About BasarBasar is a small town located in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The town is popular as the ‘abode’ of the Galo people. Arunachal Pradesh, being a state filled with different tribes, every town has different tribes along with its cultures and other form of heritages.
Geography of BasarBasar has an average elevation of 578 meters above sea level. The geographic location of Basar is 27°59'N 94°40'E.
Demography of BasarAccording to the 2001 census, Basar had a population of 3834 people. The average literacy rate of Basar is 72%.
The Galo people compromise much of the population. The people here mostly speak Galo language which is related to Chinese and Tibetan languages. The people mostly practice Donyi Polo as their religion and celebrate Mopin which is an important agricultural festival.
The majority of the population of Basar is dependent on agriculture as their occupation. The plains of Basar are suitable for wet rice cultivation and fruits like oranges and pineapples.
Tourism in BasarThe town of Basar is filled with natural beauty and beautiful landscapes and a monastery, Mechuka Gompa located in the western part. One can reach Basar by road through buses and other vehicle from nearby towns.
Gompa at MechukaThis is one of the oldest monasteries. It is located in a hill top in the westernmost part of Mechuka in West Siang. According to oral history, this Gompa is a contemporary of the legendary Tawang Monastery. It is called Samtem Yongcha of Mahayana sect and is around 400 year old. One can reach this monastery by road. It is one of the major tourist destinations of this district.
Services and Utilities in BasarElectrical services in Basar are provided by Department of Power, Arunachal Pradesh headquartered in Itanagar which oversees the electricity and power requirement throughout the state. The postal services are headed by Indian Postal Service and there is a State Bank of India located in Basar providing banking facilities to the people in Basar.
State Bank of India
Contact: 03795-222284, 222378, 222548
IFSC Code: SBIN0006032
Branch Code: 006032
MICR Code: 787002502
IFSC Code: YESB0ARCB22
Branch Code: ARCB22
MICR Code: 791824506
Transport Services in Basar
By Road:There are regular buses which ply from the neighboring places to Basar. Roads in Arunachal Pradesh have been constructed to provide maximum communication feasibility to people.
By Air:The nearest airport is located in North Lakhimpur known as Lilabari Airport which is at a distance of 180 kms. Flights can be accessed from Lilabari to Kolkata airport.
By Rail:The nearest railway station is located in Dibrugarh in Assam.
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