Located on the easternmost part of India in the northeast, Arunachal Pradesh is a paradise for tourists. The land of greenery, valleys and mountains and snow, Arunachal Pradesh is a captivating tourist place. Known as the 'Land of the Dawn-lit- Mountains’
as it is here that the rising sun is first sighted, Arunachal has umpteen tourist spots one cannot finish seeing during a journey. With monasteries, wildlife sanctuaries, lakes, waterfalls Arunachal Pradesh welcomes for a tourism that would be cherished for a lifetime.
Wildlife in Arunachal
Situated in the lap of nature Arunachal Pradesh is a land of pristine beauty. Arunachal Pradesh is the perfect destination for wildlife enthusiasts as there are several naturally well endowed sanctuaries as well as national parks here. The unique geographical zone, diverse topography and climatic conditions of the state have created a wildlife population that is diverse as well as precious.
Namdapha National Park
Located in the Changlang district, Namdapha national park is famous for its wild life. Wildlife of the park are the majestic gaur or mithun, Himalayan black bear, elephant, takin, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, slow loris, musk deer etc.
Mouling National Park
Situated in Upper Siang District, Mouling National Park covers an area of 483 Sq. Km. Many types of plant species, wild animals and birds are found in large numbers here.
Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
an area of 140.30 sq. km, Itanagar wildlife sanctuary is located in
Papumpare district. Wild life inhabitants of the sanctuary are
Elephants, Barking Deer, Tiger, Leopard, various bird species and orchid
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
an area of 281.5 sq. km, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Dibang
Valley and Lohit District. The sanctuary's wildlife inhabitants include
Hoolock Gibbon, Elephant, Tiger, Leopard etc.
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in East Kameng District, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 862 sq km. Wildlife inhabitants of the sanctuary are Elephants, Barking Deer, Tiger, Gour, Leopard and Hornbill etc.
Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in East Siang District, Daying Ering wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 190 sq. km. Wildlife inhabitants of the sanctuary are Lispid bear, Hogdeer, migratory and water birds.
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
in West Kameng District, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary covers an area of 100
sq. km. Varied species of orchids and some wildlife like Red Panda,
Scrow, Pheasant, Goral etc are found here.
Kane Wildlife Sanctuary
Covering an area of 55 sq. km, Kane wildlife sanctuary is located in West Siang District. The sanctuary's wildlife inhabitants include Elephants, Deer, cat etc.
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary
an area of 4149 sq km, Dibang wildlife sanctuary is located in Dibang
Valley District. Wildlife inhabitants here include Musk Deer, Black
Bear, Takin, Leopard, Khalij and rare birds etc.
Eagle's Nest Wildlife Sanctuary
Located in East Kameng District, Eagle's Nest wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 217 sq. km. Wildlife inhabitants of the sanctuary are Elephants, Tiger, Goral, Leopard, Red pardor etc. Eaglenest is notable as a prime birding site due to the extraordinary
variety, numbers and accessibility of bird species here.
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Covering an area of 783 sq. km, Kamlang wildlife sanctuary is located in Lohit District. The sanctuary's wild life inhabitants include Gibbon, Leopard, Tiger, Takin etc.
Village Tourism in Arunachal
The state of Arunachal Pradesh, known for its ethereal beauty, is also known for its beautiful villages and small towns. These villages and small towns are spread across the state beautifying Arunachal Pradesh. Villages in Arunachal depict a beautiful view of lush green forests and high peaks. Tourists interested in rural or village tourism would have a delightful experience in Arunachal.
Chaglagam is a picturesque area located on the left of the Dalai river. The place is located at a distance of 170 km from Tezu and 107 km from Hawai. Situated about 1258 m above the sea level, Chaglagam has immense potential as a tourist destination as it is a place of immaculate natural beauty. Chaglagam is a paradise for the nature lovers. Chaglagam is one fantastic place for rural tourism where other than scenic beauty travelers can also get a glimpse of the ethnic culture of the Mishmi tribe.
is the sub divisional headquarters of the West Kameng district in
Arunachal Pradesh. The place is situated between Bomdila and Tawang at
an altitude of 1497m / 4910 feet. Dirang is famous for its ethereal
natural beauty. The weather of Dirang is mild and remains temperate
throughout the year.
Dirang welcomes tourists for rural tourism
as it is a place of immaculate scenic beauty. The lush greenery all
around and the green valleys are awe-inspiring to tourists. Once in
Dirang you will get to see apple nursery, kiwi farm and yak research
center. Also during your tour visit the Dirang fort also known as Dirang
Jong, an important monument in Dirang. The fort, a two storied
building, has historical significance for the Monpas of Dirang. The
archeological Department of Arunachal Pradesh has declared the fort as a
national monument. There is also a hot spring is located about a
kilometer ahead of Dirang, supposed to have curative properties. Aslo
visit orchid sanctuary paphiopedilum fairieanum- 'the lost lady slipper
orchid' in Dirang which is very rare, endangered and endemic orchid.
Rupa is a sub division of West Kameng District
and is situated 135 km from Tezpur and 77 km from Bhalukpong at an
altitude of 1408m/4618 feet. The history of Rupa dates back to the 7th
century. People of Rupa are
called Shertukpen. Rupa is known for its exquisite scenic beauty. The
area is surrounded by pine trees and orchids, shrubs, wild flowers are
the attraction of the place. Rupa is situated in the middle of four
mountains and two rivers run on both sides of the village. Rupa is
surrounded by three rivers- Dinik, Ziding and Doblo. The flora and fauna
of Rupa is unique which makes it an ideal place for rural tourism.
Kazu village, situated on the banks of the colorful Yomgo River, is a splendid green village in Arunachal. Tourists interested in village tourism would be spellbound seeing the beauty of the village. While in Kazu village get to enjoy the small houses in the midst of green trees and enjoy the traditional houses made of bamboo and leaves and the clear stream flowing past Kazu Village.
Vijoynagar is located in the Indo-Myanmar border and comprises of sixteen villages. Around 55% of the population belongs to retired Assam rifle personnel and the other 45% is of civilians of mainly Lisu tribe. This place was earlier known as 'Outside World’. The people here depend on Jhum cultivation and wetland for their livelihood. Vijoynagar is an ideal place to enjoy village tourism in Arunachal.
Tenzingang is home to a large number of Tibetans. There are the Tantric university and carpet industries in the place. The Gyuto Tantric monastery is situated at Tenzingaon. The monastery was built in 1975-76 and imparts training to the monks to teach them about tantrums. Visit these villages to get a glimpse of the Tibetan culture.
is the headquarter of the Anjaw district and is located on the left of
the Lohit river. It is a beautiful township situated at an altitude of
1296 m above the sea level. Hawai in Mishmi dialect means ‘pond’. The
climate of the region is pleasant and moderate. Tourists can enjoy the
pleasant climate, scenic landscape and ethnic culture of the people of
Located at an elevation of 600 m above sea level, Daporijo is a beautiful place. Here suspension bridges over Subansiri River made from bamboo and cane, a testimony of rich tribal craftsmanship, can be seen. Museum and Craft Centre are other places which could hold your interest here. It is 327 km from Itanagar and 160 km from Ziro.
Nature Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh
There are several places in Arunachal Pradesh which promote nature tourism in the state. Situated on the lap of mother nature, Arunachal Pradesh is truly a nature's paradise with exotic and exceptional scenic beauty. Arunachal is the best place for nature lovers to escape amidst nature. If you are looking for nature tourism in Arunachal, check these places out.
capital of Arunachal, Itanagar is a superbly beautiful places. The
first place you visit in Arunachal would be definitely Itanagar. The
places of tourist interest in Itanagar are Ita Fort, Indira Gandhi Park,
Hanuman Mandir, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ganga lake, Jawaharlal
Nehru State Museum, Buddha temple among others.
peak is the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh. Located close
to the India-China border at a longitude of 92 06’ and
latitude of 27 08' and is 7090 metres high, the peak is a place of tremendous scenic beauty. The Kameng river is fed by the snowfields and glaciers of the
mountain. The peak is difficult to
access and is clad with snow. Thick forests add to the beauty of the
peak. The sight of the Kangto peak is truly amazing with snow garlanding the mountains.
Situated close to the Indo-China border, at an altitude of 1305 meters above the sea level, Kibithoo is a nature's paradise. The pine forests, beautiful flowers, lofty hills and majestic waterfalls here are the primary attractions of the place which make the place a truly ethereal one. Kibithoo has also witnessed the fight between the Indian and the Chinese soldiers.
Situated 12 km from Dirang, Sangti valley is another interesting nature tourism spot in Arunachal. The main attraction of the valley is the
pristine beauty of the place. The mountain and the natural vegetation of
the place are awe-inspiring. Sangti valley is a also paradise for bird
watchers as it is home to the endangered back necked cranes which
come here during the winter months. Sangti is an ideal destination for
picnic because of its natural beauty.
A small hamlet located near the Walong circle at a distance of about 200 kms from Tezu, Dong is an exceptionally beautiful place where from one can see the sunrise. Dong is one perfect place as nature tourism which provides a spectacular view of the sunrise with the snow capped mountains and the blue pine forest in the first rays of the day. This sight in Dong is a must to do thing in Arunachal
Situated in Itanagar Polo Park is a botanical garden situated on a ridge and is an ideal nature tourist spot. Nature lovers would find here a wide variety of plants in the park. Get to see in the park thickets of cane and a wide variety of exotic flowers and orchids. There is also a zoo inside the park where one can see different reptiles and animals. Also there is also a handicraft center in the park run by the industries department.
Riutala is a hill where from many rivers like Sipit, Yammeng, Simong Patang, and Tangam Patang have originated. There are many caves near this place which form a major attraction. The place is a famous pilgrimage site for the Buddhists as they regard it as a paradise of Awalokeshwara, which means the paradise of Chensiri, the Dalai Lama. The place is six days march on foot from Tuting and every year many Buddhist pilgrims come to offer their prayers here.
Situated at an
altitude of 1094 meters above the sea level and located 200 kms from
Tezu, Walong is another place of immense scenic beauty in Arunachal. The
name Walong in the Mishmi dialect means ‘a place of bamboos’. Namti
valley, commonly known as Namti Maidan, is placed above 7 km from
Wallong. The pine trees in the place are its major attraction. Wallong
is a historical place as it witnessed the battle between the Indian
soldiers and the Chinese troops in 1962. To commemorate the sacrifice of
the soldiers a war memorial has been built in the place.
Situated at a
distance of 100 km from Tezu, 750 m from the sea level, Hayuliang is
one fantastic place to woo nature tourists to the place. Hayuliang in
the Mishmi dialect means ‘the place of my liquor’. The climate of
Hayuliang remains cool throughout the year so it can be visited round
the year. Hayuliang, owing to is scenic beauty makes it an ideal spot
for sight seeing. The panoramic view of the confluence of the Dalai and
the Lohit river and the scenic surrounding are the attraction thereby
becoming a paradise for the nature lovers.
This place is located on a plateau and is surrounded by the Nyigong
river. The place is abut 40 kms from Tuting and is accessible only by
porter back. 'Nay' means holy place and 'Dewakota' means ‘Abode of God’ in Sanskrit. According to the natives, Guru Rimpoche has kept many sacred treasures here which are yet to be revealed. There are many caves here which remain closed submerged under Nyigong river and open up only during winter. It is believed that those who visit Dewakota three times attain heaven and the sins of life get removed.
Sela Pass is a high altitude mountain pass located at a distance of 78
km from Tawang between the towns of Bomdila and Jung. Sela Pass is a
paradise of nature. The climate in the Pass is windy and misty with no
tress but thin grass. Sela Pass gets heavy snow during winter.
Snow-covered areas around the pass and the snow clad mountains around
gives tourists a breath taking experience. The pass remains open
throughout the year. The mountain range has ethereal beauty. It is windy
and misty up at Sela. Sela Pass gets heavy snow during winter. A view
of the snow-clad mountain is a wonder to the eyes. The snow-covered area
around the pass gives the tourists a breath taking experience.
peak is located about 25 kms from Tawang. The summit of the peak
provides a unique view of the whole Tawang district at a glance. The
range where this peak is located, the Geshila range runs along the
north-eastern side of Tawang and is like protection wall to the town.
Peak is the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh and is located in between
the Tawang and the West Kameng districts. The peak is located near the
China border and is stands at a height of 22,500 feet. The peak is
located at a distance of 164 kms from Tawang and is also known as
Sa-Nga-Phu which literally means the Kingdom of Deity. This peak is
considered to be a sacred peak according to the Monpa tribe protecting
them from all evils. It is a rock and ice peak and is a sub range of the
Eastern Himalayas. It is an ideal peak for trekkers and mountaineers. The
mountain received is first ascent by a team led by Dutchman Ronald Naar
in 1933 who couldn’t get a permit in time due to the bureaucracy of the
Government and so made an illegal ascent.
is the entry point of Arunachal Pradesh situated at the border of Assam
and Arunachal. It is a small town lying along the southern reaches of
the Himalayas in the West Kameng district. The scenic beauty of the
place is the major attraction of Bhalukpong located 213 m above the sea
level near the Kameng river. Bhalukpong is known as nature’s paradise.
It is an area of dense forest, high waterfalls and natural beauty which
form the main attraction of the place. Bhalukpong is also famous for the
archeological ruins of king Bhaluka, an ancient ruler of the region.
The remains of the capital of the king and his grandson Bana of
Mahabharata importance have been preserved in the region. At the
foothills of the region a historical fort of the 10th-12th century AD is
situated and tourists can spot the ruins of the fort. The river Kameng
in Bhalukpong offers the tourists the opportunities of angling and
rafting. It is an ideal destination for the hikers and trekkers. The
mountains facilitate the tourists with an opportunity of trekking.
Bhalukpong is also an ideal picnic spot for the possession of exquisite
Pangsau Pass or Pan Saung Pass is located on
the crest of the Patkai Hills on the Indo-Myanmar border, at an altitude
of 3,727 feet and is named after the closest Burmese village, Pangsau
which lies 2 kms from the pass towards its east. Pangsau Pass is an
important route of the 13th century of invasion of Assam by
the Ahoms. Because of the fierce gradients and the mud which makes the
ascent to the pass difficult, this pass was nicknamed as ‘Hell Pass’
during the World War II. The Pangsau Pass Winter Festival is a global
village event organized every year in Nampong.
Lakes, Waterfalls and Hotsprings in Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh has a number of lakes,
waterfalls and hot springs amidst the vast valleys adorning the state.
These beauties of nature welcome tourists to the state to have some
wonderful and calm times here. Let us check them out.
Lake of No Return
This lake is called ‘The Lake of no Return’ and is situated around 12 kms away from Nampong. The lake can be viewed from the Pangsau Pass. During World War II, it was reported that many aircraft perished into the lake. That is why it is called the ‘Lake of No Return’.
Located in the Wakro circle Glow lake is a beautiful and serene lake in Arunachal. Situated amidst the snow clad mountains Glow lake is one of the primary tourist attractions of Arunachal. The lake covers an area of 8 sq kms and is located at a height of about 5000 ft above sea level.
Situated about 6 km from Itanagar, Ganga lake also known as Gekar Sinyi, is a fresh-water lake. Covering an area of about 4 sq km the lake shelters a number of birds. The lake facilitates boating and picnics.
Situated about 14 km from Roing, Mehao Lake is a natural lake. Covering an area of about 4 sq km the lake is regarded as one of the most beautiful places in Arunachal Pradesh.
Located at a distance of around 3 km from Roing in the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary Sally Lake is surrounded by thick forests. Visitors can see several fish here.
Banga Jang Lake
Situated in the Banga Jang range, Banga Jang Lake is one of the famous lakes located in proximity to Tawang Township.
Pangang Teng Tso Lake
Located at a distance of 18 kilometre from Tawang Township Pangang Teng Tso Lake popularly known as P.T. Tso Lake is one of the primary attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. The lake remains frozen during winter and area around the lake supports skiing.
Shonga-tser Lake is famously called Madhuri Lake. The lake with picturesque snow-capped mountains surrounding it and the valley offer spectacular views.
Ita and Padum Pukhuri
Ita and Padum Pukhuri is a
historical brick built pond located at Ithili village, 14 km from Roing.
The Padum pukhuri is situated a few hundred yards from the Ita pukhuri.
During the month of October/November hundreds of lotus flower could be
seen blooming here.
Kampona Pond is situated at Idili village at a
distance of 17 km from Roing. Kampona in Adi language means good
looking. According to the Adi belief Kampona is the abode of the Nag
Hot Spring in Walong
spring is located near Walong. Situated 39 km from the confluence of
the Lohit and the Dichu river, the region around is endowed with
immaculate natural beauty. The snow-capped hills, the splendid plateau
and valleys are awe-inspiring.
Hot Spring in Tawang
For Tsachu hot spring one needs to trek to reach the hot spring. The journey to this hot spring requires four hour travel by car and another four hour travel by foot. It is set amidst the beautiful vegetation and mountains in its vicinity. Thingbu Hot Spring is a hot spring located about 68 kms away from Tawang. This hot spring can be accessed from Jang on foot or by pony ride. This hot spring is known for its medical and therapeutic value. One can sight wild birds and unique fauna near the hot spring.
Hot Spring at Dirang
hot spring is located about a kilometer ahead of Dirang. One has to
follow the stairs for about 500 meres to reach the hot spring. The local
people here consider the hot spring as a holy place as the springs are
supposed to have curative properties and people take a holy dip to wash
away their sins and diseases.
Nuranang Waterfalls is one wonderful attraction of Tawang. Also called Jang Falls this spectacular 100 meter-high waterfalls originate from northern slopes of the famous Sela Pass, Nuranang River forms the waterfalls and then plunges into Tawang river.
Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls
Situated 82 km away from Tawang Bap Teng Kang Waterfall is one of the most visited tourist spot in Tawang. The waterfall offers spectacular sight to nature lovers. Popularly referred to as BTK waterfall, Bap Teng Kang’s greenery and serenity will captivate you at once.
Historical Places in Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh has many historically significant places as well as ruins and excavations which depict a historic tale of the state. The ruins and excavations of Arunachal Pradesh date back to many years back. These things of history are of very captivating interest to the tourists. Let us check out the historical places of Arunachal Pradesh.
World War II Cemetery
This is a burial ground recently unearthed and holds about 1000 graves of allied soldiers believed to be mostly of Chinese, Kachins, Indian, British and American soldiers who died in the Second World War. It is located in the Jairamour-Nampong road in Changlang district. The cemetery is located 7 kms from Jairampur and 25 kms from Pangsau Pass in the Indo-Myanmar border. The cemetery is hidden with thick jungles amidst the banks of the Namchik River.
During the construction of the Stilwell road and the fighting against the Japanese forces, a number of allied soldiers were reported to have died due to malaria, land slides, enemy fires and other causes. As such, this cemetery was used for disposal and burial of those dead soldiers. There are memoirs and inscriptions unearthed including one of a larger grave of a Chinese soldier stationed in India. This site is being renovated by the Department of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh.
Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum
The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum in Itanagar is an important tourist destination in Arunachal. Established in the 1980s, the museum showcases aspects of tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh like clothing, music instruments, weapons, headdress, handicraft, jewellery, artifacts and archeological finds.
Gelling is the last circle headquarters
attached to the international boundary with China. The famous McMahon
line touches this last circle and is located 34 kms from Tuting. The
Tsangpo River (Brahmaputra in Assam) enters India from Tibet here and is locally named as Tsang Chu. There are a number of Gompas in this place.
Dirang is the sub divisional headquarters of the West Kameng district. The place is situated between Bomdila and Tawang.
The Dirang fort also known as Dirang Jong is an important monument in
Dirang. The fort has historical significance for the Monpas of Dirang.
The archeological Department of Arunachal Pradesh has declared the fort
as a national monument. It is a two storied building and was built with
stone slabs and wooden logs.
The wooden gate leading to the fort
is decorated with local architectural design. The fort was constructed
in 1831 to defend against the invasions from the neighboring chiefdoms.
The fort was the centre for military and judicial activities and served
as an important centre of public administration. During Tibetan rule in
Arunachal Pradesh the fort housed the Tibetan Governors.
Nijomaghat is a historical spot situated 15 km from Roing. It was established by the British in the 19th
century and is named after British political officer JF Needam. It was
his access point for the British to enter in the hills. The spot is a
wonderful picnic point also. The rocky surroundings of the place and the
lush greenery of the natural vegetation gives a splendid look to the
place. The river flowing between the mountains is beautiful to look at.
One can have a glimpse of the entire series of mountain range from the
In this place, one can see the aircraft debris of World War II which brings back memories and a picture of the World War. This place is suitable for trekking and one can also see the Myanmar territory and the Patkai Hills.
Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp
This settlement camp is located at a distance of 4 kms from Miao and is one of the oldest settlements for Tibetan refugees. The camp produces superior quality carpets in the global market engaging a number of people. The camp gains a good income annually. There are about 500 families in this camp. There is a beautiful monastery in the middle of the camp. It is the 45th largest refugee settlement in India and 75th in the world.
Jameri Megalithic site
Jameri Megalithic site is situated near Kaspi village. It is highly significant to the people of the district as there are some scripts written on it. It is also a solitary island. The Megalithic site is far away from the main megalithic belt of Khasi-Jaintia and Cachar-Nagar.
Ruins of Dimachung-Betali
The ruins of Dimachung-Betali are situated atop the Rowta forest range under Balemu circle. Over the site one could spot bricks and stone remnants. Few spots of the settlement area are encircled with the low retaining walls. Certain rock inscriptions have been found in the area. A muller stone with the impression of the Mahayani Buddhist mantra ‘Om Mane Pema Hum’ rock inscription were found in the place.
On the way from Bomdila, one reaches the Jaswant Garh after half an hour drive from the Sela Pass. This place is named after the great Indian soldier Mahavir Chakra Jaswant Singh Rawat who fought alone against Chinese soldiers continuously for three days during the Sino-Indian War of 1962. The soldier made supreme sacrifice for the country. The Jaswant Ghar situated there is maintained well for visitors who come to pay salute to the brave soldier.
Located in Dibang Valley district Bhismaknagar is a sacred heritage of the Idu Mishmis. Bhismaknagar is a symbol of past glory and high standard of civilisation. Bhismaknagar stands for what is best in the tribal and Aryans way of life.
Hill Stations in Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh is a state of unmatched natural beauty. Places like Tawang, Bomdila, Ziro, Along and Pasighat are exceptionally beautiful places in Arunachal which welcome tourists as hill stations. These places are known for possessing splendid beauty. So, once in Arunachal don't miss to visit these hill stations.
A visit to Arunachal would be worthwhile when you visit Tawang. Tawang is a paradise on earth known for its scenic beauty. Greenery, snow and valleys are the topmost things that make Tawang a tourist hotspot. So, be it the snow capped mountains, the lush green forests in the hills, religious spots and akes and waterfalls, the Tawang district is a must visit hill station in Arunachal. Do visit Sela Pass, Gorichen Peak, Shonga-tser Lake, Nuranang Waterfalls, Pankang Teng Tso Lake, Bumla Pass, Tawang Monastery, Taktsang Gompa among others.
Bomdila is another beautiful hill station in Arunachal known for its splendid beauty. With snow clad Himalayan mountain ranges and lush greenery Bomdila is a must visit place in Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila has umpteen number of tourist places one can visit, important among them are Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang Valley, Apple Orchards, Tipi Orchidarium and Bomdila Monastery to name a few.
Located in Lower Subansiri district Ziro is another topmost hill station of immense scenic beauty in Arunachal. So, while you visit Arunachal
make sure that you donot miss visiting Ziro. The valleys, mountains and
scenic beauty of Ziro is all to captivate you. Once in Ziro do visit
Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Kile Pakho, Midey,
Ziro Puto, Dolo Mando, Hapoli, Dilopolyang Maniipolyang and Tipi Orchid
Research Centre among other places.
Situated in West Siang district, Along is a beautiful hill station. Set in a wide open valley Along valley gives onlookers a view of the hills covered with snow, and greenery all around. The major attractions of Along are Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Dayani Polo Temple and Akashiganga Falls.
Adventure Sports in Arunachal
For adventure sports to take place there should be the coordination of nature. This is one aspect where Arunachal stands at the top position. Arunachal Pradesh is a nature's paradise with nature showering a handful to the state. The rugged mountains, hill, dense forests and narrow valleys facilitate adventure sports in the state. Adventure sports lovers would have a lifetime experience here. Find out what all you can do in Arunachal.
Chaglogam is a picturesque town located on the left of the Dalai river. The trees and the snow-capped mountains of the valley is breath taking and is ideal for trekking and hiking. The high mountains offers tourists an opportunity to trek. Dirang in West Kameng district is an ideal place for hiking, trekking
and bird watching. Bomdila also facilitates excellent opportunities for trekking. Lohit District is also a wonderful place for trekking.
The Subansiri River is ideal for river rafting, angling
and picnic.The Siang River and Kameng river provides excellent
opportunity for exciting and thrilling river rafting. Angling and and fishing can also be enjoyed in Chaglogam. Camping is enjoyed the most in Chandu, Bomdila and Tawang.
Food of Arunachal
Food forms an integral part of tourism. When you are making tour of Arunachal you will definetely want to taste Arunachali food. The food of Arunachal is unique with its own delicious taste. Authentic Arunachali food is essentially boiled with the use of much meat, fish, vegetables, fermented bamboo shoots, herbs and lesser use of oil and spices. Taste tribal food like Dung Po (Steam Rice), Kholam (rice in bamboo tube), Wungwut Ngam (Chicken with rice powder), pasa (soup). Also dont miss to taste apang or rice beer, a popular alcoholic drink in Arunachal.
Hotels in Arunachal
Arunachal Pradesh welcomes tourists with open arms. There are various hotels in Arunachal which provide quality accommodation at reasonable rate. So, while you visit Arunachal have a comfortable stay in these hotels. Check out the popular hotels in Arunachal.
Hotel Kameng Address: Bank Tinali, Itanagar Phone: 212869
Hotel Itafort Address: Bank Tinali, Itanagar Phone: 213253/212590
Hotel Kosing Address: Near Petrol pump, C-Sector, Itanagar Phone: 213074/211034
Hotel Blue Pine Address: Ganga Market, Itanagar Phone: 21118/212812 Hotel Siang Continental Address: Near Petrol pump, Itanagar Phone: 216015/216016
Hotel Alpine Address: Ganga Market, Itanagar Phone: 213253/214298
Hotel Buddha Address: Tawang, Arunachal Phone: 03788-223532 Hotel Gorichen Address: Tawang, Arunachal Phone: 03788-224683 Hotel Sangrilla Address: Tawang, Arunachal Phone: 03792-222275
Hotel Paradise Address: Tawang, Arunachal Phone: 03792-222063
Hotel Pine Ridge Address: Bomdila, Arunachal Phone: 03782-222322
If you are a shopaholic and you are looking for some ethnic and authentic handllom and handicraft products then Arunachal is th best place for you. Shopping proves to be an interesting activity in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal is a land of greenery so the essential item to shop here would be items made from nature's gift. Cane and bamboo products are the topmost things to buy from Arunachal markets. cane and bamboo items you can shop includes mirror, murahs, bags, hats, baskets, vessels, bamboo bangles and earings, wall hangings, photo frames and so on. You can also go for wonderful handloom shoppings like buying Sherdukpen shawls, Adi skirts, Apatani jackets and scarves, Mishmi shawls etc. Also shop masks, exquisitely painted wooden vessels and silver articles, carpets, beautifuly carved wooden cups, dishes, fruit bowls etc.
Tourist Information Centre Arunachal
In case of details regarding tourism in Arunachal, you can contact at the following places:
Director Department of Tourism Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh Phone : +91-360-2214745 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Arunachal Pradesh falls under restricted area therefore official permission is required to enter the state. Two kinds of official permits Inner Line Permit (Indian tourists) and Protected Area Permit (foreign tourists) is required to be taken to enter any area in Arunachal. Inner line permit can be obtained from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Jorhat , Lakhimpur and Tezpur.
Tour Operators in Arunachal
For your comfortable Arunachal tourism these tour operators could be contacted: Abor Country Travels & Expeditions Address: Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh - 791111 Phone: +91 - 360 - 2211722