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Wakro

Wakro is the homeland of the "Mishmis" one of the Mongoliod tribes of Tibeto-Burman origin. They speak their own dialect which varies from different groups. The three major Mishmi groups are “Idus” “Tarons” and the ‘Kamans’. Mishmis are very rich in culture and may be termed as a festival loving people. They believe any day of the year is auspicious for a ceremony if provisions exist. On these days animals are sacrificed. Mishmis are nature worshipers.

Places to visit :

Visit the local Mishmi tribal villages such as Kanjan Village, Pukhuri Village, and Thomba Village gives you and insight of their rich culture and traditions.

Khampti Tribal Village at Empong, Chowkham : Empong village near Chowkham (29 kms from Wakro) is a beautiful village enriched with a swiftly flowing Tengapai rivulet and surrounded by lush paddy field. Tai Khampti, a sub group of Shan race of Sagaing Division os northwestern Burma who migrated in 18th century. The Khampti possess East Asian features. They are followers of Theravada Buddhism and adopted a script of Shan origin, known as Lik-Tai for their language. Their houses are built on raised floor with thatched roof. Wooden planks are used for flooring and Bamboo splits for the walls.

Golden Pagoda at Chowkham : It is a beautiful Buddhist Pagoda well located in a small island of Tengapani river thmetal foot bridge. Nearby is a Buddhist Vihara (Temple ) with an image of Sleeping Buddha.

Parasuram Kund : This holy kund is situated within the Kamlang Reserve Forest area and is surrounded by dense forest of Ruddhraksha trees which is considered sacred to Hindus. It is a sacred place where according to Kalika Purana, Srimat Bhagawata and the Mahabharata, sage Parasuram (one of Lord Vishnu's incarnations) took a dip in the waters of Lohit at Brahma Kund to cleanse his sin (he had killed his mother on the instruction of his father). Every year on Makar Sankranti (first day of the month Magh) thousands of pilgrims converge here to take a dip in the water to wash away their sins.