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Introducing Bhalukpong

Best time to visit : October to April
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The little hamlet of Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh is home to the Aka tribe. Situated on the bank of Kameng River, Bhalukpong is crafted for adventure lovers. River rafter, anglers, hikers and wildlife enthusiast are sure to be lost in the vibrant beauty of this place. For those who believe that holidays are meant to be in peaceful arms of incredible nature, Bhalukpong is the answer to their destination dilemma. The soothing bank of Kameng River, dense forest cover, wildlife sanctuary and the lofty Himalayan offshoot entices tourists to this land.

Facts

Bhalukpong is the commercial hub of the Aka tribe. Located 213 m. above the sea level on the offshoot of Himalayas, it is also known for the dense forest cover that forms the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. Different adventure sports are the main tourist attraction of the place. The people of Bhalukpong converse in English and Koro. This commercial hub is close to the cultural hub of the Aka tribe, Thrizino.

Food connoisseurs can never be disappointed at Bhalukpong. There are many multi cuisine restaurants that mainly offer all sorts of delicacies. From Indian to Chinese and from Continental to Mughlai, travellers can choose anything to satisfy to their palate. Brown bread from Itanagar is popular amongst tourists from the west. Arun Subansiri Hotel’s restaurant Zero Point is amongst the must visit places at Bhalukpong for food lovers.

Shopping at Bhalukpong is a unique experience in the rambling markets. The unique silver ornaments of native Aka tribe is a must buy from the Bhalukpong market. One can also choose from an agglomeration of beautiful coloured tribal dress. Jana flower motif is one of the most celebrated possessions of the locals of the Bhalukpong region and is another must have to add to your shopping bag, if you like to collect rare ethnic things.

Nearby Places:
  • Nameri National Park is at a distance of  about 25 km. from Bhalukpong. This lesser known national park of Nameri is home to a large number of tigers and other animals. One can enjoy the beauty of the forest rich in exotic wildlife here.
  • A travel of  about 91 km. will bring you to Bomdila, famous for its apple orchards and strong Buddhist and Tibetan influence displaying a distinct cultural flair.
  • Kaziranga National Park, located at about 140 km. distance from Bhalukpong needs no description. This UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to one horned rhinos, is regularly flocked by tourists visiting nearby places.

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