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Khonsa: A Hill Station of Arunachal Pradesh

One of the exciting place known as Khonsa is our next target of the day. Khonsa is located at Tirap region, Arunachal Pradesh. This Indian tourist place is housing state school and some amazing tourist spots. You can find the people from different states in this town. The average elevation is 1215 metres from the sea level. It is the less crowded place and that is the reason it is peaceful and full of natural beauty spots. However, the town is having maximum strength of Christians, Baptist, and some Roman Catholics people. 


Without wasting any more time we will discuss the wonder locations of Khonsa. 

Attraction in Khonsa:
Khonsa is the wonderful hill station famous for receiving the first sun rays of morning in the world. Tirap Valley is key attraction here surrounded by the Himalayan peaks. Natural streams and dense forests with snowy hills are few more attractions of Khonsa. Trekkers are getting chance here as the peaks are rough steady. 


Khonsa Museum: Initial spot to visit in town is museum where you will get ample of information related to historical background of this place. The different culture, ancient swords and weapons are displayed in this museum. You will also get a chance to watch handlooms and art related collections here.  


District Museum: Another impressive location to learn more about the town. This museum was established in 1956 and it is full of artefacts collections. Don’t forget that the museum is open from Monday to Friday only.


Kheti And Lajo Village: The two small but impressive villages known as Kheti and Lajo are listed in 3 position of tourist attraction in Khonsa. These villages are symbolizing the tradition and culture of the ancient period. You can view the human skulls gathered from headhunting time of the town. 


Namdapha National Park: Khonsa is surrounded with deep valleys and dense forest which means you are getting a chance to enjoy the wildlife at this place. Namdapha National Park is located quite far from town as you have to cover the distance of 166 km to reach this tourism spot. Big cats, tiger, snow leopard, leopard and clouded leopards are majorly seen in this park. It was declared as wildlife sanctuary and tiger reserve in 1983.


Miao: Last destination for tourism in Khonsa is Miao that is another attractive place. Miao is only 154 km far from town Khonsa and it is the gateway to Namdapha National Park as well. Here you can enjoy scenic museum and a small zoo. If you are at Miao then don’t forget to visit Tibetan refugee’s camp.


Khonsa is the perfect destination for unwind and explore nature lovers. However, there are limited attractions in town, but each location is unique and beautiful. Wake up early in the morning and enjoy the first sun ray that comes on the earth. 

How to reach Khonsa?
By Rail: No airport is available in Khonsa so if you are coming through flight then check the flights for nearest airport Chabua. The distance between our destination and Chabua is only 77 km that is located at Dibrugarh, Assam. The next available airport is Rowriah at Jorhat, Assam and it is 132 km away from Khonsa. Both are domestic airports and you will get the flights from some major cities such as Delhi, Chennai, etc. for Chabua.

By Train: Closest railway station for Khonsa is Namrup located at 29 km distance. Frankly speaking train is best mode to reach this Indian tourist place. Another station closer to Khonsa is Borhat of Assam.

By Bus: State transport is available for Khonsa, though it is the preferred transport by experts because you will get lots of dangerous curves and highways with valleys and greenery if you go by road.

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