Places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh
Blessed with natural beauty and magical hotspots, Arunachal Pradesh can still be called as the land unexplored. Picturesque mountain peaks, turbulent rivers, exotic religious life and endless natural wonders make this state a land of extreme beauty .
Natural Attractions :
Destinations like Basar, Bomdila, Itanagar, Malinithan and Ziro are simply ideal for the leisure vacations. Arunachal Pradesh the epicenter of north east India enshrines with five major rivers – Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit, and Tirap. Explore the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh -Itanagar where history unites with myths and religion, spectacular gifts of nature comes in shape of gaint hills and valleys and the mountains. Along with that the state is dotted with numerous adventurous destinations making it one of the favorite destination among the travelers. The rich flora and fauna of the state from Alpine to sub tropical from rhododendrons to orchids is simply unique that is not found anywhere else in the country .
Tribal Life :
Arunachal Pradesh is a complex mix of communities, its people are quite simple, colorful and friendly in nature. It is the meeting ground of diverse ethnic groups and the cultural strema since time immemorial. Throughout history people belonging to different communities have been migrating in this part of the land. Tribes like Adi, Apatani, Bugun, Hrusso, Jingpho, Khamba, Koro, Memba, Meyor, Mishmi, Sajolang, Sartang, and Tagin still form the major part of the state’s population. A trip to the beautiful, remote, clean and mesmerizing villages can provide the tourists with the perfect glimpse of the tribal life, which is still untouched by the modern life.
The Wildside :
Amidst the state’s verdant lushness are the exotic wildlife sanctuaries that are the major source of attraction for the tourists. Some of the most popular among them are – Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Eagle Nest Sanctuary, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and many more. All the national parks and wildlife sanctuaries are classified with wide variety of wildlife. They are a home to some of the highly endangered species like the Mishmi, Takin, Hoolock Gibbon, Musk Deer, Bharal, Hisbid, Flying squirrel and morethan 500 species of birds. Arunachal Pradesh is the only state which has four major cats i.e – tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, and snow leopard. Than the numerous species of butterflies, moths, beetles, and all other kinds of small creatures make Arunachal Pradesh a paradise for naturalists.
Religious tourism :
Along with the natural beauty the land is steeped in rich religious background. Dotted with some of the most famous internationally renowned Buddhist monasteries, Arunachal Pradesh is a must visit destination for the people coming on the pilgrimage tour to India. Check out the famous Bomdila Monastery, imitation of the Tsona Gontse Monastery, located in Tsona in south Tibet. Than there is Tawang Monastery popular as the birth place of 6th Dalai Lama.