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Roing Tourism And Travel Guide
11.8° C / 53.2° F
April to October
2 to 3 Days
Mohanbari (149 kms)
Dibrugarh Town (113 kms)
Arunachal Pradesh is a land of splendid beauty and Roing steals the spot in being one of the places that one must never miss to visit. Roing is located in the Lower Dibang Valley District in the easternmost part of Arunachal Pradesh. The topography is spectacular and varies from flat to snow-peaked mountains. Situated on the easternmost parts of India, a couple of hours further North (360 odd km), Roing is a lush green valley enveloped by snow-capped mountains housing many spectacular lakes, waterfalls as well as many archaeological sites of importance. The town looks even more beautiful because of the many rivers and rivulets that crisscross it. At Roing, you will feel completely at home as this is one place known for the hospitality of its inhabitants. Read this tourism and travel guide to Roing for more.
How to Reach
If you want to bask in the glory of the mountains and get an experience of a quiet holiday which is also interesting, then head to Roing.
Roing is a well-connected town with all the major cities across Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Still one of the best ways to reach Roing is by road. One will easily find many Arunachal Pradesh State Transport buses available via National highway 15 and 115. So just hop on and find yourself in this paradise. Not just the destination but the journey to this picturesque town is also a treat to eyes.
If you are the one who romances the railways, a train journey is idyllic and the best mode. Dibrugarh Town Railway Station in Tinsukia is the nearest Railway Station to reach Roing but the town is still at a distance 113 km and the last mile connectivity is only through roads. Dibrugarh is connected by trains to several cities like Guwahati, Chennai, and New Delhi. After getting down at Dibrugarh you can either hire a taxi or take a bus to reach Roing.
If you are on a time crunch and have the means then you can also take Pawan Hans operated helicopter flights easily available from cities of Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Naharlagun; all located in the neighboring state of Assam which has better air connectivity. If not, you can take a flight to the nearest airport which is Mohanbari airport located at a distance of 149 km.
Weather and Best Time to Visit
If wanderlust is what excites you then Arunachal Pradesh and especially Roing is where you should head to. If you are the adventure seeking type, any season is fine to visit Roing. Temperatures here can vary from moderate to cold to rainy, so be prepared.
Summer (March to June):
If you are not the one to take to the chills, then summer is the ideal time to visit Roing. Temperatures hover around 20°C - 30°C. You can explore places like Sally Lake, Nehru Van Udyan and one of the most favorite tourist destinations, Hunli. Because of the altitude, the weather is pleasant during summers making it the best time for a visit.
Monsoons (July to September):
This region experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon. But if you are a nature lover this is the ideal time to visit as one can experience the freshness amidst flora and fauna in the mountains. However connectivity can be an issue during this due to landslides, so keep a tab on the weather bulletin.
Winter (October to February):
However, for a place like Roing, winter is the best time to visit. The region experiences heavy snowfall during this time and the snow capped landscape can be perfect for the mountain lovers. The temperature stays between 8°C - 14°C and you can trek to many sightseeing places. Mayudia a nearby destination and experiences heavy snowfall during this time apart from other attractions like Mehao Lake, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and Bhismaknagar Fort.
Things to Do
There are endless things you can do when in Roing. Make a list of all the activities and plan it well so that you can cover all bases. In addition to visiting the amazing historical sites, you can also enjoy outdoorsy activities like Fishing & Angling, Trekking and boating.
Trek up a bit on the mountains and you will get a wonderful view of Roing to be etched in your memory forever. Not to miss is a trek around Mehao Lake at a distance of 14 km from Roing. Situated in the Mehao wildlife sanctuary, you can go trekking in this forest area which has not seen too many footprints of humankind. Apart from admiring the flora and fauna you can also take a boat ride in the beautiful Mehao Lake.
Fishing and Angling:
A famous fishing and angling destination, the Iphi Pani Ghats is at a distance of 10 km from Roing and is any angler's dream destination for the catch and the rush of waters. The ghats give a breath-taking view of river Dibang and its valley and make for a nice picnic spot. Make sure you are carrying the right fishing and angling gear as you while the day away leisurely in the lap of nature.
No visit to a place is complete unless you experience the cultural life of the region. Roing is an amalgamation of culture and tradition, especially of the tribes that live here and their never-ending festivities, fun, folk music, dances, as well as the delicacies. The best time to visit Roing is during one of its festivals. The most important being Solung (1st to 3rd Sep) which is the harvest festival of Adi tribe and Aran (7th March), a Hunting festival when the male members of the tribe go on a hunting spree.
When in Roing, visit the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayudia, Nehru van Udayan, Hunli, Bhashmaknagar Fort, Mehao Lake, Salley Lake etc. Enjoy the tranquility that you will never experience in a city as you indulge in some reading, listening to local music and maybe join in the dance and festivity, all in the lap of nature.
If you like capturing moments in nature then you can enhance your skills here. Roing gives you a wide range of stills to capture. It has some of the finest bird and flower species apart from wildlife sanctuaries, the Mehao Lake or the Mayudai and much more that you will discover when you are here.
What to Eat
There are always options available in the local cuisine that you can explore and Roing is not an exception to this rule. Rice being the staple food, you can enjoy a range of options made out of vegetables, meat and fish that can be had as accompaniments. There are also boiled rice cakes that you can binge on along with steaming cups of tea. Apong is a rice beer that is locally brewed and can be had along with meals. Thukpa is available all throughout the state and there are also dishes made out of sweet potato and fish.