Top 5 Places To Visit In Khonsa

Being on the eastern most tip of India, Khonsa, the beautiful hill station, receives the first rays of the sun in the morning in this part of the world. Not only does sun showers its first rays on the land, various forms of nature too seem to enjoy being present in Khonsa. This town in Tirap Valley is surrounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges; streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills add to the spectacular beauty of the place. Khonsa is a great place for trekking. The culture of the land is colorful too. Apart from the tribes to whom the place is native, Khonsa has warmly embraced people from neighboring states and hence it has a diverse culture. If you tour Khonsa, you will be content to stay put in the place exploring the beauty of the hill station. To get a feel of the land and the nearby tourist destinations, visit the following 5 places to visit in and around Khonsa.

1. Khonsa Museum

Khonsa Museum gives you an insight into the culture and lifestyle of the people of Khonsa. Traditional artefacts reflect the tribal lifestyle. Swords and other weapons are on display here. Apart from that, the museum houses handlooms and artefacts collections that represent the culture of various parts of India. Different types of cane and bamboo works can be seen here.

2. District Museum

District Museum was established in the year 1956. Artefacts representing the tribes of the land are on display here. The museum remains open from Monday to Friday excluding public holidays.

3. Kheti And Lajo Village

Kheti and Lajo are two villages in Khonsa that symbolize the culture and traditions of the bygone era. The dormitories of these villages present for view human skulls that were collected from headhunting days. It reflects the past and leads simple life content with having the basic needs fulfilled.

4. Namdapha National Park

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If you are looking for some tourist destination around Khonsa, you will be happy to land in Namdapha National Park, which is 166 km away from Khonsa. The park owns the unique record of housing four big cats varieties namely tiger, leopard, snow leopard and clouded leopard. Declared as National Park and tiger reserve in the year 1983, Namdapha National Park awe inspires you with its stunning range of altitudes that vary from 200 meters to 4500 meters. The 1985.23 sq. kms of the land is rich in flora and fauna. Some of the wild life you could spot here other than the big cats includes Himalayan black bear and elephant.

5. Miao

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Yet another tourist destination around Khonsa is Miao, which is located 154 km away from Khonsa. Miao is the gateway to the renowned Namdapha National Park. The scenic Miao has a museum and a mini zoo. While you are here, you could visit Tibetan refugees settlement camp where you could find some of the best woolen carpets woven in beautiful colors and designs.

If the aim of your tour is to unwind and explore nature, you will find Khonsa a perfect holiday destination. The place does not have many attractions in the form of tourist spots but the place has every attraction that a nature lover would seek. If you are looking to feast your eyes with spectacular views, you will love every morning you wake up in this part of the world. Khonsa offers a serene atmosphere and makes you feel oneness with nature in the most perfect way. Visit: to find out more spectacular places in Arunachal Pradesh.

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An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

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