Wednesday, February 2, 2011


                                                            A HERITAGE MONUMENT

                                             It is located in Dibang Valley district and is a sacred heritage of the Idu Mishmis. It is a symbol of past glory and indicate the high standard of civilisation that once prevailed around Bhismaknagar. Bhismaknagar must have been a strong hold of the Chutiyas (12th-16th centuries) but the excavations has been throwing new light on its much earlier antiquities. Bhismaknagar stands for what is best in the tribal and Aryans way of life. It speaks for the Catholic spirit  of the ancient Indians and the contribution made by the Idus to the synthetic fabric of Indian culture. Today Bhismaknagar has become the nucleus of a renaisance a determination of a sturdy race to revive its traditional culture, while accepting everything that is progressive.

Bhismaknagar fort, located nearly 30 km from Roing is tentatively dated to 8 century and is recorded as the oldest archaeological site in the region. The site was first explored by I. Block in 1848 and afterward it was excavated from 1965-70. The complex houses the ruins of brick-built structure of 1860.52 sq. meters plinth area, having three halls, two extension rooms and six entrances in all.  

When to visit                       : During the period, November to Feb.

How to reach                      : By Bus/Taxi from Tinsukia. (about 100 Kms)

Where to stay                      : Circuit House Roing, Inspection Bunglow Sunpura

Nearest Airport                    : Mohanbari (Dibrugarh).

Nearest Bus stand               : Tinsukia. (direct).

Nearest  Railway Stn.          : Tinsukia.

What to see                         : Archaeological ruins of Bhismaknagar.

Bomdila is a beautiful small town situated at a height of about 8000 ft. above the sea level from where one can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area.

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500 ft above the sea level.  It has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture..  This place has a tourist lodge, a craft centre displaying local crafts and a shopping centre where the visitors gets  first feel of the local version of Himalayan Buddhist life.

Local site seeing to Dirang valley and the famous Sela Pass (13,700 ft. M.S.L.) are thrilling experience on the way to Tawang. The Orchid Research and Development Station at Tippi and two other Orchid conservation sanctuaries located at Sessa and Dirang are worth seeing places.

When to visit                 During the period April to October.
How to reach                 By bus and car from Tezpur, Guwahati (Assam).
Where to stay               Circuit House, Tourist Lodge, Hotel La, Hotel Sweet.
Clothing                         Warm clothing during winters.
Nearest Airport             Tezpur, Assam.
Nearest Bus stand        Tezpur, Assam.
Nearest Railway Stn     Rangapara, Assam.
What to see                    Craft centre producing very fine carpets of colourful designs and masks and Buddhist Monasteries.

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