Best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

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Last Updated on July 14, 2022

While it is adventurous and exciting to visit common places like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, etc. but there is something very different about unexplored places like Arunachal Pradesh. In this article, you will find the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh 

Arunachal Pradesh is the easternmost state of India and it is situated near Myanmar. Due to its location and lack of connectivity, this state has not been touched by most of the people in India. The mountains, the glaciers, the waterfalls, etc. make Arunachal Pradesh one of the best tourist destinations in India.

Most of the natural vegetation, the mountains, and other landscapes are still in their virgin state and away from the chaos and noise of city life.

Apart from nature, the weather of Arunachal Pradesh is something that you will fall in love with the moment you land here. The place also has many monasteries and other retreat centers that help cleanse your mind and body.

Some facts to know before visiting Arunachal Pradesh

Climatehot and humid in the lower latitudes and quite cold in higher latitudes
Elevation300-7000m
Nearest AirportSalonibari Airport in Tezpur, Assam
Nearest Railway StationNaharlagun Junction
Best time to visitOctober to April
Major attractionsAalo, Nuranang Falls, Namdapha National Park, Upper Dibang Valley, Hindu Temple Of Malinithan, Mechuka Valley, Bomdila, Ziro Valley, Sela Pass, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Bum La Pass, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Activities to doTake Photos, Explore Bum La pass, Pay Homage to Various Monasteries, Try Local Delicacies, Go for Bird Watching, Spend time with Locals, Visit Craft Centers, etc.
Languages spokenHindi, English, etc.

Best places to visit

Tawang

Tawang is one of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is famous for its clear blue sky, snow-laden mountains, and passes. The presence of the Tawang Chu River makes this town look mesmerizing. One can enjoy being in the lapse of nature, exploring the dense forests, visit Buddhist monasteries for peace and tranquillity.

It is located 448km from Itanagar and lies at an elevation of 3048m. The town also has many lakes and waterfalls that will make your visit an experience that you shall never forget.

The best time to visit Tawang is in the month of May and its major attractions are Tawang Monastery, Indo-China border, Jaswant Garh Tawang War Memorial, Urgelling Gompa, Tawang Craft Center, Madhuri Lake, and Pangong Tso Lake, Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls and Nuranang Falls, etc.

Ziro Valley

A beautiful picture of Ziro valey

It is one of the most beautiful valleys in Arunachal Pradesh and also one of the oldest towns in the state. It is located at an altitude of 1500 m and is a perfect destination for people who love to take photos and spend time with nature. The valley is filled with lush green vegetation, rivers, forests, paddy fields, etc.

It is a perfect spot for those who love to trek and a walk amongst nature helps relax and forget about the dramas of life. The other major attractions of this place are Kardo Hills, Talley Valley, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Shiva Lingam at Kardo Hills, etc.

Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary

Pakhui wildlife century

It is located in the Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and it is famous for numerous species of birds and animals that are found exclusively in this place. It is also a Tiger reserve and thus called Pakhui Tiger Reserve.

It is a great place for people who love wildlife photography and want to experience the site of tigers. There are almost 2000 species of plants, and 40 species of mammals, along with many other species of flora and fauna.

Namdapha National Park

A photo of red panda Namdapha National Park

If you haven’t seen a red panda in your life, then this is the perfect opportunity for you to witness one. This particular park is the third largest park in India and it is perfect for people who love to trek and hike in the forest. One can also go camping here and witness the surreal view of the sky at night.

This particular Park is spread over an area of 1985 km² and it has more than a thousand species of flora and 1400 species of fauna. It is famous for four types of big cats such as the tiger, the leopard, snow leopard, and clouded leopard.

Bomdila

The baeutifull Bomdila

It is a remote town in Arunachal Pradesh that is laden with snow and the hills, mountains, and valleys look quite beautiful during the winter season. This place also has many ancient monasteries that offer peace, wisdom, and serenity.

It also has many apple orchards, museums, and craft centers that keep you occupied throughout your stay. Some important places to visit here are Kangto and Gorichen Peak, Bomdila Monastery, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, etc.

Itanagar

It is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and offers many beautiful sights and opportunities for adventurous activities. It is located at an elevation of 350m above sea level.

The important places to visit here are Ita Fort, Ganga Lake, city. Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Gompa Buddha Vihar, Craft Center and Emporium, Polo Park, Indira Gandhi Park, Zoological Park, etc.

Pasighat

It is famous as the Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh and lies near Siang River Valley whose water looks pristine blue in color. The place has different kinds of traditions and cultures and offers views of many beautiful forests, waterfalls, bridges, etc.

One must visit this place if they want to experience the soothing sounds of the birds, the quietness of the village life, the lifestyles of tribals, etc. Visit Siang River, snowcapped mountain peaks, Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, Mouling National Park, etc, for a complete experience of this area.

Roing

A river in roing

This small town lies close to the Dibang River and is loaded with many hills and valleys. The weather of this place is so amazing that one forgets their original hometown.

It also lets you experience many beautiful mountains that are laden with snow, rivers flowing with crystal clear water, and many historical architectures.

Important places to visit here are Nehru Van Udyan, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhismaknagar Fort, and Chimera Fort.

Dirang

Dirang- the scenic beauty of diran

It lies in the western part of the state and is situated on the banks of the Kameng River. It has everything from food to landscapes, culture to hills.

Do visit the handicraft market to witness the art of the locals. Other major attractions here are apple orchards, Regional Apple Nursery and Kiwi Firm, Sangti Valley, etc.

Tezu

The photo of tezu in arunachal pradesh

It presents you with many mesmerizing lakes, valleys, orchards, and fresh air. One can also take up adventurous activities such as rafting, fishing, angling, birdwatching, etc. It is home to the Mishmi tribe whose culture and traditions will make you fall in love with Tezu.

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