Tourism in Lohit District in Arunachal Pradesh includes a number of attractive sightseeing options that reflect the beauty and tranquillity of the place. However, it is a fact that the ancient history of the Lohit district is not concreted because of lack of chronological evidences, literary or material, yet the lower belt of the district is the base for proof for survival of the ruins of earliest settlement, buildings, holy places and temples. Some of the popular sightseeing options are Parasuram Kund, Tamreswari temple, Lord Shiva linga site. Along with these options, the city of king Bhismak situated in this region is clearly mentioned in the Puranic and Tantric literatures.
HOW TO REACH
Tezu, the headquarter town is well connected by road and air. One can reach Tezu by bus or private taxi from Tinsukia or Dhola. One has to cross the rivers Noa-dehing, Digaru and thereafter a few more streams to reach Tezu.
By Air: –
The nearest airports are at Dibrugarh (Mohanbari) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport) in Assam. Helicopter (Pawan Hans) services are available from Dibrugarh and Naharlagun.
WHAT TO SEE
Parasuram Kunda is a place of pilgrimage and it is situated in the lower reaches of the Lohit River at about 24 Kms to the north-east of Tezu. Another name of the Parasuram Kunda is `Prabhu Kuthar`. The origin of the Parasuram Kunda is closely associated with Parasuram`s matricide. Religious people, saints come to Parasuram Kunda on Makar Sankranti on 14th of January every year.
At Lohit district there are several Buddha-Vihar, which are locally called `Chong`. The Chong of Namsai is big and attractive. Here, all the vihars and statues of Lord Buddha are made in typical Thai-architectural style.
It is situated in Wakro circle. It is a beautiful spot of Lohit district with a magnificent backdrop of snow covered mountains and rich flora and fauna in and around the lake. It covers an area of around 8 Sq. Kms at an altitude of about 5000 above sea level. The adjacent road point is near Twam village on the Chongkham-Wakro road from where one has to start trekking for the lake. This trekking trip is considered as an adventurous experience.
According to Mahabharata and other popular traditions, Bhismak Nagar was founded by king Bhismak. The ruin of the historical Bhismak Nagar is situated at a distance of almost 40 Kms. from Tezu near Sunpura circle.