Soul and Geography of Arunachal Pradesh:
The land of the sun, the land of dawn lit mountains, the orchid state of India or the paradise of the Botanists, either way Arunachal Pradesh has the magic to transform all your words into poetic phrases as well. It is the northeastern state of India and is nestled around the borders of Assam and Nagaland to the south.
Sharing international borders with Bhutan to the west, Myanmar to the east and China to the north, thus making it an incredibly unique place for tourists to explore and re-imagine life in Arunachal Pradesh.
Apart from the unique geographical position of Arunachal Pradesh, it contributes to being the largest Biodiversity amongst mammals and birds in India, it is quite the opportunity for the city dwellers to hear the chirping of the birds, the humming of bees and the feeling of fresh air grazing your face in contrast to the constant honking, pollution and the buzzing of door bells.
I was sitting in my balcony, sipping some hot coffee on a regular Lockdown afternoon and looking at the empty streets brought my memories of a wonderful trip to Serene, Picturesque and Exquisite Arunachal and its my most memorable trip ever. So I am going to share my experience and guide those who want to visit Arunachal Pradesh and not really sure where to start.
Tourist Places in Arunachal Pradesh you ask?
Arunachal Pradesh is full of Tourist hot spots, for the curious cutlets or the Indiana Jones, one can dive right into the humble abode of Namdapha National Park. A thick lush blanket of forests surrounds it, towering mountains and uber water bodies for one to complete their Tomb Raider dreams. If that is not your cup of tea and relaxing while gazing over the golden shine of the sun and cooling next to the river is more like it, then head right over to Roing.
Roing is a quaint town in lower Dibang, Arunachal Pradesh which quite literally translates to cool and refreshing. An apt name given to the breezy vibe of this place, you can relax next to crisp blue Dibang river, flowing and giving life to many on its way, or you could trek to nearby places such as Sally lake to boat or Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary to enjoy the exotic species of mammals.
You love the greens Bali has to offer but not much of a beach person? Make your way to West Kameng it is one of the most loved tourist spots in Arunachal Pradesh. In Kameng resides a place called Bomdila that looks and feels like the mini Amazon of India with sweet apple orchids, does not get any better than that!
We did not forget our spooky, conspiracy loving tourists! Arunachal Pradesh also hosts a little mystery around the Mighty mountains of Sela Pass. It stands at 13,700 feet, and it is believed to be surrounded by more than 101 lakes! Who wants to take up this as a challenge?
Things to do in Arunachal Pradesh?
For a bit of adventure and to take some photographs for the non believers here are some things you must do to your visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Visit the Red Panda’s in Namdapha National Park, it is one of the largest protected areas to conserve the Lineage of these Red fluff Balls. If that is not enough, then you must trek your way to the largest district and the least populated place in India, Upper Dibang Valley. Here you can explore the main tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh. the intriguing species of the Giant Flying Squirrels in Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary.
Let us take in a bit of culture, shall we? Visit the second largest Monastery in the world, in the Indian city of Tawang. Tawang is a sacred place for Buddhists and has a beautiful energy for anyone trying to calm their mind and soul.
Exploring and travelling your way through festivals is one way to enjoy Tourists attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. One such place is the Ziro music festival in Ziro Valley where you can soak in the best music the northeastern rockstars have to offer or to relax and enjoy the native Rice beers and cultural dance in Solung Festival in Pasighat, there are no limits to Tourist places and things to do in Arunachal Pradesh.
How to reach Arunachal Pradesh?
Due to its mighty nature of the mountainous terrains, Arunachal Pradesh does not have an Airport. The closest airport is North Lakhimpur’s Lilabari Airport and Guwahati’s Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, both in Assam. Out of these, Lilabari is the closest to Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
You can take the Train to Naharlagun, which is the closest to Itanagar. This is possible due to the recently built Naharlagun railway station in 2015. You can travel in the New Delhi – Naharlagun Arunachal Express or Naharlagun – Guwahati Intercity Express.
Signing off. You can ask any questions you may have regarding visiting Arunachal in comments section and we will try our best to help out.