Arunachal is one of the most sparesely populated states of India, borders China, Bhutan and Myanmar. There are five major rivers – Kameng, Subansiri, Siang (later the Brahmaputra in Assam), Lohit and Tirap and the mountain ranges follow the river systems. Home to a complex mix of communities, its people are friendly, colorful and simple. Its rich flora ranges from the Alpine to the subtropical, from rhododendrons to orchids. Its verdant forests, turbulent streams, lofty mountains and snow clad peaks make it a unique place.
Nearest airport is Tezpur (190kms) with daily flights from Calcutta. Nearest railway station is Rangapara (100kms), Well-connected by daily bus service from Tezpur.
Nearest airport: Tezpur (345kms)
Nearest Railhead: Rangapara (280kms)
Nearest Airport: Lilabari in Assam (56 kms from Naharlagun) (67 kms from Itanagar)
Naharlagun is also connected by a Helicopter service from Guwahati.
Nearest railway station: Harmuti (23 kms from Naharlagun)
North Lakhimpur (60kms from Itanagar) in Assam.
The onward journey is most adventurous and perhaps the most difficult as Bomdila, the headquarters of the West Kampeng District is at a height of 2,530 meters, offering wonderfully panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges. There are apple orchards and Buddhist monasteries, for travelers are now entering an area that has had strong Tibetan and Buddhist influence, over the centuries.
Situated between Bomdila & Tawang, this place is located in the West Kameng district. There are apple orchards and sheep breeding farms. A few kilometers away from Dirang, are the famous hot springs where people go for a holy dip to wash away sins and diseases.
The capital of Arunachal Pradesh, is a beautiful historic city, also known as the “Land of the Dawnlit Mountains”. It is located to the east of Tawang and has been identified with Mayapur, a city of the 14th or 15th century A.D. The new township has modern buildings, bazaars and traditional homesteads.
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