Arunachal Pradesh, sparsely populated and mountainous state, north-east India, bordered on the south by Assam State, on the west by Bhutan, on the north and north-east by Tibet, and on the east by Myanmar. The former North East Frontier Agency, the region became the union territory of Arunachal Pradesh (“Land of the Rising Sun”) in 1972, and India's 24th state in December 1986. Arunachal Pradesh has an area of 83,743 sq km (32,333 sq mi). Itanagar is the state capital.
Located in the eastern corner of India, Arunachal Pradesh is reputed as 'the land of the dawn lit mountains'.Explore the capital city of Itanagar, which is famous for its excavated ruins of the historical Ita Fort that dates back to the time immemorial. Spend some time on the attractive Gyaker Sinyi or the Ganga Lake and have a time of your life. Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum offers an extensive ethnographic collection including wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles,
handicrafts and archaeological finds
Arunachal Pradesh is on the north eastern tip of India, bordering Bhutan on the west, Chine on the north and Myanmar (Burma) on the east and the state of Assam on the south, Part of the eastern Himalayan ranges, it covers more than 60 percent of Arunachal Pradesh
The Arunachali people are the state's greatest trump card, who may be referred to as "Pixie", known to enamour and entice the people visiting them. The state has a major population of 20 scheduled tribes and umpteen numbers of subtribes.These people elucidate a quintessence "Unity in Diversity", speaking host of tribal languages and over 60 different dialects. To mention a few principal languages -Monpa, Aka, Miji, Sherdukpen, Nishi, Apatani, Hill Miri, Tagin, Adi, Idu, Digaru, Khampti,
Singpho, Tangsa, Nocte, Wancho etc. The tribal people have a strong community sense which goes beyond parochial tribalism and there can be seen a profound sense of sagacity. They live a very colorful and lively life, and are known for their warm hearts, and are always ready to greet even a stranger with lots of love and affection.Festivals therefore represent a meeting place for the tribals of Arunachal Pradesh to form a jamboree and perform variety of dance, songs, stage pantomime and masked dances. Their lives are incomplete without these offerings and the typical music and dance which imbibes the essence of tribal culture and tradition.
Arunachal Pradesh is home to a very rich mammalian wildlife population
The animals include Himalayan Black bear, Red panda etc. The Musk deer is found in some areas of the state while the bharal has been reported in the western part of the state.More than five hundred bird species have been recorded in Arunachal Pradesh, many of which are highly endangered and restricted to this state , e.g. White winged wood duck, sclater monal, temminck's tragopan, Bangal florican etc. This state has the highest number of species of pheasants with some ten species at different altitudinal levels. Arunachal Pradesh is equally rich in reptiles, amphibia and pisces. Pythons and snakes of all colours and descriptions are found in the
forests all almost all the levels upto the temperate zone. The invertebrate faunal communities are found in the dense and evergreen forests of Arunachal Pradesh. Numerous species of butterflies, moths, beetles and all other kinds of small creatures make Arunachal Pradesh a paradise for Entomologists and Naturalists
Arunachal Pradesh is the abode of Buddhist Monasteries and Temples. There are places of worship and pilgrimage such as Parasuramkund and 400 years old Tawang Monastery- a Buddhist monastery, one of the largest monasteries in India. Buddhist pilgrimages visit the place throughout the year and pay their reverence in the temple to seek sanctification and achieve the path of enlightenment, as the Lord Buddha achieved.
Best Time to visit:
October to may is Best time to visit Arunachal