Arunachal Pradesh is a mountainous state, sparsely populated, with only a few areas open to tourists. The state of Arunachal is divided into five river valleys: the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap.The array of flora and fauna makes Arunchal a highlight for tourists, especially the more than 500 rare species of Orchids. The rugged terrain of Arunchal is perfect for trekking and hiking, while the rivers are ideal for rafting and angling.The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with the altitude. The southern part of the state is hot and humid - a sub-tropical climate, the central portion is cooler and there is an alpine climate in the higher altitudes. The best times to visit are mid September to mid December and from mid March to mid June when the weather is more bearable.
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The capital is divided into the Itanagar on the hilltop and the town of Naharlagun in the valley. The main tribe in Itanagar area is the Nishi or Nishing.Itanagar experiences subtropical and alpine climates that make for pleasant weather all year. Monsoon rains occur between July and September.Tourists are attracted to the natural beauty of this hill resort. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Itanagar is the Ita Fort built in the 14th C. The landmark Buddha Vihar has a yellow roof set among green gardens, it is another must see for visitors!
Ita Fort is a massive structure built between the 14th and 15th C of brick. The fort was built in an irregular shape and has three gates on the eastern, western and southern sides.The excavated ruins of this historical fort are a major tourist attraction in Itanagar. Situated at the heart of the capital, Ita Fort is where the town of Itanagar derived its name.
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum has several galleries featuring woodcarving, musical instruments, wooden implements, ceremonial objects, weapons and traditional textiles. The items on display provide a glimpse into the lifestyles and traditions of the Arunchal tribes.Archeological findings from historic sites around Itanagar are also on display in the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum.The museum also has a library and center for handicrafts specializing in traditional cane manufacturing.
Along is surrounded by villages belonging to the Adi tribe, famous for their cane architecture. The natural beauty has made Along a popular resort area especially for those looking for reprieve from the hot summer.Along has a small tribal museum open from Monday to Friday.River rafting, fishing, trekking and hiking on the nearby river Siyom is popular activities. The Hanging Bridge on the Siang River is also worth the visit, it was locally made with cane and bamboo.
Daporijo is home to important tribes the Hill Miris, Tagins and Adi-Gallongs. The Adis are very accomplished weavers of cane goods and much of their work can be seen in the famous cane suspension bridges of Arunachal.The Meghna Cave Temple is a popular attraction of Daporijo. Trekking and fishing can be enjoyed in and around the town.