Some of the places one can visit in Arunachal Pradesh in off season
The onset of summer and then monsoon, hardly gives anyone the notion of travelling to Arunachal. It is that time of the year when people are generally off for their summer vacation to other parts of India or abroad.
However, one can bask in the beautiful waterfalls, wander in the realms of lush tropical forests, explore the depths of abundant nature, relax on the banks of rushing rivers, and trek in the mountain passes of the mighty Himalayas in the land of the rising sun, Arunachal Pradesh.
(Please note: Do proper enquiry and understand landslide are common during this time of the year)
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Why visit Arunachal Pradesh:
Arunachal Pradesh, meaning “land of the dawn-lit mountains”, is one of the most picturesque and favourite travel destinations in North-East India. The state proudly houses varieties of rare and endemic floras and faunas of the world. Its rich biodiversity, panoramic landscape, flavourful cuisines, diverse culture and hospitality of the people are few of the reasons that favour it as one of the ideal travel stations for the visitors. While the state has always been welcoming tourists with open arms, it is just getting recognised as a popular destination for adventurous travellers, with the introduction of effective measures for tourism and road connectivity.
The state offers various experiences and offers a wide range of adventure activities for the tourist such as exploring nature, pilgrimage, culture, sightseeing, wildlife, river rafting, angling etc.
Some of the places to visit in Arunachal:
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Anjaw district- This easternmost district is popular and adorned for the mighty mountain peaks, scenic views, the stunning rivers and lakes. The mesmerizing natural beauty, cool and pleasant climate makes it a perfect summer destination.
- Witness the first sunlight in Dong Village.
- Honour the sacrifices of brave Indian soldiers of 1962 battle in Helmet Top and Namti Valley (Namti Maidan)
- Kibithoo, situated at the height of 1305 metres above sea level at the right bank of Lohit River, is one of the easternmost towns of India. Visit and experience the thrill of footing on the Line of actual control (LAC).
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West Kameng district- The name is derived from Kameng River, a tributary river of the great Brahmaputra. This district is popularly known for various reasons and holds the honorarium of most visited sites under it. The climate is cold and bearable throughout the year.
- Explore Tawang, one of the most sought-after destinations to spend the summer holidays. This picturesque town is well-liked for its serenity, historical and cultural significance. One can explore Paradise Lake at Sela Pass, Tawang Monastery, Jaswant Garh, Gorichen Peak, Taktsang Gompa, Nuranang Waterfall, Tawang War Memorial and Pankang Teng Tso Lake etc in Tawang.
- Visit Kangte, the highest peak in the district and the state.
- Experience the exciting bird-watching of exquisite species of birds in Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary.
- Fall in love with the wide vegetation of Orchids in Sessa Orchid Wildlife Sanctuary and Tippi Orchid Research Centre.
- Pay homage to the courageous Indian soldiers of 18th Nov 1962 battle in the Nyukmadong War Memorial
- One can also enjoy Moatsu Festival in May: A beautiful 3 days harvest festival of the Aos tribe, celebrated after the end of sowing seeds in
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Taksing Village- This quaint hamlet is situated near the Indo-China border at Upper Subansiri district. It is known for its scenic views, lush green forests, snow-capped Himalayan mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes and heavenly waterfalls. Due to the lack of transportation and road connectivity, it takes two or more days approximately to reach the village on foot. It is one of the mesmerizing and unexplored places in Arunachal Pradesh.
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Miao- Situated on the shores of majestic Noa-Dihing River and encompassed in Patkai Bum Ranges, the eastern extension of the Himalayas. This beautiful region serves as the sub-division of Changlang District. The luxuriant vegetation, tall forests and the refreshing climate makes Miao one of the popular tourist destination sites in Arunachal Pradesh. It is also the nearest place that leads the road to Myanmar.
- Visit the enchanting Namdhapha Tiger reserve and stay at serene Namdhapha Jungle Camp.
- Tibetan Refugee Camp at Choepeling: It is famous for manufacturing the stellar woollen carpets of various designs. These woollen carpets are hand-made by the Tibetan refugees of the region.
Visiting Arunachal Pradesh in summer is the best time to experience and enjoy outdoor activities. It is a perfect getaway destination for all the nature and adventure lovers seeking an optimum vacation trip. Arunachal never ceases to impress the people and manage to imprint a vivid impression of an incredible panorama, heaps of adventures, genial locals, and dynamic tourism sites.
There are various popular options available for tourists to excess and visit. One can easily research online and choose their preferred port of call for an ideal tour. The selected sites above are the few recognised and non-recognised destinations that can be experienced and explored for a favourable heat sustaining expedition.
Recently, Arunachal Pradesh was declared as the ‘Best Emerging Destination’ at the Lonely Planet Travel Awards 2019. It further encourages us to work towards providing all visitors a holistic experience throughout the year.