The country’s wildest and least explored state, Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with the best of everything.
Apart from wildlife sanctuaries and monasteries, Arunachal Pradesh boasts unmatched natural beauty – from clear lakes, gorgeous waterfalls, to magnificent mountains, and verdant valleys.
If you consider visiting this picturesque state, then do add these top five destinations on your list:
Ziro Valley is an entrancing holiday destination in North East India which magnetizes everyone with its hypnotic natural charm peppered with sprawling rice fields, quaint villages and rolling green hills veiled under thick layers of vibrant flora.
Besides an unmatched scenic and wildlife grandeur, the serene little town of Ziro is also famed for its unique tribal heritage which definitely makes it a must-visit destination for sociologists and anthropologists; the “Apatanis”, as fondly referred to the people belonging to the oldest tribe of this North East Indian state have been inhabiting the region for past many centuries and are acknowledged worldwide especially for their women adorning massive nose rings and huge dark facial tattoos that cover their forehead, nose, and chin.
Must see places: Ziro Puto, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Tarin Fish Farm, Dilopolyang Maniipolyang, Meghna Cave Temple
Bomdila is located in the northwestern part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
It is a remote destination and like few other Indian towns, it has escaped the virtual tourist invasion in recent times. Bomdila is known for its scenic environs along with its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchids. It also attracts the adventure seeker with its numerous trekking trails.
The gorgeous surroundings, crimson apple orchards, and brilliant weather make this place a must-visit. You can go to the crafts center where local crafts are displayed, and there is a shopping center as well.
Must see: Bomdila View Point, Bomdila Monastery, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Craft Centre And Ethnographic Museum
Tawang is both historically and naturally endowed. It is located at a distance of 183 Kms from Bomdila and is situated at an altitude of 3500 meters above sea level.
The natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges, Tawang Chu River and Tawang valley are very mesmerizing.
The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin.
Make sure you visit the – Tawang Monastery – the largest in India, and the second largest in the world. You can also see the Indo-China border from here.
Must see: Tawang Monastery, Bumla Pass, Sela Pass, Taktsang Gompa, Shonga-tser Lake
Bhalukpong is known for its breath-taking scenic beauty and serene and tranquil ambiance which casts a spell on its every visitor. Home to virgin forests, bubbling brooks, and gurgling Kameng River, the place, besides providing for a soul-soothing retreat to all the distressed souls, also makes as an excellent adventure tourist destination offering scope for a plethora of outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, fishing, angling, camping, and river rafting.
Bhalukpong also happens to be a historical site where you can catch a glimpse of the Mahabharata era.
Must see: Bhalukpong Fort, Kaziranga National Park, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Bomdila, Tipi
The spectacular Roing is one of Arunachal Pradesh’s important tourist attractions, located in Lower Dibang Valley. Its picture perfect natural beauty draws people from all across the globe. Roing is extremely engaging for archaeologists, adventure seekers, and nature lovers in general. For those seeking peace and solitude, this place is an ideal choice with its serene lakes and beautiful waterfalls.
The topography varies from flat to snow-peaked mountains. The district is hilly in the north and gentle to plain in the south. The district is crisscrossed with numerous streams, rivers, and rivulets.
The district has tremendous potential for Tourism in geneEco-Tourism Tourism in particular.
Must see: Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Sally Lake, Mayudia, Bhismaknagar Fort, Nijomaghat