Pradesh ,one of the most sparsely populated states of India, covers
an area of
83743 sq. Kms. This region acquired an independent political status
in January 20, 1972, when it was declared as Union Territory under
the name of Arunachal Pradesh. The state of Arunachal Pradesh Bill
was passed by the Parliament in 1986 and with effect from February
20, 1987 Arunachal Pradesh became the
24th state of Indian Union.
ARUNACHAL PRADESH - The land of Dawnlit mountains.Arunachal
lies on the North Eastern tip of India bordering Myanmar on the
east, Bhutan on the west and China on the north and the state of
Assam on the south. Evergreen
forest covers more than 60 percent of Arunachal Pradesh with
its numerous turbulent streams, roaring rivers, deep gorges, lofty
mountains, snow-clad shining peaks, hundreds and thousands of species
of flora and fauna. Its endless variations of scenic beauty are
the first to greet sunrise in the country.
Pradesh, Crowns northeastern India & is the first state
to greet the rising sun. Its a densely
forested state, sharing a border with China, and its people are
as varied as its terrain. There are; the gentle & cultured Monpas,
the Thongi who have had treaties with the authorities in the valley
for more than a thousand year, the warriors of the Bangni-Nishi
& the Tagin; the Apatanis whose methods of rice cultivation
have drawn the attention of scientists from all over the world.
The greatest attraction of Arunachal will be its varied and
interesting people. Visitors should note also that the Arunachal's
Namdapha National Park covers the
world's greatest range of altitudes; from 200 m to 4,500 m. Itanagar
is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
Pradesh is proud of having more than five hundred rare species
of orchids. The rivers of Arunachal Pradesh are ideal for
angling, boating, rafting and its rugged terrain is suitable for
trekking, hiking and holidaying in a serene atmosphere. Arunachal
Pradesh, a sentinel of the country on the north east, is an
ancient land which also finds it's mention in the early literature
such as the Kalika Purana, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
is known that it was here that Parasuram washed away his sins, Vyasa
meditated, Bhishmaka founded his kingdom, Lord Krishna married his
consort, Rukmini, king Bali narayana drew men for his armies from
among the hardy people. The sixth Dalai Lama was born on the soil
of Arunachal Pradesh and the 13th found refuge and safety
at the top of north-eastern India, crowning its six clustered sisters
like a protective helmet, is Arunachal Pradesh, the `Land
of the Dawn-lit- Mountains.' This is the first Indian soil to greet
the morning sun. Dawn first illuminates Arunachal's border
with China: a long border which stretches all the way from its east,
over to its northern boundaries and down to its north- western edge
where it merges with Tibet. To its west is Bhutan and on its southern
end it touches Assam, Nagaland
and Burma before sweeping up to China.
Area: 83,743 Sq. Km
Best Season: October - March
Clothing:Cottons (summer) ,Heavy Woolens (winter)
Languages spoken: Hindi, Assamese, English.