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Bhairabkunda calling you

With the arrival of picnic time,Bhairabkunda,with all her virgin beauty is once again ready to welcome tourists and picnic lovers.Bhairabkunda has been a tourist destination since long back.But the tourist traffic flow had been disrupted during the days Assam and Bodo movements in eighty’s and ninety’s.But with peace returning to BTAD area people have started visiting Bhairabkunda again.Bhairabkunda has been unique always as the triangular meeting point of Assam,Arunachal and Bhutan.Fast flowing Dhansiri river  with crystal waters has been additional attraction always.The JFMC man made forest (Gedsimani Forest) with more than 14 lacs well grown tree saplings has been additional bonus point for tourists visiting Bhairabkunda.It has been a story of great success for villagers of six villages who had started something very great in the year 2005 to proceed with plantion of trees under JFMC (Joint Forest Management) scheme.Plantation was done during 2007 to 2012.It has been a continous procees when people of the six villages,students,woman etc had been planting more than 14 lakhs of saplings till 2012 (which could be a world record).All the saplings had been well protected by the members.Its a matter of pleasure that wild animals like elephants, leopards, mangoos,python,deer,wild boar,various species of snakes etc.A flying snake of paradise species was also seen in the forest last year in 2015.With rivers criss-crossing the verdant Assam-Bhutan-Arunachal border and the Bhairabkunda Reserve Forest providing some undulating trekking trails, there is definite scope for watching nature in a peaceful atmosphere. 
Bhairabkunda Eco Tourism & Conservation Society has taken up initiative foe the convenience of the visitors.Bimal Narzari,Advisor of the Society told this correspondent that their members had already cleaned up the site with better waste management.According to him more than a thousand people used to visit Bhairabkunda daily  during picnic season.Stephen Narzari,president of the society added that special steps would be taken to control traffic and violence.All the teams would be briefed about cleanliness and peace maintainance of peace at the time of their arrival.”Water sports facilities like rafting on Dhansiri river will be additional attraction to visitors”,he said. 
On the otherhand members of the JFMC forest are also busy to welcome visitors to the spectacular new man made forest spreading  to an area of 5500 bigha lands touching Arunachal and Bhutan.”People who love nature and want to see it close would be happy to visit us”,said Ismail Daimari,secretary of the JFMC.While talking to this correspondent,Daimari also mention that visitors specially nature lovers,hikers and people with family members would love the forest with so many small sreams and trees.He also said that their male and female members would take special cares of the need of woman and children and would guide all who are interested in  JFMC forest.

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