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Monasteries >>Bomdila Monastery
State Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best Time to Travel October to April
Location Situated in Bomdila, the headquarters of the west Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh, It is about 160 km from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam.
The Monastery
The Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery, Upper Gompa, Bomdila was started by the 12th reincarnate of Tsona Gontse Rimpoche in 1965 - 66. The Gompa is a replica of Tsona Gontse Monastery at Tsona in South Tibet, established during 15th century.

The 12th reincarnate was born in the Morshing, Kalaktang Circle of West Kameng. He constructed this modest Gompa before
his demise in the year 1966. The present Rimpoche, the 13th Tsona Gontse Rimpoche commenced the construction of the main prayer hall, which was consecrated by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama on 13th October 1997.

How to Reach
Bomdila is also yet to be connected with the rest of the country by the Railway. Tezpur in Assam is the nearest railway station. Chopper services have been introduced to enable easier access to the different places in Arunachal Pradesh. The nearest airport is the Tezpur airport and it is well connected with Kolkatta and Guwahati.

It is well connected by road with other towns in Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Bomdila can be reached from the town of Tezpur by the local bus or a shared jeep.

Where to Stay
Bomdila offers excellent accommodation facilities for all visiting tourists.

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