Thursday, August 2, 2012

Tourist Attractions of Arunachal Pradesh


Inhale the bucolic air that wafts from every corner of the state, admire the thatched huts of the different tribes or take quick peeks at the innumerable stalls selling traditional handicrafts – you will never fall short of any interesting activity while in Arunachal Pradesh. This unsullied but wild child of the East buzzes with myriad tourist activities. However, it unfolds its typical charm in the form of its popular tourist attractions crested all throughout the state. Explore some of the major destinations of Arunachal Pradesh:

Itanagar

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The capital of the state, the planned township of Itanagar is a must-visit destination of Arunachal Pradesh. Taste oriental charm by visiting the famous Buddhist temple of Itanagar consecrated by Dalai Lama himself. Or else, take a daylong respite at the Gayker Sinyi (also known as Ganga Lake). Shaded by exotic orchids in full bloom, it is an ideal picnicking spot favored by many visitors for its scenic locales. If you are more of the curious kind and want to delve deeper into the socio-cultural heritage and history of the state, a trip to the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum is highly recommended.

Bomdila

arunachal pradesh bomdila


A fairytale hilltop town located in the northwestern part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Bomdila is popular for its unending apple orchards. Take an exhilarating mountain walk through the innumerable hiking and trekking trails near the place, visit an ornate gompha or monastery, sample local delicacies, or simply relish the beauty of the Himalayan terrain – for all this and much more, Bomdila surely merits a visitation.

Tawang

Visit Tawang anytime between the months of June and October to realize what a perfect mountain trip is all about. This quaint town nestled amidst the eastern Himalayan ranges at a height of 3400 m exudes unmatched natural beauty and singular charm. The most popular tourist attraction here is the 400-year-old Buddhist monastery – one of the largest in entire India. For experiencing snowfall, visit Tawang during the months of December and January.



Parashuram Kund

A renowned pilgrimage center, Parashuram Kund of Arunachal Pradesh is set amidst the Brahmaputra plateau in the lower reaches of the north of Tezu in Lohit District. The sanctimonious waters of the Kund are attributed to Parashuram, a great sage of ancient India who washed away his sin of matricide here. Many pilgrims converge at this place, especially to partake in the famous Parashuram Mela held during the month of January.

Malinithan

Unearth the historical significance of Malinithan – a popular archaeological site at the foot of the Siang hills in the West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. Located just one kilometer east of Likabali, the seat of administration of the district, it houses the excavations of a 14th century Durga temple that glorifies the power of an inexorable past. To enjoy nature in all its splendor, you can also visit the Akash-Ganga waterfalls while in Malinithan. 

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