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August 06, 2014

Incredible Arunachal Tourism

Tawang Monastery
Popularly known as the "land of dawn-lit mountains," Arunachal Pradesh is the lauded for being India's first region to greet the morning sun. It is the home to 26 different indigenous tribes, Arunachal Pradesh is perhaps the last sanctuary for India's natural heritage. It was here that Sage Parshuram washed away his sin, Sage Vyasa meditated, King Bhismaka found his kingdom and Lord Krishna married his consort Rukmini. What pulled me for a Arunachal Pradesh trip was the hills and climate, a glorious heritage and colourful festivals and traditions.

Arunachal Pradesh tourism has the following prominent attractions:

Tawang - The place is famous as the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, the city is abode to Monpa tribe. The place has derived its name from one of the oldest and largest Buddhist monasteries in India - 400 year old - Tawang Monastery. It is believed that the site on which the monastery has been constructed was chosen by the horse. War memorial, Urgelling Gompa, Sela Pass, Gorsam Chorten are some of the tourist places in Tawang.

Arunachal Pradesh Tourism
Itanagar - Capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is named after the irregular shaped Itafort which is the main attraction. Rich culture, tribal heritage and traditions are the distinguished feature of Itanagar. Buddhist temple, Ganga Lake, Polo Park, Jawaharlal Nehru Museum are places worth visiting here.

Bomdila - Bomdila is famous for its Buddhist monasteries and Apple Orchards. It also offers excellent trekking endeavors to tempt the intrepid travelers.  The town has enticing eating places where one can savor traditional cuisine and all time favorites- momos and thupkas. There are also many temples in the town both Buddhist and Hindu in practice.

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary- Diverse climatic and topographical conditions give way to a variety of flora and fauna. Some of the rare species here include antelopes, mittan, serow and goral.

In addition to tourism places, the state also provides a heaven  endowing abundant scope for adventure activities. I had a great time indulging myself in angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking. With this, my Arunachal Pradesh tourism came to an end!