Geographically located in the far east of India, Arunachal Pradesh has its own advantage. By sharing the border with Bhutan, Tibet & Myanmar it has a blend of cultures from all these places without losing the Indian touch. Let us explore the list of places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.
Arunachal Pradesh is not only the Land of Rising Sun but also the Land of Hindu Puranas. Yes, as per Hindu legend, this is where Sage Parashuram washed his sin and Sage Vyasa meditated.
With such a rich history, it’s no wonder why tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh are so interesting.
Being a road less traveled adds a lot of advantages to Arunachal Pradesh. Challenging access means plenty of opportunities to explore the unexplored terrain and many interesting things to do in Arunachal Pradesh.
Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh
Entering into Arunachal Pradesh does need an Inner Line Permit even for all Indian citizens. Do not worry, you can also get it on arrival into the border. For more information, I would recommend referring to the official site for up-to-date details.
One of the key things to do in Arunachal Pradesh is to try the white water river rafting. You heard me right. River rafting is a major fun activity in Yomgo river. This river also serves as the lifeline for the tribes and also is the main source of irrigation.
Yomgo river is located in
White water rafting in this river with the beautiful view of the valley along the Himalayas is a unique thrill you can get only here in Alao.
If you are not so adventurous to try the rafting, you will still be mesmerized when you look at the beautiful scenery of the river flowing from the snow-clad Himalayas on a clear sky day in winter. No wonder it tops the list of tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh.
Also, when in Alao, do not miss the fun and the excellent view of the majestic city from the bridge called Patum Bridge. The view of the bridge, especially in the night with those beautiful lights, with the background of the
Tezu, the land of valley and rivers, is another must-visit tourist place in Arunachal Pradesh for history lovers. For, this place relates back to the dates of Mahabharata and has one of the oldest tribes of India called Mishmi tribes.
One of the locations with historical and religious importance here is the Parasuram Kunda that is in the Brahmaputra river. This place finds its mention in the ancient literature and is surrounded by majestic mountains. Similar to river Ganga, this river is also considered sacred and thousands of devotees take a holy dip in here to wash their sins on the day of Makara Sankranti.
Reaching Arunachal Pradesh
Even though the Tezu Airport offers connectivity to this region, most people prefer to use the Dibrugarh Airport due to the better flight connections and frequency. One can take a train or bus from here to reach Arunachal Pradesh.
The nearest Railway Station is Murkongselek Railway Station for Alao and is connected to all the major cities of Arunachal Pradesh and 131 Kms from the city. If you looking for Tezu you can use the Tinsukia station from where you can hire a cab to reach Tezu.
Bus transport is the easiest if you are on a budget. Arunachal Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) provides road access to major places around Arunachal Pradesh.
Best time to visit
Although it is generally good to visit the tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh at any time of the year, my sincere recommendation would be best to avoid the months of monsoon, [June to September]. Because during these seasons there are high chances of landslides that could affect your travel plans heavily.
If you could afford, plan it around winter so you treat yourselves with the view of rivers flowing down that snow-covered mountain.