Arunachal Pradesh Culture & Heritage Mountains

10 Reasons to visit Arunachal Pradesh

Reasons to visit Arunachal Pradesh
Reasons to visit Arunachal Pradesh
Achuuth Karthick
Written by Achuuth Karthick

Arunachal Pradesh, one of the northeastern states of India is always spoken about with words of awe and amaze. Images of lush green forests, quaint nature-oriented people, and momos strike us when we think of this state. Here are 10 reasons/destinations to visit Arunachal Pradesh and you should make it your next holiday destination.

1.Monastery city Tawang

 Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh

The biggest attraction in Tawang is the Tawang Monastery, one of the largest monasteries in Asia, and the second-largest in the world. Regardless of a guest being a Buddhist or otherwise, the monastery will impress you with its aesthetics.

The Tawang Monastery is one of the best hands-on cultural experiences, where you learn the Tibetian culture through experience. Fun Fact, while in Tawang, you are just 30 km away from Bhutan and China.

Tawang is high up in the mountains, and the drive itself is an exquisite experience.

2. Walk Amidst the clouds in Bomdila

Traveling from Guwahati to Bomdila is not for the faint-hearted. Trust me, once you set foot in your destination, you shall forget all the troubles you had traveling. The monasteries here are epitomes of peace, and might help you connect with the universe better than anywhere else. The mountains, and the view they give to connect with you to tell, all is not right with the world.

Make sure to visit the living quarters of the local tribes, like the Monpa and the Aka.

To reach Tawang you do need to cross Bomdila and make sure to spend time with the locals and the markets, and if you have the time, go observe and try deciding the meanings behind the Mandalas here.

View at Bomdila

When here, Do remember the soldiers who stay here all year protecting our borders.

3.The town for tourists, Ziro

Ziro

The cave temples of Ziro are a sight for tired eyes, with the king of the mountains surrounding it and a fast-flowing river. The weather is sure to suit everyone’s tastes, being pleasant most of the year.

Ziro captures the spirit of Arunachal Pradesh. Getting lost in the Apatani plateau, interacting with the locals while shopping in the bazaars of old Ziro is the fate of most travelers here.

In Ziro, you can trek the Talley Valley or roam amidst the vast grazing grounds of Tayi Lapii, with the stunning visuals accompanying you on your journey. Ziro is tailor-made to suit solo travelers seeking detox from their busy lifestyles.

Ziro is famous for its annual music festival where admirers of good music from across the world meet and celebrate the spirit of music.

Photo of Ziro by Papiya Banerjee

4.The Valleys of Pasighat

The region of Pasighat is home to The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary where the rivers Dihang and Lohit meet the mighty Bramhaputra and the Penguin are the most popular places to visit in the town.

Pasighat is a great opportunity to visit and know the forests and wildlife of Arunachal Pradesh firsthand.

5. The Nuranang falls

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The Nuranang waterfalls lie on the road connecting Tawang and Bomdila. This waterfall is at a height of 100 meters, and is also known as the Jang waterfalls. The best time to visit this falls is during the monsoons.

6.The Walong Bridge

One of the most magnificent of manmade bridges, the Walong bridge fills your heart with a sense of satisfaction through its sheer beauty.

Walong bridge

7. Scale the Gorichen!

One of the highest peaks of the state, Gorichen Peak is an adventurer’s dream. at a height of 22,500 feet, it is a challenging, but fruitful trek.

The view and the greenery/snow here fill you with a site to remember for ages.

Gorichen Peak trek

8. Shopping in Itanagar!

Itanagar, the capital, is one of the most well-connected cities of Arunachal Pradesh.

While in Itanagar make sure to visit the local tourist hotspots, like the museum and the fort, but make sure to have time to shop in its deep markets.

Itanagar has some of the brightest people, and to fill yourself intellectually, mentally, physically and soulfully, take full advantage of visiting all the diverse, yet gorgeous parts of Itanagar.

Shopping In Itanagar

9.Birdwatching in Sangti Valley

Sangti Valley in Dirang

Within the burrows of the forests of Sangti valley, If you are lucky, or with an experienced guide, you may possibly see the recently discovered Bugun Liocichla, Himalayan Monal, or the very lovely Nuthatch,  Rufous-necked as well as Wreathed Hornbills, Fire-tailed Myzornis, Ward’s Trogon, Temminck’s Tragopan, and more than six species of Parrotbill,  Bengal Florican, Pied Harrier, and Blue-naped Pitta.

Basically a lot of beautiful birds, you wouldn’t see otherwise.

Birds in Sangti Valley

10.Sela Pass

Sela Pass

Sela pass on the road to Tawang is on the banks of Paradise Lake. Driving through the pass at sunrise is supposed to let you experience divinity.

Sela pass is an image you almost always see when you Google Arunachal Pradesh.

Hopefully, we convinced you to make Arunachal your next destination with these stunning visuals and descriptions. Plan your next holiday to Arunachal with Justwravel today!

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