Bhalukpong is one of the gateways and small town of Arunachal Paradesh, located at 60 kms away from Tezpur, Assam. Natural beauty is main attraction of this small town. River Kameng has got a new name as ‘Jia Bhoreli’ at Bhalukpong, which coming down from mountain of Arunachal Pradesh. If you want to explore scenic beauty of this hill town then at least stay and spend here for a night or more. Someone also spend a night when returning back from Bomdila - Tawang.
The town has check-post, which is used to check Inner-Line-Permit for entering Arunachal Pradesh, each and every traveler must need an ILP. After your permit verification you are allowed to visit the state, then after crossing the check post you will reach to Tippi through 6 km uphill road. There is an Orchid Research Center, which located on west bank of river Kemeng and spread over 10 hectares of flat land. Different types of orchids (over 50,600 species), Museum, herbarium, butterflies and garden will definitely steal your heart and soul, an entire day can be spend on this research center. The main attraction of the center is its fiber proof glass house that has around 1000 beautiful exotic orchids in pots and hanging baskets.
Prashaanti Tourist Cottages, Bhalukpung, Sonitpur – All rooms are really well maintained and comfortable. Staffs are really friendly and food is nice. Nice serene location with mesmerizing gushing water sound coming from the River Kameng flowing behind the property at a distance.
Jiya Bhoroli Wild Resort, staying here is an wonderful experience - beautiful cottages - tasteful dinner - calm yet wild surroundings - dinner at four sides open dining - cum - drawing space - Jia Bhareli river nearby - were really fascinating.
Nearest airport is Tezpur (TEZ - Salonibari Airport) or Guwahati (GAU - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport) at Asam, distance around 51 kms from Bhalukpong. Direct car/taxis are available from airport.
Nearest railway station is Rangapara (RPAN), distance around 46 kms, it may take around 1 hrs. to reach. Direct cars are available from railway station to Bhalukpong.
Most of the tourists prefer to reach to Guwahati by rail or air then direct to Tezpur by bus, car and taxi, daily and direct bus and shared transport available from Guwahati Railway station to Tezpur. Then car/bus from Tezpur to Bhalukpong.
October and November is best time to visit Bhalukpong, another good time starting from March to April. Adventure loving tourists can visit throughout the year.