Located 15 kilometers from Rupa village in West Kameng District, Monastery is built on a promontory which offers spectacular 270 degree views of the surrounding Eastern Himalayan valleys. More commonly known as Chillipam Gompa, the secluded sanctuary is adorned with some of the region’s most magnificent Buddhist art.
This gompa is situated in top most point of a hill in Bomdila. This gompa has a school which gives education to the monks on various subjects apart from Buddhism. The gompa’s premises also has the residential area for the monks. A buddha temple too has been built for the people to offer their prayers.The gompa shows you various shades of life and also the rich culture and belief that they hold. This gompa is 275 km away from Bomdila. It is also known as the Gontse Gaden Rabgyel Lling monastery. This monastery is an important institution which follows the mahayana buddhism.
The Gompa is situated in the mountainside, overlooking the Morshing valley at Morshing. It is around 80km from Bomdila towards Shergaon.It was constructed by Kachen Lama in the 7th century. It is a repository of immense treasure and antiquities of Buddhist Sectarians and plays an important role in the socio-political and religious life of the people of the entire area. The term ‘Lhagyala’ means repository of more than hundred large icons. It is next in position after the Tawang monastery.
The centre is located at Tippi in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, about 65 km away from Tezpur ( Assam) towards Bomdila (the district headquarter of West Kameng). It is situated on the west bank of Kameng river surrounded by high hills covered with semi ever green tropical rain forest vegetation. It stretches over an area of 10 hectares of flat land comprising of office buildings, orchidaria, tissue culture lab., Museum, herbarium and garden.
One of the main attractions of the center is the orchid glass house. This is made up of fiberglass roof, display gallery around and a central pond with fountain. It was inaugurated by Shri B.K. Nehru on 26.12.1972. The house accommodates about 1000 exotic orchids displayed in pots, hanging baskets etc. Curious and attractive blooms of the species and hybrids of Paphiopedilum, Dendrobium, Cattleya and Vanda groups are a feast to the eyes of visiting tourists.
One of the divisions of the Gontse Gaden Rabgyel Lling Monastery or the GRL Monastery, Lower Gompa is situated at the end of the main market area in Bomdila. The monastery is famed for its Tibetan architecture and a massive prayer hall. A popular belief says that spinning the prayer wheels of the monastery can fulfill one’s wishes.
Sangti valley is situated about 14 kilometres from Dirang.It is surrounded by the towering ranges of Eastern Himalayas, blessed with pleasant weather round the year with maybe some light snowfall in the winter months, covered with fruit orchards (kiwi fruit, apple, apricot, orange), dotted with pristine forests and meandering fast hill rivers.And it is also home to the black necked cranes who come to the fields of this valley every winter.
The Nyukmadong War Memorial is located on a specious 1.5 acre plot of land, overlooking the famous battle ground of 18 Nov 1962. It nestles in a three tired terraced landscape with beautiful coniferous trees planted around. The main memorial is in the form of a 25 feet high ‘Chorten’ conforming to the local ethos and traditions. Entrance looks like a main access way, to a monastery, in typical Buddhist style. On both sides of the memorial, plaques listing the names of officers and Jawans, who died here on that fateful day, have been erected. The memorial is staffed by JCO’s, who are more than willing to narrate detailed account of the battle. A visit to this memorial invariably turns in such a solemn occasion that every visitor leaves the place with a sad and heavy heart.