Little-known tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost state of India, presents many beautiful and unexplored tourist spots. The author mentions five little-known, exquisitely beautiful tourist spots in the state. Read on to learn more.

India presents thousands of known and unknown tourist spots. However, the beauty of nature offered by our north-eastern states is not well-known to the tourists. Arunachal Pradesh, located in the eastern-most part of the country, is a land of colourful tribes, virgin forests and snow-capped mountains and valleys. But unfortunately, very few tourists visit this state. Most of the tourists only visit Itanagar and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. But there are many more exquisitely beautiful places in the state. The article mentions five such excellent tourist destinations.

Ziro-the most ideal place for trekking

Ziro is situated on a plateau and is considered the best hill station of the state. The tribal people lead a very simple life. The valleys, small rivers and forests make Ziro a heaven on earth. From Ziro, the tourists can visit Kardo Hills, Talley Valley and Talley Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is the home of endangered snow leopard and many rare and exotic animals, plants and orchids. There is a very big and wide Shiva Lingam at Kardo Hills. Ziro Putu presents an unobstructed view of the entire valley.

The nearest airport is Tejpur airport. The distance from Tejpur to Ziro is around 260 kilometer. The nearest rail station is North Lakhimpur. The distance between North Lakhimpur and Ziro is approximately 100 kilometer.

Passighat-the oldest town of the state

The oldest town of the state is the district headquarter of East Siang district. Siang river, a tributary of mighty Brahmaputra, flows through Passighat. The river provides the opportunity for various water sports for the tourists. Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary is also very popular among the tourists interested in wildlife. Snow-capped mountain peaks provide a heavenly scene to the tourists. The confluence of Dihang, Lohit and Brahmaputra makes the tourists spellbound.

Regular bus and car services are available from Itanagar, Guwahati and Lakhimpur. The nearest airport is at Dibrugarh at a distance of 380 kilometer.

Bhalukpong-a place for adventure lovers

The ancient town is in West Kameng district. The beautiful town is surrounded by deep, dark forests and located beside Kameng river. There is abundant scope for adventurists and wildlife enthusiasts to explore the beauty of Mother Nature at Bhalukpong. The place provides adequate opportunity for trekking and rafting. Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is another place of attraction for the tourists. Tourists visiting Bhalukpong in March can enjoy the Nyethidow festival.

The nearest airport is at Tezpur which is located at a distance of only 56 kilometer. The nearest railway station is also at Tezpur. Tourists can also reach Bhalukpong from Guahati very easily.

Dirang-another beautiful hill station

Dirang is a ideal place to spend quality time in the lap of Mother Nature. It is between to gateways of Bomdilla and Towang. Dirang is the base camp of trekking and bird-watching at Mandla. The tourists interested in visiting historical places will be attracted by an ancient fort nearby. Regional Apple Nursery, Kiwi Firm and Sangti valley are also enjoyable tourist spots. During winter, black-necked cranes from Siberia reach Sangti valley for breeding.

Dirang is at a distance of only 42 kilometer from Bomdilla. The nearest international airport is at Guwahati at a distance of approximately 350 kilometer. Nearest railway station and domestic airport are at Tezpur at a distance of 190 kilometer.

Sela Pass- the historic pass connecting Arunachal with rest of India

The pass is motorable and at a height of 2244 meter from the sea-level. It is a heaven for the bikers, trekkers and other adventurists. The blue-water natural lake, snowcapped mountain peaks and pollution-free environment rejuvenates the tourists. It is the only motorable road towards Towang.

The nearest international airport is at Guwahati at a distance of 340 kilometer. Tezpur is the nearest domestic airport and railway station.

Concluding comments

Not only Itanagar, Towang and the aforestated five places, there are many more exquisitely beautiful tourist places in the easternmost state of the country. It is expected that with the gradual relaxation of restrictions, more and more people would visit this beautiful state to rejuvenate themselves in the lap of Mother Nature.

Article by Partha K.
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Author: Umesh10 Apr 2018 Member Level: Diamond   Points : 5

The author has given an excellent sketch of tourist locales in Arunachal Pradesh.

India is a big country and it is really interesting to note that there are many beautiful and serene places which are still not crowded by the domestic as well as foreign tourists.

I think proper marketing by the respective state administration and good infra structure is the key to attract the tourists. Nowadays tourists want to see the untouched and virgin natural places but at the same time expect good infrastructure and modern amenities.

Some local administrations in some of the states have taken advantage of this aspect and have lured the tourists which have eventually helped the local people to have more business opportunities and in turn more tax revenue for the Govt.

Unfortunately, in eastern parts of our country, the tourism has not been promoted with that foresight and also due to some local group disturbances, tourists are discouraged to visit those terrains. But things are now improving and we hope that this area will also be crowded by the nature lovers and trekkers soon.

Author: Partha K.11 Apr 2018 Member Level: Gold   Points : 4

Thanks to Mr. Umesh for reading the small article on five tourist spots of Arunachal Pradesh. Very few tourists travel this exquisitely beautiful state of India. Tawang is simply mind-blowing. Generally, tourists who come to Arunachal Pradesh visit only Itanagar and Tawang. Besides these two places and the places mentioned in the article, there are many beautiful spots in the state, some of which are Bomdila, Roing, Hayuliang, Daporijo, etc. Not only these places, Arunachal Pradesh is the state with highest forest cover in India. There are many wildlife sanctuaries and national parks in this state which present unique flora and fauna. Namdapha National Park is the biggest protected area in the entire eastern region of the country.

If the tourists can overcome the problem of communication and transport, they will be astonished to enjoy the glorious beauty of nature in this beautiful state of India.

Author: K Mohan12 Apr 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 3

For the rest of the people in India, we seldom get the right information about the states which are called seven sisters of the country. Arunachal Pradesh itself a lesser known state for us and how can we know the lesser known tourist spots of that state? From the submission of the author and the knowledge we got so far, it is quite clear and required that Union Ministers concerned to North East states must promote the tourist spots in a big way by visiting them regularly along with National electronic media, so that we from the mainland can get the idea of unknown and yet potential tourist spots of North East.

Author: Swati Sarnobat15 Mar 2019 Member Level: Gold   Points : 3

Some of the still lesser known destinations in Arunachal Pradesh include Changlang, Roing, and Tezu. Still there may be several secret destinations. Changlang comprises of several national parks and ancient monuments. The forests in this area are also dense. Roing is still an unexplored destination that is famous for waterfalls, valleys, and streams. Tezu is a beautiful land of rivers and streams.

Guest Author: Sandhir kumar06 Apr 2019

This is an interesting perspective about the places which are not so well-known in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.

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