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Bomdila Monastery, Bomdila: The Bomdila Gompa or monastery is one of the most prominent centres of the Lamaistic faith of Mahayana Buddhism. A replica of the Tsona Gontse monastery at Tsona in the southern Tibet, the Bomdila monastery(also known as the Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery) was set up by the twelfth reincarnate of the Tsona Gontse Rinpoche. The reincarnate who was born in Morshing, west Kameng, had established this monastery in the year 1965 before his death in 1966. However, the Rinpoche, the thirteenth reincarnation, Tsona Gontse Rinpoche renovated and enlarged the monastery by including a huge main prayer hall, which was further blessed by His Highness the 14th Holi Dalai Lama in 1997.The main festivals being celebrated in Bomdila Monastery are Losar and Saka Dawa. Losar is celebrated to mark the beginning of the New Year according to the Monapa calendar. This festival goes on for 15 days, in which prayers are offered along with hoisting of the prayer flags. Saka Dawa is held on the fourth month of the lunar calendar, marks the day of the Buddha's enlightenment.Bomdila is accessible by road from Tezpur situated 160 km away.
Day 4: We started early the next day as we had to reach Guwahati; we made a stop on the way at the Chilipom Monastery in Rupa Valley at about 3000m of altitude. It was quite a spiritual location; atop the clouds standing all alone on the mountain. The architecture of the monastery is so unique and detailled with such high precision and finesse that it leaves you captivated. After a visit to the monastery and offering our prayers we headed home. Luck was on our side while we were returning, as the fog had cleared and we did manage to catch a glimpse of the huge waterfall(Nichifu Falls) this time and also at a distance could see Tezpur. We then reached Guwahati by 6:00pm.Overall; while in Arunachal Pradesh we realized that it was actually a paradise unexplored. Virgin to travellers. The locals being super helpful and really friendly made it easier for us to navigate and find unexplored and beautiful places. The Land of the Rising Sun never seizes to amaze you. If you are looking to travel to a place void of the crowd and have nature all to yourself; Arunachal is the place to be. It is a state which stands tall in its own beauty and elegance, proud of who it is, and not begging for attention, remaining true to its pure form, and not giving in to adultery and modernization. This is one of the very few places in India, where Mother Earth still breathes life into her children and is loved and respected as a mother.
About Tenga Valley
After about 30mins we reached nichifu pass which is at an altitude of approx 3600m. We then descended downhill towards the Tenga Valley where we had our lunch. We then went to the Tenga river, the nearby military camps, the farms and the foot suspension bridge. We spent the afternoon in the cool and calm of the valley and by about 4.00pm started ascending towards Bomdila, we reached Bomdila by 5.30pm, and it was dark already. We went about the small town and its shops meeting locals and then returned to the hotel by 7.30. By 8.00 the town was dead silent and not a soul out on the streets, it was really cold and cozy i guess that was the reason the town went dead.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Tenga Valley is from April to June and from September to October