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Khonsa Tourism

Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the Tirap Valley surrounded by Himalayan ranges. Streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills are some of the features which describe the terrain in Khonsa.

At an average elevation of about 1,215 m from sea level, Khonsa is a beautiful little hill-station with natural beauty all around it. Bordering Myanmar in the east and Assam in the south, Khonsa is also an important military area in the North-East. Khonsa's beauty lies in most of the natural surroundings, however, one could also enjoy a visit to the Khonsa museum to have a glance at the traditional tribal artefacts. Kheti and Lajo Village, located nearby are some of the tribal villages which one should visit to get a glimpse of the lives and cultures of tribal people. One could also visit Namdapha National Park, located in Arunachal Pradesh (around 166 km from Khonsa) for a wildlife tour. If interested in experiencing Tibetan culture, one should visit Miao, which is located around 154 km from Khonsa in the Changlang district as it was a Tibetan Refugee settlement area.

Things to do in Khonsa

1. Kheti and Lajo village

Kheti and Lajo village
These are the two villages in Khonsa, are home to nocte and wancho tribes which are the main tribes of Khonsa as they are in the majority of the region.

2. Khonsa Museum

Khonsa Museum
Built in the year 1956, this museum houses some of the amazing artefacts which represents different cultures of the people in Arunachal Pradesh. This is a major attraction for the people who visit Kho (Read More)nsa to see exhibits of various bamboo and cane work and also colourful handlooms.

3. Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park
One of the tourist destinations to visit near Khonsa is Namdapha National Park which is around 166 km away. This is the only park in the world that has four of the great cats inhabiting - snow leopard (Read More), tiger, leopard and the clouded leopard.

4. Miao

Miao
Situated 154 km way from Khonsa, it is the headquarters of Changlang district and gateway to Namdapha National Park. Homeland of Tibetan refugees. Miao is also an ideal spot for hiking, angling and tr (Read More)ekking. It is also said that it was a Tibetan Refugee settlement area.

5. Trekking and hiking

Trekking and hiking
The main reason for people visiting Khonsa is that there are large number of trekking and hiking activities that happen here. So, If you love adventure sports then you can spend some really great time (Read More) here.

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How to Reach Khonsa

How to Reach Overview

The closest airport and railway station to Khonsa are located in Dibrugarh which is around 215 km away. Hence, you have to travel by road to reach Khonsa directly. You can also find a bus from Tinsukia. 

How to reach Khonsa by flight

The closest airport is Dibrugarh which is approximately 100 km from Khonsa. It has regular flights from many major cities in India including Kolkata and Guwahati. This is the most suitable option if you intend to travel by air. You can hire a taxi from the airport which will cost around Rs 1200.

How to reach Khonsa by road

Khonsa is well connected to all the neighbouring town and the roads here are in a good condition. There are private and APRTC bus services available. Though the services are not very frequent but it connects to Guwahati and other major cities of Assam.

How to reach Khonsa by train

There are two options for the railway station. One is Dibrugarh 100 km away from Khonsa and is connected to some of the major cities of the country. While the better option is Digboi railway station which is closer than Dibrugarh station. There also are easy taxi services available from the station.

Local transport in Khonsa

Roads in Khonsa are well connected and jeeps and taxis are the main modes of commuting.

Khonsa Photos

Khonsa, Arunachal Pradesh
Spectacular View of Khonsa Village
Namdapha National Park
Namdapha River - Scenic View

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FAQs on Khonsa

What is famous about Khonsa?

Visitors can live in the nearby tribal villages in complete traditional style.

What is not so good about Khonsa?

The entry to Khonsa is limited to a few areas and completely restricted in military areas.

Who should visit Khonsa?

Khonsa is fast emerging as a popular holiday destination in Arunachal Pradesh as it is ideal for all types of people. The nature walks and trekking trails make it an exciting place for the people who love adventures. The dense forests, valleys and mystic hills make it a photographer's delight. It can be visited by friends and family. 

What is the best time to visit Khonsa?

Khonsa has a warm and temperate climate. The weather is rarely extreme. The region experiences ample rainfall with the average rainfall of 2605mm in a year. October and November are the best months to cherish the beauty of this place.
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What is the local food in Khonsa?

People in Khonsa generally eat rice, fish, meat and green vegetables. With the variations of tribes and there own eating habits there are many other cuisines to try. But there is a very special drink popular all over Arunachal Pradesh that is "Apong" which is a beer made from rice and is available in different flavours.
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What is the best way to reach Khonsa?

The closest airport and railway station to Khonsa are located in Dibrugarh which is around 215 km away. Hence, you have to travel by road to reach Khonsa directly. You can also find a bus from Tinsukia. 
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What are the places near Khonsa?

The top places near to Khonsa are Changlang which is 29 km from Khonsa, Tirap which is located 3 km from Khonsa, Tinsukia which is located 56 km from Khonsa, Mon which is located 55 km from Khonsa, Majuli which is located 131 km from Khonsa

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