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Tezu Tourism And Travel Guide
15.4° C / 59.7° F
December to February
2 to 3 Days
Dibrugarh (154 kms)
New Tinsukia Station (120 kms)
Snuggled amidst the tranquil Mishmi Hills, the small town of Tezu in Arunachal Pradesh basks in nature’s incredible glory and is considered one of the most popular tourist spots in North East India. With its bewitching natural beauty, incredible fruit orchards, pristine lakes and lush green forests, there’s a mesmerizing aura to Tezu Tourism that attracts tourists from far and wide. The tourist destination is frequented by a large number of nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and trekking fans from across the country. Here’s a travel guide to help you find your way in and around Tezu.
How to Reach
Tezu is easily accessible by air, railways and road, while cabs and buses are the significant modes of transportation here.
Because of rough terrains, most of the airports in Arunachal Pradesh are typically small and cannot really handle a large number of flights. Tezu has a small airport which is usually in use for chartered flights and hence the nearest commercial airport is about 167km away in Dibrugarh. Dibrugarh has regular flight connectivity to Guwahati, Delhi and Itanagar. The state also has a helicopter service that operates daily between Naharlagun and Guwahati and also has connecting services to Tezu.
The closest railway station to Tezu is at the New Tinsukia Junction which is roughly 122km away and easily accessible to other Indian cities. Tinsukia also services Parasuram Kunda.
Tezu is roughly 21km from Parasuram Kunda. And 615km from Guwahati, with the closest town being Tinsukia. There are ample state transport and private bus services in addition to private taxis operational for road trips to Tezu.
Easily accessible from Mohanbari and Tinsukia, Tezu can be reached by buses or taxis and even Guwahati. To move around the town, it is best to hire a shared Gypsy or Jeep or rent a private taxi for sightseeing tours.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
One of the best times to visit Tezu is during winters which is typically the month of December through the month of February. The highest average temperature during the year is typically in May at 34°C and the lowest in December at 24°C. Tezu has an ideal Sun Vacation climate.
Tezu is warm during summers with an average temperature that oscillates between 33°C and 10°C. Summer is a lovely time to go around the town and explore a number of adventure activities like mountaineering, trekking, river rafting, angling or fishing. March is usually wet 15 days in the month and the rest of the time weather’s pleasant enough to explore cycling or nature walks.
Monsoon hits Tezu in July and lasts till November, however the weather’s quite pleasant and the average temperature stays between 17°C-7°C. However, owing to its close proximity to Assam, accessing Tezu through its neighboring state can be difficult because of torrential rainfall and bad road conditions, so its best to avoid travel during July through November.
Winters are the best time of the year to visit and experience Tezu’s natural beauty. With temperatures going down to minus, days are comparatively warmer at 32°C. Tezu comes alive with its annual festivals when the village celebrates Makar Sankranti in January and Tamladu Puja in February and different tribes come together to share their joy.
Things To Do
The small town of Tezu is renowned as a Pilgrim Spot in addition to being a natural haven and is frequented by visitors from across the country who visit here to be relieved of their sinful deeds and to purify their being by taking a sacred dip in the holy waters of Parashuram Kund.
The hill town of Tezu is an exotic hamlet that has something for every kind of visitor, thanks to its locale amidst the lovely Mishmi Hills in the Lohit District. A natural paradise, the town’s abundant with panoramic views of misty valleys, beautiful fruit orchards, quaint hills and scenic lakes with fragrant and fruity aromas which take you away from the hustle and bustle straight into serene and tranquil scenic landscapes.
The quaint hamlet town of Tezu is considered a beautiful and leading tourist destination in A.P and is quite popular for its varied range of adventure sports amidst a series of scenic water bodies, pristine woodlands and lush green landscapes. You can explore different activities like river rafting, fishing, angling, camping, trekking and mountaineering here, or go bird watching and visit the wildlife sanctuary.
Where To Eat
Arunachal Pradesh is yet another addition to India’s Gastronomical Heritage. With a basic diet of bamboo shoots, fish, green vegetables and meat, the riches of these food items is quite evident throughout the state and attract visitors from across the globe to come and experience the culinary treats with varied flavors. The food in A.P differs from tribe to tribe. While the people in east A.P prefer bamboo and other green vegetables in a boiled form, fried food isn’t really that popular. As you go higher up, the likeness for dairy products is more visible. The Kelsang Restaurant in Tezu is known for its momos, noodle dishes, mukthuk, thenthuk and its varied flavors. 1MB restaurant is good for its meat Chambai and has a wide range of North Indian dishes as well on the menu. Sonam Restaurant, Siang Restaurant, Tai Khampti Singpho and Ladakh Restaurant are some other noteworthy eating joints to explore.
Where To Shop
Tezu has a local museum and handicrafts center where you can see exhibits of its rare art collections, manuscripts, traditional armor, costumes and ornaments. From a shopping perspective, you can explore its cane crafts and handloom textiles. Since the small town is inhabited by the Mishmi and Zedkring Tribes, who are known for their excellent craftsmanship, their wares are good for souvenir shopping.