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Bhalukpung is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Bhalukpung is located in India
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 27°00′40″N 92°38′46″E / 27.011°N 92.646°E / 27.011; 92.646Coordinates: 27°00′40″N 92°38′46″E / 27.011°N 92.646°E / 27.011; 92.646
Country  India
State Arunachal Pradesh
District West Kameng
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 790114
Vehicle registration AR
Nearest city Tezpur
Lok Sabha constituency Arunachal West
Vidhan Sabha constituency Thrizino-Buragaon
Salna Bari

Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The town is located at 213m above sea level,[1] 100 km from Bomdila, 52 km from Tezpur and 5 km from Tipi. It lies along the Kameng river and is the headquarters of Bhalukpung circle. A road leads to Bomdila via the Tipi Orchidariurm, and the inner line check post is located at Bhalukpung.[2]

Bhalukpung was governed by local tribal Aka rulers, with occasional political dominance from Bhutan and Assam. Ahom rulers of Assam did not interfere with the local tribals, except for retaliatory raids into the tribal territory. In 1873, the British had declared the area around Bhalukpung as off-limits.

Fish angling and river rafting are the principal tourist activities in Bhalukpung. Tourist attractions in Bhalukpung include the Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidariurm, which hosts over 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species.

The annual festival Nyethidow of the Aka tribe is celebrated in January at Bhalukpung,Thrizino . Bhalukpung is inhabited by members of the Aka Tribes.


  1. ^ TOURISM : WEST KAMENG DISTRICT Archived December 17, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ TREKING IN ARUNACHAL PRADESH Archived June 15, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.

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