Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Bomdila is one of the 60 constituencies of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

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DC Office, Bomdila

Bomdila is located in Arunachal Pradesh
Location in Arunachal Pradesh, India
Bomdila is located in India
Bomdila (India)
Coordinates: 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°ECoordinates: 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°E
Country India
StateArunachal Pradesh
DistrictWest Kameng
2,415 m (7,923 ft)
 • Total6,685
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-AR
Vehicle registrationAR


Bomdila is located at 27°15′N 92°24′E / 27.25°N 92.4°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 2415 metres (7923 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Bomdila had a population of 6685. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bomdila has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 63%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. It is inhabited by the Monpa, Sherdukpen, Miji, Bugun (Khowa) and Aka tribes.


The Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary is near Bomdila. Tourism is new to Bomdila because of lack of infrastructure of roads in Northeast India. There are hotels Much of the food here is Tibetan. The Bomdila pass offers views of Kangto and Gorichen Peaks, the highest in the state. Visit GRL Tibetan Buddhist Monastery. Visit apple orchards and orchid farms.


Bomdila has an All India Radio Relay station known as Akashvani Bomdila. It broadcasts on FM frequencies.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bomdila
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

External links

  • Bomdila travel guide from Wikivoyage
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Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The town is located at 213m above sea level, 100 km from Bomdila, 52 km from Tezpur and 5 km from Tipi. It lies along the Kameng river and is the headquarters of Bhalukpung circle. A road leads to Bomdila via the Tipi Orchidariurm, and the inner line check post is located at Bhalukpung.

It has a railway station namely Bhalukpong Railway Station, connected to Rangiya Murkongselek rail line at Balipara. It has 3 platforms. One pair of trains runs daily to and from here.

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Bomdila Monastery

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Bomdila Police-Army Incident

The Bomdila Police-Army Incident refers to the events that occurred in Bomdila, on 2 November 2018, when two soldiers belonging to the 2nd Arunachal Scouts Battalion, a specialized Indian Army unit, were arrested and allegedly beaten by the constabulary of the Arunachal Pradesh Police. The police alleged that the soldiers were involved in an altercation with civilians and local police while the army alleged the soldiers were arrested without reasons. The soldiers were hospitalized after their release in the Military Hospital in Tenga for serious injuries.On 3 November 2018, the day after the arrest of the soldiers the Commanding Officer (CO), Colonel Firdosh P. Dubash, of the 2nd Arunachal Scouts Battalion (2 ASB) informed Raja Bhantia, West Kameng District a Superintendent of Police (SP) that the vicious battering and humiliation of his soldiers had roiled his command. Dubash warned additionally the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Arunachal Pradesh Police that he will not tolerate further harassment of his battalion and for future retribution.Following the meeting, the Deputy of Police and the Superintendent of Police release an edited version of the video recording showing the CO warning the police, without proper context. In the following days the IAS Association, a lobbying arm of the police force, and over 4000 serving Indian Police Service (IPS) officers tweet and retweet the accusations, and demand that government take stern action against Colonel Dubash. The Association tweets and retweets go viral and are supplemented by a letter from Rakesh Srivastava, IAS Association President, to the Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, urging the secretary to enact deterrent punishment for the 2 ASB. Srivastava's catalogs reported accusations of illegal vandalism of public property and humiliation against the army unit.The accusation against the army unit, and its commanding officer, by the IAS and IPS association, which are repeated in the national media, cause outrage, alarm, and disappointment in the armed Forces.Former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) and Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), concerned that the incident in Bomdila has transmuted into a national security event, deplore and denounce the involvement of the IAS and IPS associations, and the accusation by serving IAS and IPS officers against the army unit and its CO. The response and perception of the army, and scores of army generals, to the Bomdila incident, reveals deep discontent between the Armed Forces, and abiding distrust, and suspicion of the IAS and IPS.

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Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary

Eaglenest or Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area of India in the Himalayan foothills of West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh. It conjoins Sessa Orchid Sanctuary to the northeast and Pakhui Tiger Reserve across the Kameng river to the east. Altitude ranges are extreme: from 500 metres (1,640 ft) to 3,250 metres (10,663 ft). It is a part of the Kameng Elephant Reserve.

Eaglenest is notable as a prime birding site due to the extraordinary variety, numbers and accessibility of species.

Eaglenest derives its name from Red Eagle Division of the Indian army which was posted in the area in the 1950s.

Japu Deru

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Deru was elected unopposed from the Bomdila constituency in the 2014 Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, standing as a BJP candidate.

Kameng River

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Miji people

The Miji, also known by the names of Sajolang and Damai, inhabit the districts of West Kameng, East Kameng and a minuscule region of Kurung Kumey in Arunachal Pradesh, India. Their population of 37,000 are found near the lower parts of the sub-Himalayan hills bordering Assam; they speak the Sajalong language. The word Miji is derived from two distinct words 1) Mai means fire and 2) ji meaning Giver. The word/name came into being after the Aka ( Hrusso) community regarded the Sajolang/Dammai people for their gracious help during the past ( pre-historic period).

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Nuranang Falls

Nuranang Falls (also known as Bong Bong Falls), some 100 metres high, is located in the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India. It is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in this part of the country, yet is unknown to many travelers. It lies some 2 kilometres away from the town of Jang on the road connecting Tawang and Bomdila, so it is also known as the Jang Falls. There is a small hydel plant located near the base that generates electricity for local use.

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Sherdukpen people

The Sherdukpen are an ethnic group related to both the Aka and Monpa. Their population of 4,200 is centered in West Kameng in the villages of Rupa, Jigaon, Thongri, Shergaon, in Bomdila. All of these are at elevations between 5000–6000 feet above sea level. Of late, some of them have settled in Kameng bari areas, a new settlement area under Bhalukpong circle.

VKV Shergaon

Vivekananda Kendra Vidyalaya, Shergaon, popularly known as VKV Shergaon is a co-educational higher secondary school in Shergaon village, 60 km from Bomdila in West Kameng district, Arunachal Pradesh, India. The school opened in 1981.

The school consists of more than 500 Students. The principal of school is Shri Ashim Kumar Banik. It has 5 trust-run hostels and 4 private hostels.

VKV organisation was found by Shri Eknath Ranade. It has its headquarters situated in the Southernmost-point of India Kanyakumari,Tamil Nadu.

It has different science labs for each subject physics, chemistry and biology and has three playgrounds and has a Shiv Mandir situated nearby.

All festivals are celebrated with huge enjoyment. Additional subjects taught are Sanskrit,Computer and physical exercise.

It comes under the CBSE curriculum and connects students with their spiritual spirit.

VKV Shergaon is one of the schools run by Vivekananda Kendra, a spiritual oriented service mission.

West Kameng district

West Kameng (pronounced ˈkæmɛŋ) is a district of Arunachal Pradesh in northeastern India. It accounts for 8.86% of the total area of the state. The name is derived from the Kameng river, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, that flows through the district.

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