Chilipam Travel Guide

Chilipam Travel Guide

Chillipam Monastery: This is the only monastery built by Chinese architect. So the Chinese architecture reflects throughout the monastery. The beautiful Chillipam monastery is on a hillock near to Rupa town. One has to take deviation from Rupa to go upwards the hill to reach this picturesque hillock. The view of monastery during sunset time is a treat for eyes. The hide and seek of clouds will amaze any of the nature lovers. Many travellers trends to skip Chillipam considering they are visiting Tawang Monastery but the natural beauty of this monastery is unbeatable.                       Rout to take: Visit Tenga on the way to Bomdila from Bhalukpong. Just after Tenga market towards Bomdila,there is a bridge towards Roopa. Take left and follow the rout to Roopa valley and then ask people for the road towards Chillipam, they will guide you. There is only one road going upwards to the Chillipam,no diversion is there. Special Note: Search Sangngang Choekhor Dargyeling Monastery in google map, rest let the map to direct you towards Chillipam. There is no staying option at Chilipam, one can stay at nearby town Bomdila. Advertisement   Related Posts:    Bhalukpong Travel Guide Bomdila Travel Guide Tawang Travel Guide Chilipam travel Guide...
Bomdila Travel Guide

Bomdila Travel Guide

Bomdila : 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.   Middle Monastery: This small but beautiful Monastery is situated near Bomdila stadium. Lower Monastery: 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. Buddha Stadium: 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. Govt....
Bhalukpong Travel Guide

Bhalukpong Travel Guide

Bhalukpong: Bhalukpong is the entrance of West Arunachal Pradesh. It lies on the border of Assam and Arunachal. This is a beautiful town surrounding by hills and forests. This is the entrance of West Arunachal Pradesh. Bhalukpong is well connected with Bomdila, Arunachal pradesh and Tezpur, Assam. One may stay one night in bhalukpong and one night at Bomdila on the way to Tawang.  The main attractions of Bhalukpong are: Kameng River: Kameng is one of most beautiful river of Arunachal Pradesh. It flows through the beautiful valley of Bhalukpong, the most interesting matter of this river is that just after crossing the border of Arunachal it enters in Asaam and people called it Jiabhorli instead of Kameng. Distance: 1k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip, picnic, camping , adventure love What to do:  Stroll beside the river, enjoy flowing river, One may put his camp here but only after proper permission from competent authority. 2.Tippi orchid research centre: This is the home of over 450 species of Orchids. One will be overwhelmed by the variety and the colour of the Orchids. Distance: 6k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, family trip. What to do:  Stroll in and around the park. One may note down the name of Orchids. 3. Pakke Tiger Reserve (PTR) : Pakke Tiger Reserve is also known as Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakhui Tiger Reserve, is a lesser known wild life sanctuary in India. This lies in Eastern Himalaya. This is also known for its amazing sighting of famous resident hornbill species. Distance: 12k.m from check post. Ideal for: Nature lover, day trip, bird watching....
Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan

Top Five Off-beat destinations to visit in Rajasthan Rajasthan- The land of Maharajas, the land of versatile cultures,the land of sand dunes, the land of Havelies. When you are in Rajasthan you must visit some beautiful offbeat places. Here is a list of Top five offbeat places. 1. Tanot Tannot Basically a village, is close to the border with Pakistan. This is also a battle field of 1971 Indo-Pak war. There is a temple, popularly known as Tannot Mata Temple. Tourists cannot go beyond this temple to see the Indo–Pak Border unless one gets the relevant documentation in advance from the District and Military Authorities. This is one of the best place to explore Thar Desert. Location: The temple is some 153 kilometers (95 mi) from the City of Jaisalmer, and it takes about two hours to reach by road. Best time to visit: November to February History: It is said that during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1965, Pakistani Army dropped several bombs targeting the temple but none of the bombs could fall on the temple and large number of the bombs in the vicinity of the temple did not explode. After the war the temple management was handed over to Border Security Force of India. On date Border Security Force Jawans made the temple. The temple has a museum which has collections of the unexploded bombs dropped by Pakistan. What to see: Thar Desert,Tannot Mata Temple, War Memorial, Indo-Pak Border, Wind-based renewable energy projects. Note: Mobile networks are available upto Ramgarh. Route to follow: Jaisalmeer-Ramgarh-Tanot. Nearby city: Jaisalmer Staying Option: There is no staying option so you have to...
Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk, Old Silk Route

Zuluk : A comprehensive Travel Guide of Zuluk(Old Silk Route) Zuluk is an abode of peace.Zuluk is a hamlet close to Indo-China border. Zuluk is situated at an altitude of 9,500 ft above sea level in eastern part of Himalaya.There are around 700m people residing at Zuluk.Most of these people are mainly immigrated from Nepal.Zuluk is a small village surrounded by high hills. The main attraction of Zuluk is its eye catching zig-zag path,which is also called Zuluk loop. From Thambi view point you will have a birds eye view of Zuluk and surroundings. Zuluk is a ideal place for watching sunrise and sunset over world third highest mountain Mt. Kanchenjungha. From top of the loop you will find clouds playing hide and seek with Zuluk. At afternoon the whole Zuluk valley hide under thick cloud. Best Time to visit: Zuluk is accessible through out the year but keep in mind winter in Zuluk is severe. During winter Zuluk faces high snow fall and freezing temperature. In summer the picture is completely opposite.Summer is wet and foggy here. During summer Zuluk and its surrounding hills remain covered with different kind of blooming rhododendron flowers. Zuluk sight seeing : Zuluk Loop: Zuluk is famous for its incomparable loops. There are approx. 30 loops in this zig-zag path. Ganek : Ganek is the sunrise point in Zuluk.Start early in morning(4:00 am) to reach Ganek and catch glimpse sunrise over Mt. Kanchenjungha. Nag Temple: This cave like structured temple is dedicated to Nag Devata(Snake God). It is locally believed that this temple is formed naturally through a crack in a giant sized...
Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise by Abhisek Lahiri.

Tawang: A Hidden Paradise This time I travel solo and to a hidden unexplored destination. The Route (as per the road): Kolkata > Tezpur >Bhalukpong> Bomdila > Dirang > Tawang My modified route: Kolkata > Tezpur > Bomdila > Tawang > Dirang >Bhalukpong Tawang: Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed.The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang Chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing. There are many beautiful grlacial lakes in and around Tawang with crystal blue waters such as Sela lake, P.T.Tsolake, Sangetser lake, Banggachang lake and many more. These remain frozen in winter while in summer they become haven for migratory birds. How to Reach: By Air: Kolkata – Tezpur. By Train: Kolkata to Guwahati then Guwahati to Tezpur (lots of buses and shared card available)  From Tezpur: You may hire a Sumo for the whole trip from ASTC bus stand. Cost will be around 4500 per day including fuel. There is options of share sumo service from Tezpur to Bomdila (Rs.350).Then Bomdila to Tawang(Rs.500) ** In share sumo you will not able to visit the one of the main attraction Sela Pass and Nurunang Falls on the way to Tawang from Bomdila. In that case you can reserve a sumo for Tawang from Bomdila(Rs.5000) Stay in Tawang: There are so many Hotels in market area which is crowded. (Avg. Cost : 800-1500 per night) You will find few hotels and guest house in upper side near the monastery with breathtaking view and peaceful location. (Avg. Cost : 1200-3000) Eat & Drinks: You may try local dishes like Thupka ,Momos , Choupsy and...