Are you looking for some amazing and beautiful places to visit for your next vacation? Then, here are the places for you! Arunachal Pradesh is also known as “Land of dawn-lit mountains”. It is located in the North-East of India, and the state is also famous for hiking, mountaineering, rafting and other adventurous tours.
The villages of Arunachal Pradesh are scenic and will offer you the best summer vacation. You can travel here by train, flight or even on a motorbike! Beautiful coniferous forests and huge mountains with mesmerizing views can be found throughout the area.
Located 15,00 m above sea level, and rich with cultural heritage and scenic sites, Ziro is one of the oldest towns of India. A UNESCO heritage site, it is surrounded by stunning mountains. The local tribe, the Apatani, are known for their respect of the land. They have their own unique style of architecture, where houses are raised 4 ft from the ground and made of bamboo and timber. Ziro is also famous for hosting the popular Ziro Music Festival every September.
This village is situated near the upper Subhasini River. The river provides excellent opportunities for river rafting. There are also breathtaking scenic views of the valley and the many villages of the Tagin tribe that you can explore. The village of Daporijo also hosts a festival called Si Donyi Festival.
Along (also known as Aalo) is situated in the West Siang District and is situated on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. The town is famous for its orange farming, and Along’s oranges are extremely popular. It is also known for its many archaeological excavations. Malinithan, a temple site, was excavated here, though the artefacts are now stored at Jawaharlal Nehru Museum. A hanging bridge made of cane and bamboo is also a popular site to see here.
Pasighat is said to be the oldest towns of Arunachal Pradesh. The village is famous for its rich history and is the perfect place for adventure activities with its cliffs, waterfalls, and hanging bridges. The local Adi tribe practices terrace farming that makes the nearby hills especially picturesque.
Nestled in the forested Mechuka Valley, the small town of Mechuka lies along the banks of the Yargyapchu River (also known as the River Siyom). Just a few hours away from Along, this town is famous for its scenic beauty, of gentle hills and snow-capped mountains. Also here is a fascinating 400-year-old Buddhist monastery with many ancient statues.
BONUS: Bramhaputra River
Don’t forget to see the beautiful Bramhaputra River. The river is also known as the Tsangpo in China and is one of the largest rivers in the world. This scenic Himalayan River flows for 18,000 miles and it is the only river in India with a male name. There are wonderful opportunities for hiking along the banks of the Bramhaputra.
So what are you waiting for? Visit these scenic villages of Arunachal Pradesh and tell us your experiences in the comments below.