With Snow clad Himalayan mountain ranges and greenery everywhere to flaunt its natural beauty, Bomdila is one of the holidaymaker destinations in Arunachal Pradesh in North East India. It is situated at an altitude of around 8,500 ft above sea level.
To get to Tawang, you have to pass by Bomdila anyways so take a day and night to spend some time here and also eat some Tibetan Food! Momos! The following list will help each traveler with things to do in Bomdila during a trip to Arunachal Pradesh.
1. Grant your wishes at Lower Gompa
Lower Gompa is located in the heart of the town is of the division of Gontse Gaden Rabgyel Lling Monastery. This place is where Buddhist monks come to worship. You will find prayer wheels you can spin them to grant wishes.
2. Heal yourself at Middle Gompa
Middle Gompa is one of the oldest gompas which is located 2km from the main market. The Place is famous amongst healers with the name Blue Medicine Buddha. It is an ideal place for Healers.
3. Visit the ethnicity of Upper Gompa
The Upper Gompa is the most majestic of the three Gompas and also offers travelers a panoramic view of the town below with the snow-capped mountains. You will also find a school here to educate monk kids, a temple of Buddha, and a prayer hall decorated with wall hangings.
4. Stroll around apple orchards
Bomdila is famous for apple orchards. Laden with apples, the huge trees in orchards are a great attraction. If you visit in winter it would be a feast to your eyes as apple orchards will be at their optimum best in production. Also, the temptation to buy apples for unbelievably low prices is too hard to resist.
5. Paraglide your way through Himalayas
Bomdila is the perfect place for paragliding as the hill station is located in the lap of the Himalayan Mountain Range. The place is flourished with snow-capped mountains and the beauty of lush greenery everywhere. It is one of the adventurous things to do in Bomdila.
6. Indulge in River Rafting
Bomdila is surrounded by beautiful mighty rivers – Kameng River, Subansari, The Brahmaputra, Lohit, and Siang Rivers. In summer and dry seasons like spring, winter, and autumn, the water level stays normal and the flowing currents are perfected for river rafting. One should not miss this experience.
7. Go birdwatching at Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary is home to the enormous diversity of bird species (covering over 450 varieties) detected here. Oriental White Ibis, Quails, Cormorants, Hawks, Herons, Woodpeckers, Vultures, Tragopan, Parrots, Black Stork, Falcons, Pigeons, Eagles, Cuckoos, Kites, Ducks, and Pheasants are some of them. This sanctuary also is a part of the bigger elephant reserve as well as serves as a home to plenty of reptiles, and amphibian species. Birdwatching is one of the best things to do in Bomdila.
8. Savour the Exotic Dishes
Arunachal Pradesh’s taste differs across the tribal groups and regions. The different cooking styles and ingredients make the food delicious and tasty. The staple food is fish, rice, vegetables, and meat. The dishes are less spicy as well as flavors from organic productions, bamboo shoots, and herbs are used. Typical North Eastern/Tibetan food is available here. The most commonly enjoyed food items are Thukpa, noodles, soups, and momos.