Arunachal Pradesh tourism denotes travelling every nook and corner of this north eastern state. There is no denying the fact that abundance of natural elements has made Arunachal Pradesh a must-see destination in the north eastern part of India. In fact, Arunachal Pradesh tourism seems to be flourishing as it gives travellers an opportunity to explore and enjoy its enchanting valleys, romantic peaks, beautiful districts and scintillating rivers after landing in the state.
Arunachal Pradesh is also referred to as the ‘Land of the Dawn-lit Mountains’; tourists from all parts of the globe show their keenness in visiting Arunachal Pradesh with the perspective to get a glimpse of picturesque landscape of the territory. Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, the state of Arunachal Pradesh hosts a plenty of picturesque settings adequate to lure tourists from across the globe.
Places of attraction that boost to Arunachal Pradesh tourism industry to a great extent:
- Buddhist Temple – The Buddhist Temple is a stupa that displays the influence of Tibetan influence in the state. On reaching the temple, you can get an ariel view of the whole of Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum – The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum is another centre of attraction because it houses majestic collection art and architecture, musical instruments, religious articles, textile, ornaments, weapons, etc.
- Ita Fort – Ita Fort is an old fort located in Papum Pare, a district in the state. The fort consists of three gates covering its all sides and it is believed that it was erected by Ahom rulers. There is a revelation that around 80 lakhs bricks and 45 cubic meters of stone were used to build the Fort.
Apart from the said attractions, the Arunachal Pradesh tourism industry is blessed with other the places of interest, which are:
- Mouling National Park: This national park is a home to Takin, Goral, leopard, tiger, barking deer, serow and red panda.
- Bhishmaknagar Fort: The fort is situated at the foot of the mountains between the Dikrong and the Dibang rivers. Constructed with clay bricks and embellished with pottery, it has become a hor spot for tourists to see.
- Buddhist Gompa: It is a meditation room for Buddists to understand their religion.
- Namdapha National Park: Located in Arunachal Pradesh, Namdapha National Park is the largest in India and is a home to different vegetation zones and diversity of mammal species.
- Malinithan: Malinithan is a temple site in ruins located in the north eastern state of Arunachla Pradesh in India. The name is derived from Sri Krishna’s saying of “Sucharu Malini” to Devi Parvati over her greeting to Him for marriage.
Important Information to tourists:
Foreign tourists require Restricted Area Permits to visit Arunachal Pradesh. The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi, Indian missions abroad, Foreigners Regional Registration Offices at New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata, Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai and Home Commissioner, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, issue these permits. Indian tourists also need an Inner Line Permit which can be obtained from the Secretary (Political), Itanagar or from the respective Deputy Commissioners of the district of Arunachal Pradesh as well as from the offices of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh :
New Delhi - Tel: 011 23013915,Fax, 23913786
Kolkata - Tel: 033 23341243
Guwahati – Tel:0361 2229506
Shillong - Tel: 0364 2224247
Tezpur - Tel: 03712 260173
Dibrugarh - Tel: 0373 2382858
Jorhat - Tel: 0376 2932676
North Lakhimpur - Tel: 03752 234170.