. An older Gompa houses a large statue of the blue Medicine Buddha, on whom healers focus their meditations; the third Gompa stands at the end of the main market street in the middle of the town. This place has a tourist lodge, a craft centre displaying local crafts and a shopping centre where the visitor’s gets first feel of the local version of Himalayan Buddhist life.



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