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Discovering Arunachal Pradesh - 8 Best Places to Visit!

Discovering Arunachal Pradesh - 8 Best Places to Visit!




Very few places have been blessed with the best of everything and Arunachal Pradesh is one of them. The easternmost tip of India, where the sun rises in its own beautiful way, offers you breathtaking views, exotic scenery and a memorable experience. Generally unexplored, you will find yourself retrospecting why you didn’t get to this place before.




Majestic mountains, silent green valleys, snow ice tops, panoramic views and what not! If you want to relax, or go for adventure sports, or trek your way, wildlife enthusiast or just a tourist, Arunachal Pradesh sits like the queen of the east, unraveling its mysteries one by one. Excited about travelling to Arunachal yet? Check out these amazing destinations!


Tawang


Situated at 10000 feet above the sea level, you will find yourself surrounded by Tibet on the north, Bhutan on west and Sela range on the east. The beautiful lakes and views will leave you spellbound. One of the oldest and largest Indian monastery - Tawang monastery is some 400 years old and one of the most visited spot!


> Known for - Buddhism, Nature, Monasteries
> What to see - Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Gorichen Peak,Taktsang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfalls, Bumla Pass
> Ideal Duration - 1 - 2 Days
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Tezpur Airport - 315 km, connected via Guwahati and Kolkata.
By Rail - Nearest Railway is Tezpur Railway Station, from there one can take a taxi or cab till Tawang.
By Road - Nearest town is Bomdila, take a bus or cabs till Tawang - 160 km.







Bomdila


Do you wish to view the white snow capped himalayas in full glory? Bomdila is the place to be. See the beautiful orchards bloom and the picturesque surroundings. Explore the crafts and the local shopping centres.
> Known for - Orchards, Scenery, Hills
> What to see - Bomdila Monastery, Apple Orchards, Dirang Valley, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Bomdila View Point, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Craft Centre And Ethnographic Museum.
> Ideal Duration - 1 - 2 Days
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Tezpur - 145 km
By Rail - Nearest Railway is Tezpur Railway Station.
By Road - Bomdila is connected by many major cities. NH13 connects Bomdila, you can travel via state run buses or cabs.









Ziro Valley

A World Heritage Site, Ziro Valley in an unexplored treasure. Now taking a centrestage through the Ziro Music festival, this place has some of the best attractions in Arunachal. Famously known as Apatani Plateau, the valley is green and serene and makes you transport to european countryside.


> Known for - Valley, Hills, Nature
> What to see - Visit Talley Valley, Tarin Fish farm and Wild Life Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Ziro Puto, Hapoli, Kile Pakho, Tipi Orchid Research Centre and the  Pine Bamboo groves are a natural delight.
> Ideal Duration - 2 Days
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Tezpur Airport - 271 km.
By Rail - Take a cab from the nearest Tezpur station.
By Road - Cabs and State run buses are available from Itanagar or Assam and you can travel to Ziro from there.






Roing

Located in the Dibang Valley, Roing is an important tourist destination in Arunachal. Roing has a plethora of options, from nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, history and archeology buffs or just a nomad traveller. A place which mixes solitude with beauty.


> Known for - Adventure, Nature, Waterfalls
> What to see - Visit Mayudia, Bhismaknagar Fort, Mehao Lake, Nehru Van Udyan, Sally Lake, Hunli, Nijomaghat, Iphi Pani Ghat
> Ideal Duration - 1 - 2 Days
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Dibrugarh Airport - 145 km, connecting flights from Kolkata, Delhi and Guwahati.
By Rail - Nearest Railway is Dibrugarh Town Railway Station - 150 km and connected by all major railway networks in North East.
By Road - Nearest Bus connectivity is from Tinsukia, Assam and from there it is a 4 - 5 hour journey.









Itanagar

The capital of Arunachal Pradesh offers various attractions and your bucket list is not complete without visiting this city. The city has a rich heritage demonstrated by its museums and tribes, scenic views of the hills and forests and some exotic species of flora and fauna.



> Known for - Heritage, Nature, Himalayas, Brahmaputra River
> What to see - Visit Itanagar Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Ganga Lake, Polo Park, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary - for Langurs, Antelopes, Himalayan Black Bear, Gorals etc.
> Ideal duration - 2 - 3 Days
> How to Reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Rowriah Airport in Jorhat - 218 km, connecting Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati.
By Rail - Nearest accessible railway is Harmuti Railway and Tezpur Railway Station
By Road - NH15 & NH13 are the highways passing through and there is good connectivity from major cities especially in the north - east.








Pasighat



The oldest town in Arunachal Pradesh, Pasighat is located on the banks of Siang River. Also known as the gateway to Arunachal, this destination is a blessing of nature and views that will leave you enchanted.

> Known for - Hills, Brahmaputra River, Orchards
> What to see - Pangin and Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuaries and Kekar Monying are top tourist spots.
> Ideal duration - 1 Day
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Dibrugarh Airport - 160 km
By Rail - Nearest Railway is Dibrugarh Railway station, cabs are available till Pasighat.
By Road - Buses are well connected from Assam and other parts of Arunachal Pradesh to Pasighat.





Dirang

Mostly crossed on the way to Tawang, Dirang is a hidden gem in the wilderness of Arunachal. Dirang is influenced by Buddhist and Bhutanese culture and the presence of that can be felt through Kalachakra Gompa and Dirang Dzong.


> Known for - Buddhism, Nature
> What to see - Dirang Dzong, Hot water springs, Sangti Valley, National Research Centre are some of the must do and see.
> Ideal duration - 1 Day
> How to reach -
By Air - Nearest Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport -  350 kms, connected via Guwahati, Delhi and Kolkata.
By Rail - Nearest Railway station is Tezpur Railway station.
By Road - Cabs and Buses are best connected via Itanagar, Tezpur  and Guwahati.







All the action and adventure with a taste of nature, Arunachal Pradesh is a destination definitely not meant to disappoint. Amidst the valleys and the hills, each place is unique in its own way and offers an amazing experience.

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