Travel to Arunachal Pradesh

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Northeast Frontier State of Arunachal Pradesh is tucked on the lap of Eastern Himalayan range stretching from snow-capped mountains in the north to the plains of Brahmaputra valley in the south.

Arunachal Pradesh means the "Land of Dawn-lit Mountains" since this region first greets the morning sun in India. The land also finds mentions the ancient literature of puranas and the Mahabharata.

Arunachal Pradesh offers a dream escape from the matter of fact world. Placid mountain ranges, unspoilt greenery, turbulent streams gushing through and the colourful tribes lay an invitation for you to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.

The land still remains much like a virgin territory unspoilt by the hustle bustles of the fast paced civilization. The tranquil wilderness and the mystic 'Gompas' are sure to make your travel to Arunachal Pradesh a memory to cherish.

The most sparsely populated state of India, Arunachal Pradesh is home to nearly 26 tribes and a number of sub-tribes. In spite of the ethnical similarities underlying, the tribes vary in language, dress and social customs, mostly because of the geographical isolation from one another. Throughout the year the some tribe or the other have their festivals to celebrate. The extravaganzas are truly worth a visit.

There are a number of interesting destinations in Arunachal Pradesh. Tawang, Parashuram Kund, Bhismaknagar, Malinithan, Akashiganga, Itanagar, Bomdila (all link to Tourist Attractions of Arunachal Pradesh page) are just a few to mention. Don't give them a miss to when you travel to Arunachal Pradesh.

Even if you were a wild life enthusiast, the state would not disappoint you. As many as 7 Wild Life Sanctuaries & 4 National Parks (all link to Tourist Attractions of Arunachal Pradesh page) offers you the opportunity to see a wide range of wild lives in their natural habitat, when you travel to Arunachal Pradesh.


LocationNorth-Eastern part of India
Bhutan to the west (160 km),
China to the north and north-east (1,080 km)
Myanmar to the east (440 km).
LatitudeBetween 26° 30' N and 29° 30' N
LongitudeBetween 91° 30' E and 97° 30' E
Area83,743 sq. km2.
55% of the total area of India
31.94% of the North East.
Altitude750 m above sea level
Max Temperature27.50°C
Min Temperature13.50°C
Average Annual Rainfall365 mm
Capital Itanagar
Population1,091,11713 persons per sq. km
LanguagesHindi, Assamese,
BengaliLocal dialects like Monpa,
Miji, Aka, Sherdukpen,
ReligionHinduism, Buddhism, Christianity
Best Time to VisitOctober to April
ClothingSummer - Cotton
Winter - Heavy woolen

How to Reach Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, the "land of the rising sun" is India's remotest state and is located on the north-eastern tip of India, bordering China, Bhutan and Myanmar. The state is gifted with astounding flora and fauna that is certain to attract any tourist. The cloudy hills, radiant rivers, gushing waterfalls adds lot of charm to the splendor of this state.

By Air

The nearest airport is Lilabari airport in North Lakhimpur, Assam. The airport is at a distance of 73 km from Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. The airport connects regular flights to Kolkata.

From Kolkata one can easily travel throughout the country. At the Lilabari airport travelers can hire taxis and buses to enter the state. Helicopter Services operated by Pawan Hans Helicopters Limited runs daily shuttle services (except Sundays) between Guwahati to Naharlagun and Guwahati to Tawang.

By Rail

Arunachal Pradesh is not linked with the rest of the country by Rail. The nearest railway station is at Harmuti, Assam located only 33 km from Itanagar. However, the closest convenient railhead is in North Lakhimpur, Assam around 66 km from Itanagar. These stations are accessed by the Arunachal Express Train from Rangia and Dhemaji in Assam. Assam is well linked with the rest of the country by rail.

By Road

Arunachal Pradesh is connected with National Highway number 52. The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Services runs daily transportation services for commuters to travel within the state and run alternately on certain routes. Interstate buses to the adjacent states are also easily available. Private buses and taxis are also available for traveling to Arunachal Pradesh.

Distance to Itanagar

  • From Tezpur- 163 km
  • From Guwahati- 348 km
  • From Dimapur- 378 km
  • From Shillong- 408 km
  • From Imphal- 585 km
Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh

Shopping in Arunachal Pradesh can be a pleasant experience. The state boasts of its wide variety of handicrafts. The tribes of Arunachal Pradesh are traditionally skilled at aesthetic craftsmanship. The same manifests through weaving, painting, pottery, wood works which turn up exquisite souvenirs of a wonderful tour to Arunachal Pradesh. While shopping in Arunachal Pradesh, be on the look out for Colourful utility items like cups, dishes and fruit bowls scooped out of local Monpa wood. Sherdukpen shawls, Apatani Jackets and scarves Adi skirts, Mishmi shawls, Wancho bags Baskets and masks made of bamboo and cane Ornaments and bangles made of beads Although you cannot find plush air-conditioned city-like shopping malls, there are Government Emporia as well as private shops to make your shopping in Arunachal Pradesh easy. Bargaining with the vendors on the main streets may also appear delightful experience.

Places to See in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Itanagar
  • Bomdila (8500 ft.)
  • Tawang
  • Parashuram Kund
  • Bhismaknagar
  • Malinithan
  • Akashiganga
More on tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh

  • Namdhapa National Park (Tiger Project), Miao
  • Mouling National Park, Jengging
  • Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Tipi
  • Dihang-Debang Biosphere Reserve, Dibang Valley

Last Updated on : 11/01/2020

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