Pradesh is a small state situated in the eastern Himalayan ranges. It
borders with Bhutan on the West, China in the north, Myanmar on the east
and the state of Assam in the south. Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most
sparsely populated states of India and covers an area of 83743 sq. Km. It
is a land of lush green forests, majestic mountains and breathtakingly
beautiful valleys. Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
Itanagar is 1,539 km from Kolkatta.
Arunachal Pradesh is an ideal destination for wild life enthusiasts and
adventure tourists interested in trekking, mountaineering, rafting etc.
Arunachal Pradesh is paradise for nature lovers and people for people
interested in diverse ethnicity, culture and Buddhism.
How to reach
Indian Airlines operates direct flight from Calcutta to Tezpur (216 km
from Itanagar ) on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. A small airport in
Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) in Assam is 57 km from Naharlagun and 67 km
from Itanagar and is served by Vayudoot.
The nearest railway station is Harmuti - 23 km from Naharlagun & 33 km
from Itanagar. However nearest convenient railhead is North Lakhimpur in
Assam, 50 km from Naharlagun & 60 km from Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Corporation operates regular
bus-services to various Places in Arunachal Pradesh and its neighboring
states. Direct bus-services are there from North Lakhimpur to Itanagar via
Naharlagun. Buses run frequently between Naharlagun & Itanagar.
connected by road to: Guwaahati- 381 km, Shillong- 481 km, Agartala- 980
km, Aizawl- 901 km, Kohima- 350 km, Imphal- 495 km.
(Degree C.): Summer- 18-40 C. Winter - 5-12 C
Best Season for
visiting: October to April.
Summer - Cottons; Winter- Woolens.
Local languages, Hindi, Assamese, Bengali & English.
is a beautiful small town situated at a height of about 8000 ft. above the
sea level from where one can see the snow-clad Himalayas. The cool
climate, apple orchards, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas
are the major attractions of this place. The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila
is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area.
The Dirang valley and the famous Sela Pass (13,700 feet) on the way to
Tawang are worth visiting.
How to reach
Bomdilla : The nearest Bus stand and Rail head are in Tezpur Assam
the land of the Monpa tribes and a major center of the Mahayana Buddhist
is the headquarters of Tawang district. The township stands on the spur of
a hill over 12,000 ft. above the sea level. On the way to Tawang lies the
World's Second highest Pass, the Sela Pass at 14,000 feet that runs
through a small ridge and along a placid lake called the Paradise Lake, in
India. Tawang is famous for its 400 years old Buddhist Monastery locally
called Gompa. It is the fountainhead of spiritual life of the followers of
the Gellupa sect of the Mahayana school of Buddhism. The Tawang Monastery
is associated with the famous Torgva festival which is held in the
eleventh Monpa month called the Dawa Chukchipah (i.e. Dec-Jan as per the
The Tibetan influence here is unmistakable,
with the elaborately painted wooden windows and other motifs. Prayer flags
flutter in the breeze outside. There is an 8 mtr. high gilded statue of
Lord Buddha here. A must visit is the craft center which produces very
fine woolen carpets of colorful designs and masks.
The nearest airport is Tezpur in Assam, which
is 345 km from Tawang, and the nearest Railhead is Bhalukpong at 280 km.
Govt. Buses and Taxi ply regularly from Bomdilla to Tawang, which is 180
km and takes 10 hrs.
From Tinsukia, a road-rail head in
Assam, road goes to Tezu, Roing, and and Hayulyang in the Lohit district
of Arunachal Pradesh. Some 21 km to the north-east of Tezu, the District
Headquarter, lies Parasuramkund where, according to the legend
recorded in the Kalika Purna, Parasuram washed away the sin of killing his
mother in the waters of Brahma kund. Roing is known for the historical
fort of Bhishmaknagar
Ita Fort and Gekar Sinyi (Ganga
lake)- Ruins of Ita Fort can be seen near Itanagar. Ganga Lake situated in
the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique sight of the capital, Itanagar.
The lake locally known as Gekar Sinyi .
Talley valley is 30 km from Hapoli (Ziro)
the densely populated township in the Apatani Plateau and the headquarters
of the Lower Subansiri District. It is a picturesque little township with
the local population-growing paddy, which is the main agricultural produce
At 'Along' one can see the historical
Malinithan temple. The Legendary Akashi Ganga, a point from which one gets
an unusual over view of the Brahmaputra and its tributaries. Mithun and
Jersey cross breeding farm at Kamki, 25 Km from here is another
interesting visit. The nearest Airport is Lilabari (Tezpur) and the
nearest railway station is Silapathar. Along can be reached by bus
and car from Itanagar, Likabali and Pasighat. The best season to visit is
from October to April.
Pasighat - Headquarters of East Siang
district, situated on the right bank of river Siang. Siang is the name of
river Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh. A visit to Dr. D. Ering Wildlife
Sanctuary where wild buffalos, tigers, samber deer and wild ducks are
found in plenty is a must. Other places of interest are the surrounding
villages and the Emporium. Pasighat is Ideal for river rafting, boating,
angling, trekking and hiking.
– From here you can see Namcharua Peak, and visit Nubo Bridge Point, Pegu
Lake, Mouling National park, high altitude Tea Garden at Ram Sing.
Tipi- Asia's largest Orchidarium, the Orchid Research Centre is
located here in the West Kameng district. The Orchid center on he bank of
river Bharali, surrounded by evergreen forest has more than 500 species of
Sanctuary/National Park in Arunachal Pradesh –
Some of the rare species of flora and
fauna are present in pristine forests of Arunachal Pradesh
Namdhapa National Park (Tiger Project) Tirap Miao
Mouling National Park East Siang Jengging
Sessa Orchid Sanctuary West Kameng Tipi
Dihang-Debang Biosphere Reserve Dibang Valley
Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
Itanagar Wild life Sanctuary
Dr. D. Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary Lohit Miao
Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary East
Kane Wildlife Sanctuary West Siang
Park is the most famous wild life park in Arunachal Pradesh. The Namdapha
National Park is a few kilometers away from Miao the district headquarter
situated on the Indo-Burma border. A visit to the Namdapha National Park
is challenging, as it covers a wide range of altitudes from 200 m. to
4,500 m. The park has diverse habitats and flora and fauna that are
typical of this area. The majestic gaur or mithun, elephant, Himalayan
black bear, the wild goat peculiar to the Patkoi range, musk deer, slow
loris, binturong and the red panda are all found here. The predators
include the tiger, leopard, a rare snow leopard and clouded leopard in the
higher reaches of the hills. A number of primate species are seen in the
park, such as the Assamese macaque, pig-tailed macaque, stump-tailed
macaque and the distinctive hoolock gibbon. Hornbills, jungle fowl,
pheasants etc. are also found amongst other colored bird species.
Miao can be reached by Jeep/Gypsy from Margherita (Assam) and
Arunachal Pradesh is a
Protected Area, tourists are required to get an Inner Line Permit( ILP
)/ Protected Area Permit -
For domestic tourists
Innerline Permits are issued by the Secretary (Political),Government of
Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar and respective Deputy Commissioner and
Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Districts. These can also be
obtained from Resident Commissioner's office/ Liaison Offices located at
New Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, North
For foreign tourists
The foreign tourists can obtain the Protected Area Permit from all Indian
Missions abroad, Home Ministry, Govt. of India and Home Commissioners,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, for a period of 10 (ten) days for a
group consisting of four or more persons.
Inner Liner Permit
1.Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Chanakyapuri, Kautilya
Marg, New Delhi 011-3013915,3013956
2. Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Chowringhee
Place, Calcutta, West Bengal 033-3341243,2486500
3. Deputy Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Chandmari,
Guwahati 0361- 412859
4. Liaison Officer, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam
5. Liaison Officer , Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Lilabari, North Lakhimpur,
Assam 03752- 2186
6. Liaison Officer, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh Shillong-1 Meghalaya
7. Liaison Officer, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh , Parvatinagar, Tezpur,