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7 Best Tourist Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state in northeast India and is one of the seven sister states. It is known for its splendid mountainous valleys, gorgeous landscapes, roaring rivers, wildlife, lush green meadows, unique and vibrant culture, and traditions.

It is nicknamed India’s land of the rising sun. This is because the dong village in the state meets the sunrise before any other place in India.

Here is a list of the top 7 best tourist places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

1. Tawang

Tawang - best tourist places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is a beautiful scenic town nestled in the lap of the majestic Himalayas. It is situated at a height of 3048 meters above sea level near the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. It is known for its stunning views, cultural heritage, and historic Buddhist monasteries and is one of the most beautiful tourist places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tawang is home to the Tawang Monastery which is the second biggest and oldest in Asia. The Tawang monastery is known as the Tawang Ganden Namgyal Lhatse which means ‘celestial paradise in a clear night’. It was founded by Merag Lodroe Gyamtso in the year 1680-81 as per the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso.

Tourists can also visit the Tawang War Memorial built to commemorate the martyrdom of soldiers who laid down their lives in the Sino-Indian war.

2. Ziro Valley

Ziro Village, Arunachal Pradesh

Ziro Valley is a less-explored and offbeat travel destination located in the hills of Arunachal Pradesh. This beautiful valley is located in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh and is around 115 km from the capital city of Itanagar.

It is famous for its natural beauty, pine-clad hills, bamboo huts pleasant weather and cultural charm and is included on the Tentative List for UNESCO’s World Heritage Site for the Apatani cultural landscape.

Apatani Tribe organizes the ‘Ziro Music Festival’ in Ziro Valley, an annual music extravaganza and one of the most eco-friendly festivals in the world by employing locally sourced materials to build the festival infrastructure.

Ziro Valley is a paradise for nature lovers and places like Kile Pakho, Pine Grove, Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Dolo Mando and Midey will make your visit here memorable

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3. Namdapha National Park

Red Panda

Namdapha National Park is the third largest park in India located in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a haven for wildlife and nature lovers with rare and endangered animals and plants.

It is the only park in the World to have the four Feline species of big cats, the Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard and Clouded Leopard and is home to a plethora of birds and animals, including the endangered red panda.

4. Bomdila


Nestled in the majestic Himalayas, it is a quaint town located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila is no less than a paradise and offers stunning trekking trails in Arunachal.

During the winters, its snow-capped Kangte and Gorichen Peaks will cast a spell on your eyes. It is a photographer’s delight, as the snow-clad mountain ranges of the Himalayas offer spectacular views.

Bomdila is famous for its apple orchards, which sprawl across large areas of the land. Laden with apples, the huge trees in the orchards are great attractions to tourists. 

The town is also home to the Bomdila Monastery also known as Gentse Gaden Rabgyal, which is a must-visit destination for its beautiful architecture and paintings. The Monastery was established in the year 1965 and it represents the spiritual essence of Buddhism and is sacred for followers of Mahayana Buddhism.

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5. Pasighat

Pasighat - Arunachal Pradesh

Located on the banks of the Siang River, this beautiful town is the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh and is the oldest town in the state. Pasighat is a known popular destination for adventure sports like rafting, kayaking, and fishing.

The town is home to Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary a popular wildlife park in Arunachal. Some of the best places you must visit in Pasighat are Kekar Monying – a mountain cliff where the Adi tribe fought the British in 1911, Pangin, Komlighat, Gomsi and Pasighat Buddhist temple.

6. Anini

Anini best tourist places in arunachal

Anini is a quaint and remote town located in the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. The unexplored and hidden gem is one of the best tourist destinations in Arunachal.

It is known for its pleasant weather, immense natural beauty and calmness making it an ideal location for people looking for peace and calm. Anini has many beautiful hiking trails, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and the Seven Lakes Trek which has become popular recently.

The closest railway station to Anini is in Tinsukia, which is well-connected to most major Indian cities.

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7. Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong arunachal pradesh
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Bhalukpong is a small town located on the banks of the Kameng River in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh.

It is another hidden gem and an unexplored town in the foothills of the majestic Himalayas. It is known for adventurous activities like rafting, canoeing, trekking, hiking and fishing.

Some of the main attractions and destinations that tourists must not miss are Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Tipi Orchidarium and the Bhalukpong Fort

Frequently Asked Questions About Tourist Places To Visit In Arunachal

1. What are the must-visit attractions in Arunachal Pradesh?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Arunachal Pradesh include Tawang Monastery, Ziro Valley, Namdapha National Park, Sela Pass, Roing and Bomdila.

2. What are the top offbeat tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh?

Some of the top offbear tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh are Anini, Mechuka, Shergaon, Mayodia, Namsai, Ziro, Dong Village, Seppa, Sangthali Valley and Mayudia Pass

3. What is the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh?

October and April are the best months to visit Arunachal Pradesh which are the winter and the spring months for the state. It experiences a varied climate. Summers (April to June) are mild, monsoons (July to September) bring heavy rainfall, and winters (October to March) are cold, with some areas receiving snowfall

4. Do we need a permit to visit Arunachal Pradesh?

Yes, permits are required for both Indian and foreign tourists to enter Arunachal Pradesh. Inner Line Permit (ILP) is mandatory, and it can be obtained online or from the Arunachal Pradesh Bhavan in Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, Shilling, Tezpur, Dibrugarh, North Lakhimpur and Jorhat

5. Does Arunachal Pradesh have snow?

Yes, Arunachal Pradesh does receive snowfall during the winter. Tawang, Bomdila and Mechuka Valley receive snowfall between December and February