It is a misty and beautiful hill station which is famous for the Indo-China war of 1962 and can be reached through beautiful valley of Tenga river driving along the cantonment with the frequent changing natural view/scenery with the typical hill drive experience in the serpentine road amidst the virgin forest of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is the headquarter of West Kameng district located at the height of 8500ft, has a lot of attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas.
From Bomdila one can visit Rupa, Jigaon and Shergaon and Kalaktang, a Panoramic Valley inhabited by Sherdukpen and Monpa people respectively. On the way one can also visit beautiful Chilipam Gompa and Apple and Kiwi orchards. The visit to Tibetan refugee camps for the famous local handicrafts and exclusive carpets etc are worth purchasing as souvenir. One can also visit High altitude Trout fish farm at Samteng.
Local site-seeing to Dirang valley and the famous Sela Pass (13,700ft above sea level) are thrilling experience for visitors on way to Tawang. The apple and Kiwi Orchard and the Yak research centre at Dirang are also worth seeing.
On the way to Tawang one can visit Jaswant Ghar and pay homage to Martyr’s of Indo-China war 1962. From Jaswant Ghar one can have a spectacular Bird’s eye view of majestic Tawang Monastery and the Tawang Township with snow capped Himalayan ranges.