Arunachal Pradesh lies in the easternmost part of India and is also popularly called ‘land of rising sun’, It is one of the remotest but also one of the loveliest state in India. Arunachal Pradesh has an area of about 83743 sq. kms and it has has
a very long international border with Bhutan to the west, China in the north and Myanmar in the east. It stretches from snow-capped mountains in the north to the plains of Brahmaputra valley in the south. Arunachal is the largest state area-wise in the north-east region, even larger than Assam which is the most populous.
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and located at an altitude of 530 meters above MSL. It is named after ‘Itafort’ meaning fort of bricks built in 14th century A.D. The geographical isolation makes Arunachal Pradesh such a unique holiday destination for mainland Indians and foreign tourist as well.
The people of Arunachal Pradesh are by nature simple and hospitable people. The majority of the population of the state is tribal. There are 20 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes inhabiting the area. Most of these communities have similar characteristics and common practices but the geographical isolation from each other has brought amongst them certain distinctive characteristics in language, dress and customs and traditions.
Arunachal has a number archaeological remains and places of worship and pilgrimage located at different places which is a proof of its rich cultural heritage. Arunachal has not only a glorious heritage of arts and crafts but also of colourful festivals. It also has a salubrious climate and has a very inviting and beautiful landscape for its visitors to relax in its picturesque hills and valleys. Arunachal also provides abundant scope for angling, boating, rafting, trekking and hiking. Besides, there are a number of wild life sanctuaries and national parks where rare animals, birds and plants attracts the visitor.
Arunachal Travel Info
HOW TO GET THERE?
Well-connected to Kolkata ad Guwahati, Lilabari (North Lakhimpur) Tezpur airport in Assam is the nearest airport, 260 km (around 4hours drive). You can catch direct flights to Kolkata and Guwahati from all prime cities including Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. There is easy availability of taxis and bus services going towards the state.
Around 43 km away (just an hour drive) from the state capital Itanagar, Harmuti train station (Assam) is the nearest train station connecting Arunachal Pradesh to other major cities of India. Further, take bus or hire a taxi for your onward journey towards the state.
The state is easily reachable by road from all prime cities and nearby states. There are sufficient number of inter bus services available from all major towns of Arunachal Pradesh to Meghalaya (around 790 km), Assam (560 km) and Nagaland (456 km).
Avg. annual maximum temperature, 28.1 °C (82.6 °F). Avg. annual minimum temperature, 15.3 °C (59.5 °F). Avg. winter temperature, 18.5 °C (65.3 °F). Avg. summer temperature, 24.7 °C (76.5 °F).
Inner Line Permit (ILP)
The Inner Line Permits are required by Indians other than natives of Arunachal Pradesh for entering into any place in Arunachal Pradesh. The ILPs are issued by the Issuing authorities of Government of Arunachal Pradesh with offices at Delhi, Kolkata, Tezpur, Guwahati, Shillong, Dibrugarh, Lakhimpur and Jorhat.
Arunachal Pradesh has recently introduced the online Inner Line Permit System. You can follow this link for more details http://www.arunachalilp.com
Protection Area Permit (PAP)
All the foreigners are required to obtain the Protection Area Permit or PAP for entering into Arunachal Pradesh. They can obtain the Protected Area Permit from All Indian Missions abroad, All Foreigners Regional Registration Officers (FRRO) at Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai, Home Ministry, Govt. of India and Home Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. For more information and assistance write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.