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How To Reach Dirang
A small town in Arunachal Pradesh’s West Kameng District, Dirang is situated about 43km from Bomdila by the river bank Kameng or Jia Bharali, as known in Assam. The Dirang valley’s quite picturesque with a river bridge and a scenic paddy land. You can spend some good quality time shopping here at the Dirang Market for artifacts and souvenirs with a number of tourist sights that can keep you busy for nearly ½ day if not more. Typically an overnight getaway destination, Dirang can be your stopover en route to Tawang in A.P. Here's how you can reach Dirang.
Dirang doesn’t have an airport of its own. The nearest airport to Dirang is in Tezpur, which is about 86km from the destination, with the closest International Airport being the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, that’s roughly 152km. The Guwahati airport’s well connected with most metros in the country with multiple flights operating on the route regularly. The best way to reach Dirang would be to travel by air to Guwahati and then make the onward journey to Dirang.
With Guwahati being the gateway to North East, some of the most regular and popular flight sectors include New Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Agartala, and Goa. Mostly Spicejet, Go Air, Air India and Indigo operate flights to and fro Guwahati.
The closest train station to Dirang is Majbat at about 124km from the town. You can also explore train connections to Guwahati Railway Station, which is a major stop, or the Dhekiajili Road Railway Station, which is a local train station with limited trains. There are two direct trains between Guwahati and Majbat that include Intercity Exp or Indica. The minimum travel time is about 3 hours more or less. Another popular train connection to Dirang comes in from Tezpur with over 6 regular trains to town.
If you’re looking at traveling by Road to Dirang, then consider traveling from Bomdila, which is just 41km. For a road trip even though the road conditions are viable, they may not be ideal. However, if you enjoy captivating & beautiful scenic views, you’d appreciate the hairpin turns and steep bus rides en route. Dirang’s well connected to neighboring towns like Bomdila, Tawang, Itanagar, Shillong and Guwahati, etc with many state-run buses as well.
Being a small town, Dirang’s most accessible by bus/road. You can also explore a cab to enjoy sightseeing in town. With local conveyance easily available in town, there’s also an established local bus network that makes moving in and around Dirang easily. You can also use shared taxis or jeeps for local trips or tourist attractions.