Land of dawn-lit Mountains- Arunachal Pradesh, heaven-like tourist place
The literal meaning of Arunachal Pradesh is a “land of the dawn-lit mountains”. Located in the easternmost part of the Indian Territory, this wonderful holiday getaway is home to verdurous valleys and unprecedented aestheticism. Gushing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, and picturesque mountain tops enhance the astounding scenic beauty of this treasure trove of unmatched allure.
Surprisingly the natural beauty of this tranquil destination is unspoiled and there are lands which are purely virgin. Devoid of the maddening chaos of the mundane city life, Arunachal has a tranquil environment and salubrious weather that adds to its serenity. The avid travelers must take a trip to this distant North-Eastern State to explore the hidden gems to the fullest.
So, whether you are an energetic adventurist or a spiritual enthusiast, you will have a host of options to choose from on your magical journey to Arunachal Pradesh. Welcome to the Indian abode of virgin sun rays! To introduce you to the breathtaking beauty of Arunachal Pradesh:
Arunachal tourism serves a wide variety of scenic beauty and rich culture to the tourists. It has only 12.6 lakhs of population and yet so much diversity. It is considered as the most cultural holiday destination in India.
Some of the uniques festivals celebrated by the people of Arunachal Pradesh
Pangsau Pass Winter Festival
Siang River Festival
Pangsau Pass Winter Festival
Ziro Festival of Music
If you want to have a look at the historical sites set on an emerald green meadow, Tawang is the ideal place for you. The entire Tawang region is nestled amidst Gudpi and Chong Chugmi ranges and bathed by the water of Tawang Chu River. Tawang Monastery is an around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide edifice which is a famous Buddhist temple. The interior of the building is stunningly beautiful and a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha is worshiped here. Indo-China border is another significant tourist 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 exude enchanting view. Do not forget to have a glimpse of Bap Teng Kang Waterfall and Nuranang Falls
Ziro is an ideal place for trekking in Arunachal Pradesh. It is situated on a plateau and known to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in Arunachal Pradesh. The native tribal people of this place spend an easy lifestyle where the perplexities of mundane city life hardly bother them. The undulating terrains are perched with deep green forests which add to its scenic view. Walking through the pine forest edging the paddy field will soothe your strained nerves. Along with its own attractions, Ziro is the gateway to a number of other attractive tourist spots. Kardo Hills, Talley Valley, Talley Wildlife Sanctuary is the best of them. Ziro Putu is a perfect spot to have a bird’s eye view of the entire Ziro Valley. Do not miss the 25 ft high and 22 ft wide Shiva The lingam at Kardo Hills. Talley Valley is located 32 km away from Ziro and offers the best trekking route by the bamboo, orchids, ferns, and rhododendron forests. Talley Valley Reserved Forest and Talley Wildlife Sanctuary are situated at an elevated level and rivers like Karing, Subansiri, Sipu, and Pange flow through them. Apart from being home to the endangered snow leopard, Ziro is home to many other rare and exotic 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 city presents a number of 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 an archeologist, this place can be of great value to be explored. The legendary 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 repository of the indigenous tribal culture of Arunachal.
The gateway to Arunachal, Bhalukpong is only 56 km away from Tezpur Town. Located in West Kameng District, this is a historical place where one can look back to the days of the Mahabharata. Nestled amidst the dense forest and rinsed by the Kameng River, the region is a popular picnic spot. For adventure lovers, there are abundant scopes to explore the region to the fullest. Different levels of trekking can be enjoyed here. You can enjoy rafting on Kameng River or get involved in angling on the bank of this mighty river. Have a glimpse of Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary which is very close to Bhalukpung. If you are visiting the place in March, you can enjoy the local Nyethidow Festival.
Tezpur is the nearest major city to Arunachal Pradesh, the land of natural wonders, and Sela 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 trek to be explored by the bikers and other trekking fans. The blue water natural lake, snowcapped mountain peaks, and scarce grass coating portray the landscape of this stunning getaway. Strolling on the pass turns pleasing when moving clouds touch you with its freezing feel.
Dirang is an attractive hill station in Arunachal Pradesh. An ideal place to spend quality time in the lap of Goddess Nature, Dirang has enormous options to explore vividly. The region is located at an elevation of 4910 ft above sea level and on a picturesque 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 trekking and bird watching at Mandla. There is a historical fort atop the hill and the remnants of the fort bear evidence of the glorious past of this area.
One of the less trodden and splendid getaways close to Tezu is Hayuliang. Just like many other holiday options in Arunachal Pradesh, it is also a small yet spectacular destination to explore and relax. The confluence of Lohit and Delai Rivers is an attractive element of this place. 100 km from Tezu, this town has salubrious weather and a pleasant and cool environ.
327km from Itanagar 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 fauna and its ethnic diversity. Calm and cool environ and pleasant weather makes it an ideal retreat for each city dweller. This splendid town is the District Headquarter of Upper Subansiri District and located at an elevation of 600 meters above sea level. This location has a number of astounding trekking trails and nature walks.
If you are an avid adventure lover and want to explore the quiet and untamed land of Nature God, Tuting in Arunachal is an ideal spot for you. Less trodden trekking trails, wonderful meadows, fierce rafting levels guarantee adrenaline rush. If you want to get indulged in more trekking, embark on the Yingkiong-Tuting-Tsitapuri trail or the Yingkiong-Tuting-Devakota trail. For water rafting, Siang River is the ideal place. The ever challenging voyage will start from Tuting and runs through the gorges of Nigguing and Marmon where thick and tall forest covers the river bank. Tuting-Pasighat is a 10 mile stretch of thrilling rapids with different names such as Moving Madness, Zebra Rock and Pulsating Palisi.
Aalo is a picturesque valley at the confluence of Sipu and Siyom River. Surrounded by hills and beautiful orange orchards, this is another exotic nature getaway in Arunachal Pradesh. This is the headquarter of West Siang District and offers all basic amenities. For sightseeing or nature walks, there are places like Ramakrishna Mission Campus, Patum Bridge, Bagra Village, Donyi Polo Temple etc. The Kamki Hydropower Dam is 25km from Aalo and a beautiful place to visit.
Every corner of Arunachal Pradesh is enchanting and distinctive. Capturing all the enchanting beauty of this mystic land is so damn amazing. Gushing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, and picturesque mountain tops enhance the astounding scenic beauty of this the treasure trove of unmatched allure.