Tezu is a small little hill town located amidst the beautiful Mishmi Hills in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. The tiny hamlet is simply a nature lover’s paradise, soaked in soul-soothing panoramas of picturesque lakes, mist-covered valleys and striking fruit orchards. For those who are here in this quaint hill town with a sole intention to rewind themselves from the stress of their hectic lives, are sure to leave completely rejuvenated with nature’s blissful scenery and freshness of the air filled with citrusy and fruity aromas, which is just enough to calm all their senses.
This tiny little jewel of Arunachal also has a reputation to captivate adventure lovers; blessed with virgin forests and beautiful rivers, one has a matchless opportunity here to indulge into whole lot of adventure activities like river rafting, camping, angling and fishing. Wildlife treasures in Tezu are also noteworthy and provide for an exhilarating time to all wildlife freaks and bird watchers.
Tezu Travel Tips
visit Parshuram kund
clock tower Tezu
Lama camp- Tibetan refugee camp
Kamlang tiger reserve
Nestled amidst the serene Mishmi Hills in Arunachal Pradesh, Tezu, basking in nature’s magnificent glory finds its name enlisted amongst the most popular tourism places in North East India. The town’s bewitching scenic beauty sprinkled with gorgeous fruit orchards, pristine lakes and verdant forests, lends it’s an unmatched captivating charm which lures innumerable nature lovers, trekking buffs and wildlife enthusiasts from across the nation. The little hill town is a famous Hindu pilgrimage spot too and is swarmed by uncountable devotees who travel here to absolve their sins and purify their souls by taking a dip in the holy waters of the sacred ‘Parashuram Kund’, one of the most famous tourist attractions of the town. Besides, this exotic hill hamlet has a lot more in its store that can cater to the requirements of every kind of traveller.
How to Reach
Tezu’s recently come up with a civilian airport in A.P in Sept’2017. With a small airport in town, Tezu’s airfield is typically used for charter flights, hence the nearest commercial airport is considered in Mohanbari, Dibrugarh. With a number of flights that operate between Dibrugarh and Delhi, Itanagar, Kolkata, Guwahati, the best way to reach Tezu is by flight. On arrival, you will find multiple taxi options in the town from the airport. While Mohanbari is apt for domestic travel and is just 154km from Tezu, the closest international airport to town is in Guwahati.
The nearest train station to Tezu is in Tinsukia, which is conveniently accessible and well-connected to most Indian metros which include Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Guwahati. From Guwahati there’s a train to Digboi once daily which takes about 13 hours to reach and then on arrival at Digboi, you can hire a cab to travel to Tezu, which would take another hour and 45 minutes. Train number 15603 operated by Indian Railways leaves Guwahati at 20.40 hours for Digboi. Alternatively, you’d take a train from New Delhi to New Tinsukia Railway Station, which entails a journey time of 38 hours approx. and then you make the onward journey to Tezu by taxi in roughly 2 hours.
Tezu enjoys excellent road connectivity with Assam and there are a number of Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Bus Services, Private Buses, and Private Hire Taxi transport options available for a road trip to town. Buses leave for Tinsukia once daily and take about 10 hours to reach at an estimated fare of INR 800. On arrival at Tinsukia, you can then hail a taxi for another hour and 44 minutes of a road trip to Tezu for approx. INR 1,600. You can book your ride to Tinsukia on RedBus.