Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most beautiful and unexplored state of India. Arunachal Pradesh is popularly known as the land of rising sun in India. Its natural wonders, beauty, wildlife and lots of tribal cultures are the main attraction destination for tourists. It’s truly a hidden gem in the heart of north-eastern India. If you are planning a trip then it is the best place to go. Here is Some of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh are –
1 ITANAGAR:- It isthe capital city and the administrative center of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is the perfect destination for travelers. The important or key attraction of the city is the Ita-Fort (fort of bricks) built around 1350 to 1550 AD which is the iconic landmark of the city. There is a Archaeological museum situated at Western gate of the fort.
2. TAWANG :- Tawang is known for having some beautiful and artistic monasteries. It is one of the most famous or beautiful tourist destination in Arunachal Pradesh for a long time. It is situated at the altitude of 3,048 metres (10,000 ft).
The beautiful 18 feet tall image of Lord Buddha inside the main temple (also knows as the “Dukhang” [Du: assembly, khang: building]) of the Tawang Monestery
The key attraction of the place is the 400 years old monastery and high statue of buddha. There is a museum inside the Monesteries. other important places to see in and around Tawang are the war memorial, craft Centre, local market and many natural wonders around it. Mountains are fully covered with snow during winter. Adventure lover can do hiking and trekking here.
- How to reach Tawang
By Air :- The nearest airport to reach Tawang is Salonibari Airport situated in tezpur, Assam, this airport is 317 km away from tawang.
By Train :- the nearest railway station Rangapara Railway station located in Tezpur (Assam).
By Road :- Once you reach Tezpur (assam) then you can avail buses and cabs to reach tawang.
NURANG FALLS (WATER FALLS)
It is popularly known as Jang water fall located in Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The total height of this water fall is about 100 meter. It is about 40 km far from Tawang.
3. GOLDEN POGODA :- If you are visiting to Arunachal Pradesh then you must visits the most visited tourist place in current time i.e. Golden Pogoda which is situated in Namsai District of Arunachal Pradesh.
“The Golden Pogoda is a Buddhist temple built in Thai/Burmese style which was opened in 2010. Around this temple you will get to see a beautiful garden and mind blowing art.”
More than thousand of people come across the country and world.
- How to reach Golden Pogoda
By Air ( ✈ ) :- the nearest airport is Dibrugarh (mohanbari) airport at a distance of around 123 km from namsai. Cabs can be availed on arrival from Mohanbari to reach Namsai.
By train (🚉) :- New Tinsukia Junction is the nearest railway station(assam) at a distance of about 80 km from namsai. Cabs or buses can be available from Tinsukia to namsai.
BY Road :- daily day and night bus services are available from Tinsukia, Guwahati, Siliguri to reach Namsai.
4. ZERO VALLEY :- The Ziro valley is famous for its music festival and gained lots of popularity among the travelers and music lovers. Its pleasant weather, sloping pine hills and vast stretches of farmlands enhance the glory of the place.
* How to reach Zero valley
By Air ✈ :- The nearest airport is at Jorhat, assam. The distance between Jorhat and ziro valley is about 98 km.
By Train 🚉:- The nearest railway station is Naharlagun. Then you can get avail cabs/taxi to reach zero valley.
By Road :- If you prefer to travel by road to reach Ziro valley. It will take 7-8 hour reach ziro valley from Guwahati. Day night buses and cabs are available from there.
- MAYUDIYA PASS :- If you want to experience snow fall then it is the best place to visits. The Mayodiya pass is situated at the altitude of 2,655 MTR. The best time to visit Mayodiya pass is December to mid-February. Because during this period you can enjoy the snowfall.
- SELA PASS :- sela pass is situated at a height of about 13,700 feet above the sea level, it is one of the best tourists destinations in the state. It is believed that there are about 101 lakes near the pass, mountains for tracking and beautiful scenery of the photo shoot.
7. ROING (BHISMAKNAGAR FORT)
It is another historical landmark in Arunachal Pradesh. It is situated near Roing in lower Dibang valley district. It was build around 8th century BC by Vidarbha king Bhismak. It was the site of chutiya kingdom who had ruled the area during 12th to 16th centuries AD. Besides this you can hang out Roing city as well.
* How to reach Roing
By Air ✈ :- The nearest airport fromRoing is Dibrugarh (mohanbari) from there you can avail the bus or cab services till Roing.
By Road :- :- you can book cab or also can avail the services of state transport bus from Itanagar to reach Roing.
It is one of the most beautiful city in Arunachal Pradesh. It is one of the perfect destination for the travellers.
Places to see are –
(I). Parasuram kund:-
It is one of the important pilgrim places of North East India situated in the lower reaches of the Lohit river. On every makar Sankranti day (14th January) the thousand of pilgrims come from different parts of the country and take a holy dip in the kunda to wash away their sins. A fare (mela) is held during this period.
The distance between parasuram kund and tezu is approximately 44 km.
(II). Botanical garden
It is another tourist attraction place in tezu. It is 1.2 km away from the main city. Here you will get to see various species of flora.
(III). District museum
This museum is famous for local and traditional dresses, art and craft etc.
If you are in tezu then you must visit this museum.
(IV). Rafting and trekking :- The adventurers enthusiasm can also opt for trekking and rafting.
(v) Hanging bridge : It is the another unexplored places in tezu. This hanging bridge is actually located in changliang village which is about 9 to 10 km far from tezu town. This bridge is encircled by mountains and forest.
Things to watch here :
- Beautiful forest, mountains and river.
- Beautiful waterfall
- Temple of lord shiva
- Local dam
- Special kinds of species of plants and insects.
I have been this place for many time, so I would like to suggest you that if you are visiting tezu then don’t miss out this place.
- How to reach Tezu
By Air ✈ :- The nearest airport from tezu is Dibrugarh (mohanbari) at a distance of 154 km. then hiring a cab till tezu.
By Train 🚉 :- The nearest railway station from tezu is Tinsukia station which is about 120 km away from tezu.
By Road :- you can book cab or also can avail the services of state transport bus from Itanagar to reach tezu.
9. NAMDAPHA NATIONAL PARK
The Namdapha national park or tiger reserve is famous for big cat species, [like leopard, tiger, clouded leopard and snow leopard] birds species, (most famous hornbill ) and many other species of plants and animals or insects. If you are nature lover then it is the perfect destination for you.
The best time to visit the park is from October to April. Because in other month rain may bitch up your plan. So the perfect time to visit is winter season.
- How to reach Namdapha National park
By air ✈ :- the nearest airport is at mohanbari, Dibrugarh Airport (Assam).
By Train 🚉:- the nearest railway station is margherita railway station (Assam) about 91 km.
By Road :- you can book cabs or bus to reach Miao.
10. Mechuka :- It is situated in west siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is also famous for its scenic beauty.
- How to reach mechuka
By Air ✈:- By chopper from Itanagar via Aalo.
BY Train 🚉:- The nearest Railway station is Murkongselek Railway station in East siang District. Then hiring a cab till mechuka.
By Road :-
Cab from Itanagar, Pasighat or Aalo.
You can visit Arunachal Pradesh at any time but the best month to visits are between October to April.
How to reach the destination Arunachal Pradesh
BY Air ✈ :- The nearest international airport is at Assam (Guwahati airport)
BY TRAIN 🚉:- If you prefer trains, they are available from Guwahati to Naharlagun.
BY ROAD :- If you want totravel by road then the lots of options are available such as sumo taxi, APSTS bus services.
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is the another famous wildlife santuary located in the East Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Earlier it used to be a part of Khellong Forest Division, but later on in 2002 it was declared as a tiger reserve. The place is encircled with loftiest mountains and lots of greenery around it.
More than 300 species of flowering plants have been recorded in the lowland areas of the park. The Pakhui Tiger Reserve is home to large cats like the tiger, leopard and the clouded leopard, and canids like the wild dog and Asiatic jackal. The elephant, barking deer, Indian bison and sambar deer are the most commonly spotted herbivores here.
Indian travelers from other parts of the country need to have an inner line permit before they are permitted entry into the state. For this you require any one of your official identity cards such as your PAN cards, DRIVING LICENSE, VOTER’s IDENTITY CARDS, PASSPORT, or ADHAR CARDS. The application is available online and you need to upload a passport-size photograph. Nearly to 4 to 5 hours are needed for approval after the application submitted.
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