welcome to Arunachal Pradesh
For an amazing holiday, you need to go to an amazing destination. So if you are seeking to step into a world of extraordinary beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, Arunachal Pradesh is the place for you.
Tucked away in the north eastern tip of India, Arunachal Pradesh is home to picturesque mountains, unexplored passes, tranquil lakes and famous monasteries.
Encompassing extensive geographical diversity with a variety of rare wildlife, flora and fauna, Arunachal Pradesh is now gaining acclaim worldwide as one of the richest biodiversity and heritage spots. It is the only Indian state that can claim to have four major varieties of the big cats in its jungles- tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard.
In this incredibly beautiful state, more than 500 species of birds have been recorded, many of which are highly endangered and restricted to this state.
One of Asia’s largest Orchidarium is in Arunachal Pradesh and almost every district of Arunachal Pradesh has its own exclusive and rare variety of orchids.
Welcome to the official home for travel and tourism for Arunachal Pradesh. Come and enjoy the salubrious climate and discover the intriguing traditions of ancient lifestyles of 26 tribes and 110 sub tribes. Host to many vibrant and colourful festivals, this Himalayan state offers an experience like no other which is why once you visit, you will come back time and time again.
Arunachal finds mention in the literature of Kalika Purana and Mahabharata. This place is supposed to be the Prabhu Mountains of the Puranas. It was here that sage Parashuram washed away his sin, sage Vyasa meditated, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married his consort Rukmini. The widely scattered archaeological remains at different places in Arunachal bears testimony to its rich cultural heritage. Arunachal Pradesh, a serene land tucked into the North Eastern tip of India, invites you to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious climate and meet its simple and hospitable people, with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and colourful festivals that reflect their ancient faith in the inexorable power of nature.
The visitor has a wide variety of options to pick from. There are places of worship and pilgrimage such as Parasuramkund and 400 years old Tawang Monastery, or the sites of archaeological excavations like Malinithan and Itanagar the serene beauty of lakes such as Ganga lake or Sela lake or the numerous variations of scenic beauty of the snowclad silver mountain peaks and lush green meadows where thousands of species of flora and fauna prosper. In addition, the state provides abundant scope for angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking. Besides, there are a number of wild life sanctuaries and national parks where rare animals, birds and plants will fascinate the visitor.To introduce you to the breathtaking beauty of Arunachal Pradesh we have prepared a list of top 20 places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh that will unveil the secrets of one of the nature’s last frontiers.
If you want to have a look at the historical sites set on an emerald green (land area of grass and flowers), Tawang is the ideal place for you. The whole Tawang area is lied down snugly in the middle of Gudpi and Chong Chugmi ranges and washed/covered by the water of Tawang Chu River. Tawang (place where religious people live by themselves) is an around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide large building which is a famous Buddhist temple. The interior of the building is extremely beautiful and a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha is worshipped here. Indo-China border is another significant spot in Tawang. Jaswant Garh, Tawang War Memorial, Tawang Craft Centre, Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa, Urgelling Gompa are some of the important sightseeing places. Madhuri Lake and Pangateng Tso Lake give off/show beautiful/putting under a spell view. Do not forget to have a short look of Bap Teng Kang Waterfall and Nuranang Falls. The best time to visit Tawang is May. 2-3 days tour will be enough to explore the land up to the brim.
Bomdila is an attractive summer vacation getaway in Arunachal Pradesh. This wonderful getaway is located at a height of 8000 ft above sea level. Peaceful destination for family outing, this quiet place will indulge you to get closer with your loved ones. Walk across the land to have a short look of the snow packed Himalayan peaks and clearer views of Kangto and Gorichen Peaks. If you are (enjoys doing fun new things) enough you can travel through the hills of different levels or simply walk through the long quiet trails of the beautiful slopes. The most important sightseeing spot is Bomdila (place where religious people live by themselves) which is rich in art and craft. The Local Craft Centre displays samples of local craft of Bomdila. If you are ready to take a short tour, visit Sessa Orchid Safe place where 2600 orchids of 80 species are helped grow. To see the orchid (producing crops/helping something grow) more closely traveling routes are developed which is truly amazing.
Ziro is an ideal place for traveling in Arunachal Pradesh. It is located on a (flat land/stop getting better (or worse)) and known to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in Arunachal Pradesh. The native tribal people of this place spend an easy (way of living) where the confusing things of ordinary and boring city life hardly bother them. The moving (in a wavy pattern) lands are sat (like a bird) with deep green forests which add to its (beautiful to look at) view. Walking through the pine forest edging the paddy field will comfort your strained nerves. Along with its own attractions, Ziro is the gateway to some other attractive spots. Kardo Hills, Talley Valley, Talley Wildlife Safe place are the best of them. Ziro Putu is a perfect spot to have a bird‘s eye view of the whole Ziro Valley. Do not miss the 25 ft high and 22 ft wide Shiva Lingam at Kardo Hills. Talley Valley is located 32 km away from Ziro and offers the best traveling route by the fast-growing plant/wood, orchids, ferns, and rhododendron forests. Talley Valley Reserved Forest and Talley Wildlife Safe place are located at a high/higher level and rivers like Karing, Subansiri, Sipu, and Pange flow through them. Apart from being home to the (in danger of disappearing forever) snow leopard, Ziro is home to many other rare and fancy animals making it a wildlife lover‘s delight.
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is the state capital and a well connected city. The township is located at a height of 350 m above sea level. Apart from the state (related to managing and running a company or organization) headquarters, the city presents some rich architectural wonders. The historical Ita Fort is made of special bricks and is significant from a socio-cultural point. For a simple holidaymaker to a (scientists who study people who lived a very long time ago), this place can be of great value to be explored. The famous Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinwi) is a famous picnic spot in Itanagar which is 6 km from the heart of the city. Jawaharlal Nehru Museum is a wonderful storage place of native (to) tribal culture of Arunachal. Gompa Buddha Vihar is an amazing yellow roofed shrine. One can have a short look of the surrounding countryside from the gompa (reason for doing or saying something). Buy some local interesting (old) objects, wall paintings, herbal dyed yarns and fast-growing plant/wood/cane-made attractive utility items from Craft Centre and Emporium. Polo Park, Indira Gandhi Park, and (related to the study of animals) Park are some of the evening fun/relaxation walk spots.
Pasighat is at a distance of 270km from Itanagar and known to be the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the headquarter of East Siang District and located at a height of 152m. Siang River, the main small stream of Brahmaputra flows by Pasighat. The snowcapped mountain peaks, rock-thrown mountains and a variety of flora and animal population present plentiful options to explore natural wonders. Pasighat-Jengging-Yingkiong-Tuting Tourist Circuit is the best option to have a look at the main attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. Siang River is a prime destination to enjoy water sports, especially river rafting. This big, important trip is quite challenging and begins at Tuting in Upper Siang. Do not miss to visit the Daying Ering Wild Life Safe place which is a popular sightseeing spot in Pasighat. It is also the coming-together point of Dihang and Lohit rivers with the Brahmaputra. Jengging is 195km away from Pasighat and known for Mouling National Park where rare species of animals are found roaming in their natural surrounding conditions.
Whether you are planning for a tour with your better half or with your buddies, the (many different kinds of people or things) land of Roing will present you final/very best happiness (from meeting a need or reaching a goal). This beautiful valley is located on the bank of Dibang River. (related to where mountains, rivers, cities, etc., are located) this peaceful tourist spot is located in the Dibang Valley District of Arunachal Pradesh. Nehru Van Udyan is a breath-taking forest park set on the riverbank at Deopani. While going from Roing to Bismaknagar, you can see the full of life orange orchards.
Namdapha National Park
Being the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan sub-area, Namdapha National Park is the largest national park in India in terms of area. The park covers an area of 1,985 sq km of which 177 sq km is in buffer zone and 1808 sq km in the core area. The park is bordered by Dapha Bum Range, Patakai Range and an important tiger reserve forest. It is set on different levels of heights sat (like a bird) with (like nothing else in the world) varieties of flora. From subtropical broadleaved forest to mountain-related (land areas of grass and flowers) covers the area with beautiful green carpet. The wildlife storage place is rich in rare species of animals like Asiatic Small Bears, Eurasian Otters, Wolves, Clouded Leopards, Dholes, Red Foxes, Tigers, Red Pandas, Musk Deer and Fishing Cats. For birders, it is a paradise, as more than 500 species of birds are available here.
Tezpur is the nearest major city to Arunachal Pradesh, the land of natural wonders, and Sella Pass is the connecting point of Arunachal Pradesh to the rest of India. While moving towards Tawang, one has to go over this mystic motorable pass. It is 2244 m high from the sea level and a wonderful journey to be explored by the bikers and other traveling fans. The blue water natural lake, snowcapped mountain peaks and rare/not enough grass coating show/represent the (wide view of a nature scene/wide area of beautiful land) of this stunning getaway. Walking on the pass turns pleasing when moving clouds touch you with its freezing feel.
Located at a distance of 42km from Bomdila, Dirang is an attractive hill station in Arunachal Pradesh. An ideal place to spend quality time in the lap of Goddess Nature, Dirang has huge options to explore clearly and colorfully. The area is located at an elevation of 4910 ft above sea level and on a beautiful valley in between two major getaways- Bomdilla and Tawang. The land of kiwi and apple orchards is cooled by the freezing river air. It is the base camp of traveling and bird watching at Mandla. There is a historical fort on top of the hill and the parts (left over) of the fort bears evidence of the beautiful past of this area. Other than its own attractions the close-by areas of Dirang are also famous in terms of their natural view. Visit the (related to a large area) Apple Nursery and Kiwi Firm. Sangty Valley is 7km away from Dirang where black-necked crane comes from Siberia to breed.
If you are a loyal and interested bird watcher and photography is your passion, do not miss Sangti. The calm and calm location sat (like a bird) with gurgling river water and deep greenery attracts picnic lovers from distant lands of the neighbouring plains. During winter season, black-necked cranes come from the distant lands of Siberia for breeding. Have a look at their activities and walk across the unbound (land areas of grass and flowers) of peacefulness. If you are lucky enough, you can see light snowfall during the winter days. The weather is healthful and pleasant across the whole year.
If you are heading to the mystic land of Arunachal Pradesh in January, remember to participate in the Makar Sankranti Mela at the site of Parasuram Kund. A famous Hindu holy trip known for its magnetic natural mood/quality, Parasuram Kund is located 13 miles north-east of Tezu. Well connected by road from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh this holy place should be visited during November to February for watching (as it happens) the best views. Take a dip in the holy water of Brahma Kund for reaching punishment (for sinning).
327km from Itangar and 160km from Ziro, Daporijo is one of the unexplored getaways of Arunachal Pradesh. The main attraction of the city is its rich variety of flora and animal population and its (related to a group of people with the same race, culture, religion, etc.) (many different kinds of people or things). Calm and cool environ and pleasant weather makes it an ideal retreat for each city resident. This great town is the District Headquarter of Upper Subansiri District and located at an elevation of 600 meters above sea level. This location has a numbers of amazing traveling trails and nature walks. The Subansiri River which is close to the city is ideal for rafting and fishing/planning something sneaky. The Meghna Cave Temple of Lord Shiva is a quiet spot to feel the freshness of nature. There are certain hill caves and attractive hamlets close to the town which are ideal for one day trip.
One of the most famous getaways in Arunachal Pradesh, Mechuka is a (related to managing and running a company or organization) township near the Indo-China border. Located at a height of 1829 m above sea level, it is a perfect getaway for unlimited enjoyment. The Siyom River runs through the valley adding calmness to its (beautiful to look at) view. A series of unexpected events welcome tourists once they reach at Mechuka. Beautiful/putting under a spell Buddhist Gumpas set in the middle of the open (land areas of grass and flowers) enrich the glow of (many different kinds of people or things) (wide view of a nature scene/wide area of beautiful land). Mainly lived in by the people of Memba Tribe, this is a wonderful hill station which has both historical and religious importance. 400 years old Samten Yongcha (place where religious people live by themselves) is located on a hill top (ignoring/not noticing/looking at) the moving (in a wavy pattern) lands. One can witness a few age old statues which are well preserved till date. If you are visiting the place in February, try to be here during Losar Special celebration (with fun events), a five days New Year celebration. Mopin Special celebration (with fun events) starts from the 5th day of April and continues for 5 days. Spend your holidays on any of the beautiful change (to help someone)/place to live and sleep. Just you need to book them in advance before your (the act of reaching a destination) to the city. Enjoy rafting and fishing/planning something sneaky in Siyom. Different levels of traveling and hiking can be experienced here. If you are fans enough, try camping in the forests of Mechuka.