Arunachal Pradesh is located on the far east fringes of India. This wild and least explored state shares its border with the three countries - China, Myanmar, and Bhutan. Further adding to its unspoiled beauty are the 26 indigenous tribes. Since the place is offbeat and shares an international border, there are some 'Do's and Don'ts ' that every tourist should follow. So have a look at them before planning your trip to Arunachal Pradesh.
- Arunachal Pradesh falls under India's restricted area. So as to reach here, foreigners will have to obtain a Restricted Area Permit (RAP). Indian nationals also need an authorization in the form of Inner Line Permit (ILP), which has to be obtained a week prior to the departure.
- Get a medical check-up done in advance before planning a trip to Arunachal Pradesh
- Always carry a first aid box with mosquito repellents
- Always drink double filtered or bottled water
- Eat only home cooked food
- Keep the address, and phone number of the hotel, and nearest police station number handy.
- Keep updated with the climate condition and political situation
- Stay away from strangers, touts and unauthorized travel agencies
- When on a sightseeing tour, make a point to carry the Xerox copy of your passport and visa for any emergency
- There are limited accommodation options in Arunachal Pradesh, so it would be a good to book your hotel or guest house in advance
- Travelling can be challenging and time-consuming in Northeast India, so it would be a good idea to prepare proper map of reaching every destination in Arunachal Pradesh.
- Be careful about the culture of the region. As such there's no rule book, the best way is to observe and follow.
- In case of any problem, get in touch with the officers at the nearest India tourism office/State Government Tourist Office for authentic information. All the offices will supply you with guide maps/brochures free of cost/at a nominal cost.