Attractive Tourist Places
Tawang, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. Home to the Monpa tribe, Tawang shares its border with Tibet in the north, Bhutan in the south-west and the Sela range in the east. Tawang Monastery is also popularly known as Galden Namgey Lhatse, which means celestial paradise.
Bomdila is renowned for its Buddhist monasteries and apple orchards. This small town is famous for Buddhist Gompas and the magnificent view of the Kameng Valley. The view of clouds gathering at the top of the Nechipu Pass can be easily seen from the highest point of this place. The area is also home to the Kangto and Gorichan peaks, which are considered as the highest peaks in Arunachal Pradesh.
Dirang is located on a picturesque valley in between Bomdilla and Tawang and weather is much milder & comfortable, a constant wind blows along the river valley making it a very pleasant place to stay. The spectacular natural view of Dirang surely makes the visitors spell bound. Tourists are always free to squeeze the abundant beauty of nature. The high peaks and mountains of Dirang are irresistible for mountaineers and trekkers.
Tenga valley is a small town situated in a valley of the Eastern Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh. It is an important landmark for those traveling to Tawang in the Western end of Arunachal Pradesh. This small town, which also doubles up as an important army check post is blessed with some splendid Himalayan vistas.
A popular tourist destination, Anini remains covered with fog and mist throughout the year. Located in the middle of Dibang River and Mathun River, Anini is mainly a miniature plateau. Other notable places to visit around the destination include Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary. The township of Anini is untouched by the hustle and bustle of cities and is situated along the tribal hamlets that provide an opportunity to explore the tribal culture.
Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. There is a famous Shiva Lingam at a few kilometres from Ziro. During the agriculture season, tourists can witness the paddy (rice) cum fish culture which is the practice of rearing fish in the rice fields. The Ziro Putu is a hillock from where one can see the entire Ziro valley. Tourists keen on trekking can explore the Talle Valley, an area full of biodiversity. The flora and fauna here range from sub-tropical forests to silver fir trees, as well as a variety of ferns, bamboo, orchids and rhododendrons.
Located at an altitude of 300 m above sea level, Along is the headquarters of the West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The idyllic town lies nestled in a picturesque valley, surrounded by lofty mountains and the beautiful rivers of Sipu and Siyom. Situated at a distance of 150 kms from Likabali, among rolling hills dotted with green squares of plantations, its crisp and unpolluted air makes it one of the most perfect health resorts of India and an ideal getaway in the hot months of summer.
Namdapha National Park is the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region located in between the Dapha bum range of the Mishmi Hills and the Patkai range. Along with the primary forest, the park has an extensive bamboo and secondary forests. Due to the characteristics of the region, diverse species of animals and birds can be seen in the park. A diversity of mammals can be spotted such as Eurasian Otters, Asiatic Small Bears, Wolves, Dholes, Clouded Leopards, Tigers, Red Foxes, Red Pandas, Fishing Cats and Musk Deer. There are at least 500 species of birds in Namdapha, including global rarities like Snowy-throated Babbler, White-Bellied Heron, Rufous-necked Hornbill and Ward’s Trogon. Various tribes have been thriving in this area including the Lisu, Singpho and Tangsa tribes.
Known for its rich biodiversity and scenic beauty, Changlang is a popular tourist destination. The population of Changlang District consists of Tutsa, Tangsa, Nocte, Singpho and the Lisu tribes along with Deoris, Tibetans and Chakma and Hajong refugees. Rivers like Noa-Dehing, Namchik, Tirap, Namphuk, Dapha, Namphai, Tissu, Tarit, Tara, Tikeng and Tiging are the water resources of the region, most of which eventually merge with River Buri-Dihing. The hilly areas and mountain slopes of Changlang are covered by alpine, temperate and subtropical forests. The upper reaches of Changlang are covered in thick foliage of rhododendron, oak, pine, maple, fir, juniper, sal and teak. The highlight of Changlang tourism is the Namdapha National Park.
Yingkiong a beautiful town is known for its natural beauty, situated along the left bank of the River Siang. Yingkiong is inhabited by four main tribes namely, Adi, Khamba, Mishmis and Memba. Owing to the different beliefs of different tribes, the district presents a diverse culture, which is prominent in their dances, dresses and festivals celebrated. Ponung, Roja and Broh Dance are some of the prominent dances of the region. Apart from its rich culture, the town of Yingkiong is flocked by tourists for its famous Mouling National Park.