There are times when you may just wonder whether nature has been more kind to some places on Earth. There are abundance of places in the world which offer you amazing travel experiences, amazing views and breathtaking landscapes. While some are replete with stunning valleys and mighty mountains, some are deserts. There are very few places which have the best of everything and Arunachal Pradesh is one such place. This state offers rejuvenation and relaxation and is rich in picturesque beauty.
The final frontier of Indian tourism, virginal Arunachal Pradesh generally looks like a huge patch of unexplored green on the map of India. Yes, it is indeed the wildest and the least unexplored state. Arunachal is called the Land of Dawn-lit Mountains as it rises from the plains of Assam as a mass of dense forest, steep hills and snow-capped peaks along the border of Tibet.
Places in Arunachal you can’t afford to miss
- Roing: Roing is one of the most-visited tourist spots in Arunachal Pradesh; it is perched in the lower Dibang Valley. The charming beauty of the place attracts tourists from all over the world. Archaeologists, nature lovers and adventure-lovers will definitely find this place interesting, educative and engaging. Roing is replete with waterfalls and lakes and you will find inner peace once you visit this place.
- Bomdila: Bomdila seems to be a perfect place if you’re eager to get a stunning view of the snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges. Perched at a height of 8000 feet above sea level, the cool climate here is enjoyable and so are the beautiful surroundings and apple orchards. You may also find a centre for crafts where there is a shopping centre and local crafts are kept on display.
- Ziro: Ziro is more popularly known as Apatani Plateau and is also deemed as a World Heritage Site. Ziro offers its tourists some of the best picturesque attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. When you visit Ziro, make sure you visit Talley Valley, Wild Life Sanctuary and the fish farm. The Pine Bamboo groves that you see here are enchanting and charming.
- Itanagar: You can’t complete your tour of Arunachal Pradesh without paying a visit to the state capital, Itanagar. The Ita Fort, the Itanagar Wild Life Sanctuary, Ganga Lake, The State Museum, Polo Park are some of the places that you must visit in Itanagar. There are more than 400 species of birds and hence it is a great place for watching birds. The Ita Fort dates back to the 14th and 15th centuries and the Ganga Lake offers scenic views.
Tawang, the most sought-after destination in AP – Reasons to visit
Apart from the spots mentioned above, Tawang is one of the most sought-after tourist destinations. It is located at an altitude of 10,000 feet above sea level and it holds you tight with unmatched scenic beauty. Here are some reasons to visit Tawang.
- Tawang Monastery: Asia’s second-largest monastery and India’s largest which controls 17 Gompas in the region. This place is a vital seat for Mahayana Buddhism and it was founded in 17th century by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso who is better known as the 5th Dalai Lama. The 28-ft high golden statue of Lord Buddha is the main attraction of Tawang Monastery.
- Sela Pass: This is one of the highest motorable pass situated at a high altitude of 13,700 ft. The breathtaking crystal blue water of the Sela Lake is surrounded by prayer flags and offers a serene view.
- Meet Monpa Tribe: Monpa tribe is one of the most famous tribes in Arunachal Pradesh. Monpas are popular for their humble attitude and religious beliefs. They are the friendliest tribe who practice Mahayana Buddhism.
- Nurannang Waterfalls: 2km away from the main town of Jang is the Nurannang Waterfalls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls situated in the Northeast. It is famous for its fish hatchery and cold water where tourists can visit for chilled water and fishing. It is also called the Jang Fall.
Arunachal Pradesh has a good and friendly weather between October and April as temperatures are cool in the plains. If you’re visiting Tawang or Bomdila, this is the right time and make sure you avoid the rainy season as your trip may get disrupted due to too much water.