State Capital: Itanagar
Best Time to Visit: Throughout the year
Climate: Hot and Humid in the plains / very cold at higher altitudes
Airport(s): Itanagar, Tezu, Ziro, Pashighat
"The Land of the Rising Sun," Arunachal offers you a unique Himalayan adventure. Welcome to a world of lush swamp forests, fertile river valleys, green meadows and Himalayan peaks. Virgin natural splendor and raw tracts for fun adventure activities make Arunachal a great favorite with tourists.
Spot rare orchids grow wild as you set out on nature walks in different Arunachal destinations. In fact the tropical woods in Tirap, Arunachal are known for their exotic orchid population.
Strewn with more than 8 wildlife sanctuaries, the forests of Arunachal offer natural habitats for animals such as deer, bharal, gibbons, flying squirrel, clouded leopard, snow leopard, langurs, serow, elephants et al.
Tribal festivals such as Loshar, Khan, Tamladu, Ojiyale and Sangken add a festive hue to this grand nature trove in East India.
The earliest available history records on Arunachal indicate that the region was under Ahom rulers for quite a while. Ahom rulers as a matter of policy did not interfere with the ways and life of local tribes. The origin and history of tribal groups in Arunachal Pradesh is not that clear.
Itanagar, the state capital attracts adventure enthusiasts. Arunachal is a great destination for those interested in trekking, mountain climbing, angling and nature walks.
Places of Tour Interest
Visit the Ita Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, Ganga Lake, Malinithan, Bhismaknagar and Itanagar Sanctuary on Itanagar tours.
Other interesting places that you must see on tours to Arunachal Pradesh are Sessa Orchid Sanctuary and Research Center, Namdapaha Sanctuary, Akashi Ganga, Parasuram Kund and Bomdila Tawang.
- Arunachal 'Restricted Area Tour' permits are issued from the Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi, the national capital. Lone travelers are not allowed to visit Arunachal; in fact permits are issued to groups of four or more travelers.
- Each foreign tourist has to pay an extra tour fee.