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Tezu
▪ Parasuram Kund
Tezu is the district headquarters of the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an elevation of 185 metres above sea level, it is a perfect hill station to take a holiday with family and friends. The main attractions of Tezu are the Parashuram Kund, Buddha-Vihar, Glow Lake and District Museum/Craft Centers.

Parashuram Kund, Tezu

Tezu is the district headquarters of the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. There is a famous pilgrimage centre Parasuram Kund some 21km north east of Tezu. It is a shrine of all-India importance located in the lower reaches of the river Lohit. Thousands of pilgrims, visit the place in winter every year, especially on the Makara Sankranti day for a holy dip in the sacred kund which is believed to wash away one's sins. The legend behind the belief recorded in the Kalika Purna, is that the great sage Parasuram washed away the sin of killing his mother in the waters of Brahma kund. A great fair is held to which wild cows, rare fur-rugs and other curios are brought down by the mountain tribes. There are also facilities for trekking from Tezu to glow lake which takes one day, hiking and river rafting and angling on the river Lohit.

The nearest railway station is Tinsukia (120km) from where you can take buses via Namsai. There are also buses available from Sadia. The nearest airports are Tezu and Dibrugarh (Assam). Contact Deputy Commissioner, Tezu Phone : 03804 - 222222 (O), 222221 (R) for stay at the Circuit house at Tezu. Hotel Osen (Phone: 03804-222776, 223097)

 

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