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Bomdila Monastery

Dating back to the year 1965 and located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, the Bomdila Monastery is a replication of the Tsona Gontse Monastery, situated at Tsona in South Tibet. It is obligated for its set up to the 12th reincarnate of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche, who facilitated in the construction of this monastery before he passed away in the year 1966. The 13th reincarnate of Tsona Gontse Rinpoche added the chief prayer hall which was used by the monks and Lamas for peace and harmony prayers. Soon after and later in October 1997 this monastery in Arunanchal Pradesh was blessed and purified by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama.

This monastery also called Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Lling Monastery comprises of residential housing for the monks and a temple of Lord Buddha in addition to the prayer hall. This monastery in Arunanchal Pradesh is the one of the most significant hub of Lamaistic faith of Mahayana Buddhism. The young monks here learn and are taught about the traditions, the diverse subjects and monastic life by the elder monks or the Lamas of the monastery.

There are many attractions in and around this Buddhist pilgrimage site, some of them being :

Craft Centre : The craft centre is a one stop for several inventive paintings, artistic carpets and wall hangings. The region of Bomdila is a key craft hub displaying the works and skills of the talented artists.

Tipi : Located in the west of Kameng on the bank of river Bharali, it is Asia’s biggest orchid as well as one of the largest orchid research centres in India. It comprises of more than 500 species and types of orchids and is bounded by evergreen dense forest. It houses orchids like the Dainty Lady's Slipper and Dendrobium.

Bhalukpong : This is known to be a perfect and ideal picnic area located on the foothills of Aka ranges. This area consists of a hot spring which as some believe has medicinal properties and a Jia-Bharali river.