Arunachal Pradesh

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The northeastern state of India, Arunachal Pradesh is prominent for its captivating dawn landscapes. Being a border state, Arunachal Pradesh lies in proximity to Bhutan in the West, Myanmar in the East, and shares a disputed boundary line (McMahon Line) with China. The state is known for its diversity in ethnicity while having a combination of Morpa, Tani, Tai, and Naga people majorly in the west, center, east and south regions of the state respectively. This land of dawn-lit mountains has a lot to serve you when it comes to counting on the best tours to India. If you love the white sheet of nature, the chilled snow, covering the mountains, then you must visit Arunachal Pradesh anywhere between October to February. Right from 32 degrees Celsius high temperature to as low as 4 degrees Celsius, you will love the weather a lot. The snowfall of the place can surely endow you with a walk to heaven. Therefore,  the winter season is the best time to gather indispensable memories.

History of Arunachal Pradesh

Though India got independence in 1947, yet Arunachal Pradesh Tourist Destination was not completely an independent state till then. On 20th January 1972, the region officially got the nomination as Arunachal Pradesh and garnered the status of Union Territory. It became a full-fledged state on the 20th of February 1987 and since then the state has maintained the status quo. Prior to that, it was called North-East Frontier Agency with the initials NEFA.

Apart from that, you can also find the mention of Arunachal Pradesh in various Hindu literature scripts such as Mahabharata, Ramayana, the Kalika-Purana. Though the region has always been giving tough times to China and Indian disputes, yet this disputed land offers highly captivating landscapes. In earlier times Mayapur used to be the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and that was a place with a lot of historical prominences. Now named Itanagar, the present capital is the diverse hub of culture and traditions of the state. 

Culture of Arunachal Pradesh

The home to more than 26 major tribes and sub-tribes, Arunachal Pradesh portrays highly fascinating cultural diversity. All the tribes have their customs, rituals, and traditions, but the beauty of the state is that people of too many cultural differences manage to share lives. Coming to the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, you can count on Galo, Adi, Aka, Apatani, Nyishi, Tagins, Bokar, Bori, and many more.

It is such a place where the majority of people (people belonging to Monpa, Sherdukpen, Singpho, and Khampti tribe) belong to two different Buddhist sects are Mahayana and Hinayana, however, the other tribes believe in worshipping animals. Also, its home to people who abide by the Donyi-Polo religion where worshipping Sun and Moon is the way to go. Being one of the most linguistically diverse states across India, Arunachal Pradesh pays homage to people speaking more than 50 dialects of none other than the Tibet-Burman language. Under the Tani dialect -Adi, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, Nyishi, and Apatani are the most common forms of languages here. The west and north part of the state is inclined towards the Bodic language where Mishmi is famous among the people living in its eastern part. This type of language diversity is very rare to be seen anywhere across the country. 

Art and Handicraft of Arunachal Pradesh

With a gift of traditional craftsmen skills, Arunachal Pradesh keeps on passing the talent from generation to generation. The local men of the state do weaving, wood carving, pottery, painting, ornament making, carpet making, bamboo work, cane work, smith work, basket making, and whatnot. When it comes to the women of this region, they excel in making handicrafts and handlooms.

Food of Arunachal Pradesh 

Having a great influence on Himalayan as well as tribal civilizations, the staple food of the region is staple and meat. Also, the locals enjoy lettuce cooked with green chilies, ginger, and coriander. Then comes the traditional dishes of the place, Thukpa, and momos prepared with mild spices. The people also ferment rice and millet to make a plethora of beer forms. The only thing that varies among the local communities due to their cultural differences is the method in which they prepare their food.

Things to do in Arunachal Pradesh 

The north-eastern gem of India, Arunachal Pradesh comprises a plethora of fascinating places that attract tourists. A huge number of monasteries, waterfalls and lakes amplify the beauty of the place. Not just this, Tourist Places in Arunachal Pradesh also cover the following list with which you can get an opportunity to indulge in exciting things mentioned below:

  • Capture the beauty of snowy mountains around Sela pass in your camera and heart.
  • Enjoy the biodiversity at Namdapha National Park.
  • Take an adventurous and exciting trek at Dirang valley in West Kameng.
  • Zero Music Festival is one of its kind and a must-visit for music lovers. 
  • Say "Hello" to tigers at Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.
  • Make the best of Arunachal Pradesh Tourism at Ziro Valley with a close look at local culture and traditions. 
  • Try boating in the chilled waves of Sangti Valley.

  • Pay a keen eye to Buddhist culture at Golden Pagoda and grab the best habits from there. 
  • If you love architecture sightseeing, then do not miss Malinathan, an ancient temple of Hindus. 
  • Get the inner peace and glow at Glow Lake by sitting and relaxing here. 
  • Savor the taste of rice beer at the Solung festival.
  • Do not miss taking a selfie at Bomdila.

With all these things to do, you can complete your trip to Arunachal Pradesh quite beautifully. This state of mountains will surely make you see paradise from close. Right from the snowy white sheet-covered mountains to a huge number of cultures and traditions, you will find everything min-blowing.

The Land of Rising Sun, Arunachal Pradesh will make your every moment precious and memorable by adding some fun at every step.

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