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Arunachal Pradesh – Top 15 Must Visit Places Of The Country’s Least Explored State

India is a country with full of craving culture, languages, festivals, and much more. Every year approximately one million tourists visit India. India is also a place of beautiful destination which encroaches people to visit and feel the breathlessness of its mesmerizing natural places. Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most attractive and captivating places for tourists in India. Arunachal Pradesh is also pronouncing as the land of rising sun, as Dong Valley of it experiences the first sunrise in India. It’s India’s 7th largest state and has almost 26 major tribes and 100 sub-tribes. The state is also linguistically rich and has 30 spoken languages. Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh is very popular for its beautiful places and the music festivals that takes place here. Here, we are letting you go through some of the scintillating places to visit from Arunachal Pradesh.

Let’s See Some Of The Best Places In Arunachal Pradesh:

1. Caves In Monigong- West Siang

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West Siang is one of the coolest places in Arunachal Pradesh. It has its recognition, for its ancient monuments and natural beauty. The temperature of this place ranges between 23-degree celsius in April, and 25-degree celsius in May. This is comparatively low, compared with other parts of India. If you appreciate the historical creations, then it has the ancient caves, whose work will voluptuously attract you.

2. Tawang Monastery

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This monastery is located at the Tawang city of Tawang district and is the second largest monastery in the world, after Potala Palace of Tibet. In Tibet etymology, it’s pronounced as the celestial paradise, in the clear night. It’s located in the valley of Tawang river which adds to its attraction. It comes out from the top of the mountains, around 10,000 feet height, with the mesmerizing view of  Tawang river valley.

3. Nuranang Falls

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Bong Bong falls or Jang falls are the other synonyms of Nuranang falls. Its location is at a distance of 40 km, from Tawang district. These waterfalls flow out through the elevation of around 6000 km, which is quite stupefying. It’s believed that its name is on the local girl Nura from the Monpa tribe, who helped Indian soldiers during Indo-China war.

4. Dirang Valley

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It’s situated at a height of around 4910 ft above sea level and is a beautiful hill station. It shares the heritage and traditions similar to that of Bhutan. It is located in between the quaint valley of Bomdilla and Tawang with a lower altitude, as compared to Bomdilla. It’s quite mild and pleasant place to spend time, because of the winds that flow along with the valley. The mountaineers and trekkers are totally in awe of this place, due to the high peaks and mountains. The tourists never fail to explore its beauty and natural creations. National Research center on a Yak, Hot Water Spring, Dirang Dzong, Sangti valley, and Kalachakra Gompa are few enormously attractive places to visit in Dirang valley.

5. Tenga Valley

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It’s a small town situated near the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s a beautiful place and people loves to stay here. The waterfalls in the route of Tenga valley gives an enchanting experience. The mountains and valleys of this location are freakily awesome, and breathtaking that you would love to spend more time there. The flowing river and flying off various species of birds with mesmerizing sound would fill your nerves with a calmness, and refreshment to your mind and soul. You can also see the rare fruit, kiwi plantation, as well as Orchid sanctuary which has its own value.

6. Eagle Nest Bird Sanctuary

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It’s an eminent and prime birding site due to the distinct, extraordinary, and numerous varieties of bird species. Approximately 454 species are available to watch out for. A rare species of Bugun liochichla, which was first observed in 1995 and again in the year 2006 is also available. Its name is derived from Red Eagle Division Infantry of Indian Army. Sessa Orchid Sanctuary is also at a nearby of it, which you can also visit. A half part of Eagle Nest and Sessa sanctuary are culverted by the Tippi river. You can also see the Bohiri and Dihung river streams flowing out. These streams meet with the stream of Brahmaputra river, which is an eye pleasing.

7.  Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary

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Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the primary attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. It lies in the Kameng district and nearby Seijusa headquarters. It’s surrounded by a bunch of rivulets, with lush green meadows. The park is filled with exquisite animal species which enhances its tourist’s attraction. Here you can see various species of animal such as Tiger, leopard, clouded Leopard, jungle cat, wild dog Jackal, Himalayan Black Bear, Indian Fox. Also, you can watch out for Binturong, Rhesus Macaque, Malayan Giant, Slow Loris, Wilboar, Flying Squirrel, Capped Langur, Cobra, Krait, Barbets, Dove, Hornbills, and much more. This park is also called as ‘Pakke Tiger Reserve’, as it preserves the rare species of Bengal Tigers and other Tigers.

8. Apple Orchards- Bomdilla

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Arunachal Pradesh is one of the hubs of apple production. The main production area is Bomdilla, where 8400 hectares of land are used, to produce around 9500 tons of apples every year. During the winter season, the trees laden with apple are eye pleasing. The fresh and natural apple trees are one of the natural gardens of Bomdilla. Tourists love to buy the fresh apples from the nearby tribes, and can’t stop praising its quality and aroma. It’s a fact if you visit Arunachal Pradesh and doesn’t visit this place, then your journey is incomplete.

9. Bamboo Plantation – Ziro

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Ziro valley is very popular for its bamboo plantation. People’s of Ziro valley consists of people from Apatani tribe which are friendly and simple in nature. Their hospitality is top class and you would love to spend more time there. Here you can have the pleasure of exotic fragrance of nature’s love, greenish meadows, mesmerizing landscapes, open air gigs, campfires, and tents living that will refresh your souls. It’s the oldest town in Arunachal Pradesh, with lush green paddy farms. Here farmers cultivate the fish in a deep-knee water using the traditional irrigation methods. People loves to visit this place to witness the fish cultivation.

10. Golden Peace Pagoda

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It’s one of the largest Buddhist Monasteries in North India. It’s a habitat of Tai Khampti and Singpho tribes, who follow the Theravada Buddhism. It’ also the cultural research center, which attracts tourists. The huge complex of Pagoda consists of Administrative office and lavish guesthouse to accommodate pilgrims and tourists.

11. Namdapha National Park

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It’s a place which has the reservation for the habitat of Tigers and one of the marvelous national park in India. This place is surrounded by lush green vegetation, enchanting oldest trees, which give the feel of true wilderness. It’s a fact, that it would take 50 years for a Botanist to do the survey of it’s all botanical resources. Here you can observe 150 different timber species. Two rare species of Pinus merkusi and Abies delavavi are only finding here. The endangered and rarest orchids, Blue Vanda finds here only. The most famous local medicinal plant is Mishimi Teeta, which is in use by the tribe people for all kinds of diseases. Regarding the animal, you can watch out for Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard, clouded Leopard. Also, you can not only watch out for White Wing Wood Ducks, the great Indian Hornbills but also much more bird species.

12. Bap Teng Kang Waterfall

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It’s an ideal location for trekking, hiking, picnic, and outing. Its location is at a distance of 82 km for Tawang. It’s a 100 ft waterfall. The place is quite serene and tourists love to spend time relaxing throughout day and afternoon.

13. Hong Ziro

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It’s a second largest village in Asia. Hong Apatani village has its own traditions, which are going on from years. It’s one of the picturesque valleys in the Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. It’s one of the popular tourist attraction and offers a lot of cultural biodiversities. The Apatanis have sustainable and ecological methods of farming. Here you can taste the home made rice beer with a special Apatani salt called, Tapyo. The best time to visit here is the post monsoon in the month of September with enchanting and pleasant lush green meadows and rice fields.

14. Anjaw District

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Its location is on the banks of Lohit river, which adds it to its attraction. It’s the second least populous district in India. This district provides a variety of rare mammals such as Mishmi Takin, Red Goral, Gongshan Muntjac. Also, a rare bird species of Scalter’s Monal belongs to here only. Pinus Merkusii, a rare pine belongs to here only. Also, you can find flying squirrel in this district. Anjaw District is the first place in India that witnesses the first sunrise.

15. Mayudia Pass

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Mayudia has some history related to its name. It’s believed that it got this name after Nepali girl Maya got vanished in the snow and never found. Here snowfall starts in January and continues until April. It’s one of the favorite destinations of tourist to witness and enjoy the snowfall. You can also enjoy the bath in the mountain river of Roing town. This place also is a home to various species of Bamboo trees and orchids.

After a lot of research, we have brought these beautiful and mesmerizing destinations from Arunachal Pradesh. If you are visiting Arunachal Pradesh, then you must go to these places. Do share your experience, we would love to hear from you all. Till then, happy reading.

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