Bomdila

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Bomdila

बोमडिला
City
Bomdila.jpg
Bomdila is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Bomdila
Bomdila
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Bomdila is located in India
Bomdila
Bomdila
Bomdila (India)
Coordinates: 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°E / 27.25; 92.4Coordinates: 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°E / 27.25; 92.4
Country India
StateArunachal Pradesh
DistrictWest Kameng
Elevation
2,415 m (7,923 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total6,685
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-AR
Vehicle registrationAR

Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Bomdila is one of the 60 constituencies of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Bomdila Town
DC Office, Bomdila

Geography and Climate[edit]

Bomdila is located at 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°E / 27.25; 92.4.[1] It has an average elevation of 2415 metres (7923 feet).

Climate: In Bomdila, the wet season is cool and mostly cloudy and the dry season is cold and clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 31°F to 66°F and is rarely below 27°F or above 70°F.[2]


Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Bomdila had a population of 6685. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bomdila has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 63%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is inhabited by the Monpa, Sherdukpen, Miji, Bugun (Khowa) and Aka tribes.

Transport[edit]

Despite its rough roads and tough climatic conditions, Bomdila is well connected with Guwahati (264 km), Tawang (167 km) and Tezpur (162 km). Although one should be aware of the landslides while traveling by road. The nearest airport is in Tezpur (Assam) where buses and cabs can be easily availed. The closest railway station is Rangapara Railway station (Assam) which is around 145 km away from Bomdila.[4]

Features[edit]

The Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is near Bomdila. Tourism is new to Bomdila because of lack of infrastructure of roads in Northeast India. There are hotels Much of the food here is Tibetan. The Bomdila pass offers views of Kangto and Gorichen Peaks, the highest in the state. Visit GRL Buddhist Monastery. Visit apple orchards and orchid farms. Visit 17th century Lhagyala Monastery at Morshing village (70 km from Bomdila).

Media[edit]

Bomdila has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Bomdila. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bomdila
  2. ^ "Average Weather".
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "How to Reach Bomdila".

External links[edit]

  • Bomdila travel guide from Wikivoyage