Arunachal Pradesh is a North-Eastern state bordersing Assam and Nagaland to the south and sharing international borders with Bhutan, Myanmar in the east, and China to the north.
Arunachal Pradesh, literally translating to “land of the dawn-lit mountains”–is one of the most picturesque travel destinations. It houses a rich biodiversity, panoramic landscapes, cuisines, towns and so much more. From adventurous seekers to cultural and sightseeing enthusiasts-everyone is welcome here.
How to Get Around in Arunachal Pradesh as Inbound Tourist
There are plenty of ways to get around Arunachal Pradesh. Here are the 3 best ways:
Air: The state does not have its own airport owing to its hilly terrains. The closest are Lilabari Airport and Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, both in Assam. You can catch a bus or a taxi to Itanagar from either of these airports.
Railways: A train ride to Arunachal Pradesh is full of satisfying sights and mountainous journeys. The Naharlagun railway station is the closest one and you can find state and private buses that take you to Itanagar from there.
Bus: One of the best ways to get around in Arunachal Pradesh are buses. Winding roads, hilly terrains, breathtaking sights are yours to discover with a scenic bus ride.
Tawang forms an integral part of Arunachal Pradesh’s tourism. The enchanting hill station is nestled in the Himalayas and is known for its Buddhist monasteries, mesmerising beauty, unexplored hiking trails, pine groves and rhododendrons.
With its ever-changing terrain, Changlang is home to sprawling, lush evergreen forests overlooking the beautiful hills and rivulets over the Patkai Mountains. Seasonal visitors can discover nearby destinations like Miao, Dibru Saikhowa National Park, Namdapha National Park, and more.
Bhalukpong is the gateway to Arunachal Pradesh known for its archaeological ruins, river sightseeing, natural serenity (no doubt) and beautiful picnic spots. Don’t forget to go angling and river rafting in the ever-charming Kameng river.
Crave culture? Visit Bomdila–a rich landscape housing ancient tribes, craft centres, monasteries, and museums. Explore the snow-clad Kangte and Gorichen Peaks, Bomdila Monastery, Gentse Gaden Rabgyel Ling Monastery, Bomdila View Point, etc.
Another place rich in pristine beauty is a small town located on the banks of Kameng river. Visit Dirang for its hot water springs, the vast orchards, acres of scenic farms and the still unexplored Sangti Valley.
Although, the peak season to visit Arunachal Pradesh is October to April, you can still treat yourself to the unexplored vistas, year-round. Summer (April to June) temperatures range from 20°C - 35°C. Monsoon (July to September) temperatures range from 18°C - 30°C while Winter (October to March) temperatures range from 5°C - 14°C, perfect for a cosy vacation.
Depending on your preference, you can choose either of the seasons to tour this heavenly land. Book unique and memorable experiences through LastClues that make (travel) dreams come true with highly personalised tours!