is located within the foothills and the mountain ranges of the
Eastern Himalayas. It is a piece of paradise which still
remains on earth at the North Eastern tip of India. Its snow
capped ranges, amazing natural wealth and beauty, turbulent
rivers, rich flora and fauna, and also its friendly people and
colourful cultures make Arunachal Pradesh a special tourist
destination. The state is proud of having more than five
hundred rare species of orchids. Angling, boating and rafting
are possible on its mighty rivers as are trekking and hiking
on its rugged terrains.
sixth Dalai Lama was born on the soil of Arunachal Pradesh. A
number of tribal groups constitute the total population of
Arunachal Pradesh. The following are some of the places of
is the district headquarters of west Kameng district. Standing
at an altitude of over 2,530 mt., Bomdila has a craft centre,
apple orchards and buddhist monasteries. There are also
beautiful views of himalayan landscapes and snow-clad ranges.
stands at an altitude of 12,000 ft. above sea level. It is the
land of the Monpa tribes and a major centre of the Mahayana
Buddhism. 300 year old the Tawang monastery is considered to
be the second largest buddhist monastery in the world. On the
way to Tawang lies the world's second highest pass - The Sela
Pass (at a breathtaking 14,000 ft) which runs through a small
ridge and along a placid lake called the paradise lake.
to be seen :
year old famous Buddhist Monastery locally called "Gompa",
craft centre producing very fine woolen carpets of colourful
design and masks, PTSO lake & Tsongeswar lake.
grandeur of Arunachal not only lies in its colourful tribes
but also in its rich flora and fauna. Orchids find a pride of
place and more than 500 species are to be found in Arunachal
Orchidarium has been set up to study this botanical paradise
at Tipi (seven Kms from Bhalukpung) on the way to Bomdilla.
Asia's 3rd largest Orchidarium where you can see over 7,500
Orchids from a collection of approximately 300 species, some
of them very rare.
the HQ of lower Subansiri district. At 5754 ft. Ziro is almost
a level valley enclosed on all sides by fine-clad low stooping
hill. Home of the Apatani Tribe, Ziro is famous for paddy cum
fish culture. The Apatanis are not slash & burn farmers, but
they follow terrace cultivation. Ziro is ideal for trekking &
Daporijo is the HQ of upper Subansiri district, located on the
right bank of river Subansiri. Daporijo is the junction of 03
important tribes :- Hill Miris, Tagins & Adi-Gallongs. The
Adis are very accomplished weavers of cane goods. The
excellence of their cane work shines supreme in the famous
cane suspension bridges of Arunachal.
Daporijo is ideal for trekking & for the angling enthusiast
the Subansiri river has a lot of trout & other fish.
is the HQ of west Siang district, located on the south bank of
river Siang. It is the territory of the Adi tribe, one of the
largest tribes in Arunachal with lots of subgroups. At Kamki
25 km from Along is the Indian Bison and Jersey Cow cross
breading farm. Along is ideal for trekking, hiking and angling
on the river Siang.
Pasighat is the HQ of west Siang distict, located on the right
bank of river Siang. Pasighat is the oldest town of Arunachal.
The Lali Wildlife Sancutary is located here where wild
buffalo, tiger, sambar, wild ducks are found in plenty.
Pasighat is ideal for trekking, hiking, river rafting,
boating and angling on the river Siang.
Namdapha N P
Namdapha is one of the excellent National Parks in India
located in the eastern end of Arunachal bordering Myanmar.
Covering an area of about 2000 sq.km, Namdapha is a Project
Tiger and it is reputed for harbouring all the four big
Himalayan cats:Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard and Snow
Leopard.With altitudes ranging from 200 mtr to over 4500 mtr
(accessible up to 850 mtr), the park has a habitat of
tropical, temperate and alpine forests.
Namdapha offers great biodiversity of flora and fauna. There
are more than 150 timber species. It is the home of the 'Abies
delavavi' and 'Pinus Merkusi', which are not found elsewhere in
India. It is also home to a wide numbers of Orchids of which 'Blue Vanda' deserves special mention.
Besides, the Park abounds in Elephant, black beer, Indian
bison, several species of deer, reptiles and a variety of
arboreal animals apart from the hoolock gibbon --- the only
ape species found in India.
Ibisbill, Long- billed Plover, White-bellied Heron, Crested
and Blyth's Kingfisher, Black-breasted Thrush, Slender-billed
ScimitLunch at Barnala - Namdaphaar-Babbler, Snowy throated
Babbler, Rufous-necked Laughingthrush, Pale Blue Flycatcher,
Large-billed Leaf Warbler, Lesser Fish Eagle, Sultan Tit,
Beautiful Nuthatch, White-naped Yuhina, Great, Wreathed ,
Rufous-necked and Brown Hornbills, White-cheeked Partridge,
Pale-headed Woodpecker, Blue-naped Pitta, Collared Treepie,
Wedge-billed Wren Babbler, Greater and Lesser Rufous-headed
Parrotbills, Chestnut-backed Laughingthrush, Rufous-throated
Fulvetta, Green Cochoa, Dark-sided Thrush etc.
Pakke Wild Life Sanctuary
Project Tiger is a magnificent Wild Life Sanctuary in Western
Arunachal. With an area of 862 sq.km & altitudinal variation
of 100-2000m (accessible up to 300 m), it is contiguous with
Eagle Nest WLS of Western Arunachal and Nameri National Park
land evergreen forest, shingle banks, farmland, & plantations
form the vegetation of Pakke.
Interesting Bird Species:
Pitta, Crow-billed Drongo, Daurian Redstart, Emerald Cuckoo,
Grey Peacock-pheasant, Ibisbill, Jerdon's Baza ,Lesser
Shortwing, Leschenault's Forktail, Lesser Necklaced
Laughing-thrush, Maroon Oriole, Pied Falconet , Ruby-cheeked
Sunbird, Red-headed Trogon, Sultan Tit, White-bellied Yuhina,
White-browed Shortwing , White-cheeked Hill-partridge,
Wreathed and Great Hornbills, Yellow-bellied
Eaglenest Wild Life Sanctuary
magnificent wild life sanctuary, Eaglenest is located in the
West Kameng district of Western Arunachal with an area of 218
sq.km & altitudinal variation of 500 m-3200 m from South to
North. It is accessible up to its highest point though the
motorable road stresses up to 2800 metres. This wild life
sanctuary is accessible in the monsoons as well due to its
vegetation consists of lowland evergreen forest, broad-leaved
forest, bamboo, conifers, roadside scrub and farmland.
Interesting Bird Species:
Wood-pigeon, Bay Woodpecker, Beautiful Nuthatch, Black-faced
Laughing-thrush ,Blue-fronted Robin, Beavan's Bullfinch, Brown
Bullfinch, Brown-throated Treecreeper, Common Hill-partridge,
Coral-billed Scimitar-babbler, Crimson-breasted
Pied-woodpecker, Eye-browed Thrush, Golden Bush-robin,
Grey-chinned Minivet , Little Forktail, Pied Falconet,
Pale-headed Woodpecker, Rufous-bellied Hawk-eagle, Rufous-necked
Hornbill, Rufous-bellied Bulbul, Rufous-breasted Bush-robin,
Scaly Laughing-thrush, Sultan Tit, Temminck's Tragopan,
Wallcreeper, Chestnut-headed, Grey-bellied and Slaty-bellied
The state of Arunachal
is a Protected area for foreigners. To visit this state they require the
Protected Area Permit (PAP) which we will take care of.
For the Permit the minimum no. required is
two persons and the permit will be valid for 30 Days. The
Arunachal Govt. charges USD 50 per head as