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Trip Planner Asia  /  India  /  Arunachal Pradesh  /  Lohit District  /  Tezu
Tezu is a census town and the headquarters of Lohit district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.The ancient inhabitant of this land of valley and rivers are the Mishmi tribes. The Mishmi tribes have traditions and customs dating back to the times of Mahabharata. According to sacred Hindu traditions, Lord Krishna's first queen Rukmini was a Mishmi Damsel. The major Mishmi God is Ringyajabmalu and the major Mishmi festival is known as Tamladu puja. It is celebrated each year on 15 February. People from all communities and all walks of life are invited to join in the celebrations. The Holy Parshuram Kund is also nearby and thousands of Hindu pilgrims from all over India, and also from neighbouring countries, come to take a holy dip and wash away the sins of millions of births. This is accompanied with a fair at Tezu and takes place every year during the month of January. The major agricultural products are mustard, ginger and oranges.GeographyTezu is located at. It has an average elevation of 185 metres (606 feet). The existing Airport in Tezu is under development and upgradation by Airports authority of India for flight movementTransportThe nearest airports are at Mohanbari (154 km) and Guwahati (Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). Helicopter services are available from Dibrugarh to Tezu on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tezu Airport is primarily used by visiting V.I.P.s and officials. Tezu is linked with the adjacent state Assam by road. Nearest bus station is at Tinsukia located at Tinsukia Township. From this point Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services (APSTS) buses ply connecting Tinsukia and Tezu. Tezu is not connected with railway as of now. The nearest railway station is at Murkongselek which is linked to Delhi and Kolkata. A proposal to connect Tezu through broadgauge lline from Murkongselek via Pasighat and extending upto Parshuram Kund was made. A preliminary engineering-traffic survey for this track has been completed.
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