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Arunachal Pradesh

The last piece of pristine land in India, where the mountain streams are still clear and the forests are still virgin and the people here want to keep it that way. There’s a real push for all things organic with focus on sustainable tourism and community development. The region originally comprised of the seven sisters– Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. Sikkim came into the fold in 2002.
With around 220 ethnic groups and an equal number of dialects, the north-east of India is a culturally diverse hotspot. Each with its unique cuisine, traditional dresses, dance forms, and traditions make the north-east of India a surprising and different destination every few steps. The mighty Himalayas in Arunachal hold some of the most stunning lakes and one of India’s largest monastery. The floodplains of Kaziranga in Assam play host to the largest number of the one-horned rhino population in the world. The gentle, mist-shrouded hills of Meghalaya have some of Asia’s longest-running caves. With so much history, the amalgamation of cultures and pristine landscape, the North-East of India is a treasure hoard.

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Things to do

Tribal Homestay With Organic Food - Stay at a Lepcha home in the mountains of North Sikkim and eat fresh from the kitchen garden. Enjoy waterfall hikes and a view of the mighty Kanchenjunga. Weather permitting, obviously.

Morning Prayers at Tawang Monastery - Experience the spirituality in one of the largest monasteries of Asia at Arunachal. Hundreds of butter lamps lit and the hymns are sung in complete harmony.

Country boat ride with local at Loktak Lake - Enjoy local legends on a country boat with a local at one of India’s largest freshwater lake in Manipur. Learn more about the floating phumdis and how they support the livelihood of the fishermen in the area.

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  • The North-East of India is a hidden gem that is yet to see the crazy influx of tourists. The landscapes of Arunachal Pradesh are proof enough that the beauty here is virgin. This trip is designed to offer you the best of the West Kameng and Tawang Districts of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Best time to visit October to March

The best time to visit is from October to March. The monsoon is over and leaves its mark with green all around. The valleys of Dibang and Dirang see the best time during the year. Even low altitude areas look pretty in green.

The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February. It does get pretty cold and it snows at higher elevations like Tawang. The skies remain clear and you can get a good view of the snow-clad peaks.

The almost incessant rains arrive by mid-June and it's officially monsoon time. Landslides are pretty common during this time. The mountains play with mist and clouds and is a great time away from the crowded cities.

How to reach

Air

  • Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh does not have an airport. The nearest airport is Jorhat airport situated at Jorhat in Assam. Jorhat is a major city in the northeast Indian state Assam. Jorhat is one of the important urban centre of Assam .Jorhat Airport is 218 kilometre from Itanagar. Jorhat has well-connectivity with major Indian cities. You can find cab outside the airport for Itanagar.

Rail

  • Nahalagun railway station is about 17 kilometre from Itanagar. Naharlagun is a beautiful town lies in the foothills of Himalayas and situated in Indian state Arunachal Pradesh. You can take bus or cab from Nahalagun to Itanagar. There are only 3 trains for Nahalagun, One from New Delhi railway station and two from Guwahati. Naharlagun AC SF Express (22412) from Delhi takes 39 hour and departs only on Sunday. The journey of 2116 kilometre consist lots of breath-taking views and astonishing touch of nature.

Road

  • Arunachal Pradesh is well connected to all the nearby states. You will find many inter-bus services from all major towns of nearby states connecting Arunachal Pradesh.