One of the north-eastern states of India, Arunachal Pradesh shares it’s international borders with China, Bhutan and Burma. The fresh air, lush greenery, the orange orchards, the ‘jhum’ cultivation, the interesting lifestyle of the tribal people, the untouched beauty of this state will leave you mesmerized. There are so many places in this state that are yet to be explored by the tourists. If you are planning to relax, look no further than this extreme north-eastern side of the country.
Capital of the state, Itaganar is one of the most visited places in Arunachal Pradesh. The historical place made of bricks from which it derives the name, is 14-15 centuries old. Some of the must visit places of Itanagar are Rajbhawan, the official residence of the Governor, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, the legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi).
Bomdila (8500 ft.)-
‘Bomdila’ is the home to the tribes like Monpa, Sherdukpen, Aka (Hrusse), Miji and Begun (Khawas). Colorful gomphas tucked in the brilliant landscape make it an ideal nook to visit. There are also many famous sanctuaries at this place.
The meandering highland pass is the land of 400-year-old Tawang monastery, which is the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. It leads to the picturesque valley itself. The monastery houses gold lettered copies of sacred Buddhist script.
According to the ancient Indian mythology, Parashuram, a great sage of the ancient Indian times had washed his sin of matricide in the bank of the rive Lohit. This lake later came to be known as ‘Parashuram Kund’. In the month of January, tourists visit this place to participate in the famous- Parashuram Mela.
Some of the National parks of Arunchal Pradesh are as follows.
Namdhapa National Park (Tiger Project), Miao
Mouling National Park, Jengging
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Bomdila
Dihang-Debang Biosphere Reserve, Dibang Valley
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