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Top 20 Must -See Destinations in the Land of the Rising Sun – Arunachal Pradesh

The literal meaning of Arunachal Pradesh is a “land of the dawn-lit mountains”. Located in the easternmost part of the Indian Territory, this wonderful holiday getaway is home to verdurous valleys, and unprecedented aestheticism. Gushing waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, and picturesque mountain tops enhance the astounding scenic beauty of this treasure trove of unmatched allure.

Surprisingly the natural beauty of this tranquil destination is unspoiled and there are lands which are purely virgin. Devoid of the maddening chaos of the mundane city life, Arunachal has a tranquil environment and salubrious weather that adds to its serenity. The avid travelers must take a trip to this distant North-Eastern State to explore the hidden gems to the fullest.

So, whether you are an energetic adventurous or a spiritual enthusiast, you will have a host of options to choose from on your magical journey to Arunachal Pradesh. Welcome to the Indian abode of virgin sun rays!

To introduce you to the breathtaking beauty of Arunachal Pradesh we have prepared a list of best 20 places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh that will unveil the secrets of one of nature’s last frontiers.

  • Tawang
  • Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bomdila
  • Ziro
  • Itanagar
  • Pasighat
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Roing
  • Bhalukpong
  • Sela Pass
  • Dirang
  • Sangti
  • Tezu
  • Parasuram Kund
  • Daporijo
  • Hayuliang
  • Aalo
  • Mechuka
  • Changlang
  • Tuting

A Short Essential Travel Guide for Arunachal Pradesh Tourism 

Arunachal Pradesh Nickname The land of the Rising Sun
Top Adventure Activities to Do Paragliding, Trekking, Rafting, River Crossing, Angling, Mountain Biking
Popular Cuisines of Arunachal Pradesh Bamboo Shoot, Pika Pila, Lukter, Pehak, Apong, Marua, Momo etc.
Popular Couple Places in Arunachal Pradesh Bomdila, Sela Pass, Tawang, Zemithang, Dirang Valley, Madhuri Lake, Bhalikpong etc
Top Wildlife Destinations in Arunachal Pradesh Namdapha National Park, Mouling National Park, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary etc
Best Time to Visit Arunachal Pradesh October to April
Sacred Places in Arunachal Pradesh Malinithan, Tawang Monastery, Lower Gompa, Upper Gompa, Urgelling Monastery, Parshuram Kund etc.
Popular Tourist Destinations in Arunachal Pradesh Bomdila, Itanagar, Ziro, Tawang, Doporijo, Pasighat, Aalo, Tezu, Nampong etc

Arunachal Best Seller Tour Packages

Tawang – Enjoy the Surreal Views

Tawang Monastery Arunachal

From the boundaries of the sky the dancing clouds smile at the snow-blanketed passes. The entire Tawang region is nestled amidst Gudpi and Chong Chugmi ranges and bathed by the water of Tawang Chu River. Here mother nature is busy in healing people with its soothing vibes, the snowcapped mountains from the east, the dense jungles on the way seducing the eyes and senses, pristine and surreal Buddhist monasteries are other charming attractions for some peaceful moments of self-introspection. The views of lakes and gorgeous waterfalls will fill you with joy and elevated thoughts. Indeed, Tawang is one of the best tourist places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. The best time to visit Tawang is the month of May.  2-3 days are enough to explore the land.

Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in Tawang Arunachal

  • If you want to have a look at the historical sites set on an emerald green meadow, Tawang is the ideal place for you. Tawang Monastery is 113 feet long and 80 feet wide edifice which is a famous Buddhist temple. The interior of the building is stunningly beautiful and a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha is worshiped here.
  • The Indo-China border is another significant tourist spot in Tawang. Jaswant Garh Tawang War Memorial, Tawang Craft Center, Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa, Urgelling Gompa are some of the important sightseeing places.
  • Madhuri Lake and Pangong Tso Lake exude enchanting views.
  • Do not forget to have a glimpse of Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls and Nuranang Falls. the brim.

How to Reach?

Tezpur is the nearest airport while Rangapara is the nearest rail station. Bus and taxi services are available on demand.

Also Read: Must Visit Hill Stations in Arunachal Pradesh

Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary – Embrace the Wilderness

Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary Arunachal

If you are passionate enough about wildlife photography and want to take the best clicks of big cats flaunting their might in the open air, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is the paradise for you. Located on the foothills of the Himalaya, this is a wonderful land rich in flora and fauna. There are 2000 species of plants, 40 species of mammals, 300 species of avi-fauna, 36 species of reptiles and 30 species of amphibians in this place. Some of the members of this forest are globally threatened species.

Best Things to Explore 

The most important animal of this sanctuary is the tigers as it is a famous tiger reserve forest as well. Three types of big cats: common leopard (Panthera pardus), (Panthera tigris), and clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) are found here. Other than that, five smaller cats – jungle cat, leopard cat, golden cat (Catopuma temminckii), fishing cat (Prionailurus viverrinus), and marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata) are also found in this reserve forest.

For witnessing the activities of multihued butterflies, May to October is the best time.

How to Reach?

This location is accessible from Tezpur as well as Bhalukpong very easily. Nearest airport is Tezpur and Rangapara is the nearest rail station.

Also Read: Wildlife Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh

Bomdila – Definition of Enchantment

Bomdila Arunachal

The headquarters of West Kameng District Bomdila has been captivating the eyes of tourists for ages. You will definitely get a multicultural experience in one place. The lifestyle of Aka, Miji, Monpa, Khawas and Sherdukpen tribes inhabits this wonderful place. Kangte and Gorichen Peaks will seduce your soul the moment you behold them. The monasteries here will take you to the world of serenity and spiritual wisdom. Blessed with stunning views, apple orchards, scenic roads, unique ethnographic museum and craft center, this place is unique, surreal and a real source of enchantment. Bomdila is also an attractive summer vacation getaway in Arunachal Pradesh. This wonderful getaway is located at a height of 8000 ft above sea level. Idyllic destination for family outing, Bomdila will indulge you to get closer with your loved ones.

Best Places to Visit & Things to Do in Bomdila

  • Stroll across the land to have a glimpse of the snow packed Himalayan peaks and clearer views of Kangto and Gorichen Peak. If you are adventurous enough you can trek through the hills of different levels or simply stroll through the long quiet trails of the luxurious slopes.
  • The most important sightseeing spot in Bomdila is Bomdila Monastery which is rich in art and craft. The Local Craft Center displays samples of local craft of Bomdila.
  • If you are ready to take a short tour, visit Sessa Orchid Sanctuary where 2600 orchids of 80 species are cultivated. To witness the orchid cultivation more closely, trekking routes are developed which is truly amazing.
  • How to reach: One can reach here without any trouble, as the vicinity is well connected with major cities of the North-East. Tezpur is the nearest airport while Rangapara is the nearest rail station to Bomdila.

Also Read: Heritage Tourist Places in Arunachal

Ziro – Blessed by Nature

Ziro Valley,Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro is a mesmerizing plateau and one of the most beautiful oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh. Located 1500 m above the sea level, Ziro is a beautiful haunt for photographers and nature lovers. Captivating emerald forests, rivulets, elevated patches, awe-inspiring paddy fields, quaint villages, tranquil vibes attract tourists from all across the globe to visit here for an amazing Arunachal tour. Yes, it is one of the top places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

Best Places to Visit and Top Things to Do in Ziro Valley Arunachal

  • Ziro is an ideal place for trekking in Arunachal. Talley Valley is located 32 km away from Ziro and offers the best trekking route by the bamboo, orchids, ferns, and rhododendron forests.
  • Also, a nature walk tour is the best thing to do here as the undulating terrains are perched with deep green forests which add to its scenic view. Walking through the pine forest edging the paddy field will soothe your strained nerves.
  • Along with its own attractions, Ziro is the gateway to a number of other attractive tourist places. Kardo Hills, Talley Valley, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary are the best of them.
  • Ziro Putu is a perfect spot to have a bird’s eye view of the entire Ziro Valley.
  • Do not miss the 25 ft high and 22 ft wide Shiva Lingam at Kardo Hills.
  • Talley Valley Reserved Forest and Talley Wildlife Sanctuary are situated at an elevated level and rivers like Karing, Subansiri, Sipu, and Pange flow through them. Apart from being home to the endangered snow leopard, Ziro is home to many other rare and exotic animals making it a wildlife lover’s delight.

How to Reach?

Tezpur is the nearest airport to Zero, whereas, North-Lakhimpur is the nearest Railway Station.

Also Read: Must Visit Waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar – Best of All

Itnagar Arunachal Pradesh

Explore one of the most popular destinations in Arunachal Pradesh- Itanagar whose beautiful vistas, delightful culture and heritage will blow your heart away.  Tourists visit here for wonderful views and thrilling adventure activities. Also captivate your senses with amazing tribal craftsmanship and tickle your taste buds with the lip-smacking North-East cuisines. Itanagar is the state capital and a well-connected city. The township is situated at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. The city also presents a number of rich architectural wonders.

Top Places to Visit & Things to Do in Itanagar Arunachal

  • The historical Ita Fort is made of special bricks and is significant from a socio-cultural point. For a simple holidaymaker to an archeologist, this place can be of great value to be explored.
  • The legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinwi) is a famous picnic spot in Itanagar which is 6 km from the heart of the city.
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Museum is a wonderful repository of indigenous tribal culture of Arunachal.
  • Gompa Buddha Vihar is an astounding yellow roofed shrine. One can have a glimpse of the surrounding countryside from the gompa premise.
  • Buy some local artifacts, wall paintings, herbal dyed yarns and bamboo/cane-made attractive utility items from Craft Center and Emporium.
  • Polo Park, Indira Gandhi Park, and Zoological Park are some of the evening leisure walk spots.

How to Reach?

  • By Bus- Regular luxury bus services are available from Guwahati. It will take approx. 11 hours to reach.
  • By Air- From Guwahati to Naharlagun (Itanagar) Pawan Hans Helicopter Service is available for making the travel convenient, whereas Tezpur is the nearest airport.

Also Read: Adventure Tourism in Arunachal

Pasighat – Beauty of the Rising Sun

Pasighat Arunachal

Kissed by Siong River, Pasighat is a gateway of the land of the rising sun- ArunachalPradesh. The tranquil vibes and gorgeous landscapes of forests, enchanting mountains, soothing waterfalls, beautiful hanging bridges are soaked in serenity. Visit Pasighat for the most memorable Arunachal Tour. Who knows? The delightful vistas, the sweet chirping of birds, blissful sunset, thrilling adventures, serene villages, and unique tribal lifestyle may inspire you to travel more and more to embrace the beauty of our Incredible India.

Best Places to Visit in Pasighat Arunchal Pradesh

  • Siang River, the main tributary of Brahmaputra flows by Pasighat. Siang River is a prime destination to enjoy water sports, especially river rafting.
  • The snowcapped mountain peaks, rock-strewn mountains and a variety of flora and fauna present abundant options to explore natural wonders.
  • Pasighat – Jengging – Yingkiong – Tuting Tourist Circuit is the best option to have a look at the main attractions of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Do not miss to visit the Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary which is a popular sightseeing spot in Pasighat. It is also the confluence point of Dihang and Lohit rivers with the Brahmaputra.
  • Jengging is 195km away from Pasighat and known for Mouling National Park where rare species of animals are found roaming in their natural environment.

How to Reach?

Bus services are available from Guwahati, Lakhimpur and Itanagar. The nearest airports are Lilabari of North Lakhimpur, and Mohanbari of Dibrugarh.

Also Read: Pilgrimage Tourism in Arunachal

Namdapha National Park – Explore the Exotic Wildlife

Namdapha National Park Arunachal

Being the largest protected area in the Eastern Himalayan sub-region, Namdapha National Park is the largest national park in India in terms of area. The park covers an area of 1,985 sq. km of which 177 sq. km is in buffer zone and 1808 sq. km in the core area. The park is bordered by Dapha Bum Range, Patkai Range and an important tiger reserve forest. It is set on different levels of altitudes perched with unique varieties of flora. From subtropical broadleaved forest to alpine meadows covers the area with lush green carpet.

Best Things to See in Namdapha National Park

The wildlife repository is rich in rare species of animals like Asiatic Small Bears, Eurasian Otters, Wolves, Clouded Leopards, Dholes, Red Foxes, Tigers, Red Pandas, Musk Deer and Fishing Cats. For birders, it is a paradise, as more than 500 species of birds are available here.

How to Reach?

Accessing the location of Namdapha is an easy task for every traveler as the destination is well connected with other parts of the country by air, rail and roads. Dibrugarh is the nearest airport from Namdapha. Tinsukia is the nearest rail station.

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Roing – Awe Inspiring and Mind Boggling

Roing, Arunachal Pradesh

The lower Dibang Valley district is blessed with one of the most beautiful landscapes to elevate your spirits- Roing. Decked with soul pleasing hills and green valleys all around, it is a must visit place for hill station holidays in Arunachal Pradesh. The heavenly weather is another reason why Roing will mesmerize your spirit. Snow peaked mountains, cascading streams, and historical sites makes this eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh worthy to be clicked by your lenses.

Best Places to Visit in Roing

Nehru Van Udyan is a breath-taking forest park set on the riverbank at Deopani. While going from Roing to Bhismaknagar Fort and Chimri Fort is a great place to see for a history buff. You will also see the vibrant orange orchards. If you are a wildlife enthusiast do not forget to visit Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary.

How to Reach?

Dibrugarh Airport is the closest airport to reach Riong. Tinsukia Railway Station is the closest railhead which will lead you to Roing.

Also Read: Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

Bhalukpong – Ancient Vibes

Bhalukpong Kameng River Arunachal

Very popular for the archeological ruins of King Bhaluka, Bhalukpong is another eye pleasing sightseeing place to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. It is also one of the most favorite places of adventure seekers for thrilling adventure sports as the wild and serene Kameng river flows here and gives an awesome opportunity for adventurous water sports. It is also a very delightful picnic spot to spend time with family and friends.

Best Places to Visit and Things to Do in Bhalukpong

  • Nestled amidst the dense forest and rinsed by the Kameng River, the region is a popular picnic spot. For the adventure lovers, there are abundant scopes to explore the region to the fullest.
  • Different levels of trekking can be enjoyed here. You can enjoy rafting on Kameng River or get involved in angling on the bank of this mighty river.
  • Have a glimpse of Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary which is very close to Bhalukpung. If you are visiting the place in March, you can enjoy the local Nyethidow Festival.

How to Reach?

Nearest airport is Tezpur/Guwahati. Tezpur is the nearest railway station. Bus and taxi are available from both the stops.

Also Read: Permits for Foreign Tourists in Arunachal Pradesh

Sela Pass – The Most Enchanting Mountain Pass

Sela Pass Arunachal

Rising at the height of 13,700 ft above the sea level, the rugged terrains and the snowy landscapes of Himalayas will compel you to click awesome pictures. It is in the list of top tourism places in Arunachal Pradesh. You will behold yaks and lamas gazing in greenery. The monasteries will take you to the mystical realms for divine peace. The eye captivating frozen Sela Lake offers blissful Himalayan views. The colorful Sela Pass gate gives an awesome contrast to white snowy Himalayan Peaks. Sela Pass is definitely the best place to visit in North East India.

Top Things to Do in Sela Pass

While moving towards Tawang, one has to go over this mystic motorable pass. It is 2244 m high from sea level and a wonderful trek to be explored by the bikers and other trekking fans. The blue water natural lake, snowcapped mountain peaks and scarce grass coating portray the landscape of this stunning getaway. Strolling on the pass turns pleasing when moving clouds touch you with its freezing feel.

How to Reach?

Guwahati is 340 km from Sela Pass and Tawang is situated at a distance of 78 km. State transport buses are available to Bomdila or Dirang from Guwahati.

Also Read: Permits for Indian Travellers in Arunachal Pradesh

Dirang – For Captivating Vistas

Dirang Valley Arunachal Pradesh

Do check out the western part of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s an amazing stopover which lies on the banks of the river Kameng. Every mile here is not less than a paradise. From food, culture to varied beautiful landscapes you will get the best of Arunachal Pradesh tourism here. Gushing Dihang river downhill from the village, is another soothing view to capture.  An awesome handicraft market and hot water springs will seduce and overpower your senses.

Best Places to Visit in Dirang

  • The land of kiwi and apple orchards is cooled by the freezing river air. It is the base camp of trekking and bird watching at Mandla.
  • There is a historical fort atop the hill and the remnants of the fort bear evidence of the glorious past of this area.
  • Other than its own attractions the neighboring areas of Dirang are also famous in terms of their natural view.
  • Visit the Regional Apple Nursery and Kiwi Firm. Sangti Valley is 7km away from Dirang where black-necked cranes come from Siberia to breed.
  • How to Reach- You can reach Dirang easily from Bomdila. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is the closest airport to reach here.

Also Check Out: Complete Dirang Travel Guide

Sangti – Love the Blissful Vibes

Sangti Valley Arunachal

Not many wanderers know about Sangti. It is one of the best hill stations to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Always blessed with pleasant weather, beautiful landscapes of nature offer the best opportunities for sightseeing. The fast hill rivers, emerald forests and delightful fruit orchards makes it a wonderful place for all the nature lovers and solace seekers.

Best Places to See and Things to Do in Sangti

  • If you are an avid bird watcher and photography is your passion, do not miss Sangti. The calm and serene location perched with gurgling river water and deep greenery attracts picnic lovers from distant lands of the neighboring plains.
  • During the winter season, black-necked cranes come from the distant lands of Siberia for breeding. Have a look at their activities and stroll across the unbound meadows of tranquility. If you are lucky enough, you can see light snowfall during the winter days. The weather is salubrious and pleasant across the whole year.

How to Reach?

It is located 7km away from Dirang. So, from Dirang you can reach Sangti easily.

Also Read: Visiting Arunachal in Winter Season

Tezu- Rejuvenate Your Toil-Weary Spirit

Tezu Arunachal

Tezu is definitely a place worth visiting in Arunachal Pradesh if you are looking for a nature paradise. Beautiful lakes, misty valleys, awesome fruit orchards and pleasant weather will rejuvenate your soul. The freshness of the air, serene temples, the wilderness and lots of thrilling activities like rafting, fishing, angling and birdwatching etc. makes Tezu an amazing place to visit for the best Arunachal sightseeing tour. Add to that the local Mishmi tribe and you will get to know about a completely different world. There are a number of tribes in this district and many of them are unaware about the complexities of city life.

Places to See and Things to Do in Tezu

  • During the festive season their traditional games, dances, and sports are ideal options for merrymaking. Riding (elephants), rafting, angling, mountaineering, hitchhiking, etc. are the entertainment options in Tezu.
  • Mesmerizing Dong Valley offers scenic views and enchanting trekking trails.
  • Glow Lake is one of the best places to visit around Tezu. It is surrounded by picturesque snowcapped mountains.
  • Indulge in thrilling adventure sports at Chaglagam. You can try trekking, angling and river rafting to make your day exciting.
  • A leisure evening walk at Tezu Park will rejuvenate your senses.
  • Mind boggling views of Lohit valley at Hawa Camp will take your breath away.

How to Reach?

Direct Arunachal Pradesh state transport (APST) bus service connects Tinsukia with Tezu. Nearest Airports are Dibrugarh and Guwahati.

Also Read: Visiting Arunachal in Summer Season

Parasuram Kund – Sacred and Serene

Parashuram Kunda Arunachal

If you are heading to the mystic land of Arunachal Pradesh in January, remember to participate in the Makar Sankranti Mela at the site of Parasuram Kund. A famous Hindu pilgrimage known for its magnetic natural ambience; Parasuram Kund is located 13 miles north-east of Tezu. Well connected by road from Tinsukia and Dibrugarh this holy place should be visited during November to February for witnessing the best views. Take a dip in the holy water of Brahma Kund for attaining penance.

As per the Legend

It is said that Lord Parasuram killed his mother as his father Sage Jamadagni ordered him to do so for getting bewitched by the beauty of a prince who was bathing with many apsaras in a river. Sage Jamadagni ordered his other sons also to kill their mother Renuka but they couldn’t kill her So, he also ordered Parshuram to kill his brothers. He obeyed both the commands but was later wallowing in guilt. He came across river Lohit in Arunachal Pradesh to cleanse his sins. Since then, this place came to be known as Parshuram Kund.

How to Reach?

Mohanbari Airport is the nearest airport to reach here. You can also take buses available at Tinsukia to reach Parasuram Kund.

Also Read: Visiting Arunachal in Monsoon Season

Daparijo – Embrace the Tranquil Vibes

Those who love to explore quiet and serene places must visit Daparijo. It is one of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. The views here are so refreshing that you will be compelled to live here forever. The bamboo forests, paddy fields, Subansiri river offers amazing sightseeing opportunities and a space for thrilling activities like trekking, hiking, rafting and caving etc. Visit here during Si Donyi festival which is celebrated every year in January for a unique cultural experience.

Best Places to See in Daporijo

  • Daporijo is one of the unexplored getaways of Arunachal Pradesh. The main attraction of the city is its rich variety of flora and fauna and its ethnic diversity. Calm and cool environment and pleasant weather makes it an ideal retreat for each city dweller.
  • This location has a number of astounding trekking trails and nature walks. The Subansiri River which is close to the city is ideal for rafting and angling.
  • The Meghna Cave Temple of Lord Shiva is a quiet spot to feel the freshness of nature. There are certain hill caves and attractive hamlets close to the town which are ideal for a one-day trip.

How to Reach?

Nearest airport is Lilabari and Silapathar is the closest rail station. Bus/ taxi service is available from both the sites.

Also Read: Top Things to Do in Arunachal

Hayuliang – Road Less Traveled

One of the less trodden and splendid getaways close to Tezu is Hayuliang. Just like many other holiday options in Arunachal Pradesh, it is also a small yet spectacular destination to explore and relax. The confluence of Lohit and Delai Rivers is an attractive element of this place. 100 km from Tezu, this town has a salubrious weather and a pleasant and cool environment. The tiny settlements are nestled amidst lofty hills where tranquility hardly goes away. There is a government inspection bungalow in this spot where you can enjoy a comfortable stay. But you need to take permission from government offices in advance.

How to Reach?

From Tezu, you can hire private vehicles.

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Aalo – Orange Town of Arunachal Pradesh

Aalo - Ramakrishna Mission, Aalo, Arunachal Pradesh

Aalo is also referred to as the orange town of Arunachal Pradesh due to the presence of beautiful orange orchards in abundance. Salubrious weather, beautiful rivers and rich cultural and tribal heritage of Aalo will take your breath away. The best time to visit here is January to April as the region celebrates two most popular festivals to celebrate their unique culture and heritage. Yomgo River Festival is celebrated every year in January which showcases the unique cultural heritage, folk performances, local handicrafts and cuisines of the region. Mopin Festival of April showcases the unique customs and rituals of tribals of Aalo.

Top Places to See and Things to Do in Aalo

  • For sightseeing or nature walks, there are places like Ramakrishna Mission Campus, Patum Bridge, Bagra Village, Donyi Polo Temple etc.
  • The Kamki Hydropower Dam is 25km from Aalo and a beautiful place to visit. Siyom hanging bridge is a 70m long bamboo and cane bridge that are some of the most popular tourist attractions to visit here. If you are zealous enough, go rafting under this bridge.

How to Reach?

From Itanagar, hire a private vehicle and you can reach here without any trouble.

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Mechuka – Serene Getaway to Relax Your Soul

Mechuka Arunachal

One of the most famous getaways in Arunachal Pradesh, Mechuka is an administrative township near the Indo-China border. Located at an altitude of 1829 m above sea level, it is a perfect getaway for unlimited enjoyment. The Siyom River runs through the valley adding serenity to its scenic view. A series of unexpected events welcome tourists once they reach Mechuka. Enchanting Buddhist Gompas set amidst the open meadows enrich the glow of diverse landscapes. Mainly inhabited by the people of Memba Tribe, this is a wonderful hill station in Arunachal Pradesh which has both historical and religious significance.

Things to Do and Places to See in Mechuka

  • 400 years old Samten Yongcha monastery is located on a hilltop overlooking the undulating terrains is one of the best places to visit in Mechuka. One can witness a few age-old statues which are well preserved till date. If you are visiting the place in February, try to be here during Losar Festival, a five days New Year celebration.
  • Mopin Festival starts from the 5th day of April and continues for 5 days. Spend your holidays on any of the luxurious accommodation. Just you need to book them in advance before your arrival to the city.
  • Enjoy rafting and angling in Siyom. Different levels of trekking and hiking can be experienced here. If you are enthusiastic enough, try camping in the forests of Mechuka.

How to Reach?

Nearest airport is Lilabari and Simen Chapari is the nearest railway station.

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Changlang – Adventure begins

Changlang Arunachal

The land of biodiversity, Changlang is a gorgeous hill town and most popular tourist attraction to visit in Arunachal Pradesh which exhibits varying altitudes ranging from 200 meters to 4500 meters. There are a number of rivers in this region like Noa-Dihing, Namchik, Tirap, Namphuk, Dapha, etc which serve as the water resources of the region. The Cemetery of World War is a great way to look back to the past. Lake of No Returns is a mystic water body which offers a stunning view. You must visit this wonderful scenic place once in your lifetime.

Top Places to Visit in Changlang

  • The mesmerizing beauty of Miao is one of the main attractions in Changlang. Tea plantations, lush greenery, museums and markets will make your day trip to Changlang awesome.
  • Enjoy the exotic wildlife of Namdapha National Park and Tiger Reserve.
  • At the blissful banks of Tirap River lies an enchanting village of Kengkho. The culture and amazing traditions of the land will captivate your heart.
  • Other sightseeing spots are Tibetan Refugee Settlement Camp, Moti Jheel, and Miao Reserve Forest etc.

How to Reach?

Mohanbari Airport is the nearest airport to reach here and Tinsukia Railway Station is the nearest railhead.

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Tuting – Unexplored Gem of Arunachal

Tuting Arunachal

If you are an avid adventure lover and want to explore the quiet and untamed land of Nature God, Tuting in Arunachal is an ideal spot for you. Less trodden trekking trails, wonderful meadows, fierce rafting levels guarantee adrenaline rush. If you want to get indulged in more trekking, embark on the Yingkiong – Tuting – Sitapuri trail or the Yingkiong – Tuting – Devakota trail. There are numerous shrines that are located on the route of these trails which will give an insight into the religious importance of the place. No doubt why it is one of the top places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

Top Things to Do in Tuting

Siang River is the ideal place for river rafting. The ever-challenging voyage will start from Tuting and run through the gorges of Nigguing and Marmon where thick and tall forest covers the river bank. Tuting-Pasighat is a 10 mile stretch of thrilling rapids with different names such as Mowing Madness, Zebra Rock and Pulsating Palisi.

How to Reach?

Dibrugarh is the nearest airport and Murkongselek is the nearest railway station to Tuting. However, buses and taxis are available from Pasighat.

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Finally, let me accept the truth that every corner of Arunachal Pradesh is enchanting and distinctive. But, capturing all the enchanting beauty of this mystic land in one single trip would be a challenge. Also, while exploring the secret gems of this mesmeric getaway one may miss out on some key attractions if not properly guided.

To extract the maximum out of your trip to the top getaways in Arunachal Pradesh, you need to choose the most reasonable package. Consult with one of the leading tour operators in the country Tour My India and get a head start.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the major Airport and major Railway Station to reach Arunachal Pradesh?

  • Airport- Lilabari Airport and Guwahati Airport are the two main airports in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Railhead- Naharlagun in Papumpare District is the major Railhead in Arunachal Pradesh

What are the most popular places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh?

  • Ziro Valley
  • Tawang
  • Dirang
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Roing
  • Sela Pass
  • Tezu
  • Bomdila
  • Pasighat
  • Along
  • Itanagar
  • Sangti
  • Bhalukpong

What are the most popular places to visit for couples in Arunachal Pradesh?

  • Itanagar
  • Along
  • Bhalukpong
  • Roing
  • Sela Pass
  • Pasighat
  • Bomdila
  • Tezu
  • Dirang
  • Ziro Valley
  • Bomdila

What are the top things to do in Arunachal Pradesh?

  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Rafting
  • Trying Cuisines
  • Rafting
  • Fishing
  • Caving
  • Angling
  • Paragliding
  • Mountain Biking
  • River Crossing
  • Shopping

Published: 08 Mar, 2022

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Pallavi Roy

She is a candle who burns and melts in the chaos of infinity, from where her visceral whistles and leaves an imprint of desire in her heart to know the map of an Island where there are different sunrises and sunsets. Her curiosity brightens to conquer the hearts unrelieved and sometimes mysterious. Her name is - Pallavi Roy - A traveller by soul and a writer by Profession.