About seventy kilometers from Tezpur through a very lush green winding hilly road will get you to Bhalukpong . Located on the banks of the Jia Bhoroli ( called Kameng in Arunachal Pradesh ) river which acts as the natural border between the two states here , this is one of those places where you absolutely must visit .
The sparkling blue cold water is just inviting for everyone to just jump in . But take caution of the current of the mountain river . The rocks rounded by the river which make the banks really beautiful , also makes the river bed slippery .
You can camp by the river if you want . Ample space is available for cooking and eating on the river bank . Alternatively there is a Prashanti Lodge ( owned by Assam Tourism ) overlooking the valley . It provides very good quality food at a very affordable price .
Although that same road leads to Tawang , you can get to as far as Bhalukpong without an Inner Liner Permit ( ILP ) . You can get the same at the security gate at Bhalukpong or Tezpur after a wait of about one hour .
A detour from Nameri is the best way to visit Bhalukpong for a few hours .
How to get there :
If you are coming from Guwahati , take the road towards Balipara from Tezpur . Balipara Chariali will be about twenty kilometers from Mission Chariali . From there take the road towards Bhalukpong for about fifty more kilometers .
Alternatively if you are staying in Nameri , you can get to the highway and take right . From there Bhalukpong should be about twenty five kilometers from there .
The best time to visit Bhalukpong is from September to April . It is open from dawn to dusk everyday .
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