The charm of Arunachal Pradesh’s unspoilt land is something inexpressible. This to die for state, is nothing less than a fairytale destination that is adorned with the finest fort, monasteries, and landscape and of course with the heart warming people. Arunachal’s lesser explored places are its major attractions, for they entice the ones with wanderlust to take a plunge in the hidden treasure chest and find some of the best gems. The state’s landmark and the top attraction remains Tawang Monastery, which is 400 years old and is the largest monastery in India. Tawang, one of the most famous places in Arunachal Pradesh, where the monastery is situated also has few other tourist attractions like Tawang War Memorial Jaswant Garh, Tawang Craft Center, Nuranang Falls, Urgelling Gompa, Brahma-dung-chung Ani Gompa, Pangateng Tso, and Bap Teng Kang Waterfall. What catches the eye the most in the state is the opulent wildlife and the area that it is sprawled in. Namdapha National Park, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Talley Wildlife Sanctuary, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary and Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary are amongst the best places for visiting for a wildlife tour in Arunachal, as all of these promise an exhilarating experience of catching a sight of some rare species of animals and plants.
Amongst the most popular places to visit in Arunachal is Parasuram Kund in Lohit district, which is not only famous amongst tourists but amongst Hindu pilgrims as well. The 25 ft Shiva Lingam in Kardo Hills is another major attraction for Hindu devotees. The lingam is said to be the tallest amongst the ones recently unearthed. Arunachal’s majestic history is reflected in its one and only fort, Ita Fort, which is situated in the state’s capital, Itanagar. Letting one travel back in time, this majestic fort, which now lies in ruins has a lot to tell about the era of 14th and 15th century in the state. The Sela Pass, at an elevation of 4170 m and situated between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts is yet another place of interest for visitors. At the pass’ summit, is situated Sela Lake which along with being picturesque holds an importance in Tibetan Buddhism. Believed to be a sacred Buddhist destination, Arunachal Pradesh is home to about 101 lakes that include Ganga Lake in Itanagar that is more famous as a recreational activity spot.