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It is intriguing to know that when you are still cozying up in your bed waiting for the sunrise, there is a part of the land in our own country which sees the very first radiant rays of sunlight piercing the clouds and warming up life on the land and forests alike. The place which we are talking about is Dong - the easternmost village in India. Here the tourists climb up the mountains at 3 am to witness the very first rays of sunlight.  

Facts to Pique Your Interest for Dong Valley

  • Did you know that at 1,240 meters, this village is located at the very confluence of river Lohit which is further a tributary of Brahmaputra and Sati? 
  • In 1999 only it was discovered that this place experiences the first sunrise in India. 

Dong Valley History

Dong valley is situated in the Anjaw District and the history can be traced back to British India. Sometime around 1914, this place was a part of the Lakhimpur district. The British created the north-east frontier tract for the very purpose of administering the three areas which are namely the central and eastern section, the Lakhimpur Frontier Tract along with the western section. 

After this, sometime around 1956, the Dibang valley was constituted as a separate sub-division, placed under the charge of an Additional Political Officer. Then coming to 1980 June, it was further separated into two separate independent districts - Lohit district and the Dibang Valley district.   

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Why You Should Visit Dong Valley?

The majestic beauty of this place is really amazing to discover and explore. The cascading rivers and herculean mountains are just a few aspects of its overall natural abundance. It is the kind of place where one can find solitude away from the glamour of the cities. And if you seek all this, then Dong Valley is an option worth considering.

Places to Visit Near Dong Valley

Tidding. It is quite popular among locals and travellers alike. The opulent and shining aquamarine water of this place is its major highlight. Furthermore, the undulating slopes create a very satisfying respite, especially for people who love nature.

Chaglagam. An interesting place to explore, this is essentially a village and a tehsil situated in the Anjaw district. The captivating and splendid beauty of this place is really worth exploring and discovering in its fine formations.

Walong. It is fundamentally a small cantonment and an administrative town carved out of Lohit District in 2004. Known for its memorials dedicated to the Indians who died there during the hard times of the 1962 Sino-India war, this place is located on the “Helmet Top” where the hot water springs attract a great number of tourists from other parts of India. 

Things to Do Around Dong Valley

Watching Sunrise. Watch the sunrise at 3 am. Witness the beautiful confluence of Lohit and Sati Rivers and enjoy trekking.

Go and explore the Dong Van Market. You will surely like this place owing to the various variety of flavours which this place has to offer!

Exploring Glow Lake. The overall vibe and aura of this place are simply amazing to explore.

Best Time to Visit Dong Valley

The best time to visit Dong Valley is between the months of April and July. During this time, you can hope to explore the best possible sight-seeing places.

How to Reach Dong Valley 

By Air. By air, the best way to reach Dong village would be to fly to Dibrugarh and then get a cab or some other means of transportation to reach your destination. You can easily get flights from major Indian cities like New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, and Hyderabad. From Tezu, you can also hire helicopters to further travel to your destination. After getting out of the airport, you can easily hire cabs to reach your destination. 

By Road. The overall connectivity via road is quite good. So, if you are planning to visit this place via road then it would be a convenient experience for you. You can reach out to Dong Valley from major Indian cities like Delhi, Pune, Bangalore, and Chennai.

By Train. The Tinsukia station is the nearest railhead. Once you reach there, it will be necessary to get some means of transportation like a cab or a bus to reach your destination. 

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