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About Khonsa

Khonsa is an important town located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the Tirap district of Arunachal. It is a hill station and an important tourist destination in the easternmost tip of India. The town has an average elevation of 1215 meters above sea level. This town can be considered a cosmopolitan town for different communities of India can be found in this town.

About Khonsa

Geography of Khonsa

Located at an elevation of about 3986 feet, Khonsa is located at 27.02°N 95.57°E.

Demography of Khonsa

As per the census of 2011, the population of Khonsa is 9229. The percentage of males and females are 56% and 44% respectively. Literacy rate of the town is also very high standing at 74%. The male literacy of the town is 80% and female literacy is 65%. 15% of the population of the town is below 6 years.
The religion followed by the people here is primarily Christianity including both Roman Catholics and Baptism.

Services in Khonsa

The electricity services in Khonsa are provided by the Department of Power, Arunachal Pradesh headquartered in Itanagar which oversees the electricity and power requirement throughout the state. The postal services are supervised by Indian Postal Service.

Tourism in Khonsa

The town of Khonsa is inhabited by beautiful valleys and natural beauty. The region is mostly hilly, rocky and mountainous with a number of valleys and tropical forests. There are also many streams and rivers that flow throughout the region. The town of Khonsa is mostly covered by the Namsang-Dirak river valley and also partly by the Tissa river valley. These river valleys and forests are a home to a  number of flora and fauna species.

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Khonsa is famous as a tourist destination of eastern India. There are many trekking and hiking facilities in the hills and to the nearby tribal Kheti and Lajo villages. These two villages are inhabited by the Nocte and Wanchoo tribes and one can find the dormitories which are decorated by human skulls collected in the past by the people of these village during the earlier headhunting days.

The tourist destinations in Khonsa include the Namdapha National Park in Miao, the Khonsa Museum  and the naturally beautiful villages.

Khonsa Museum

The Khonsa Museum displays many traditional tribal artifacts, bamboo and cane works and colorful hand loom works. These artifacts are collected from across the state of Arunachal Pradesh and provide an insight into rich culture and tradition of the region. One can reach Khonsa by bus and other private vehicles. It is located 57 kms from Naharlagun and 60 kms Itanagar.

Transport Services in Khonsa

Khonsa is a small town in the district of Tirap in Arunachal Pradesh which has good communication access for the people.

By Road:
Dibrugarh and Tinsukia are the nearest towns to Khonsa. One can take buses and private vehicles from these towns to Khonsa. There are also bus facilities available from Khonsa.

By Air:
Located at a distance of around 111 kms. away from the Mohanbari Airport located in Dibrugarh, it is the nearest airport to the Khonsa.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station to the town of Khonsa is the Tinsukia railway station which is at a distance of around 100 kms. However another passenger railway station is also available near Khonsa at a distance of just 80 kms which is the Margherita railway station.

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    Olen Tayeng from Jaipur, Namsai 394 Days ago

    It was nice to learn about the place and the religious they follow. And also the biographies of khonsa and the tourist places...

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