Arunachal Pradesh, a mysterious, magical and mystical land tucked away in the northeastern tip of India is one of the most compelling holiday destinations in India. The ‘Land of Dawn-lit Mountains’ grips northern Assam in an embrace of densely forested ridges. These rise to some fabulous snow-capped peaks along
the Chinese border.
It is a land of lush green forests, deep river valleys and beautiful plateaus. The
land is mostly mountainous with the Himalayan ranges running north-south.
These divide the state into five river valleys: the Kameng, the Subansiri, the
Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap. All these are fed by snow from the Himalayas and
There are 26 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes inhabiting the area. Most
of these communities are ethnically similar, having derived from original
Mongoloid stock but their geographical isolation from each other has brought
amongst them certain distinctive characteristics in language, dress and customs.
Broadly, the entire population may be divided into three cultural groups. The
Monpas and Sherdak Pens of Tawand and West Kameng districts follow the
lamaistic tradition of Mahayana Buddhism. Culturally similar to them are
Membas and Khembas who live in the high mountains along the northern
borders, Khamptis and Singphos inhabiting the eastern part of the tstae are
Buddhists of the Himalayan sect. They are said to have migrated from Thailand
and Burma long ago and still using ancient scripts derived from their original
The second group of people are Adis, Akas, Apatanis, Bungnis, Nishis, Mishmis,
Mijis and Thangsos who worship the Sun and the Moon God, namely Donyi-Polo
and Abo-Tani, the original ancestor for most of these tribes. Their religious
rituals, largely coincide with the phases of agricultural cycles. The third group
comprises Noctes and Wanchos in the Tirap district. These are hardy people
known for their structured village society in which the hereditary village chief
still plays a vital role.
Best time to visit: Arunachal Pradesh is located at a high altitude so it is pleasant throughout the year. The ideal time to visit the state is during winter and spring which is between October and April.
Featured Tours: Buddhist Trail
3 Days 2 Nights | ASSAM
GUWAHATI - KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK - GUWAHATI
3 Days 2 Nights | ASSAM
RUINS, TEMPLES & RHINOS
GUWAHATI - TEZPUR - KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK - GUWAHATI
6 Days 5 Nights | ASSAM
PRIDE OF NORTH EAST
GUWAHATI - MANAS NATIONAL PARK - TEZPUR - KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK - GUWAHATI
10 Days 9 Nights | NAGALAND
TRIBAL DIVERSITY OF NAGALAND
9 Days 8 Nights | ASSAM
ANCIENT MONUMENTS & VAISHNAVITE CULTURE
DIBRUGARH – SIBSAGAR – JORHAT – MAJULI – KAZIRANGA – GUWAHATI
6 Days 5 Nights | MIZORAM
AIZAWL – THENZAWL – FALKAWN – SAITUAL – REIEK – AIZAWL