Bomdila is a small town and walking is the best way to get around the town but if one is planning to visit Bomdila Monastery then a hire car is advisable.
What to see:
Upper Monastery Gompa or Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery:
This was built in 1965 by twelfth incarnation of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche. This is one of the most beautiful monasteries in Arunachal Pradesh. Apart from it religious significance this Monastery is popular for its natural beauty. One will get bird’s eye view of Bomdila town from here. It is advisable to visit during sunset to enjoy fabulous and breath taking views of stunning vistas. There is a main monster, a big payer wheel, a temple of Lord Buddha and a quarter for monks.
Distance: 5km uphill from main market.
Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip.
This small but beautiful Monastery is situated near Bomdila stadium.
This monastery is situated just beyond the main market. This is a very simple monastery. One can give it a miss if he has very short time.
This stadium is situated near the main market. One should visit there in evening for the stunning view of hills & clouds together.
Distance: 200mtr. from main market.
Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip, spending leisure time.
Where to stay at Bomdila:
There are some Hotels in Bomdila. Most of them are situated near market area. Here is a list of hotels, you may directly call them and ask about tariff. Some of the enlisted numbers may not work in one try, so try them again and again.
Circuit House (P.W.D.) : 03782 222028
Tourist Lodge: 03782,222049
Deo Gu Khil Guest House (Bomdila Monastery Guest House) : 03782 223 643. 09402292774 (Great stay and good food)
Bomdila Tashi Den: 09402474304 (Not recommended as I stayed here, not so good)
Hotel Payul: 09402062545
Hotel La: 09402613441 (Low budget hotel)
Bomdila Yatri Nibas: 8257009620
Hotel Lipang Phudu :09402638470
Hornbill Inn: 09436069386
Hotel Tashi Yangte: 09436227575
Hotel Sangrila : 09402215664
Hotel Siphiyang Pong: 03782222286
Pangchen Lodge : 09402248210
Elysium Lodge : 09402071827
Native Inn: 09436045360
How to reach:
Bomdila is well connected by road with Bhalukpong. One may stay one night at Bhalukpong before going to Bomdila directly. Bhalukpong is well connected by road and flight. One can take a car direct from Guwahati to reach Bhalukpong via Tezpur. It will take nearly 4-5 hours. A car from Tezpur will also take 2-3 hours to reach Bhalukpong. State govt. buses of Assam ply between Guwahati to Tezpur, one will get buses from Tezpur to Bhalukpong.
Note: Indian citizen staying outside Arunachal need inner line permit for entry in Arunachal Pradesh.
Bhalukpong is the entrance of West Arunachal Pradesh. Read More about Bhalukpong Travel guide Here