Places of Interest
Khonsa, a tiny hill station in a valley surrounded by the Himalyas, is the headquarters of Tirap district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It was created during the British period and was one of the five earliest districts of the state. Khonsa borders Myanmar in the east and Assam in the south. Surrounded by panoramic views of thick forests fringed by hills, Khonsa is a paradise to the visitors eye. This town in Tirap valley is surrounded by the majestic Himalayan ranges. The streams, deep gorges, dense forests and snow-clad hills add to the spectacular beauty of the place. The forests around Khonsa host wild beings from Tigers, Leopards, Jackals, Wild boars, Bears, Barking deer, Red Panda, Musk Deer, Mithun and numerous species of Rodents. One can find White gibbon monkeys swinging from branch to branch at Khonsa. A perfect place for all those who love adventure, Khonsa offers an exhilarating treks through dense forests. Blessed with numerous rare species of orchids, during April, the forests treat everyone’s eyes with these rare and exotic blossoms. The culture of the land is colorful too. A spectacular attribute of this place lies in the ethnicity of tribals and their festivals, fairs and flawless artworks which are created with intense dedication. These tribes makes jewellery from beads and there are headgears, elephant tusks and several other artifacts which mark its uniqueness.
Khonsa Museum is situated in the town of Khonsa, Tirap District. It was built in the year 1956. This museum houses some of the amazing artifacts which represents the diverse culture of the district. Swords and other weapons are on display here. Apart from that, the museum houses handlooms and artifacts collections that represent the culture of various parts of India. Different types of cane and bamboo works can also be seen here.