Land of rising sun

The north east mountainous state of Arunachal Pradesh runs along the top of Assam, stretching from Bhutan all the way to Myanmar with Tibet, China to the north. Its densely forested hills are home to at least 65 different tribal groups. People are still found to dress in their traditional costumes and speak their dialects. Most of the native population is either of Tibetan or Thai-Burmese origin. Arunachal literally means "land of the rising sun’. China invaded Tawang in1962 as a part of its claim to all areas formerly occupied by Tibet, which Indians successfully repulsed. China still holds a territorial claim over portions of the state. In 1992, the Indian Government decided to allow foreign tourists to visit certain areas of Arunachal Pradesh with special permits.

Attractions in Arunachal Pradesh, around and from Arunachal Pradesh

  • Bhramaputra River Bhramaputra or Siang river as it is known in Arunachal need special mention.
    From more than two thousand kilometers from its source in Tibetan plateau, the Tsangpo river forsakes its arid environmen

  • Bomdila Bomdila (approx. 2500m) is the head quarter of west Kameng district with a small town spread over a wide ridge, inhabited mostly by Monpas. There are also Shredukpen, Aka (Hrusso), Miji and Bogun trib

  • Dirang Dirang, situated between Bomdila and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh doesn't have a whole lot to see but it is a spectacular, relatively low lying valley with many 500-year-old stone houses, ruined Dirang

  • Itanagar Itanagar, the capital city of the Arunachal Pradesh State is a modern settlement built in the vicinity of the ruin of the 14th century fort old capital. The archaeological remains of this medieval cap

  • Lower Subansiri Ziro at approx 1550m is the district headquarters of Lower Subansiri district. It is a plateau surrounded by pine clad gentle hills, and tranquil rice fields. The region is home to Apa Tani tribes, wh

  • Pasighat Pasighat around 155m above sea level is the headquarters of East Siang district and the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh (established in 1911). It lies on the foothills of the Himalayas along the bank

  • Tawang Tawang at an average altitude of 3200m in northwest Arunachal borders the disputed line of control between India and China and also borders Bhutan to the west. With population of about 30,000, the dom

  • Upper Siang Upper Siang district in Arunachal borders Tibet, China to the north, Dibang Valley district to the east, West Siang district in the west, and East Siang district in the south. Its’ headquarter and t

  • Upper Subansiri Daporijo (600m) is the head quarter of Upper Subansiri district, located on the right bank of Subansiri River, with picturesque villages nearby. It is the junction of three important tribes; Hill Miri

  • West Siang West Siang district borders Tibet, China on the north, on the east by Upper Siang & East Siang districts, on the South by Assam and on the West by Upper Subansiri & Lower Subansiri districts. It is th

  • Zemithang Zemithang is a Monpa settlement with large stone houses in Tawang district. It is located at the head of a picturesque valley, created by the river Namjang Chu river flowing in from Tibet. Zemithang l