Three days of driving through East Arunachal

Tripoto
16th Jan 2018
Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das
Day 1

India's longest road bridge - the Bhupen Hazarika Setu, connecting Dhola and Sadiya ports across the river Lohit in Assam.

Photo of Bhupen Hazarika Setu, Purana Sadiya, Assam, India by Nayan Das

Before the bridge begun operations, ferries were the prime source of transportation for people in the Dhola-Sadia regions and Eastern Arunachal Pradesh,

Photo of Dhola- Sadiya Bridge, Lohit Bridge Approach Road, Bisani Mukh N.C., Assam, India by Nayan Das

Fisherman get ready to cast their net in the river Lohit near the town of Dhola in Assam.

Photo of Dhola-Sadiya Bridge, Purana Sadiya, Assam, India by Nayan Das

A hawker selling sandals at the lower bazaar in Roing.

Photo of Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das

Eastern Arunachal is famous for the sweet nectar-like oranges that grow in the region. Here is a woman selling her produce from her farm near Dambuk.

Photo of Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das

Sally Lake is a lush water body, just on the outskirts of Roing.

Photo of Sally Lake, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das

A walk along the lake's bank is sufficient to relax a weary mind.

Photo of Sally Lake, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das

The banks are lined with Indian gooseberry trees.

Photo of Sally Lake, Roing, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das
Day 2

Mayodia Pass offers a glimpse of the snow-clad peaks of the Upper Dibang District. Located 55 kilometres north of Roing, the pass is at a height of 2560 metres from sea level.

Photo of Mayudia pass by Nayan Das

Crossing a st reamon the way to Tezu from Roing.

Photo of National Highway 13, Tezu by Nayan Das

Newly laid tarmac makes for smooth driving from Roing to Tezu.

Photo of National Highway 13, Tezu by Nayan Das

Sunset at Parshuram Kund over the river Lohit.

Photo of Parshuram Kund, Tezu, Arunachal Pradesh, India by Nayan Das
Day 3

The Indian government and Border Roads Organisation are working swiftly to connect all parts of Arunachal to Assam. This newly built road connecting Roing and Pasighat is among of of those endeavours.

Photo of National Highway 515, Pasighat by Nayan Das

The six-kilometre bridge across the river Dibang near Bomjir in Arunachal Pradesh. It was incomplete at the time of our travel, but opened in the months soon after.

Photo of National Highway 515, Pasighat by Nayan Das

The incomplete bridge meant people had to cross the dry river bed on the sides. The ferries' crew were well adept at handling cars of all sizes.

Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das

These ferrymen wait all year for the dry season to ferry cars across the river. The upcoming bridge will end that source of income for these people.

Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das

Passengers have to take two ferries across the Dibang, a journey that takes nearly an hour to complete.

Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das

he sheer expanse of the Dibang river is fascinating.

Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das

People cross the river in the ferry.

Photo of Three days of driving through East Arunachal by Nayan Das

Drivers have to cross another dry river bed en route Pasighat.

Photo of Dambuk by Nayan Das
Photo of Dambuk by Nayan Das

Crossing the Siang (Tsangpo) river near Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh. During our trip, we crossed all the three major rivers that join to form the Brahmaputra river - Lohit, Dibang and Siang.

Photo of Pasighat by Nayan Das
Be the first one to comment