Arunachal Pradesh is located along north east India. The state shares its borderlines with Tibet, Myanmar and Bhutan. It occupies 32,269 sq miles and its capital is Itanagar. The meaning of Arunachal Pradesh is the land of the rising sun. The name is attributed to its location as the easternmost state of India.
The state is blessed with lush green forests and deep river valleys. Almost every major river valley is home to a different tribe, with a wealth of fascinating cultures and people.
Main attraction of Arunachal Pradesh:
This is the capital of the state and includes many tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. The historical fort made of bricks from which the drives the name, is 14-15 centuries old. The Rajbhawan, the official residence of the Governor, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, the legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi) are also worth a visit.
Bomdila (8500 ft.)
Home to the tibes like Monpa, Sherdukpen, Aka (Hrusse), Miji and Begun (Khawas). Colourful gomphas tucked in the brilliant landscape makes it an ideal Himalayan destination.
The meandering highland pass that leads to this picturesque valley itself is one of the tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the land of 400year old Tawang monastery, which is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. The monastery house gold lettered copies of sacred Buddhist script.
Ancient Indian mythology has it that Parashuram, a great sage of ancient India had washed his sin of matricide in the bank of the rive Lohit, which later came to be known as Parashuram Kund. People come from far and wide to take part in the Parashuram Mela during the month of January.
How to reach:
Air: The nearest airport is Lilabari in Assam, which is 67kms from Itanagar. Another important airport is Tezpur (Assam), which is 216kms from Itanagar and is connected to Kolkata. Indian Airlines has regular operation to Tezpur.
Rail: The nearest railway station Harmuty is only 33 km from Itanagar. Most convenient railhead is North Lakhimpur in Assam
Road: Road network connects Itanagar with Guwahati (381 km), Shillong (481kms), Agartala (980kms), Kolkata (1,539kms) and other important cities in the region.