Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, verdant valleys and swift rivers, making it one of the most compelling tourist destinations not only in the Northeast but also in India.
One should make a point to visit this magical place in order to witness its enigmatic beauty.
Here are five places you should definitely visit if you ever go to Arunachal Pradesh:
Nestled amidst Gudpi and Chong Chugmi ranges and bathed by the water of Tawang Chu River, Tawang is known for its scenic beauty, surrounded by beautiful lakes and mesmerising views and also for the historical sites. The 400-year-old Tawang monastry is not only one among the oldest but it is named one among the largest indian monastries. Apart from that, the Indo-China border is also 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 exude enchanting view. Also do not forget to have a glimpse of Bap Teng Kang Waterfall and Nuranang Falls while you are there.
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 fauna and its ethnic diversity. This town is also the District Headquarter of Upper Subansiri District and located at an elevation of 600 meters above sea level. This location has a numbers of astounding trekking trails and nature walks. The Subansiri River which is close to the city is ideal for rafting and angling and one can see suspension bridges over the river made from bamboo and cane – a testimony of rich tribal craftsmanship.
The Sigem-Daporijo Reserve forest and Kamala Reserve forest with its rich avi-fauna diversity are worth seeing. Museum and Craft Centre are other places which could hold your interest.
Ziro is famously known as Apatani Plateau, it is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Arunachal Pradesh. Declared as a World Heritage Site, Ziro offers some of the best attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. While you are here, make sure you visit Ziro Putu, a perfect spot to have a bird’s eye view of the entire Ziro Valley and also 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 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. If you are visiting the place in september, you can enjoy the amazing Ziro festival.
If you are looking for a different kind of feels, this is where you should be. The gateway to Arunachal, Bhalukpong is only 56 km away from Tezpur Town. For the 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.
Anini is one of the most enticing places in Arunachal Pradesh. Although the history of the place is a bit clouded, it is said to have housed the Idu Mishimi who migrated from Tibet around the 1st millennium BC. The town is located atop a Plateau between two tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra river. Due to its high elevation above sea level, the town enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year and is a great place to visit with several natural and man made tourist attractions making Anini a perfect location for mental relaxation.