Arunachal Pradesh

Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the major earners for the state. Arunachal Pradesh boasts of its tourism as it possess countryside views which attract tourists from all over the world. Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains" in Sanskrit. Major tourist attractions include Tawang, Ziro, the Namdapha tiger Reserve in Changlang districtand Sela Lake near Bomdilawith its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. Religious places of interest include Malinithan in Lekhabali, Rukhmininagar near Roing and Parshuram Kund in Lohit district. The people are of Tibeto-Burman origin.  The following places are major tourist destinations of Arunachal Pradesh: 

Tawang

Tawang has a unique historic perspective mixed with natural beauty and solitude of Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi ranges and Tawang Chu River and Valley. It is an important seat of Mahayana Buddhism famous for Tawang Monastery of the Gelukpa founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso during the 17th century. It is the second largest monastery in Asia and the largest one of its kind in the country. The most imposing part is the three storied assembly hall which houses the temple and the 28 ft high Golden statue of Lord Buddha. Tawang is also famous for beautiful natural Lakes, like the Sangetsar Lake. It is home to snow pigeons and musk deers. Other important places in and around Tawang are the War Memorial, Craft Centre and local markets. 

Zero

This is a place which is around 167Km from Itanagar. It is a beautiful plateau and headquarters of Lower Subansiri District bounded on all sides by picturesque hills. The place has beautiful lush green forest, rivulets and elevated patches. It is known for paddy cum pisciculture cultivation. It is also renowned for the terrace paddy fields where the unique system of poly-culture and water management of the Apatani Tribe is practiced.  

Sela Pass

Sela Pass is the world's second highest motorable pass which lies on the way to Tawang. There is a serene crystal blue water natural lake. It has a picturesque landscape surrounding it. 

Namdapha National Park

Namdapha National Park is the fifteenth Tiger Reserve in the country. It is the only National Park in the country where theRoyal Bengal Tiger, the leopard, the snow leopard and clouded leopard are found. Another unique feature of this park is that it covers a wide range of altitude from 200m to 4500m. The upper range is covered with snow during the major part of the year. The Noa-Dihing River meanders through the forest. 

Malinithan

This is a place of relics on stones with ruins of temples and valuable sculptures are associated with the mythological legend of Lord Krishna. The site has a temple which has a rich sculptural and architectural value. Beautifully designed and decorated basement of temple, divine images, icons and deities- animal motifs and floral designs, carved columns and panels have been unearthed. It is believed that on the way to Dwaraka from Bhismaknagar, Lord Krishna & Rukmini rested here and they were offered choicest flowers by Goddess Parvati. Malinithan was a cultural centre of north-east India.

Daying Erring Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is spread over a cluster of river islands. A cruise through the Siang River is the only way to reach the place. It has a unique ecosystem that combines the terrestrial and the aquatic phase. It is the natural habitat of different species of birds including the sojourns made by migratory birds like cranes, wild ducks and storks from Siberia and Mongolia during September to February each year. The forest islands are home to hog deer, hispid hare, wild buffalo, Sambars, elephants and other species. 

Parshuram Kund

This is located 13 miles north-east of Tezu and is the district Headquarters of Lohit district. It is a growing town which is famous for its scenic beauty. Thousand of pilgrims visit during Parshuram mela this place from all parts of India every year held in the month of January. 

Adventure sports in Arunachal Pradesh

Adventure sports are one of the major attractions of the state. The most popular adventure sports are trekking, river rafting, fishing, angling and archery. One can trek in the jungles or the mountains of the state. The rivers of Arunachal Pradesh like Bhareli or Kameng and Siang and Brahmaputra river are well known for river rafting. The Subansiri and Kayaking River has rafting facilities. The rivers of Arunachal Pradesh that offer a good fishing experience are the Siang River, the Bhoroli River and the Lohit River. The chief angling spot in Arunachal Pradesh is Pasighat. Archery is practiced in March or February and is associated with the festival of Losar. The other sports practiced in the rugged place of Arunachal Pradesh are boating, camping, biking and golfing. Camping is enjoyed the most in Chandu, Bomdila and Tawang. 

Special Tour Places in Arunachal