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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh

Capital City:
Itanagar
Population:
1.255 million
Geo Location:
East
Area:
83,743 sq. km
Average Climate:
Summer: 18°C – 35°C
Monsoon: 22°C – 32°C
Post-monsoon: 14°C – 30°C
Winter: 09°C – 28°C
 
Best time to visit:
October to March

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About Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh in northeast India is one of the most beautiful states of the country with plenty of natural delights. It is surrounded by Assam and Nagaland to the south and on three sides by Bhutan, China and Myanmar. Arunachal Pradesh is also known as `land of the dawn-lit mountains’ and Orchid State of India or the Paradise of the Botanists. It is the largest state among the North-east Indian states commonly known as the Seven Sister States. The picturesque hills offer a relaxing ambience. It’s soothing climate, the simple and hospitable people, snowy mist, unexplored passes, placid lakes and world famous monasteries are reason enough to attract a tourist. Due to variation in altitude and climatic conditions there are four different types of forests in the state that provides shelter and food to a wide range of flora and fauna. It is the only state that have four major varieties of the big cats in its jungles- tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard. More than 500 species of birds have been recorded, many of which are highly endangered and restricted to this state. A large mammal called `Mithun’ is a majestic animal, which is native to the state,. One of Asia’s largest Orchidarium is in Arunachal Pradesh, located at Tipi. Tourist attractions include Tawang (a town with a Buddhist monastery), Ziro (which holds cultural festivals), Basar, the Namdapha tiger project in Changlang district and Sela lake near Bomdil with its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. The state provides abundant scope for boating, trekking, hiking, angling and rafting,. Rafting and trekking are common activities.      

Cities to visit


Dirang
Dirang is a city in Dirang Tehsil in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh State and is located 20 KM towards west from District head-quarters Bomdila at about 5,000 feet above sea level. Its original name (with diacritics) is Dirāng and this picturesque hill station surrounded by the high mountains of the Eastern Himalayas welcomes one with snow-capped mountains, gushing streams and lush gre...
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Tawang
Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 m in the north western part of Arunachal Pradesh on the international borders with China and Bhutan. The name Tawang derives from some bearings on surroundings. But people's interpretation is that the name Tawang was given by Mera Lama in the 17th century. Tawang is believed to have derived its name from the ...
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Bomdilla
Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district located at the height of 2530 m above the sea level and situated on the ranges of the eastern Himalayas. The scenic road from Tezpur winds steeply up through thick forests to this pleasant town. It was a part of the kingdom of Tibet. In 1873, the British officials brought this area under the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The city reflects the herit...
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Wakro
Wakro is a village panchayat located in the Lohit district of Arunachal-Pradesh and is renowned as the Orange capital of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located 28 km towards East from District headquarters Tezu. Wakro is inhabited primarily by the Mishmis. They speak their own dialect which varies from different groups. The Miju Mishmi are animistic and unlike other tribes in Arunachal, worship a n...
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Itanagar
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is located in eastern part of India at the foothills of Himalayas. The city is named after the irregular shaped Itafort i.e. fort of the bricks which dates back to the 14-15 centuries. It was settlement of the Nishi tribe, one of the largest among the 26 major tribes that inhabit the state. The Nishis are easily recognizable – they sp...
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ZIRO
The picturesque town of Ziro in central Arunachal Pradesh, lies in a large flat valley surrounded by low pine-covered hills. The area is popularly known as Apatani Plateau and is home to prosperous Apatani tribe who practice a unique system of cultivation that combines rice growing with pisciculture. The most authentic Apatani villages are Hong (the biggest and best known), Hija&nbs...
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