Tourism Guidelines for Tourists Visiting Arunachal Pradesh

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.
Monsoon Season
  • Don't wear any shoes and sandals inside a temple, dargah, tomb, and Gurudwara. Also, you shouldn't wear revealing clothes when visiting all these places.
  • Don't take photos of tribal people without permission. Also don't click photographs of Government buildings including military base, airport, and wherever filing is restricted.
  • Do not carry any kind of ammunition, toxic material or firearms as it is prohibited.
  • Get the currency exchanged from the Government approved vendors. Don't fall for tempting exchange rates offered by unauthorized people.
  • Don't buy expensive shopping items and jewelry from strangers/unknown persons

Arunachal Pradesh Travel Information at a Glance