Tirap is the second smallest district of Arunachal Pradesh. The administrative headquarter of the district is located at Khonsa. Tirap is the only district of Arunachal Pradesh on the southern bank of Brahmaputra river. To the north of the Tirap District is Dibrugarh district of Assam, Nagaland lays to the west of the district, Changlang district lay to east and Myanmar to the south.
How to reach
By Air :-
One can come to Mohanbari/Dibrugarh from Guwahati by air. Then from Dibrugarh daily taxi/bus services is available towards Khonsa.
By Rail :-
There is no direct rail link to Tirap. The nearest railway stations are located at Dibrugarh/Tinsukia/ Naharkatia (Assam). From these places, daily bus/taxi service is available to the district headquarter, Khonsa.
By Road :-
APSTC buses and private buses are available from Tinsukia/Dibrugarh towards Khonsa.
WHAT TO SEE
This is a beautiful small town, and headquarters of Miao sub-division. It is situated at the banks of River Noa-Dehing. There is a Mini Zoo museum, which is the interesting thing to see. Other places worth to visit include: Tibetan refugee settlement at Kharsang and Manabum.
Home to various bamboo and cane work handlooms, the museum also displays plenty of interesting traditional tribal artefacts, weapons and swords.
Built in the year 1956, District Museum exhibits oodles of interesting cultural artefacts. These captivating stuffs belong to various tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. Museum visit Timings – 10a.m. – 4p.m. (Monday-Friday). District Museum remains close on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays.
Headquarters of Jairampur sub-division, Jairampur is a famous tourist place. This historic ‘Stilwell Road’ is passing through Ledo (a small town), Assam to Kunming, Yunnan Province, China via Burma. The cemetery of the World War II soldiers is located 6 Km away from Jairampur at the Nampong road.
Lake of No Return:-
This is a famous tourist destination in the north-east India. One can take rare glance of Lake of No Return from Pangsau Pass, about 12Km away from Nampong. This is the lake which the Allied Pilots of World War II used for soft landing during return mission.