Though not yet too popular among the tourists, Arunachal Pradesh is a charmer when it comes to its natural beauty. Ornamented with beautiful and untouched rivers, lakes, hills and valleys adorning lavish wildlife and culture, this Northeastern state in indeed a dream destination for the unconventional tourists.
The state shares its boundary with Assam at the south, Bhutan on the west, China towards the north and northeastern border and Myanmar at its east.
Adventurous sports is one of the major tourism attraction of the state. Rivers like Lohit, Siang and Subansiri offer opportunity for river rafting and kayaking experience. At the same time, the hidden trails challenge trekkers to discover some surreal trekking destinations. The stretch from Bhalukpong to Tawang via Dirang and Bomdila are perfect for motor biking adventures.
The Bumla Pass near Tawang holds immense significance for being the high mountain pass from where His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama entered India from Tibet. The Ita Fort in Itanagar also has a lot to tell about the rich history of the state and so does the exotic DirangDzong. Arunachal Pradesh is also home to the largest monastery in India which is situated in the ever so serene Tawang. Apart from these, Jaswantgarh and Bhismaknagar Fort are of major importance to the rich history of the state.
The wildlife of the state is something to boast about for species like White Winged Wood Duck. Namdapha, Dibang, Sessa and Pakhui are amongst the most popular wildlife reserves in Arunachal Pradesh that are home to a wide variety of animals, birds, amphibians and reptiles along with varied species of plants and trees.
One can get best quality of orange and apple in orchards in Aalo and Bomdia. More than 1000 varieties of orchids are available there in the rich plantations available. Apart from its flora and fauna, the different tribes, their cultures and traditions and food are must to be explored. And at the same time, the large number of festivals can be witnessed throughout the year.
Along with the famed Hornbill Festival, there are celebrated a plethora of feasts and festivals like Boori Boot, Losar, Solung and Dree by the tribes like Monpa, Adi, Apatani and Mishmi that add to the cultural diversity making the state a much more interesting place to visit.
|Dollungmukh||Upper Dibang Valley||New Daring|