Top 10 Places To Visit In Arunachal Pradesh

There are times you are left to wonder if nature has been more kind to some parts of the earth. The world has many places that offer you great experiences, breathtaking moments and amazing views. Some tourist spots have beautiful mountains and stunning valleys; some are deserts but still have a great deal to offer. Each is beautiful in its own way and every place is unique for what it has to offer. While nature plays its game at its will on various locations, mankind had been playing its own game. Very few places have the best of everything and Arunachal Pradesh is one such place. The state is rich with picturesque beauty that offers relaxation and rejuvenation. The place offers you peace and action. Places of worship or wildlife sanctuaries, you name it; the state has it. Here are the top 9 places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh which you cannot afford to miss.

1. Tawang

Sela Lake at Tawang
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With Tibet to its north, Bhutan to its southwest and Sela range of West Kameng to its east, Tawang captivates you with its scenic beauty. It is located 10000 feet above Mean Sea Level. Tawang has beautiful lakes around it and you will love the view offered by the place. The 400-year-old Tawang monastery is not only one among the oldest but it is named one among the largest Indian monasteries. Also check out: Places To Visit In Tawang

  • Sela Pass
  • Tawang Monastery
  • Taktsang Gompa
  • Gorichen Peak
  • Shonga-tser Lake
  • Nuranang Waterfalls
  • Pankang Teng Tso Lake
  • Bumla Pass
  • Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls
  • Jaswant Garh

2. Roing

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Roing is one of the most important tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. It is located in Lower Dibang Valley. The picturesque beauty of the place attracts tourists from all parts of the world. Nature lovers, archeologists and adventure seekers will find the place engaging, educative and interesting. The place has many lakes and waterfalls and here you will find yourself at peace. A perfect place if you want to be in solitude. Also check out: Places To Visit In Roing.

  • Mayudia
  • Mehao Lake
  • Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bhismaknagar Fort
  • Hunli
  • Nijomaghat
  • Nehru Van Udyan
  • Rukmini Nati
  • Sally Lake
  • Iphi-Pani Ghat

3. Itanagar

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Your tour of Arunachal Pradesh is not complete without visiting Itanagar, the state capital. Itanagar has various attractions to offer which include Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ita Fort, The State Museum, Ganga Lake, Polo Park and a lot more. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is a sprawling sanctuary that houses various species including langur, antelopes, Himalayan black bear, porcupines, goral and many more (visit: Places To Visit In Itanagar). The bird species exceed 400 in number and hence this place is great for birdwatching. Ita Fort is an ancient monument belonging to the 14th and 15th centuries. The gallery in State Museum has great collections that speak of the rich heritage of the tribes in the state. Ganga Lake offers scenic views with the green forest and orchids around. Polo Park is a botanical garden and it soothes your mind.

  • Ganga Lake
  • Ita Fort
  • Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Polo Park
  • Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum
  • Gompa
  • Craft Centre And Emporium
  • Rupa
  • Indira Gandhi Park

4. Bomdila

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Bomdila is a perfect place if you are aiming to have a stunning view of snow clad Himalayan mountain ranges. It is situated 8000 feet above the sea level. The cool climate is enjoyable and so are the apple orchards and the beautiful surroundings. You could find a centre for crafts where local crafts are on display and a shopping centre. Also check out: Best Tourist Destinations in Bomdila

  • Sessa Orchid Sanctuary
  • Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dirang Valley
  • Bomdila Monastery
  • Apple Orchards
  • Bomdila View Point
  • R.R. Hill
  • Craft Centre And Ethnographic Museum
  • Tipi Orchidarium
  • Upper Gompa
  • Lower Gompa
  • Middle Gompa

5. Ziro

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Ziro is famously known as Apatani Plateau. Declared as a World Heritage Site, Ziro offers some of the best attractions in Arunachal Pradesh. While you are here, ensure that you visit Talley Valley, fish farm and Wild Life Sanctuary. Pine Bamboo groves found here look enchanting. Also check out: Places To Visit In Ziro Valley

  • Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Meghna Cave Temple
  • Kile Pakho
  • Midey
  • Ziro Puto
  • Dolo Mando
  • Hapoli
  • Dilopolyang Maniipolyang
  • Pine Grove
  • Tarin Fish Farm
  • Bamboo Grove
  • Tipi Orchid Research Centre

6. Bhalukpong

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Looking around the beauty of Arunachal Pradesh and lost in its tranquility, if you seek a change, this is where you need to be. Bhalukpong keeps your body and mind engaged. The options are many if you seek adventure. You could go hiking, trekking and river rafting. The hills that surround Bhalukpong offer you great opportunity to go trekking. Once you are here, do visit The Kaziranga National Park and Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary. Also check out: Places To Visit In Bhalukpong

  • Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaziranga National Park
  • Bhalukpong Fort
  • Tipi
  • Bomdila

7. Pasighat

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Named the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh, this is the oldest town of the state. It is located on the banks of Siang River and it is 155 meters above the sea level. The place is blessed with the kindness of nature and you will find mind-blowing views. The majestic river Brahmaputra flows to this place from Tibet. Pangin and Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary are two top attractions here.

8. Anini

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Anini is one of the most enticing places in Arunachal Pradesh. Although the history of the place is a bit clouded, it is said to have housed the Idu Mishimi who migrated from Tibet around the 1st millennium BC. The Town is located atop a Plateau between two tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra river. Due to its high elevation above sea level, the town enjoys a pleasant climate throughout the year and is a great place to visit with several natural and man made tourist attractions making Anini a perfect location for mental relaxation.

9. Along

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Along is a place to be if you come along to Arunachal Pradesh. It is situated near Assam’s border. The valley is picturesque surrounded by mountains with rivers flowing through them. The place has various attractions. Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, which is situated here, houses wild species such as elephants and deer. The Hanging Bridge on River Siang is made of cane and bamboo. You could go river rafting and trekking if you are keen to have some activity to challenge your physical ability.

10. Dirang

Dirang is an unexplored gem, hidden away in the wilderness of Arunachal Pradesh. This quaint village is a stoppage for many tourists proceeding towards Tawang from Assam. A major influence of Buddhism and Bhutanese culture can be found here, through the presence of Kalachakra Gompa and Dirang Dzong. Explore this beautiful village while going towards Tawang.

  • National Research Centre On Yak
  • Dirang Dzong
  • Hot Water Spring
  • Sangti Valley
  • Kalachakra Gompa

Apart from these places Tezu (Places To Visit In Tezu) and Khonsa (Places To Visit In Khonsa) are also considered as “must-visit” places of Arunachal Pradesh.

Famously called ‘Nature’s Treasure Trove’, Arunachal Pradesh has limitless beauty. There are a lot more tourist places in Arunachal Pradesh. The snow clad mountains and scenic valleys make the atmosphere serene. Water sports and trekking make you energetic. Overall, it is a great place to spend your vacation.

About Rohit

An architect by profession, Rohit Agarwal is a curious traveller, seeking out the minutest detail about the places he travels to, and that’s what one will find in his writings. His writings have appeared in various blogs, he’s currently trying to bring forth as many different places a traveller who shares the same level of curiosity like him would like to visit through his writings.

44 thoughts on “Top 10 Places To Visit In Arunachal Pradesh”

  1. Hi, both me and my wife are 60+ and are keen to go to Arunachal. To help in our planning could you please share all relevant details on, how to, when, from where to arrange a car in AP etc. Many thanks in advance.

  2. We are 8 members aged above 55 years and want to visit Arunachal Pradesh in 8/9 days in 1st week of October. Kindly suggest itinerary.

  3. Hi,
    I m planning to go for a tour at Arunachal Pradesh from Nov 2 to 12th. Please guide my tour plan from Kolkata.

  4. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Arunachal this december for a period of 7-9 days. Could you help me plan my trip? I’d love to do a trek and raft and am very interested in the scenic beauty that is on offer.

  5. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Arunachal this March or April which is better for a period of 7-9 days. Could you help me plan my trip? I would love to do a trek and raft and am very interested in the scenic beauty that is on offer.

  6. Hello sir, my name is Ashok and I am a student. I want to help you to visit Arunachal Pradesh; first, you reach itanagar with valid inner line pass, which is mandatory for outsider of Arunachal Pradesh. Then you go to Ziro and then Pasighat, along, than Changlang, and than you go back to Guwahati, Assam.

  7. Hi,

    I am coming from Mumbai to Guwahati. thought of travelling to Arunachal pradesh. can u please give me some details as how many days i require to there and is every thing safe in there?

  8. I m planning to go for a tour at Arunachal Pradesh from May 2nd to 14 May. Please guide my tour plan from Mumbai.

  9. Which is the best time to travel Arunachal plan to come through air India package.which items are popular to purchase as memory.

  10. Hey Amit, first you have to go to Tinsukia in Assam (you can easily reach Tinsukia by rail or by air, many trains go there). From Tinsukia, you can hire taxi to Parshuram Kund (it is about 5 hour run from Tinsukia), there is no płace to stay there so you’ll have to up-down in one day.

  11. Hi
    Very detailed and precise information,
    I am a solo traveler, I want to visit Arunchal Pradesh there is no time limit, and when us the right time to visit Arunchal Pradesh, I like nature, peaks,falls and trekking, time is not a constraint,
    I would be happy if I get detailed information for the Arunchal Pradesh trip, and how much the expenses might come.

  12. It is surprising to see that every one is asking tourist information when so may tourist guide web sites are available in India. You may contact them and they will guide you in a better condition.

  13. Hi, both me and my wife are 60+ and are keen to go to Arunachal. To help in our planning could you please share all relevant details on, how to, when, from where to arrange a car in AP etc. Many thanks in advance.

  14. We are three family 8 person want to visit Arunachal Pradesh in October 8 to 6. Please give information about visiting places, car from Guwahati and Hotels in Arunachal and how much expenses might be come.

    Please reply as early as possible.

    Thanking you, have a nice day.

  15. We are ( from Kolkata ) planning to visit ARUNACHAL PRADESH during Oct`03 to 11 apprx. ie for 7 to 9days. We are all Adult and our ages are in between 55 to 80. According to your suggestion our tour will start either from Guwahati or Dibrugarh. Our main MOTO is to visit ARUNACHAL. Please provide us suggestions accordingly.
    Regards : S K SAHA

  16. Simply superb .Thanks for your info.

  17. We are 1983-84 batch range forest officer of near about 40. My family planning to visit Arunachal pradesh as a tourist in January. We are staying for 7 days. We are coming from Maharashtra, Gujrat and Rajasthan. We require hotel with Hall and vehicles. Please guide me with all respect.

  18. Hi I’ve gone through some your posts and just loved your way of exploring nature. I wish you a great success in your professional life. I hope your passion and hobby will lead you to great heights.

  19. Hi, I am planning to visit Arunachal in end of December. I am planning to go via Guwahati. Could you please suggest a route it also be known to us about temperature?

  20. I am planning to visit arunachal pradesh during the summer Vacation for around 8 days. Could you please plan my route so that it would be cheaper and easier for me to travel?

  21. Hi, I am planning a visit to Assam, Arunachal and Odisha for a 3 week period from Dec 19th until Jan 10th. Any info you can share about how to get there, where to stay and what to see would be most appreciated. I am mostly interested in nature, wildlife and birds.

  22. Hi,
    this is my first time travelling as a solo traveler, planning on going to Arunachal Pradesh for 2 days,, i want to Ziro mainly.. how do i get that place from Delhi airport.also is Ziro a small or large area to cover, because i wanna see the entire zone.

  23. Interested in Bhalukpong-Bomdila Dirang-Tawang circuit,also Itanagar Ziro. Car & budget hotel
    accommodation for 5 persons.Tour will start in end October. Duration 8-10 days . Guwahati to Guwahai.

  24. Hi, I am planning to visit Arunachal pradesh in 3rd week of September. Please suggest if this is the right time to visit? Which are the recommended places? Is it safe for solo traveler.

  25. Hi,
    Your post is very amazing the way you represent the beauty of Arunchal in this post that was very impressive. I am traveler every time I am looking for new places and ideas. Your post is very useful for me. Thank you so much and keep it up.

  26. Hi,
    I am planning for this tour in September. Can any one tell me about the weather & nature at that time?

  27. Hi I am planing 2 weeks in himanchal and need help with planning a route.

  28. Hi,

    I am planning to visit Arunachal this december for a period of 7-9 days. Could you help me plan my trip? I’d love to do a trek and raft and am very interested in the scenic beauty that is on offer.

  29. I want to visit Arunachal Pradesh between 8th April to 15th April and total four aged persons from Kolkata. Please plan a trip for the above period from Guwahati. If possible I may include Shillong also. Please plan shortest direction including car as well as budget hotel costs, etc.

  30. Hi,
    We are all total 4 people. Me and my Husband with a 3 yr old kid and my father aged 65yrs. We are planning to visit Arunachal Pradesh for 7-8 nights. Kindly suggest a itinerary. Tawang is a must visit to be considered.

  31. Sir, we are 20 people age in between 55 to 75 years. Wanted to visit Arunachal from 1st Oct. to 8th Oct and want to stay at Ramakrishna Mission. Can you please help us plan the visit?

  32. Please send me a ten-day itinerary to see the top 10 places in Arunachal Pradesh in September starting from and ending at Guwahati.

  33. Thank to Trans India Travels for giving me useful information which is helpful.
    Thanks a lot once again.

  34. Hi!
    I am planning a 7 day trip to Arunachal Pradesh. I will arrive Guwahati by morning and after spending the day, will take a night train from Guwahati to Naharlagun. Naharlagun is very near to Itanagar I guess, so I plan to take a morning bus from Itanagar to Ziro. The problem is APST website says there is only one bus runs which runs on alternate days.
    Can I get a bus directly from Guwahati to Ziro?
    From Ziro, I plan to go to Tawang.
    Please suggest the best possible budget ways to commute and places to visit.
    Thanks in advance.

  35. Dear Ashok Kumar ,
    I want to visit Arunachal Pradesh , How to reach Itanagar from Delhi also please suggest some good Hotels

  36. I Dr. Dipak Kumar Mal, Teaching in Government Technical Institution(Government of West Bengal) for last 20years, aged 54yrs, single is interested to visit from Guwahati – Bhalukpong (1 night)-Dirang (2 night) – Tawang (3 night) – Bomdila (1 night) – Guwahati – 7 night and 8 days during 08/10- 17/10 and searching for group on share basis. I am ready to adjust for such tour. I have already discussed with the Arunachal Government approved Travelling agent in Kolkata. If allow me to participate in your group (or group of 6 people i.e. in one Travelling vehicle) I shall be greatful to you. I met the tourist officer at Arunachal Bhavan for necessary arrangement.

  37. We are a group of three couples aged sixty years. We are thinking about a trip to Arunachal Pradesh for about one week Ex Guwahati. Covering all the Ten Places as mentioned above. Possibly dates covering in the last fortnight of December. Kindly suggest possible itinerary including stay at three star facilities including costs with breakfast and dinner.

  38. First you come to itanagar from itanagar you will get a apst bus itanagar to bomdila and from bomdila you will get sumo bomdila to twang….sumo time….morning 6:am

  39. Sir,
    We are five family members wish to visit Tawang and other interested places in Arunachal Pradesh. We will reach Guwahati Airprt on 21.1 morning and back from Guwahati on 26.1 at night. Please guide me the tour details for which I shall be obliged.

  40. I am Moinudeen from Kollam, Kerala.

    Like to visit and saw FMSCI condusted a car rally there in December last week.

    Its postponed from October hence heavy rain in this region. How to reach by air? Which is the nearest Airport at there?

  41. Please share the information to visit Shillong or other place.


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