Arunachal Pradesh is known as the Orchid State of India. The state is located in the northeast India Arunachal Pradesh can be the most favourable destination for exotic travel as the state is endowed with diverse forests and magnificent wildlife and considered as the biodiversity hotspot. Arunachal Pradesh is considered to be nature's treasure trove and home of orchids, known for their exquisitely beautiful blooms. Nature has provided the people with a deep sense of beauty which finds delightful expression in their songs, dances and handy crafts which can make one involve with nature and find divinity in self by choosing this destination for Spiritual Tourism .
The visitor has a wide variety of options to pick from. There are places of worship and pilgrimage like Parasuramkund , old Tawang Monastery where one can find the inner bliss with the help of Spiritual Tour , especially conjoined with guided meditation. The sites of archaeological excavations like Malinithan and Itanagar, the serene beauty of lakes such as Ganga lake or Sela lake or the numerous variations of scenic beauty of the snow-clad silver mountain peaks and lush green meadows, where thousands of species of flora and fauna prosper, will give you pure happiness of the soul . In addition, the state provides abundant scope for angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking which may be considered as Mainstream Tourism and Heritage Tourism also. Besides, there are a number of wild life sanctuaries and national parks where species of rare animals, birds and plants will fascinate the visitor. Tezpur–Tipi–Bomdila-Tawang-se la pass, Tinsukia–Tezu-Parasuramkund, Margherita–Miao-Namdapha, Itanagar–Ziro-Daporijo–Along (or Aalo)-pandighat and Aalo – Yomcha are some of the routes for travel and trekking. Over the years, the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum at Itanagar has become an important tourist destinations in the state capital. The Golden Pagoda Monastery at Namsai is another attraction for adventure lovers , a spot for Adventure Tourism.
The widely scattered archeological remains at different places in Arunachal bears testimony to its rich cultural heritage pertaining to Cultural / Heritage Tourism. It is the land to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious climate and meet its simple and hospitable people, with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and colourful festivals that reflect their ancient faith In the lap of Mother Nature.
The state, on account of its unrivalled aesthetics and diverse cultural heritage offering tourist attractions include Tawang , Ziro, Yomcha ,the Namdapha tiger project in Changlang district and Sela lake near Bomdila with its bamboo bridges overhanging the river. Religious places of interest include Malinithan in Lekhabali, Rukhmininagar near Roing, and Parshuram Kund in Lohit district,The Ganga lake and others.
The state is rich in wildlife and has a number of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks with rare animals, birds and plants.
Arunachal Pradesh mostly mountainous with the Himalayan ranges running north south. These divide the state into five river valleys: the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap. All these are fed by snow from the Himalayas and countless rivers and rivulets. The mightiest of these rivers is Siang, which becomes the Brahmaputra in the plains of Assam is the best destination for Spiritual Tourism and one can find complete bliss conjoining in nature .
The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. It becomes progressively cold as one moves northwards to higher altitudes. Trees of great size, abundance of cane and bamboo make Arunachal evergreen with its mountain slopes and hills covered with alpine, temperate, and subtropical forests.
Parasuram kund is located 13 miles north-east of Tezu, District Headquarters of Lohit district - a growing town, famous for its scenic beauty. Thousands of pilgrims visit this place from all parts of India every year during Parasuram mela held in the month of January.
Bhismaknagar is located in Dibang Valley district and is a sacred heritage of the Idu Mishmis. Bhismaknagar stands for what is best in the tribal and Aryans way of life. It speaks for the Catholic spirit of the ancient Indians and the contribution made by the Idus to the synthetic fabric of Indian culture. It is thus one of the best spot for Heritage Tourism.
Malinithan is a temple site in ruins. It is situated at the foot of the Siang hills under the Likabali Sub-Division of West Siang District.
Akashi Ganga is very popular as a sacred place. There is a temple near the road. From there one has to go 100 meters down through a spiral path, where a sparkling object can be seen in the 'Kund' but on going further downwards, the object is invisible. Devotees take bath in this kund. The place also provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra river glimmering far below. So what are you waiting for!! Come and travel with Udiron Tours and Travels, an exclusive Spiritual Tour operator with a very reasonable package offer.
Located in the Changlang district, Namdapha is famous for its wild life sanctuary, which has been declared as a national park.
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh ,can be called a mini India, as people from all over the country, live here in harmony. As a capital town, Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. Here one can find the historical fort called Itafort, dating back to the 14-15 centuries, after which Itanagar is named. Surely this place can attract people as a site for Heritage and Cultural Tourism . The capital houses the Rajbhawan, the official residence of the Governor has also many worth visiting places in and around Itanagar. Interior of Budhist Gompa at Itanagar is a beautiful yellow roofed shrine reflects the extensive Tibetan influence and provides good views of Itanagar and the surrounding countryside. It is indeed a great spot for Heritage Tourism. Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum provides a kaleidoscope of Arunachal Pradesh and one can see wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts and archeological finds, while a workshop in the Handicrafts Centre specializes in traditional cane manufacture. It has a library section also. Interior of Budhist Gompa at Itanagar reflects the extensive Tibetan influence and provides good views of Itanagar and the surrounding countryside.
Bomdila is a beautiful small town situated at a height of about 8000 ft. above the sea level from where one can see the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range. It has a lot of
attractions for the tourists with its cool climate, Apple orchards, artistic people, snow-capped Himalayan peaks and Buddhist Gompas.
There exists enormous scope for many types of adventures in Arunachal. To start with, Bomdila- Tawang area could be the first choice. The most interesting as well as challenging trek in this region is around Tawang .
For Nature Tourism one may enjoy Orchid Glass House , located at Tipi in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh, about 65 km away from Tezpur towards Bomdila It is situated on the west bank of Kameng rive surrounded by high hills covered with semi ever green tropical rain forest vegetation. The house accommodates about 1000 exotic orchids displayed in pots, hanging baskets etc.
A great pit stop enroute to Tawang would be the Jaswantgarh war memorial located at Nuranang, about 25 kms from Tawang. This war memorial, set in scenic terrain just below the Sela pass commemorates the bravery of the martyred Indian soldiers of the 1962 Indo-China war.
Exploring Arunachal's magnificent landscape tops the list for many. Be it Spiritual Tourism, adventure or be it relaxing holiday , Arunachal Pradesh is an automatic choice at a very reasonable rate with Udiron Tours & Travels .