Lohit River Arunachal Pradesh

Beauty of Tezu Town

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-05-09

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Namsai / Wakro

  • Tribal villages of Khampti - Khampti Tribal Village at Empong, is a beautiful village enriched with a swiftly flowing Tengapai rivulet and surrounded by lush paddy field. Tai Khampti, a sub group of Shan race of northwestern Burma who migrated in 18th century to this region. The Khampti community have distinct east Asian features and are followers of the Theravada Buddhism and have Lik-Tai as their language with a script similar to Shan script. Their houses are built on raised floor with thatched roof. Wooden planks are used for flooring and Bamboo splits for the walls.
  • Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary - Explore Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary The name comes from the River Kamlang, which flows through the Sanctuary and joins Brahmaputra. The local inhabitants are Hishmi, Digaru, Mizo. These tribal communities claim themselves to be descendent of “King Rukmo” from “Mahabharat”. The scenic beauty of the Sanctuary is un-comparable because of its location, terrain and perennial water sources which are plentiful in the region. The Sanctuary has a few quite a few numbers of water bodies with the most significant one being the Glao Lake or “Glow Lake”, situated at a distance of 20 Km from Wakro and the circumference is around 4 to 5 km (approx.).
  • Golden Pagoda at Chowkham is a beautiful Buddhist Pagoda well located in a small island of Tengapani river which is accessible by a metal foot bridge. Nearby is a Buddhist Vihara (Temple ) with an image of Sleeping Buddha.

golden pagoda Arunachal paradesh

Golden Pagoda Arunachal Pradesh

Tezu / Hauyliang

  • Parshuram kund is a pilgrimage site for Hindus located at Telu Shati/Tailung region of Mishmi plateau where the Lohit river is is close to reaching the plains. The place is approximately 48 kms from Tezu, the Headquarters of Lohit District in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a famous holy place of worship which is steeped in Hinduism and is much venerated by them and falls within the Kamlang reserve forests and is surrounded by dense forests. As per Hindu legends sage Parshuram, took advice of some sages and started to wandered all over the Himalayas to atone for the sin of matricide initiated by his father. At this spot his axe which was stuck to his hand fell away cleaving the mountain side and from there sprang the Brahmakund.
  • Botanical Garden - This is a major tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh. The Tezu Botanical Garden is a well laid out garden with wide varieties of seasonal and perennial flowers and trees covering and area of 23 hectares. There is a section of park dedicated to medicinal plants and herbs along with local rare species. Once here, you can experience the sweet smell and fresh environs of nature. The garden is also frequently visited by school children as a part of their education tour.
  • Craft Museum - Tezu District Museum and Craft Center located in Tezu, Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. This museum is dedicated to showcase the arts and crafts of the local tribes from the region and has collection of some of the masterpieces crafted by the local tribal artisans. The museum also gives insights into the local history while taking a look at the traditional weapons, costumes and ornaments of day to day use by the local communities along with some rare manuscripts and paintings. The Tezu District Museum and Craft Center was established in the year 1956 with objective of spreading awareness of indigenous cultures of tribe.
  • Hawa Camp - Lohit View Point is one of the best tourist’s destinations which is located on top of the Rocky Mountain at Tohangam, approx 32 km from Tezu Township. The view point is en route to Hayuliang from where one can enjoy the panoramic view of the magnificent Lohit valley during the sunrise and sunset. It’s an ideal drive into the hills with magnificent views of the Lohit River entering the plains; moreover visitors enjoy fresh air along with the incredible natural beauty of the area.



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