The land of the dawn lit mountains', is one of the most pristine areas in India. The history of Arunachal Pradesh is a virtual treasure trove of myths and fascinating traditions, but the recorded history of this state is available only from the 16th century onwards, when the Ahom kings began to rule Assam . Since 1947, it was a part of the North East Frontier Agency and was later made a Union Territory . Arunachal Pradesh was made a full fledged state on 20th February, 1987. The greatest attraction of the state is its dazzling array of flora and fauna, in a habitat that combines glacial terrain, alpine meadows, and sub-tropical rain forests

Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded by Bhutan on the west, China on the north - east, Myanmar on the east and by the Indian state of Assam on the southern side. It mainly consists of verdant mountainous ranges sloping to the plains of Assam , and has the largest area in the north-east region. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. The principal crop of this area is rice, and other important crops include maize, millets, wheat, pulses, potato, sugarcane and oilseeds.

The eastern crest of India cocoons a mystical land of bliss- Arunachal Pradesh. This 'Land of Rising Sun' has many wonders and attractions for travelers. The wavering rivers, the snow clad mountains, the stubborn plains, exclusive flora and fauna, legendary cultural heritage trailing since ancient times, the habitat of wild savages, the thick woodlands, the historical heritages, the tribal terrains.... Ahh! A lot many to have a rendezvous with. Each of the attractions in Arunachal Pradesh is at par. Among the thousands of species of orchids as many as 600 species of orchid are found in Arunachal Pradesh. The foreign tourists to Arunachal Pradesh require a Restricted Area Permit and the Indian tourists need an Inner Line Permit.


By Rail - It is well connected with rest of India. The closest railway station is Harmuty located at a distance of 33 km from Itanagar.

By Air - Lilabari Airport of Assam is the nearest airport for the state.

By Road - A good connectivity by bus is provided by Arunachal State Transport and Private transport operators. A direct bus facility from Guwahati (381km), Shillong (481km), Tezpur (216km), Dibrugarh (375km), Tinisukia (415 km), Jorhat (245km), Nagaon (275km), Namsai (495km) connects to Itanagar.

Best Time to Visit - The best time to go to Arunachal Pradesh is October to April.


Visitors to Arunachal Pradesh have many places to visit. Some of them are:


Akashiganga is one of the most significant pilgrimage located in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Akashiganga in Arunachal Pradesh is believed to be associated with the legend of Sati (the consort of Lord Shankar) recited in the 8th century Kalika Purana. The place provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra glimmering far below. The Legend Says It is believed that, Lord Shankar when saw the dead body of Sati, could not resist himself from anger and started doing Tandava (the dance of destruction). To bring him (Lord Shankar) out of attachment for the dead body (of Sati) and save the world from destruction, Lord Vishnu used his 'Sudarshan Chakra' to cut the body into pieces. During this process, it is said that, the head of Sati fell in the area, located about is 12-km from Malinithan towards Along in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. This place is called Akashiganga and is very popular as a sacred place. Sightseeing in Akashiganga The Sacred Kund There is a temple near the road. From there one has to go down 100 meters down through a spiral path, where a sparkling object can be seen in the 'Kund' but on going closer down, the object is invisible. Pilgrims take a holy dip in this Kund.


Bhalukpong is worth a visit at the time of the Nyethidow festival in March. Also nearby (3 kms) is the famous Tipi Orchid Centre. Languages spoken here are Aka, Hindi, Assamese and English. Bhalukpong is known for picnics, rafting and angling on the banks of Kameng river and trekking and hiking.

Bhalukpong in Arunachal Pradesh is a mesmerizing place for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers, and adventurers (an ideal destination for hikers, rafters and anglers). Bhalukpong Arunachal Pradesh is a little town on the Kameng River and lies along the dense forests that form the border of the Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. The Nyethidow festival celebrated in the month of March is a must visit occasions, for the tourists to Arunachal Pradesh Bhalukpong. Near Bhalukpong: Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary is located at Bhalukpong in West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Spread across an area of 862 sq km, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary inhabits Bengal tiger and the great pied hornbill and some endangered birds such as white winged wood duck. Dark deep green forests and little rivulets dominates the sanctuary. Other animals found here are elephants, gaurs, sambhar, binturong, leopard, peacock pheasant and Kalij pheasant. Tipi Orchidarium Arunachal has the largest range of orchids in India. There is an Orchidarium at Tipi near the banks of the Bharali River in the West Kameng District, west of Tawang district. It shelters 500 or more varieties of orchids which grow abundantly in various parts of Arunachal Pradesh. In the Orchid research centre, scientists create new hybrid varieties of orchids using the latest techniques of biotechnology. This place is also ideal for rafter and anglers. Kaziranga National Park Kaziranga National Park lies southeast of Bhalukpong. Recognised as a world heritage site by UNESCO, Kaziranga National Park was established in 1940. One of the most visited wildlife reserves of India , Kaziranga figures quite often on the itinerary of discerning tourists from all over the world. Kaziranga Wildlife Sanctuary is home to one of the last creatures of the prehistoric age, the one horned rhinoceros.


Bhismaknagar in Arunachal Pradesh is a holy heritage site of the Idu Mishmis. Bhimaknagar Arunachal Pradesh is a symbol of past grandeur and signifies the high standard of civilisation that once marked Bhismaknagar. It is believed that, Arunachal Pradesh Bhismaknagar was a strong hold of the Chutiyas in 12th-16th centuries BC. The excavations at this ancient town of Arunachal Pradesh throws new light on its much earlier relics. It speaks for the Catholic spirit of the ancient Indians and the contribution made by the Idus to the synthetic fabric of Indian culture. Today, Bhismaknagar has become the centre of a renaissance, a determination of a flourishing race to rejuvenate its traditional culture, while embracing everything that is progressive. Sightseeing in Bhismaknagar Archaeological ruins of Bhismaknagar Fort Bhismaknagar fort, located nearly 30 km from Roing dates back to 8th century BC. This fort is recorded as the oldest archaeological site in this region. It lies in Dibang Valley district. The fort is sacred heritage of the Idu Mishmis. It is a symbol of past glory and portrays the high standard of civilisation that once presented the splendour of Bhismaknagar. Dibang Valley The lush green surroundings of this valley is enchanting. The natural beauty of the valley is eye soothing. Trek through this beautiful valley and recollect some of your past glories.


Bomdila is situated at an altitude of over 8500 feet in the north eastern state of in Arunachal Pradesh in India. Hooked in the amongst the mighty mountainous ranges of Himalaya, Bomdila in Arunachal Pradesh is a mini paradise, with its apple orchards, Buddhist gomphas and a magnificient view of the Kameng Valley. There are also some scenic views of Himalayan landscapes and snow wrapped mountains. Bomdila is an ideal place for trekking & hiking and also an ideal getaway in summer.

Sightseeing in Bomdila The Nature Around Bomdila is the headquarters of the West Kameng district of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Bomdila offers a panoramic view of the awesome Himalayan terrain with its snow-capped mountains. It is famous for its apple orchids and tourists can take a walk through them. Bomdila also houses a couple of Buddhist monasteries or gompas. The surroundings of Bomdila has a number of trekking and hiking trails that attracts the adventure lovers. The Orchid Research and Development Station The Orchid Research and Development Station at Tippi and two other Orchid conservation sanctuaries located at Sessa and Dirang are worth seeing places. Craft Centre & Ethnographic Museum

Here you can visit the Craft Centre, producing very fine colourful exquisite 'dragon' designs carpets, Buddhist Tangkas(wall hangings) and masks. the Ethnographic Museum is another spot, worth visiting. Buddhist Monasteries

Must visit places in Bomdila include the Buddhist Monasteries called 'Gompas', which show a strong influence of Tibetan and Buddhist culture. Apple Orchards

A stroll through the wide stretches of Apple orchards will be an enchanting experience. Tawang Town The small town of Tawang is located north of Bomdila and the journey from Bomdila to Tawang takes the tourists through some breathtaking valleys of Dirang and famous Sela Pass (4,300m). Tawang is hooked at a height of over 3,400 m above sea level, and is world-known for its 400-year-old Buddhist monastery. The origin of this monastery can be traced to the mid-17th century. It is a major Buddhist center located at northeast India. IMPORTANT NOTE : Domestic tourists have to obtain the Inner Line Permit from the Deputy Commissioner of the concerned districts while foreigners need to obtain the Restricted Area Permit from the Ministry of External Affairs to tour in the state.


Itanagar, the capital city of the state of Arunachal Pradesh also as known as 'the Land of the Dawn Lit Mountains', is nestled on top of low flat hills. Placed amidst a beautiful and booming surroundings with a pampering climate, Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh offers a lovely and lively atmosphere for the tourist to Arunachal Pradesh. Remnants of a old palace and other such monuments boast of the glorious past of the city to the visitors from all around. Some historians identify Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh with the ancient 11th century BC capital of Mayapur, under the Jitari dynasty. Itanagar today is divided into two parts, each 10 km apart from each other, with the older one named Naharlagun. Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh is situated at an altitude of 350 m form the sea level. Itanagar has been the capital of Arunachal Pradesh since 20th April 1974. You will find a huge influence of Tibetan culture in Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh, highly visible in the clothes and costumes of its inhabitants. Itanagar has become home to numerous people from numerous cultures, coming from all over the country ( India ). This feature of Itanagar has given it the name - "Mini India". Sightseeing in Itanagar Ita Fort Ita Fort is situated at the heart of the capital city in Papum Pare district. It is a historical fort of an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks, dating back to the 14th -15th centuries . The total brickwork done on the fort comprise of 16,200 cubic mtr. length. There are also three gates on three sides viz; Eastern, Western and Southern, which is said to be built by Ahom rulers. The name Itanagar is believed to be derived from the name of this fort. The Buddhist Temple This is a new but beautiful yellow - roofed shrine. It rises from well-rnaintained grounds behind a stupo tree planted by His Holiness The Dalai Lama. The grounds of the temple offers a beautiful view of the Itanagar Town.

Ganga Lake (Gyaker Sinyi) The 6 km drive to the lake from Itanagar takes the visitors through some superbly primeval jungles with bamboo groves, orchid masses on tall trees, which are some of the vegetation which can be identified by the interested travelers. Stopping at the base of a hill, one has to take a flight of steps uphill. At the top of the ridge one looks down on a tranquil green forest lake which one has to cross in a row boat. Today, it is a beautiful spot for outings, boating and picnics. Polo Park An amazing little botanical garden at the top of a ridge overlooks the Itanagar town. One should notice the cane thickets, it looks a bit like a palm with spines on its stems, but grows as a bush. There is a small zoo, worth a visit. Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum provides a brief picture of Arunachal Pradesh and one can see woodcarvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts and archeological finds, while a workshop in the Handicrafts Centre specializes in traditional cane manufacture. It also houses a library section.


The land of Monpas, Tawang is a district of Arunachal Pradesh situated at a height of 10,000 ft from the sea level. Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is a major kernel of Buddhist learning and is particularly well-known for its 400 year old monastery (Tawang Monastery), one of the best known and largest in India . The name Tawang was derived from this monastery. It is also believed that, the name Tawang was given by Mera Lama in the 17th century. Before the establishment of this monastery, Tawang was a centre of Tantric religion. Apart from its religious importance, Tawang is famous for its natural beauty, which attracts and enchants the traveler. Sightseeing in Tawang Tawang Galden Namgyal Lhatse The spiritual center of the universe for the Monpas is the Tawang Galden Namgyal Lhatse, also know as Tawang Monastery. The monastery was founded Mera Lama, the contemporary of the fifth Lama. About forty years of construction work, starting from the 1640s, was needed to complete the structure. After three centuries of peace, this monastery was badly damaged by the Chinese invasion of 1962, with priceless murals and Tankhas (also spelt as Thankas or Thangkas) being destroyed. Reconstruction work still continues in parts of the monastery. There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas viz "Dungyur and Torgya" festivals, celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm.

On the Way to Tawang - On the way to Tawang lies the World's second highest pass, the Sela Pass through a high altitude lake of crystal blue water. Both sides of the lake are decked with miles of rhodendrons. There is also a Orchidarium at Tipi near the banks of the Kameng River in the West Kameng District, enroute Tawang.

Tawang Library - The library is a repository of thousands of block-printed commentaries and treatises on the subject of Mahayana Buddhism. This is a valuable resource for Buddhist scholars in the region. Even the paper used is produced by the Monpas locally, from the bark of the Hong Seng tree.

Pankang Teng Tso Lake - There are beautiful lakes around Tawang, the most being Pankang Teng Tso (P.T. Tso) Lake, only 17 km away from maddening crowd of township. It is a beautiful natural site, providing the tourists with eye soothing vistas. Other awesome lakes are Sangetser Lake, and Banggachang Lake.

IMPORTANT NOTE : Indian tourists : Indian tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh require an Inner Line Permit, which takes approximately three weeks to be issued.

Foreign tourists : Foreign tourists intending to visit Tawang must obtain Restricted Area permit from Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh.



Basar - It is census town and a shelter for tribal communities like Adi, Memba and Khamba. You can visit the popular Tibetan Buddhist temple, Mechuka Gompa here.

Bomdila - If you want to relax in the lap of nature visit Bomdila where you get to see the illustrious landscape, mountains wearing a scarf of snow, apple groves, pleasant weather, affectionate people and Buddhist Monasteries. This terrain is apt for trekking and hiking expeditions. Check out the Crafts Center manufacturing finest of the carpets with unique hues and motifs.

Bhalukpong / Tipi - A botanical delight, an orchidarium at Tipi, showcases 300 species of flora and fauna. Turbulent water falls, Perennially fresh forests, and lavish expanse gives opportunity for photo adventure. The rambling Kameng river is hot spot for white water rafting and angling.

Malinithan: This legendary land located in the Siang foothills is associated with Lord Krishna. A number of pilgrims flock to this place revering this dilapidated temple site. The classical Akashi Ganga waterfalls, exotic view of titanic Brahmaputra River and its tributaries attracts many tourists.

Ziro - Picturesque Ziro is located on the Apatani Plateau. It becomes a tourist attraction with its exquisite landscapes and tribal culture. Do not miss out on visiting Tarin, the high-altitude fish farm, the famous whispering pine grove and the craft centre. Enjoy watching sunrise from the hilltop where the sun rays touch you to make you fell the awe of nature.



Given to the topographical and climatic suitability, the woods of Arunachal Pradesh offer a natural habitat for the mammals. Mishmi, Takin, Hoolock Gibbon, Musk Deer, Bharal, Hisbid Hare, Flying Squirrel and more than 500 species of birds are some rare and endangered species of animals and birds which are conserved in two National Parks and four Wildlife Sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh.

Namdhapa National Park, Pakhui Sanctuary, Itanagar Sanctuary, Daying Ering Sanctuary, Mehao Sancuary, Kane Sanctaury, Eagle's Nest Sanctuary, Kamlang Sanctuary, Dibang Sanctuary, Sessa Orchid Sanctuary And Mouling National Park shelters many herbivores and have aided in preserving the many imperiled species of flora and fauna. To name some are Capped Langur, Red panda, Takin, Musk deer, Tiger, Leopard, Snow-leopard, Clouded leopard, Barking Deer, Serow, Honger, Small cats, Black Bear and rare birds.


Enjoy a adventure tour in Arunachal Pradesh with tremendous elated thrill. Blessed with dense evergreen forests coupled with turbulent streams, rivers and gorges and infinite of species of flora and fauna there are a number of adventure sports in Arunachal Pradesh. Think of a sport and you will find the state beckoning you. From trekking to hiking, fishing and angling, river rafting and bird watching. The Bomdila Tawang region is the first choice of adventure seekers for trekking. You can have fun while indulging in angling in the Kameng, Subansiri, Lohit, Siang and Tirap Rivers . The hills you come across while trekking while have many rare and unique flora and fauna. So just have your rucksack and get going to have the thrill.


The hill stations of the state are a perfect runaway from the monotonous and somberly hectic metro lifestyle. The serene atmosphere, the lush greenery, the pleasant weather, meandering water bodies, breathtaking sites and prominent hillocks will assuage your mind and body, heart and soul. Some hill stations of the state are:

Haflong - Visit this hilly terrain if you are looking for enchanting natural scenic charm. Blossoming blue orchards and pera, pineapple and oranges are the main attractions of Haflong. Summing up to its beauty is the lake ' Haflong Lake ' in the city.

Pashighat - If you wish to see suzerainty of nature visit Pashighat and experience on your own what a pacifying influence you will have here. It is the oldest city of the state and acts as the 'Gateway to the state of Arunachal Pradesh'. Indulge in photography adventure or feel the charisma of nature. The stately Brahmaputra acquires the name of Siang from hereon and meanders to Tibet.

Ziro/ Zero - This spot is surrounded by snow peaked mountains from all sides. The modest rivers Subansiri, Nishi, Apatani, Dafla, and Miri add up to the charm of the place. Enjoy a TRIBAL TOUR in this region and have a rendezvous with the Apatani tribes to know about their culture, traditions and lifestyle. Besides you can also enjoy wildlife tour and speleology. Yes ! the sanctuaries and the caves make sit possible.

Tawang - This center of Buddhism nestles the oldest Buddhist Monastery. The other attractions of the place are the mighty mountains, deep vales, torrential waterfalls and infinite lakes and Tawanchu river.



Arunachal Pradesh is a bench of religion marked with the Buddhist Monasteries. Discovering and rediscovering yourself through meditation is what you get to learn here. The three monasteries here are to purge out we mortals.

Tawang Monastery - The Lamaistic faith of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism in the terrain makes it the largest monastery. Also named as the 'Galden Namgyal Lhatse', the Tawang monastery bears to have given birth to the 6th Dalai Lama. Traveling amidst the tress of oak, pine, rhododendron and bamboo forests, with breathtaking views of the mountains and valleys all around enthralls the travelers.

Bomdila Monastery - In close proximity to the Tibetan border, the Bomadila Monastery boasts of having the largest and newest monastery called 'The Gelugpa Gompa'. The attractive surroundings snow caps and apple orchards will excite you. Do not miss to check out Sela Pass , the orchid centres at Tippi and Sessa. Go to the craft center at Bomdila for seeing the beautiful local woolen rugs and carpets with vibrant Tibetan motifs.

Urgelling Monastery - Enveloped in the elegant environs of Himalayas and the picturesque Tawang-Chu valley, the Urgelling monastery has special importance for the Lamaistic Mahayana sect of Buddhists.

This monastery has a single temple and is an abode of monks who meditate and practice Buddhist activities.



The tribes of Arunachal Pradesh celebrates the moments of life by observing various fairs and festivals. Each tribe has its own festival associated with husbandry and to seek blessings from God, to pay Him gratitude of good harvest. Some of the important festivals are Solung, Mopin, Losar, Boori Boot, Dree, Nechi Dau, Khan, Kshyat-Sowai, Loku, Longte Yullo, Mol, Nyokum, Ojiale, Reh, Sanken, Si-Donyi and Tamladu. These festivals are celebrated by folk tribal dance and music. Few festivals of relative importance are the Festivals of Apatani (Myokoh, Dree and Murung), Festivals of Nishi (Siron Molo Socham, Nyokum, Yulo), Festivals of Monpa (Losar, Jomu and Chosker), Festivals of Adi (Mopin and Solung), Festivals of Idu (Reh), Festivals of Bangni (Mlokom yulo and other festivals), Festivals of Tazin (Si-Doni), Festivals of Hill Miri (Boori Boot ).

The 'Solung' festival of 'Adis' is a five day feast for seeking happiness and prosperity. It is celebrated in order to have a plentiful harvest, to raise more mithuns and pigs and also to be free from natural casualties and calamities. Celebrated by the Gallong community of Adis there is another festival 'Mopin' to avoid natural calamities, epidemics evil effects of bad spirits and for good yield, health, wealth and prosperity. A grand celebration lasts for five days in the month of April.

The important festivals of 'Monpas', Losar and Chosker, are to observe the commencement of the new year in the former and reading the holy scriptures in the latter. Then the religious books are taken to the fields in a procession for good harvest. Each festival of these traibl communities is unioque wqaty of expressing their gratitude and offering humble prayer.


People Lifestyle and Religion The land of the state is replete with numerous tribes and sub tribes with a discreet and rich culture. The variety of ethnic groups, communities, languages, class and religion is quite evident in the state. The socio- religious differences among the communities classify the people of the state into three broad categories.

Of these, the First group of people comprises of Monpas and Sherdukpens of Tawang and West Kameng districts who are the followers of Lamaistic tradition of Mahayana Buddhist sect.

The Second group includes the persons from Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Bangnis, Nishis, Mishmis, Mijis, Thongsas tribes whose deity God are the Sun and the Moon. The tribes of Noctes and Wanchos, significantly located in the Tirap district, form the Third group. These people believe in Vaishnavism.

In terms of religion, the tribes of Arunachal Pradesh believe in a God or Super Natural Entity with few spirits and deities. They also believe in the existence of God at two places - in Heaven and on Earth. The high God is believed to be sympathetic, obliging and generous. The people have unwavering faith their deities and God.



Dance and music is synonymous to the jubilating spirit in the state. It is an essential part of each tribe of Arunachal. Men and women, young and old all take part this affair of celebration. People dance on certain occasions, rituals, festivals or simply for vegging out. You can find many folk dances in Arunachal Pradesh as Aji Lamu (Monpa), Roppi (Nishing), Buiya (Nishing), Hurkani (Apatani), Popir (Adi), Pasi Kongki (Adi), Chalo (Nocte), Ponung (Adi), Rekham Pada (Nishing), Lion and Peacock dance (Monpa). These songs are best accompanied by folk songs sung by the people in a chorus and the musical instrument played like drums and cymbals.


Every tribe of the state has exclusive expertise of craftsmanship. The beauty of the products made by these people is a result of their labor and dexterity. Cane and Bamboo being the main craft of this region, the tribal people make very pretty hats embellished with beaks and feathers of birds along with varieties of baskets, bags and containers. Among other craft works weaving, painting, carpet making, wood carving, ornaments, pottery, smithy work and basketry are popular.

Divided in three zones according to the inheritance of art and craft the Sherdukpens and Monpas, the Khowa, Aka and Miji group are the first one who make lovely masks for the mask dance. The tribes of second group like Apantanis, Hill Miris and Adis has exposure to make cane and bamboo products. And the third group comprising of Wanchos have expertise in woodcarving.



There are Six main travel circuits in Arunachal Pradesh. These are as:
Itanagar- Ziro- Daporjio-Along-Pashighat
Pashighat- Jenging - Yingkiong
Dibrugarh - Roing - Anini
Tinsukia - Tezu - Hauliang
Margerita - Miao - Namdhapa

To go to any part of north east India you have land in Guwahati first. Other cities are well connected from Guwahati. The beauty of the state is so enticing that no one feels like going back to that jungle of cement and concrete which is an offshoot of the metro life.


The state is a shoppers delight giving many opportunities to travel and explore the piece -de- resistance of the state. It will be an awesome experience buying the handicrafts of Arunachal. The adroit craftsmanship is apparent in the works of woodcarving, several paintings, pottery, weaving, paper making, carpentry and ivory work.

Check out the cups, saucers, dishes and fruit baskets made of Monpa wood. Who would like to miss on buying Sherdukpen shawls, Apatani Jackets and scarves Adi skirts, Mishmi shawls, Wancho bags Baskets and masks of wood. Hey ! the lovely ladies out there... check the jewelery pieces of beads. Yes they are tempting and you may find it quite difficult to succumb to its attraction. Remember to strike a good deal by bargaining with the vendors, this could also be equally exciting. Buy as per your choice and liking vis-a-vis woodcarving, ornaments, weaved items, carpets, potteries or cane and bamboo works. The ultimate decision is yours.


If you visit the state you will get see a herd of tribes here. A tribal tour to Arunachal gives you a chance to peep into the lifestyle and culture of the tribes residing in the remote villages of Arunachal Pradesh. You will be greeted by 26 major tribes and many sub tribes in the state. Some of the famous tribes are Adis, Apatanis, Mishmis, Monpas, Nyishi, Khambas and Membas, Idus, Deoris, Wanchos, Hrusso or Akas , Notches, Singphos, Khamptis, Tagins, Sherdukpens and many more.

Each of these tribes is distinct and different from other. They have their own ambit, their own culture, tradition, code of conduct, faith and belief, deity, festival and lifestyle yet there is a unifying force within them. "Linguistically diversified but socially unified" is what that makes these tribes so affectionate. Dwelling in different parts of the state these tribes gleefully celebrate each moment of life. If you wish to feel the pulse of the state just confabulate with these people and you get a glimpse of the community. snow


The state takes pride in its rich legacy of flora and fauna. The floristics diversity owes to the wide range of forests. The topographical and climatic conditions lay grounds for rich flora and fauna in the state.


Arunachal is not called the "Orchid Paradise" just for name sake. It alone has 600 species of orchids from thousands found in India . These endangered and rare orchids are vibrant besides have blooming and long lasting flower traits. The Forest Department of Arunachal Pradesh takes care of the orchids at the established centers in various districts.


An important element to make medicine for the ailments and seeking more monetary benefits for the state is what makes the medicinal plants all the more important. The state has as many as 500 species of medicinal plants. The commercial companies into pharmaceutical business seek these medicinal plants.


The Realm of Animals

Many herbivores and wild beasts have Arunachal as their home. Tiger, leopard, clouded leopard, snow leopard, golden cat and marbled cat; species of primates (hoolock gibbon, slow loris, Assemese macaque, stumptailed macaque and capped langur); the three goat antelopes (serow, goral and takin ); other mammals as rodents (squirrels, porcupine and rats), civet, mongoose, linsang, shrew and bat species, musk deer, bharal, Himalayan black bear, red panda are abundant here.

The Realm of Birds

White winged duck, sclater monal, temmin'ck's tragopan, Bengal florican which are otherwise rare can be located here in the natural environs attracting you. As many as 500 species of birds will make you surprised.

The Realm of Others

Significant reptiles, amphibia and pisces are also a specialty of the state. You can find variety of sankes and those huge poisonous pythons you have always seen on television. Many species of butterflies, moths, beetles and all other kinds of small creatures allures Entomologists and Naturalists.


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