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Arunachal Pradesh, nestled in the northeastern part of India, is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. Known as the “Land of the Rising Sun,” it boasts breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cultures, and rich biodiversity. The state is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, with its pristine forests, meandering rivers, and majestic mountains. Visitors can trek through dense jungles, witness rare wildlife, and discover tranquil monasteries.
Arunachal Pradesh is a melting pot of diverse indigenous communities, each with its unique traditions and festivals. Immerse yourself in the warm hospitality of the locals and savor their delicious cuisine. The state offers a glimpse into a bygone era with its ancient forts and monasteries, like Tawang Monastery.
Whether you seek adventure or tranquility, Arunachal Pradesh has it all. Explore its serene beauty, soak in its culture, and create memories that will last a lifetime in this unspoiled corner of India.
Welcome & Assistance on arrival in Guwahati Airport. Later, Drive to Bhalukpong, a town on the Assam – Arunachal Pradesh border. Check in to the hotel. Evening free for individual activity.Overnight in Bhalukpong.
The morning after breakfast, drive to Dirang (4910 ft). Enroute visit Tippi Orchid Centre. Arunachal, the „Orchid Paradise" is famed to have the largest variety of orchids in India. The Orchidarium at Tipi shelters 500 or more varieties of orchids which are available in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a premier Institute of excellence in orchid research and development, under the State Forest Research Institute (Department of Environment and Forests, Arunachal Pradesh).Evening at Leisure.Overnight at Dirang.
The morning after breakfast, drive to Tawang (10,000 ft). En route witness the unique Dirang Valley famous for its monasteries, hot Springs, Apple & kiwi Orchards, sheep breeding farms & charming valleys. Also witness the snowcappedSella Pass at 13700 ft, the Jaswant Garh War Memorial and Jung Falls. Overnight in Tawang. Jaswant Garh War Memorial: Legend has it that Jaswant (Mahavir Chakra Awardee (Posthumous) of 4th Batallion Garhwal Rifles), fought a lone battle against the invading Chinese during the 1962 war. His spirit is still believed to protect the place.
Sela Pass: @13700 ft, the Sela Pass is is snow-covered (full or partial) all through the year and has breathtaking mystic views. Close to the Pass is the beautiful Sela Lake, a heart-shaped lake chiseled between the mountains, which intensifies the beauty of the region. The Lake is mostly frozen in winter. The Sela Pass is the main route to access Tawang town and is located 78 km before reaching Tawang. Jung Falls: The Nuranang falls (original name) @6000 feet is located about 40 km before reaching Tawang is famed as one of the most stunning waterfalls in North East India. The fall's height is about 100 meters. The legend about the waterfalls goes that it is named after a Monpa girl Nura who aided an Indian soldier during the 1962 Sino-Indian War.
Tawang „The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains" at 3500 mts gives you unparallel purity of nature. After breakfast, visit the Tawang Monastery, Urgelling Monastery, AniGompa, and Paso Lake. The Tawang Monastery, also known as the “GOLDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE” is one of the largest Lamaseries of the Mahayana sect in Asia and is the largest of its kind in India. The Monastery is 400 years old and is adorned with the 18 feet high statue of Lord Buddha. It stands at 10,000 feet amidst the exotic Himalayan ranges and overlooks the Tawang-Chu valley. The Urgelling Monastery is located 5 km from Tawang city and is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, born in the 17th century. The monastery was established by the Lama UrgenSangpo in the 15th century. Mongpa village visit will acquaint a visitor to their lifestyle, culture and traditions. The villages are located amidst exquisite beauty. Later visit the War Memorial commemorating the bravery of the Indian heroes of the Indo-China war of 1962. Witness the light & sound show in the evening. Overnight in Tawang.
Morning, Drive to Bomdila.Bomdila is a picturesque town in the foothills of the Himalayas and the headquarters of the West Kameng district, situated at a height of 8500 ft. One can view the brilliant landscape and snow-clad Gorichen ranges of the Himalayas on a clear day. On arrival, check in to the hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Bomdila.
Morning after Breakfast, Drive to Guwahati – The City of Temples.Evening at Leisure. Overnight stay at Guwahati.
The ideal time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is during the spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant, and the landscapes are at their most vibrant. Monsoon season (July to September) can bring heavy rainfall and landslides, making travel challenging.
Yes, most visitors require an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Arunachal Pradesh, as it is a restricted area due to its proximity to international borders. You can obtain the ILP from designated government offices or online before your trip.
Some of the must-visit places in Arunachal Pradesh include Tawang, Bomdila, Ziro, Dirang, and Roing. Each offers a unique cultural and natural experience, from monasteries to tribal villages and scenic landscapes.