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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

 

Arunachal Pradesh, the 'Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains', is India's land of the rising sun. It is the country's remotest state and in it, charming tribal, natural un spoilt beauty, rare orchids, exotic animals such as the Yak and the Mithun, Buddhist monasteries and the Mayapur ruins compel the wonder and fascination of the nature lover, anthropologist Arunachal Pradesh Information, archaeologist and the inquisitive tourist.

 

The state is proud of having more than five hundred rare species of orchids. The rivers of Arunachal Pradesh are ideal for angling, boating, rafting and its rugged terrain is suitable for trekking, hiking and holidaying in a serene atmosphere. Arunachal Pradesh, a sentinel of the country on the north east, is an ancient land which also finds it's mention in the early literature such as the Kalika Purana, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.

 

Itanagar
Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, it is a beautiful historic city, known as the 'land of Dawn lit mountains' and has been identified with Mayapur, a city of the 14th or 15th century AD.


Places of interest are: Itanagar fort; Buddhist Monastery; Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum; Zoo; Craft center and Polo Park at Naharlagum.


Boating facilities are available on Ganga Lake. City is ideal for trekking, hiking, boating and canoeing in the Ganga River and angling in the Dikrong River.

 

Tawang
City Tawang is the headquarters of Tawang district. Situated at owering height of 1000 meters, the city houses the 350 years famous Buddhist Monastery- Tawang Monastery locally called pa. City craft center produces very fine woolen carpets of designs and masks.

 

Bomdila
A scenic hill station, the headquarters of West Kameng river . Craft centre and is known for, producing very fine colorful designs and masks. The district also houses some Buddhists monasteries. The headquarters of the West Kameng District, Bomdila is located at a breathtaking height of 2,530 mts, commanding majestic views of the Himalayan landscape and several snowy peaks. The region boasts of many apple orchards and Buddhist monasteries known as 'Gompas'.

 

Bhalukpong
Historical place for the Aka tribe. Also a picnic spot. PARSURAMAKUNDA : The legendary place where sage Parsurama is believed to have washed away his sins. A divine pilgrim centre, it overflows with devotees on Makar Sankranti day, when people take a holy dip in the kund.

 

Pasighat
Pasighat is the headquarters of the east Siang district situated on the right bank of Siang river. Siang is the Qame of the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh the town is ideal for river rafting, boating and angling in Siang river. Lali wildlife sanctuary can be visited from this place. Several primate species like the Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque and the hoolock gibbon can be found in the area. The inaccessibility of a major portion of the Park has helped in preserving the pristine quality of the region. The Park is also a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.

 

Tezu
Tezu, headquarters of Lohit district is ideal for trekking and hiking, river rafting and angling in the Lohit river . The Parasuram Kund is a holy place of the Hindus, where pilgrims from all over the country come for a holy dip.

 

Namdapha National Park
The National park (200-4500m) is unique as it is home to for particular members of the cat family (Tiger, leopord, snow leopard and clouded leopard). Three major rivers drain this area and flow into the Noa Dihing, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. Some of the inhabitants of the Park include the gaur or mithun, elephant, Himalayan black bear, takin, a wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow loris, binturong and the red panda. Several primate species like the Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed macaque and the hoolock gibbon can be found in the area. The inaccessibility of a major portion of the Park has helped in preserving the pristine quality of the region. The Park is also a Tiger Reserve under Project Tiger.

 

Miao
Miao is the headquarters of Miao sub-division. Tibetan refugee settlement here produces woollen carpets of various designs. Oil drilling at Kharsang, plywood and veneer mills and Namdapha National Park are few kilometres away from Miao. Trekking, hiking angling is possible in Noadihing river.

 

Malinithan
Malinithan, situated at Likabali, is the headquarters of sub- division of west-Siang district. Ruins of a temple belonging to 14th and 15th centuries have been excavated here. The ruins include sculptures of Indra and Airavata; Surya and Nandi bull, akashi Ganga waterfalls are 5 km away from Malinithan where people take a bath to wash away sins

 

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