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Tourist Places To Visit In Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is called the 'Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains.' Since it is located at the foothills of Himalayas, it is known for its natural beauty. Huge numbers of tourists come to see the picturesque locales that are offered by Arunachal Pradesh every year. One can see beautiful valleys, romantic peaks, attractive districts and scintillating rivers in Arunachal Pradesh. The state of Arunachal Pradesh boasts of so many breath-taking places to visit for tourists, as described below.
Ziro Valley and Tawang
These are the top two destinations for any tourist. These are also the treasure of Arunachal Pradesh with centuries old monasteries, rocky mountains, beautiful lakes, snow-capped summits, and a number of waterfalls.
Ziro valley is one of the most beautiful valleys tucked in the foothills of Himalayas. It is a place you should not miss if you are a nature lover. It is surrounded by mountains, paddy field, bamboo huts etc. One can feel the scent of flora and fauna when you are at Ziro Valley. It is the World Heritage Site and gives you the chance to explore the culture and tradition of tribe Apatani. Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Kile Pakho, Tarin Fish Farm, Pine Grove, Midey are the places one must not miss.
The Tawang monastery is the second largest monastery in Asia. There is an 8 meter high Buddha statue seated in its midst. The prayer flag hosted in front of the monasteries gives a beautiful view. The hill station also has one of the highest cable cars in the world.
One can see the world’s second highest pass, the Seal Pass, on the way to Tawang. It is the highest mountain pass that is motor-able. You can also see the picturesque paradise lake on the way to Seal Pass. The Buddhist considers it as the sacred pass and it has around 101 lakes around it. The best time to visit the valley is from October to March.
Nuranang Falls is in the Tawang District and one of the most alluring falls in the world. The scenery surrounding the falls makes it more beautiful. It falls down from a height of 100 meters and is one of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Since many people don’t know about the falls, not many visit the place and it is very quiet out there. One can spend some quality time without too much touristy disruption. The best time to visit the falls is from June to November.
Namdapha National Park
One more excellent place to visit in Arunachal Pradesh is the Namdapha National Park, and it is the third largest protected area in India. One can see the wildlife species including snow leopard, red panda, clouded leopard and many more. The activities one can enjoy at Namdapha are wildlife and landscape photography, jungle camping, jungle safari, boat ride etc. The best time to visit the park is from April to October.
Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, and is nestled beautifully between two hills. It is at the foothills of Himalayas and is one of the most well-developed cities here. One should not miss the beautiful Ita Fort and the Ganga Lake. The Buddhist center Gompa gives you the insights of the glorious Buddhist culture and gives a beautiful view of the town from the top. With its alluring landscape and a variety of places to explore, Itanagar surely makes it to the list of best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Best time to explore the place is from October to April.
It is a small town in the West Kameng District in Arunachal Pradesh. It is a must to visit this place, especially if you are a backpacker. You can experience the breath-taking valley view and also learn about various tribes who live here. Some of the places to visit around are the Dirang Dzong, Sangti Valley, Yak Research Centre, hot water spring and Kalachakra Gompa. You can visit Dirang throughout the year as it ensures a pleasant weather through all seasons.