Arunachal Pradesh – India

So far we covered following states of the India in our remote trip – Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and Bihar. And Now.

Yeah, I reached to a sister from India’s seven sister states. We are now in the top right corner of the Northeast India. Arunachal Pradesh also is known as the paradise of nature. This state is also similar in the food and temperature but the beauty of nature, its culture and manoram views, attracts a lot of tourists. It boardrs to Aasam and Nagaland and the international including Bhutan in the west and China in the north. It is also known as the ‘land of the down-lit mountains’. Arunachal has a tranquil environment and salubrious weather that adds to its serenity.

So stop wasting time in sharing history let’s move to the trip to Arunachal Pradesh. Places to visit are as follow –

  • Tawang

One of the beautiful places in the Arunachal Pradesh. You will fall in love with the beautiful lakes and the views around them. The 400 years old Tawang Monastery will not give you peace but also an amazing experience of visiting. It won’t disappoint you. It is 8km away from the city so you can visit via private vehicle or auto rickshaw. Bap Teng Kang, is a striking waterfall and it attracts tourist across the world. P.T Tso Lake, is an immensely picturesque place to make a visit. The serene atmosphere and mesmerizing surroundings leave tourists spellbound. It is 30km away from the city. Another good and historic place to visit is Tawang War Memorial. It is dedicated to all the martyrs of the Sino-India War of 1962 and it is situated in the bosom of the Himalayas. So next you can go to the break taking place, Sela Pas & Lake. It is a must visit place while you are in Tawang. Similar to Sela Pas & Lake, there is another place where you can go that is, Gori Chen Peak and if you love lakes then you visit an another lake that is Shungaster or Madhuri Lake. Last but not the least, reaching Tawang can be managed easily. The nearest airport is Tezpur and railway station is Rangapara. Bus and private taxies are also available.

  • Bomdila

Bomdila is one of the summer places of Arunachal Pradesh and mainly visited by families but it is not mandatory to go with family. There are too many places in the Bomdila to explore. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, it covers more than 100 sq. km land and which looks stunning with the hills, valleys, rivers, and waterfalls and also animals including Red Panda and Pheasant. In winter also it gives you a pleasant scene. Next, you can visit is Eaglenest Wildlife Santuary. It gives you spectacular views of waterfalls and Kemang River flowing through the lush greenery. The interesting thing about Eaglenest Sanctuary is, here you will find over 165 types of butterflies. There are few more places in Bomdila including – Dirang Valley, Bomdila Monastery, Apple Orchard as Bomdila famous for Apples orchards, Bomdila View Point – one of the most loved places to experience the hills, R.R. Hill, Craft Center and Ethnographic Museum, Tipi Orchidarium – which has more than 50 thousands orchid varieties, and three gampus including – Upper, Lower and Middle Gampa.

  • Ziro

Well, it’s mostly loved by people who love trekking. Ziro situated on a plateau and well known for hill stations. Humans here live a simple lifestyle. Hills you can explore are – Kardo Hills, Talley Valley and also you can spend some time near rivers like – Karing, Subansiri, Sipu and Pnage. And do not forget to go for trekking in the evening at Midey, if you love trekking. Nearest railway station is North-Lakhimpur.

  • Itanagar

It is one of the most loved places of the Arunachal Pradesh and state capital. Things you can do in Itanagar are – Spend some time at Ganga River, make a visit to the Ita Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Namdhapa National Park, Gompa Buddhist Temple, go for a walk in the Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Rupa, Polo Park and participate in local festivals like Nyokuma is one of the most popular festivals of the Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Pasighat

It is the oldest town in the Arunachal Pradesh. It is quite far from the Itanagar around 270 km. If you planned to visit this then do not forget to explore Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary. Pasighat is also known as the meeting point of three rivers, Dihang, Lohit and Brahmaputra.

  • Roing

To satisfy yourself and your trip to Arunachal Pradesh, you must visit this place. It offers you pleasent views and unlimited peace. It is situated on the bank of the Dihang River. You will be able to see orange orchids while your way from Roing to Bismaknagar.

There are a lot of places in the Arunachal Pradesh to explore but due to time boundation I will have to close this trip here only. But do not worry you can go alone further. While your trip to Arunachal Pradesh, next places can be including – Bhalukpong – the gateway of the Arunachal Pradesh, Pakhai Wildlife Sanctuary, Namdapha National Park, Sella Pass – it is the connecting point of Arunachal Pradesh to the rest of the India, Dirang – a hill station, Sangti – if you love bird photography, Parasuran Kund, Tezu – for landscap lovers, Hayuliang – you can not visit this place without the permission of government, Daporijo, Aalo – surrounded by hills and orange orchards, Mechuka – Indo-China border, Changlang and Tuting – visit if you are avid adventures.

Coming to the food in Arunachal Pradesh. There is no big difference in food but yeah, of course, you will be able to find some different and delicious dishes. Bambu Shoot – it is eaten by all the North Eastern States because of its delicate flavour, Pika Pila, Lukter, Pehak, Apong, Marua, Charu Sabji, and few others which you can get easily. Do not worry about food and must try street food.

So this was all about a remote trip to the Arunachal Pradesh. I hope you enjoyed along with me. If not then let me know what things you want me to add because I believe in an honest feedback instead of random advice.

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