Arunachal Pradesh Tourism

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Arunachal Pradesh Tourism attracts hordes of tourists each year due to the state's rich natural scenic beauty.

Arunachal Pradesh, situated in the north-east corner of India, is one of the least populated and most beautiful states and stretches over an area of 83,743 sq. km. Arunachal Pradesh was the 24th state to be included in the Indian Union in 1987.

Arunachal Pradesh tourism is very popular due to its verdant green forests, steep river valleys, and scenic plateaus. The topography of Arunachal Pradesh is mountainous as the state is bordered by the Himalayan range in the northern frontiers and is also criss-crossed by mountains from north to south. Arunachal Pradesh is divided into 5 river valleys – Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit, and Tirap. All of these rivers are snow fed, which in itself is a major tourist attraction in Arunachal Pradesh

The major tourist destinations that deserve a mention under Arunachal Pradesh Tourism are:

  • Tezpur - Bhalukpong - Bomdila - Tawang
This route starts at Tezpur in Assam and extends up to Tawang which is famous for its monastery. On the way, the route passes through a lake of pristine blue waters. Tipi, which is located along this route, is a botanical station with around 500 different varieties of orchids.

  • Tinsukia - Tezu - Parasuramkund
This route starts at Tinsukia in Assam, leads to Tezu, and then to Parasuramkund, which is famous for the fascinating legend and folklore associated with it.

  • Margherita - Miao - Namdapha
This route begins at Margherita in Assam to Namdhapha National Park which is the only one to have all 4 Indian big cats - the tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, and snow leopard.

  • Itanagar - Ziro - Daporijo - Along- Pasighat
This route starts at Itanagar to Ziro a hill station, famous caves at Daporijo, to Along and Pashighat through beautiful river valleys. In Pashighat, the Dr. Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for its rich flora and fauna.

The major tour operators in Arunachal Pradesh Tourism:-

  • Donyi Hango Adventure Tours and Travels
  • Duyu Tours and Travels
  • Himalayan Holidays
  • Kon Travels and Tourism
  • Liza World Travels
Elegant and cost-effective accommodation is available in Arunachal Pradesh and one can find hotels and lodges that cater to all kinds of budgets. Hotel room rates are mainly dictated by the view they offer. The major hotels in Arunachal Pradesh are:

  • Tawang Inn
  • Hotel Samdupling
  • Hotel Buddha
  • Government Tourist Lodges
  • Donyi-Polo Ashoka
Arunachal Pradesh is renowned for its art and craft. Natives are experts in crafts like painting, basket making, pottery, and metal works. Cane and bamboo are used for crafts like baskets, hats, bamboo mugs, cane belts, canes vessels, etc. The craftsmen in Arunachal Pradesh are also famous for making masks.

Arunachal Pradesh is superbly rich in its wildlife. Many of the endangered and rare species are found in this state. The state has four wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks. There are more than 500 different species of birds and 500 species of Orchids that can be seen in Arunachal Pradesh. Some of them are Blue Vanda, Arundina, Graminifolia, and the Bamboo Orchid.

Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh is boosted the most due to its scenic topography and newly blossoming ecotourism initiatives.

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