We often stray away to foreign lands looking for exotic beauty and an escape from our day-to-day lives. Going abroad has been a trend for many decades now, be it for education, jobs or travel. But now is a time to move our eyes little closer and see how beautiful places are within India itself.
There are many places, especially in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, that will leave you flabbergasted. What's more attractive about these places is that not many people know about them or live there.
They are very quiet, peaceful, away from hustle and bustle of the 21st century and are surrounded by the unhampered beauties of nature. One such place that shall give you goose bumps as you immerse yourself in its beauty is a tiny little town called Bhalukpong.
A Little Bit About Bhalukpong
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Located along the southern reaches of Himalayas, Bhalukpong is located in West Kameng district of Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh. As it lies along Kameng river, with lush green forests on both sides it is one of the most serene and peaceful places one can find.
The local residents of this mesmerising town are the members of Aka tribe who are quite friendly. Every year in the month of January, members of this tribe celebrate their annual and most important festival, Neythidow. Neythidow is celebrated by with great zeal and zest which depicts the Aka Tribe's custom, tradition, and lifestyle.
Why You Should Head To Bhalukpong
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Bhalukpong is one destination you definitely should not miss if you are a nature lover in need of peace or just want some time alone. The serene environment of Bhalukpong with a clean river flowing through the town only enhances the beauty of Bhalukpong.
To add on, the nature of Bhalukpong is undisturbed my modern day discoveries still remains raw and unexplored. You can engage in various activities such as rafting, fishing, hiking or trekking and explore the nearby Sessa Orchid Sanctuary and Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.
Best Time To Visit Bhalukpong
Bhalukpong experiences a moderate type of climate and hence, it can be visited throughout the year. If you are looking to witness the lush green and heavenly presence of nature, then the best time to visit Bhalukpong is from October until the end of April.
How To Reach Bhalukpong
By Air: You can take a direct flight to Tezpur Airport, which is located at a distance of about 55 km from Bhalukpong. Once you have reached the airport, you can hire a cab to Bhalukpong.
By Rail: As Bhalukpong doesn't have its own railway station, you can catch a train to Rangapara railway station, which is situated at a distance of 45 km. From the station, you can either hire a cab or catch a bus to Bhalukpong.
By Road: Bhalukpong is well connected to nearby cities and towns by road. As the roads are in proper condition, it is easily accessible.