Anjaw district is a place that is well-known for its amazing natural beauty. And, what is perhaps a little more intriguing is the fact that this place is also the second populous district of India.
It is a land of many enchanting rivers which flow freely in alignment with nature. Some of the most famous ones are the Lohit River, Lam River, Dichu River, etc.
This district is quite rich in terms of wildlife and has an exotic variety of fauna and flora. There is a great chance that you might even find a rare variety of rare mammals such as Mishmi takin or Red goral if you visit this place.
Historically speaking, this place has always been a land of Tawrah Mishmi, Kaman Mishmi and Meyor tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. And, it was in the year of 2004 that it was separated from Lohit district on February 16. It was then established again with seven different circles namely Hayuliang, Goiliang, Manchal, Chaglagam, Walong, Hawai and Kibithoo.
The local inhabitants of this place are the Tawarahs, Digarus, and Kamans, who are also known as the Zakhrings. The Diagaru Mishmis are great people when it comes to hospitality. Diagru Mishmis are settled in the Hayuliang district and the Chaglagam area. Whereas the Miju Mishmis are settled in the Goiliang area. The majority of the people here are dependent on agricultural activities for their livelihood.
We can say that nature has been quite generous to this district and has bequeathed it with a lot of waterfalls so much so that it has become quite popular among the people with the name 'The Land of Hundreds of Waterfalls'.
Around in the year of 1914, this district was a part of Lakhimpur. British Administration had created the North-East frontier tract for the very purpose of administering three key areas - 1) The Central & Eastern Section 2) The Lakhimpur Frontier Section 3) The Western Section. Furthermore, a politician in-charge was also appointed in each section.
And then in 1948, under the North-East Frontier Tract, the portion which had remained particularly from the Sadiya district was divided into two separate charges namely Abor Hills District and Mishmi Hills district. After that in June 1980, Lohit District was bifurcated further into two separate ones namely Lohit District and Dibang Valley.
There is every reason to visit Anjaw district. And why not so? Because this is a place of utmost serene and fascinating beauty of nature. The vast skies, the magical waterfalls, the verdant hills, virgin forests, winds offer a certain sense of enticing aloofness which you will fall in love with immensely.
Tezu. The beauty of listening to chirping birds, their soothing melodies, nature, the Shivalinga rocks comes across as praise-worthy. Overall, in Tezu you will get to find an abundance of nature’s glamour and fascinating beauty.
Visit Dong Valley. Dong Valley is a place where the sun rises first in our country. It is a place where many people visit to see the early morning sunrise at 3 am. Can you imagine 3 am? And owing to this one particular factor it has garnered a lot of attention from the people.
Visit Walong. In the local dialect, the meaning of this very word means 'Place full of bamboos'. Located on the west bank of the Lohit River, this is the kind of place which you will definitely love to discover. It also carries an intense historical significance as during the 1962 war Indian soldiers lost their lives while protecting our nation.
Tamladu Festival. It is one of the most famous festivals around this place. The celebrations of this festival are done in the Lohit area of the state by the Diagru Mishmis Clan. This festival marks its commencement with various dances performed by people from different districts.
Losar Festival. It is one of the major festivals of the Monap tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is basically celebrated around the arrival of New Year. The term Losar has been taken from two Tibetan words “Lo” meaning year and “Sar” means new.
March to August is a great time to explore this amazing place. It is overall a great time to explore it for sightseeing and cultural activities.
By Air. Some of the nearest airports are Tezu airport, Dibrugarh airport. Both of them are well-connected via major cities of India such as Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Pune, Mumbai, etc.
By Road. Anjaw has quite a good connectivity via the road network. To reach Anjaw you will have to take NH52. NH 44, NH 16. Furthermore, there are also state bus transport services available. From Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore it is located at an approximate distance of around 2,500, 3,300 and 3,400km respectively.
By Train. The nearest railway station from Anjaw district is the Tinsukia railway station. This station has good connectivity with some major Indian cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, etc.