Why visit India’s most low profile state - Arunachal Pradesh

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Just the thought of exploring lesser known destinations may nudge you to actually plan one, right? Now, there's no need to think international just to cool off or be entertained. We have such places in India too! Least-spoken or an unexplored destination - Arunachal Pradesh is an unique place you can visit for getting the ultimate experience of North-east India.

If you want to have a look at the historical sites set on an emerald green meadow, spend some time at the monastery, or if you're an energetic adventurist or a spiritual enthusiast, Arunachal Pradesh is the ideal place for you!

Here are the best things you could choose to do in this state.

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Nestled amidst Gudpi and Chong Chugmi ranges and bathed by the water of Tawang Chu River, the entire Tawang region is a significant destination for everyone who loves to travel.

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India's largest monastery and second largest in the world, Tawang Monastery is also popularly known as Galden Namgey Lhatse. The Monastery is around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide edifice and is a famous Buddhist temple. What is interesting to note is that, this monastery is also one of the authorities of unsecreted knowledge on Tantric Buddhism, making it special.

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Indo-China border is another significant spot in Tawang for most travellers. 

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Things to see: Jaswant Garh; Tawang War Memorial; Tawang Craft Centre; Brahma-dung-chung; Ani Gompa; Urgelling Gompa. Madhuri Lake and Pangateng Tso Lake exude enchanting view. Do not forget to have a glimpse of Bap Teng Kang Waterfall and Nuranang Falls.

Best time to visit: May

How to reach: Tezpur is the nearest airport while Rangapara is the nearest rail station. Bus and taxi services are available too.

A perfect destination for adventure seekers, Ziro offers great trails for trekking. Situated on a plateau and known to be one of the most beautiful hill stations in Arunachal Pradesh, this is a must visit place if you love hiking. Walking through the dense forest edging the paddy field will soothe your nerves and also add to the stunning views.

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Things to see: Talley Valley; Talley Wildlife Sanctuary are the best to explore. Home to many other rare and exotic animals making it a wildlife lover’s delight, do not miss the Kardo Hills. Ziro Putu is a perfect spot to have a bird’s eye view of the entire Ziro Valley

Best time to visit: October - March

How to reach: Tezpur is the nearest airport to Ziro

The most popular tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh, this is the state capital and a well connected city. The city is entirely rich in history and offers number of attractions. This place is worth exploring for its true essence from a cultural point. The legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinwi) is a popular picnic location which is 6 km away from the heart of the city.

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Things to see: Jawaharlal Nehru Museum; Gompa Buddha Vihar; buy some local artifacts or wall paintings from Craft Centre and Emporium. Visit the Polo Park; Indira Gandhi Park, and Zoological Park for a leisure walk if you'd like!

Best time to visit: October to April

How to Reach

By Bus: Regular luxury bus services are available from Guwahati. It takes approx 11 hours to reach.

By Air: From Guwahati to Naharlagun (Itanagar) Pawan Hans Helicopter Service is available for making the travel convenient, otherwise, Tezpur is the closest airport.

Whether you are planning a trip with your better half or with your friends, this diverse land of Roing will offer you an ultimate satisfaction. This picturesque valley is situated on the bank of Dibang River; presenting you with great viewing spots. If you're an enthusiast photographer, this is a remarkable destination to get some great pictures clicked!

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Things to see: Nehru Van Udyan is a breath-taking forest park which you must definitely visit.

Best time to visit: October to February.

How to reach: Dibrugarh Town Railway Sation in Tinsukia is the major Railway Sation to reach Roing and is well connected from cities like Guwahati, Chennai, and New Delhi.

Getting to Arunachal Pradesh

There are regular flights and trains travelling to Arunachal Pradesh. The state is well-connected to all major cities including Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

Accommodation

The accommodation in this state range from simple budget hotels, to guest houses, home stays and hotels too. Some of the hotels include Hotel Ashoka, Hotel Subansiri, Hotel Dolma, Hotel Tawang Lodge and more. You can find the best places to stay on www.arunachaltourism.com.

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