Popularly known as 'Land of the Dawn-lit-Mountains', Arunachal Pradesh is India's remotest state and the first Indian soil to greet the rising sun. Located on the northeastern tip of India with its borders touching China, Bhutan and Burma (Myanmar), this beautiful land is endowed with dazzling array of flora and fauna that is sure to allure any tourist. More than 500 rare species of Orchids are found in the dense jungles of Arunachal Pradesh. The misty hills, sparkling rivers, gurgling waterfalls add charm to the beauty of this incredible land.
Arunachal Pradesh finds its mention in the literature of Kalika Purana and the great Hindu Epic Mahabharata. It is believed to be the Prabhu Mountains of the Puranas. According to a Hindu mythological legend, Arunachal Pradesh was the place where sage Parshuram washed away his sin, sage Vyasa meditated, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord Krishna married his consort Rukmini. Ruled by many powerful dynasties and kingdoms, Arunachal Pradesh India is dotted with innumerable historical monuments and archeological remains, which bear testimony to its rich cultural heritage.
From lush green mountains to ancient temples, Arunachal Pradesh tourism caters to all tastes and choices. There are many historical edifices, national parks, museums, monasteries and, sacred pilgrimage sites in Arunachal Pradesh. Surrounded by lush green mountains, thick wooded forests, Arunachal Pradesh is a paradise for adventure freaks. Adventure tourism Arunachal Pradesh offers numerous adrenaline-pumping activities including trekking, hiking, rock climbing, and camping. The splashing rapids of the roaring rivers are ideal for rafting and angling. Arunachal Pradesh Tourism organizes exciting adventure treks and expeditions for tourists in the dense forests of the state. Arunachal Pradesh Tourism Guide offered by the state tourism offices provide complete information about the various tours and treks organized by the Arunachal Pradesh tourism.
Arunachal Pradesh has salubrious climate all through the year. The state experiences monsoon rains between the months of July and September. The ideal time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is between the months of October and March.
Parashuram Kund, Tawang Monastery, Bomdila, Ita fort, Buddha Vihar, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum, Ganaga Lake, Ziro, Daporijo, Malinithan temple, Pasighat are some of the major Arunachal Pradesh travel destinations.
Travel to Arunachal Pradesh by Air: The nearest airport is Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) Tezpur Airport in Assam, which is connected to Kolkata. Few low cost airlines and full service carriers operate regular flights to these airports from all prime cities of India.
Travel to Arunachal Pradesh by Rail: The nearest railway station is Harmuty, which is only 33 km from Itanagar. North Lakhimpur in Assam is the most convenient railhead.
Travel to Arunachal Pradesh by Road: At a distance of 10 km from Itanagar is the Naharlagun bus station. The excellent network of roads links Naharlagun with other important places like Shillong, Guwahati, Ziro, North Lakhimpur and Bomdila.
Arunachal Pradesh State Transport operates regular bus-services to various places in Arunachal Pradesh and its neighboring states. There are many private coach operators who operate their services in different routes touching Itanagar, the capital city. Arunachal Pradesh Tourism runs special deluxe buses for group tourists. A very few number un-metered tourist taxi/auto are available and Cycle rickshaws are the most common local transport in all the cities.