Arunachal Pradesh – The unexplored India
The eastern most state of India, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s ‘Land of rising sun’. Dong, a district of Arunachal Pradesh saw crowd of visitors to view the dazzling sunrise behind the lofty Himalaya ever since it was discovered that the place receives the very first rays of the sun in India. The gleaming sun rays falls on the snow clad peaks creates a shimmering effect. Arunachal Pradesh emerges as the largest state amongst the northeastern seven sisters. The gigantic mountains, the roaring rivers and the endless green meadow which is mesmerizing view.
The forested landscapes not only make Arunachal Pradesh rich in vegetation, but it is also one of the major reasons for engaging tourism. Being the birth place of Tsangyang Gyatso, the sixth Dalai Lamaat Urgelling Monastery, 5 kilometres from Tawang embraces the culture of Buddhism within Arunachal Pradesh. The Himalayan ranges being its local neighbor, the roads are rugged and steep. For this very reason, Arunachal Pradesh is not accustomed to flooding tourists. The land of rising sun is the not exploited part of India by excursionists. However, the undaunted explorers scale the tough terrains to discover the isolated border of Indian sub-continent.
Major Attractions of Arunachal Pradesh
Walking through the hills or going for long drive across the stunning countryside will capture your heart. Arunachal Pradesh has been globally admired for its amazing monasteries and the natural greenery.
Namdapha National Park
The largest protected area of Arunachal Pradesh and the third largest national park in India (in terms of area) is located in the Eastern Himalaya. You can’t afford to mis Namdapha National Park as it is one of the richest biodiversity hotspot in India. Coincidentally, it also happens to be the lowland tropical evergreen rain forests in the world.
The sacred Parsuram Kund holds a religious value amongst the tourist. This famous pilgrimage site is mentioned vividly in Srimad Bhagvat, Kalika purana and the Mahabarata. The Hindus believe that taking a holy dip on the occasion of Makar Sankranti will wash away one’s sins.Encompassed with rolling hills the strong current of the kundhave mysterious boulders embedded in it.
Perching at 3,727 feet, Pangsau Pass is the crest of Patkai Hills on the Myanmar-India border. The clouds come floating down to greet you with its natural grandeur. The place is popular for its winter carnival held every year.
The most enthralling destination is the Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh for its snowy landscape. It is located at the elevation of 13,680 feet joining Tawang valley to rest of the country. The Sela Lake is the frozen lake at the height of 4,160 meters.
The ultimate destination for visitor is the Tawang Monastery which happens to be India’s largest monastery and second largest monastery in the world next to Potala Palace. The fluttering of colorful flag, the vibrantly decorated pillar and the resonance of chants fill the place with awe.
The unique land where tribes, Buddhism and Hinduism co-exists, make Arunachal Pradesh even more remarkable.