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Are you fond of nature, wildlife, greenery, well even if you are not, Arunachal Pradesh is a must-visit state, that is situated in the Northeastern region of India. The word Arunachal means the land of dawn-lit mountains and as the name describes this valley is full of dense green forests, steep mountains, and snow-capped peaks. With over 26 tribes and more than 100 subtribes Arunachal Pradesh has a distinct culture and tradition, be it language, dance, festivals. Adventure activities include jungle safari, trekking, river rafting, camping, etc. Embrace some handicrafts in your shopping list when you visit Arunachal. Being home to 500 plus rare species orchids, rich fauna and flora, varied culture, and the largest monastery Tawang this state is worth exploring.

12 Best Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh :

  • Tawang
  • Roing
  • Sela Pass
  • Namdapha National Park
  • Bomdila
  • Upper Dibang Valley
  • Sangestar Tso Lake (Madhuri Lake)
  • Bumla Pass
  • Ziro
  • Ita Fort
  • Anini
  • Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

Tawang is a sweet little hill station in Arunachal Pradesh, India. With breathtaking visuals of nature, it's one of the most beautiful places in the state with a lot of monasteries as well which makes the whole environment more positive. Famous places to visit in Tawang are the Tawang monastery, Nurannang Waterfalls, Jaswant Garh, Shonga-tser Lake, Sela Pass, Tawang War Memorial, Bumla Pass, Nagula Lake, Bap Teng Kang, etc. 


Roing is a calm and peaceful town in Arunachal Pradesh. Experience the vibe of the people and locals, also a great place for seafood lovers as Roing has a massive culture of fishing and angling. You can also go for activities like trekking and the popular place to visit in Roing inslude Mehao lake, Sally lake, Mehao wildlife sanctuary, Rukmini Nati, Kampona Pond, Mayodiya Pass, etc.


Sela Pass is a beautiful and magnificent medium between the Tawang and West Kameng Districts of the state. Throughout the year, you can see heavy snow and lovely weather around. Visitors come here especially for sightseeing as it offers a marvelous view of the Himalayas mountains. There are many lakes around the pass too. And you can also choose to hike or trek here. 


The wildlife parks connect us with true nature and wildlife and one such park is the Namdapha national park which is located in the Changlang district of the state. This national park of Arunachal Pradesh has more than a thousand species of flora and fauna. You can also see mammals like Indian wolf, Eurasian otter, red fox, Malayan sun bear, fishing cat, golden cat, hog deer, rhesus macaque, sambar, red panda, etc.


Bomdila is located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. This town is a beautiful and cool place to spend your vacation or holidays. If you are an orchid lover then visit Sessa Orchid sanctuary. If you want to have a glimpse of wildlife, go for the Eaglenest wildlife sanctuary. You can also visit monasteries like Bomdila monastery and visit hills like R.R. hills. Apart from these places, there is Bomdila viewpoint, apple orchards, Dirang valley, ...

The Dibang valley derived its name from the nearby river which is known as the Dibang river. It is a spectacular valley with dense forests, mountains, birds, rivers, wild animals, cheerful and fun people. You can visit beautiful valleys like Mathun valley and Dri valley. You can also go to a small sweet town like Anini and experience the warmness of the locals there.


Lakes are a wonderful place to visit. And the Sangestar Tso Lake (or the Madhuri lake) is so breathtaking that it looks almost unreal. Located near the way to Tawang district, there is a reason behind the lake also called Madhuri lake. Actress Madhuri Dixit shot some scenes of the 'Koyla' movie here and hence the lake is also being called the Madhuri lake. It is surrounded by a blanket of snow, the beautiful view kee...

Do you love visiting the borders of the country and experiencing the wonder of the thin line that separates so many places? Then you should visit Bum la pass, which is a border between Tibet's Cona County and India's Tawang district. Though, the permission for the tourism there needs some procedures and conditions like taking permission from the Indian army and only visiting when the weather is good and clear, not during rainfall or snowfall.


Are you curious about tribes and tribal culture or you want to know more about the people of the wild? Then visit the amazing tribal town of Arunachal Pradesh that has also been declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the tentative list. The tribe that resides here is known as the Apatani tribe. Also, the place is very popular for its rice fields and hills. If you visit in the winters, you might have more advantage of visiting the place as it has a be...

The most wonderful thing about every state of India is the number of forts and temples present in each of them. Ita fort in the Itanagar district of Arunachal Pradesh is a must-visit. You can revisit the history of India through this iconic and one of the most important places of the state. It is made up of bricks, granite, and lime mortar. There is also a lot of brick and stone art available to see here. 


If you are stressed and need a place to help you feel fulfilled and calm then Anini is the best place in Arunachal Pradesh to visit. You can peacefully explore a lot of places here and do sightseeing as well. Trekking will add more fun and joy to your trip. The climate here is different in different regions but most absolutely fine and clear. You can visit the Dibang wildlife sanctuary which is situated north of Anini. 


Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary beautifully captures the stunningness of nature and the wild. The lush green and spectacular landscape leave people in wonder. It got its name from the nearby river- the Mehao river. The sanctuary is home to the great Bengal tiger, leopard, hoolock gibbon, and other animals. Apart from that, there are wonderful reptiles, birds, and insects. There are varieties of flora available here like trees, shrubs, herbs, and bamboo. 

# Best Places to Visit in Arunachal Pradesh


Tawang Gate/Source


Deopani River, Roing

Sela Pass

Sela Pass/Source

Namdapha National Park

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Upper Dibang Valley

Dibang Valley/Source

Sangestar Tso Lake (Madhuri Lake)

Sangestar Tso Lake/Source

Bumla Pass

Bumla Pass/Source


Paddy Fields at Ziro/Source

Ita Fort

Ita fort/Source


Anini Hills, Arunachal Pradesh

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary

Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary/Source

Visit Other States Nearby Arunachal Pradesh

1. Assam
2. Nagaland
3. Meghalaya
4. Manipur
5. Sikkim
6. Tripura
7. Mizoram