Arunachal Pradesh

Gifted with majestic mountains, lenient lakes & memorable monasteries, Arunachal Pradesh is an astonishing destination in the northeast of India. Confined by Myanmar on the east, Bhutan on the west, Assam on the south, and China on the north & northeast, AP is known as the “Orchid State of India” and the “Land of Rising Sun”.

 

Also famous as “Paradise of the Botanists”, Arunachal Pradesh is an ideal holiday destination that enamors the day-tripper with its tribal traditions & exquisite habitats embraced by the natural beauty that includes an abundant array of flora, fauna, glaciers, and high-heightened meadows. With the dispersed & diversified archaeological remnants, the state put out evidence of rich history also.

 

History

 

Till 1972, AP was recognized as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA), however, in the same year after attaining the status of Union Territory on 20 January, it was titled as Arunachal Pradesh. On 20th February 1987, AP achieved the tiara of state in full bloom.

 

Places to visit

Tawang

Located at an altitude of 3048m, Tawang is the cradle of the 6th Dalai Lama – Tsangyang Gyatso. Besides the magnificent monasteries, Tawang Monastery being the most renowned & sacred among the Buddhist monks, spiritual scent, and natural beauty, Twang offers exotic cuisines to magnify the globetrotters’ delight.

Tourist attractions: Sela Pass, Madhuri Lake, Tawang Monastery, Nuranang Falls, Gorichen Peak, Tawang War Memorial.

Time to visit: March-September 

 

Ziro

Endowed with soothing healing energies & weather, Ziro is a whimsical plateau & oldest town that reflects the paradise of peace and placidity. The native land of distinguished tribal troops like that of Apa, Ziro is famous for its rice fields and pine.

 

Tourist attractions: Tarin Fish Farm, Ziro Putu Hillock, Meghna Cave Temple, Kile Pakho, Shiva Lingam, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Dolo Mando. 

Time to visit: March-October 

 

Itanagar

The serene snow-carpeted Himalayas in the north takes you to the south to have a deeper dive in the beauty of fertile plains of the Brahmaputra in Itanagar – the city that trot out decade-old heritage and culture. Blessed with amicable climatic conditions across the year is another vacationists’ wow. Besides, the town of Yupia and Itanagar keep beautifying the mesmerism of each other, simultaneously.

Tourist attractions: Ganga Lake, Buddha Vihar, Ita Fort, Namdapha National Park, Rupa, Gompa Buddhist Temple, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Time to visit: October-April

 

Roing

Roing is an unbleached Eden and one of the most spine-tingling areas in Arunachal Pradesh enthroned with snow-peaked hills and adorned with archaeological attractions & submarine gorges. The natural beauty, turbulent & abundant waterfalls and soothing season of the spot take the jet-setter to the next level of ecstasy.

 

Tourist attractions: Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Nehru van Udayan, Mayudia, Hunli, Mehao Lake, Bhismaknagar Fort

Time to visit: March-June

 

Bhalukpong

From nature & fauna admirers to excursionists, Bhalunkpong has all that steals the heart of vacationists and offers a whole exquisite experience with unexplored beauty, wildlife sanctuaries, and adventures like hiking, trekking, fishing, camping, etc. The Kameng River flowing in the forest around it sums up the attractiveness of the town.

 

Tourist attractions: Bhalukpong Fort, Tipi Orchidarium, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakke Tiger Reserve, Elephant Rides.

Time to visit: October-March

 

Anini

Situated in the alluring Dibang Valley District, Anini casts the spell on the onlooker with its pleasant weather and untouched beauty that feasts the eyes with clouds caressing the ground. Subtle heritage, hue-filled traditions, and tribal villages like Anaya, Hunli, Ranli are also the limelights of this pristine and natural zone.

Tourist attractions: Dri Valley, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Athu Popu, Quaint Hamlets, Bhismaknagar Fort, Sally Lake, Mehao Lake.

Time to visit: November-March

 

Pasighat

Blessed with majestic mountain cliffs, fascinating waterfalls, and drooping bridges, Pasighat is mainly visited to catch glimpses of panoramic beauty and adventurous endeavors like river rafting, angling, and boating. River Brahmaputra that outstrips downhill from Tibet is another major attraction and shutterbug’s wow, here. 

 

Tourist attractions: Komsing, Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, Mirbuk Baptist Church, Kekar Monying, Pangin, ‘Donyi-Polo Temple, Rafting in Pasighat,’ Ranaghat Bridge.

Time to visit: Jan.-May & October

 

Bomdila

“Gateway to Tawang”- Bomdila is a mini Buddhist town in the West Kameng district. The snow-sheathed Himalayas & their beautiful reflections offer a panoramic treat to the beholders’ eyes when the breezy & balmy climate drizzle around the soothing purifying energies. Major attractions include wildlife sanctuaries, Buddhist & Hindu temples, and numerous apple orchards. Besides, popular arts, crafts, and adventures like trekking & hiking are other must-to-dos.

 

Tourist attractions: Apple Orchards, Bomdila Monastery, Bomdila View Point, Upper Gompa, Tipi Orchid Reserve, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary.

Time to visit: April-October

 

Delectable Dishes

dishes recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Bamboo Shoot.
  • Pika Pila.
  • Apong.
  • Rice.
  • Lukter.
  • Chura Sabji.
  • Marua.

Must-try restaurants

restaurant recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

  • Dragon Restaurant
  • Dharma Coffee House and Library
  • Siang Restaurant
  • 1MB Restaurant & Lounge
  • Hotel Mon-Valley & Restaurant

Hotels 

hotels recommended by rajshree upadhyaya

Cheap

  • Hotel Tawang Holiday
  • Siiro Resort
  • Hotel Siddhartha
  • Bumla Inn
  • Hotel Samdup Khang

Budget

  • Hotel The Oak
  • Waii International Hotel
  • Cygnett Inn Trendz
  • Treebo Trip Yangsel
  • Zambhala Hotel

Luxury

  • Hotel Pybus
  • Hotel SC Continental
  • Wild Mahseer
  • Zimin Ziro Hotel
  • Hilton Linzhi Resort

 

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