Top 12 Places To Visit In Ziro Valley

Named a World Heritage Site for its stunning natural beauty, Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is headquarters to Lower Subansiri District. Apatani Plateau, as Ziro is popularly known, is situated at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level. The region is rich in rice fields and it is surrounded by mountains that boast of pine trees in great numbers. The wide range of flora and fauna seen here is soul captivating. Cool summers and cooler winters are characteristics of Ziro. Every angle is above perfect and every view is spectacular; no wonder the best of cameras fail to do justice to the hues of Ziro. Here are the top 12 places to visit in Ziro, which highlight the classic beauty of the place.

1. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary covers 337 sq. km. of land and it is one of the leading attractions of Ziro. The sanctuary is home to various endangered species. The beautiful forests that enjoy a much less human intervention have a wide range of flora and fauna. Silver fir trees, orchids, stunning ranges of bamboo and ferns are some of the trees found here. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary is called Bio-diversity zone.

2. Meghna Cave Temple

Meghna Cave Temple is a ‘must visit’ tourist spot in Ziro. This ancient cave temple dates back to 5000 years and it was rediscovered in the year 1962. Located at an altitude of 300 feet, the temple offers stunning views of the surrounding area. Majestic mountains, dense forests presenting lush greenery to your eyes and beautiful river flowing below give you the most wonderful experience. You will be at a loss for words to describe the immense beauty of the place. Set your camera in motion so that you will be able to relive the memories on your return.

3. Kile Pakho

The ridge Kile Pakho is situated 7 km away from old Ziro. The place would delight nature lovers for the scenic beauty it has to offer. Climb on the ridge and you could have Ziro plateau’s spectacular views on one side and snow clad Himalayan ranges on the other side.

4. Midey

You would love the sight of blue pine trees for which Midey is popular. You will find the biggest and the tallest pine trees in the whole of Apatani Valley. If you love adventure, you are sure to love this place, as it is a great place for hiking and trekking.

5. Ziro Puto

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Ziro Puto is a hillock where independent India’s first administrative centre was established. The place is also known as Army Puto as army cantonment was established during 1960s. You could have spectacular views of Apatani plateau from the hillock.

6. Dolo Mando

Dolo Mando is a hillock situated west of Ziro. It attracts tourists in great numbers as old Ziro and the town Hapoli views from the hilltop are spectacular. Trekking on the hill would be exciting if you are looking to give yourself some exercise.

7. Hapoli

District administration’s headquarters is located in Hapoli. The residence of Deputy Commissioner and the Circuit House are situated on a hillock here. You could have clear view of Hapoli from the hill.

8. Dilopolyang Maniipolyang

Dilopolyang Maniipolyang is a twin hillock situated on the way to Talley Valley. The scenic grasslands views are awe-inspiring.

9. Pine Grove

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Pine Groove is one of the most frequented tourist destinations in Ziro. The entire area is pine clad and it is situated nearly 3 kms away from old Ziro.

10. Tarin Fish Farm

Tarin Fish Farm
is located at a high altitude amidst pine and bamboo trees. High altitude fish are bred here and this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ziro.

11. Bamboo Grove

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Bamboo Groove stands proof of the expertise displayed in farm forestry in this part of the land. One stem bamboo, referred to as monopodial, is grown here with blue clad pine. This spot is frequented by hikers as well as tourists.

12. Tipi Orchid Research Centre

Tipi Orchid Research Centre
, which covers around 10 hectares of land, is located amidst hills and tropical rain forest. It houses a wide range of orchids that exceed 1000 varieties. Orchid glass house in the centre is a major attraction. This glass house with fiberglass roof has a gallery and a pond with a fountain.

Many tourist places in Ziro are declared as World Heritage Sites. The place boasts of natural beauties and all around you will find dense forests, lush greenery, beautiful hills and breathtaking valleys. If you look to be a part of nature, be a part of the world that has not been even bruised in the name of modern technology, you need to be at Ziro. Also visit: to find out more about the heavenly land of Arunachal Pradesh.

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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.

9 thoughts on “Top 12 Places To Visit In Ziro Valley”

  1. Good article.
    Ziro is not a world heritage site yet. Its just nominated from our side along with many other sites. UNESCO is yet to approve it.And second thing Tipi orchi center is not even close to ziro its at least couple of hundred kilometers away on the way to Tawang in totally different part of Arunachal pradesh. I have been there..

  2. Please send me some package details for ziro.

  3. You really done good research on Ziro puto.. this i can tell as i am resident of Ziro . Ziro really is beautiful place.

  4. hello,
    I want to visit this place with my friends this year. can you please tell me how to complete this trip within 2 days without leaving any places to visit?

  5. Hi,
    Facing the dilemma either zero music festival or trip to tawang, we can’t go for both as limited nmbr of days we have, kindly help in making a choice, suggest or share ur experiences

  6. Can you give me any information about trekking from ziro to Talley valley. Information about local guide, or staying in ziro.

  7. It is not possible to complete your trip in two days. You should come for at-least 1 week. So that your tour will be perfect for you and you can take a complete look of Ziro.

  8. Its a great place to visit. It quite cold place specially during night.


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