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Bhalukpong Fort

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Bhalukpong is a place in Arunachal Pradesh in India. It is 56 kilometers from Tezpur in Assam. Bhalukpong is the entry point to Arunachal Pradesh. Nature lovers and adventure seekers will love to spend time in Bhalukpong. It is famous for the Archaeological ruins of King Bhaluka, an ancient ruler of the region. Bhalukpong is blessed with natural scenic attractions. Bhalukpong is a gateway to the popular tourist destination like Bomdila and Tawang. Bhalukpong celebrates different kinds of cultures and religions and it inhabited different tribes. Bhalukpong has many places to visit like Pakke Tiger Reserve/ Sanctuary, Tipi Orchidarium, Bhalukpong Fort, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, etc. The Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary is a home for various animals like Bengal tiger, great pied hornbill, white-winged wood duck, elephants, leopard, and sambhar, etc. The travelers or the tourist are attracted towards Bhalukpong due to different kinds of tourist activities like angling and river rafting, etc. Out of many tourist attractions, Bhalukpong Fort is one of the most visit places in Bhalukpong. Bhalukpong Fort was the seat for king Bhaluka and it is on the bank of Bharali River. The Bhalukpong Fort was built by King Bhaluka during the 10th century. The Bhalukpong Fort stands for the culture and ancient glory of the place. It is said to be associated with mighty Salasthambhas who ruled the area from the middle of the seventh century. Later, it was ruled by the Palas of Assam during the 10th to 12th century CE. Though the fort lies in ruins, one can see a few brick structures and remnants of ring wells even today. The best time to visit Bhalukpong and Bhalukpong Fort is between Octobers and April During October and April the weather remains appropriate to head outside during the day time. One can reach Bhalukpong by road. It is easily accessible by road. The nearest airport to reach Bhalukpong is Tezpur airport which is 52 kilometers from Tezpur and the nearest railway station is Bhalukpong railway station which is a small railway station in West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh.


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