Planning a Trip
1 Get in 1.1 By car 1.2 By shared taxi 1.3 By bus By car Bomdila can be reached from Tezpur (180 km/112 mi) by road. The road is very bad in patches, therefore the travel takes about 5-6 hours if you are not held up by untimely landslides. If returning from Tawang (160 km/99 mi), the travel takes about 4-5 hours depending on the prevalent condition of the road. By shared taxi Shared Tata Sumo taxis ply on this route. The fare is ₹280 (Jan '12) from Tezpur to Bomdila. The official counter is located inside Tezpur's Assam State Transport Corporation bus stand (A.S.T.C or locally called as S.T.C). It is advisable to make the booking and get a seat number a day in advance as the service is not very reliable due to bad weather and unpredictable "Assam bandh". The taxis leave A.S.T.C at 5:30AM to Tawang and 11:30AM to Bomdila from Tezpur A.S.T.C. A few private players also operate just outside Tezpur A.S.T.C. Note that the road is in bad shape and taxis run only when full (with 10 passengers). By bus From Tezpur, Bomdila can also be reached by bus. One needs to first go to Balipara which is about 20 km (12 mi) from Tezpur A.S.T.C. Shared Tata Ace Magics ply on Tezpur-Balipara route (rate ₹15 per head). There is a daily Itanagar- Bomdila bus that passes through Balipara at around 11AM. The bus is generally crowded.