Bomdila is a town that is located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in a district called West Kameng. There are many interesting options for entertainment in this place and it is a popular tourist location in the region. There are many temples that are located in the town and these can be visited while travelling to the region. These include both Buddhist and Hindu temples. One can a witness a breathtaking view of the Himalayan peaks and the clean mountain air serves to rejuvenate the body and mind. The town has many apple orchards and these are worth the visit as well.

The town is famous for its arts and crafts and these can be seen in stalls all around the town. These can be purchased as souvenirs. One can get a feel of Buddhist life in the town center where many activities take place.

Bomdila is also known as a paradise for trekking and hiking. There are many such locations around the town and this is one of the main tourist attractions here. The Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is also worth visiting and it is located a short distance away. A village called Tawang which is near Bomdila is home to a 400 year old monastery.
Bomdila, is a small town located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of about 2217 metres above sea level, Bomdila is renowned for its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchards.

In medieval times, Bomdila had been a part of the kingdom of Tibet where it was ruled by the local tribal rulers of Bhutan. The Ahom rulers of Assam never interfered with these local tribes except in case of retaliatory raids. In 1873, the British banned the entry in this area of Arunachal Pradesh.

After India gained independence in 1947, there has been constant disagreement on this area between India and China. In 1962, China invaded the area around Bomdila, but later withdrew its troops from there.

This small town is famous for Buddhist Gompas and the magnificent view of the Kameng Valley. The view of clouds gathering at the top of the Nechipu Pass can be easily seen from the highest point of this place. The area is also home to the Kangto and Gorichan peaks, which are considered as the highest peaks in the state.

Residents here generally belong to the Monpa and Sherdukpen Tribes. The people here speak different languages like Monpa, Sherdukpen, Miji, Aka, Hindi, Assamese and English. Monpa folk songs and music form an integral part of the Losar festival celebrated there. Thangka wall hangings, paintings, masks and dragon carpets are some of the specialities of this place.

The best time to visit Bomdila is between April and October, during which the temperature remains mild, rarely going above 32° Celsius.

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