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Bhalukpong is located in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is close to Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border and is 60 km north of Tezpur. Bhalukpong is a wonderful place for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, hikers, rafters and anglers. The little town is on the Kameng River and lies along the dense forests that form the border of the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.

The prime attractions are Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidarium. Rafting in the Kameng River is another major draw. Angling season begins in early October and continues until April. Bhalukpong is also worth a visit at the time of the Nyethidow festival in March. Tawang and Bomdila, located northwest of Bhalukpong, are major tourist attractions. Kaziranga National Park lies southeast of Bhalukpong.

Certain ancient ruins found strewn around Bhalukpong, also constitute a major tourist attraction. There are many forts in the place, built during the 10th to 12th centuries. The forts are believed to be the monuments of some defeated kings of Assam, of that period. About 3 km northwest from Bhalukpong, on the banks of the Bharali River, a few stone blocks and brickbats are found on the slope of a hillock. Other ruins found in Bhalukpong are some bricks, stone remnants, a pond and a brick well.

Languages spoken here are Aka, Hindi, Assamese and English. Nearest airport and railhead are at Tezpur, which is 1100 km from Kolkata. Bhalukpong is easily accessible by road from Tezpur.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: West Kameng
Location: Bhalukpong    


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