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Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh
The “Orchid State of India” or the “Paradise of the Botanists”, Arunachal Pradesh sits landlocked by the states of Assam and Nagaland in the south, the countries of Bhutan and Myanmar to the east and west respectively, and China to the north. Rich in culture and diverse traditions, the name Arunachal Pradesh translates to the “land of the dawn lit mountains” and is also known for having the highest number of regional languages in the country. Most of the state’s topography is covered by the Himalayas. Some of the highest peaks of the Himalayas lie in this region like Kangto, Nyegi Kangsang, the main Gorichen peak, the Eastern Gorichen peak etc. This mountainous terrain divides the state into five river valleys namely the Subansiri, the Tirap, the Kameng, the Lohit and the Siang. Alive with a wide variety of exotic flora and fauna, Arunachal Pradesh is also classified as a biodiversity hotspot. Great for vacations, the state offers several adventure opportunities.

How would you like to be nestled in the lap of Mother Nature? How would you feel to have your eyes feast on the immense beauty of the snow-clad hills and the scenic lakes? What would be your feeling when you breathe in the air in an atmosphere where evidences of rich cultural past display the undying spirit of the ancient times? What is the chance that you would take on the silent yet daunting challenge posed by the hills to trek and conquer them? If you would love to know how you would be inclined, visit Itanagar, the beauty of the land that defies description. Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. The scenic city has a lot to offer to its visitors. The choice of activities you could indulge in and number of places to visit here would overwhelm you not to mention the limitless beauty of these places.

Pasighat is known as the 'Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh' and is a pure heaven for nature lovers. If you looking for adrenaline rush, then this is also a great place for you as adventure activities like white river rafting, boating and angling (similar to fishing) will certainly set you rolling here. A unique blend of peace and adventure is what makes this place a must visit. Pasighat was founded in 1911 A. D. by the British as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Pasi and Minyong communities who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. However, this place still has the beauty and the culture intact and it hasn't lost its charm as commercial tourism is yet to reach here.

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