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Arunachal Pradesh Travel Guide - Arunachal Pradesh Tourist Attractions
Arunachal Pradesh, India
The Brahmaputra enters the state of Arunachal Pradesh, where it is called the `Siang’ and makes a rapid descent from its original height in Tibet, to finally appears in the plains, where it is called the Dihang. The 7 Sister States also called `Paradise Unexplored’ is a name given to the contiguous states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura in north eastern India. Welcome to the Arunachal Holiday Package!
This extreme north eastern state of India is one of the most unexplored areas of the Himalayas, and has a green patch of India which is botanically rich, complete with trekking opportunities and hundreds of plant species, rare to find elsewhere in the world, for the tourists. The Tawang Monastery stands on the start of a hill, a few feet above sea level and has ravines in the south and west, narrow ridge on the north and a gradual slope on the east. It offers a picturesque view of the Tawang-Chu valley and the monastery appears like a fort from a distance, as if guarding the admirers in the wide valley below. The most imposing building of the monastery is the assembly hall known as "Dukhang" which is a three-storied building standing on the northern side of the court and houses the temple and the "Labrang” or the establishment of the Abbot. The inside walls of the Dukhang are painted with murals of various divinities and saints, and the altar covers the entire northern wall of the hall. To the left of the altar is the silver casket veiled in silk, holding the Thankas, also spelt as Tankas or Thangkas. of the Goddess Sri Devi or the"Palden Lhamo", the main deity of the monastery. The monastery also has a Centre for Buddhist Cultural Studies, the place, where young monks are taught Arithmetic, English, and Hindi besides traditional monastic education. The other two monasteries are the Bomdila Monastery, the Nunneries of Tawang,called `Ani Gompas’, and the Urguelling Monastery.
`Along’ in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages and the most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes along the most perfect health resorts of India and the place provides items related to Ramakrishna Paramhansa, Maa Sharada and Swami Vivekananda. Hanging bridge on the Siang River is another sight to view at along made of local cane and bamboo and connects to the others hill tribes, which carry fishing as a sport besides a staple diet.
Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh is located at a steep altitude from the sea level as this high town is almost a level valley enveloped on all sides by pine clad low stooping hills. It is the land of Apatani tribals and is a small picturesque destination with Pine and Bamboo groves, villages, a craft centre and Tarin Fish Farm, and has indigenous methods of rice cultivation.
They may go by jeep from Ziro crossing or Manipoylong settlement and Ponge to the Tale Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a natural botanical garden stretched throughout the valley and the nature and character of flora and fauna also fluctuate here with the variation of the height. Some of the famous attractions found over here include Mithun, clouded Leopards, and bears along with varied orchids. Pasighat and its nearby areas can justly be termed as the heart of Arunachal Pradesh because of their central location in the state, with its breathtaking hillside and lush-green river valleys domesticated by a galaxy of tribes, the area being a tourist’s delight and a photographer’s paradise. The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary is located at a short distance from Pasighat and is one of the few sanctuaries located on an island and tourists would have to cruise through the river Siang by boat to reach this sanctuary. During the month of September-February, a variety of migratory birds like Cranes, Wild Ducks, Storks, Water Fowls and Hornbills come here from far off places making it a 'bird's paradise'while Deers, Wild Elephants, Buffaloes and smaller predators are also abundant. The lucky visitor may also have a glimpse of the Tiger. A combination of tranquillity and adventure on the Arunachal Holiday Package!
Most of these are ideal locations are available for river rafting, angling with splendid picnic spots, trekking, hiking, for the adventure lovers, with breathtaking hillsides and lush-green river valleys domesticated by a galaxy of tribes, and hence a photographer’s paradise! There are exciting opportunities for mountaineering, white water rafting, hang gliding and para sailing.
The main industries in the region are tea-based, crude oil, natural gas, silk, bamboo and handicrafts. The states are heavily forested with plenty of rainfall. There are huge spreads of tea estates thereby making `tea’ an integral part of the food and drinks culture and different varieties displayed all over the markets, green health tea and the normal black tea, in intoxicating flavours! Shopaholics may find a wide variety of printed and embroidered silk, cotton, and georgette fabrics, the `meghla chadar’, and woven and knitted woollens including sweaters, scarves and shawls, rugs and carpets, specifically in the hilly areas. Bamboo crafts is very popular and available in slightly high-profile designs, perhaps combined with wrought iron or wood as furniture, cabinets, hats, slippers and kitchen articles. Masks, curios, photographs, posters, `Thangkas’ paintings, wood, stone and gem studded, brass and bronze artifacts, that of the monasteries the `Buddha’, other deities and masks are also available to make a hole in your pockets! Refreshed with the essence of hot tea on the Arunachal Holiday Package
Tea is an important part of the daily routine of the amiable Assamese people as well as the world. They start their day with a steaming cup of brew and take it at regular intervals for a refreshing mood, and normally the guests are welcomed or even encourage having a cup of tea. There are food outlets and fast food corners as well as street vendors or `dhabas’, serving a fusion of vegetarian and non-vegetarian cuisine with a mix of Indian, Chinese, Continental and a few authentic Assamese dishes. There is ample of North and South Indian, sweet and savoury available in the form of light snacks.
The weather and the climate of are quite unique from the rest of India, governed by the Himalayan system and the altitudinal differences. The climate here is highly hot and humid at the lower altitudes, and in the valleys wrapped by marshy thick forests particularly in the eastern region, while it becomes too cold on the higher altitudes. The rainfall of this State in amongst the heaviest in the country.