The next day we booked a cab from Dibrugarh and headed out for Roing. On our way we crossed lush tea gardens, beautiful forests and valleys. Thanks to the newly constructed Dhola Sadiya bridge, which is the longest bridge in India, we were able to traverse the distance in a matter of a few hours. The beam bridge is the first permanent road connection between Upper Assam and Eastern Arunanchal Pradesh. Earlier it would take 6-7 hours by ferry just to cross the border ! We crossed the Lohit river and entered the last district of Assam, Sadiya before entering Dibang valley in Arunanchal. The moment we entered Arunanchal, we were greeted by the majestic snow capped mountains set against the clear blue skies. It was a sight to behold !
Once we reached Roing, our first stop was Sally lake. With its azure green waters and the setting sun at its backdrop, the lake glistened. When the soft golden rays of the sun hit the waters, it gleamed like an emerald. We spent a dreamy afternoon and dusk soaking in the atmosphere and beauty and headed to our resort.
Jia Organic resort in Jia village, around 10kms from Roing is exactly what you need to unwind and relax. It is literally in the middle of an organic tea garden ! Instead of rooms, it has individual bamboo cottages. Organic vegetables are grown in the property and we had the most amazing view of the snowcapped mountains right from our porch. A bonfire was specially arranged for us under the starry night sky that night. We sang, drank, danced, ate to our hearts content before retiring in our cabins.