Arunachal Pradesh - Introduction
Located in the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh
is the adventure destination of Itanagar. Itanagar is
incredible and incomparable in natural beauty. The
entire state of Arunachal Pradesh has been thrown open
to tourism recently in 1998. Besides security it was
done as an attempt to preserving the centuries old
heritage of the tribal communities in the area. The
virginal beauty of the state capital, Itanagar
attracts several tourists from far and away.
Arunachal Pradesh - Location
The adventure destination of Itanagar lies in the
northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. There
are the mighty eastern Himalayas that border Itanagar
from one side. The plains of the Brahmaputra River lie
on the southern end of Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh - Sites to
The adventure destination of Itanagar has several
places worth visiting.
One of the major tourists attractions of Itanagar is
the Ita fort. The adventure Destination of Itanagar
derives its name from this historic fort of the
There is the landmark of Buddha Vihar. As the name
indicates it is a Buddhist shrine. The temple is a
must visit for all the tourists to Itanagar. The
temple lies in the hill amidst gorgeous green gardens
with a yellow roof. From the hill you may enjoy the
wondrous vistas of the adventure destination of
Then there is the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum.
Amongst the various artifacts exhibited in the various
galleries of the museum are the woodcarvings, musical
instruments, wooden implements, ceremonial objects,
weapons and traditional textiles. Each item on
displays throws deeper light into the lifestyles and
traditions of the tribes in the area of Itanagar. The
archaeological findings of the historic sites around
Itanagar are also preserved in the museum.
For the nature lovers and the picnickers Itanagar
offers the tourist spot of Ganaga Lake or the Gyakar
Sinyi. The gorgeous greens wrap the Lake. Must visit
for the tourists to Itanagar.
The Itanagar Sanctuary and the Polo Park are the some
places in Itanagar that are of major tourist interest
in Itanagar. The biologists, tourists and nature
lovers throng to these places in Itanagar. Even you
must check out the excellent flora and fauna here.
Then there is another attraction of Tipi. Along the
Kameng River Tipi has some of the most exotic species
Then the other landmark of Itanagar is the official
residence of the Governor or the Rajbhawan. Besides
being a adventure destination Itanagar is the
administrative capital of Arunachal Pradesh too.
Arunachal Pradesh, a serene land tucked into the North
Eastern tip of India, invites you to relax in its
picturesque hills and valleys, enjoy its salubrious
climate and meet its simple and hospitable people,
with their glorious heritage of arts and crafts and
colourful festivals that reflect their ancient faith
in the inexorable power of nature. This is the first
Indian soil to greet the morning sun. Dawn first
illuminates Arunachal's border with China: a long
border which stretches all the way from its east, over
to its northern boundaries and down to its north-
western edge where it merges with Tibet.
Arunachal is one of the most sparesely populated
states of India, borders China, Bhutan and Myanmar.
There are five major rivers - Kameng, Subansiri, Siang
(later the Brahmaputra in Assam), Lohit and Tirap and
the mountain ranges follow the river systems. Home to
a complex mix of communities, its people are friendly,
colourful and simple. Its rich flora ranges from the
Alpine to the subtropical, from rhododendrons to
orchids. Its verdant forests, turbulent streams, lofty
mountains and snow clad peaks make it a unique place
Arunachal finds mention in the literature of Kalika
Purana and Mahabharata. This place is supposed to be
the Prabhu Mountains of the Puranas. It was here that
sage Parashuram washed away his sin, sage Vyasa
meditated, King Bhishmaka founded his kingdom and Lord
Krishna married his consort Rukmini.
Arunachal Pradesh is considered to be the "nature's
treasure trove"and home to orchids, known for their
exquisitely beautiful blooms, from one of the dominant
taxa with more than six hundred species, occurring in
varying elevations and climatic conditions throughout
Arunachal Pradesh, a
mysterious, magical and mystical land tucked away in
the north eastern tip of India is one of the most
compelling holiday destinations in India. This
remotest outpost of the North Eastern states entices
the adventurer with its picturesque moutain peaks,
swift rivers and verdant valleys. Arunachal Pradesh is
Sanskrit for "Land of the Rising Sun" Evergreen
forests cover more than 60% of the state Within the
floral diversity of the state, Arunachal Pradesh has a
wide variety of wild orchids, each a wonder within
themselves. Arunachal Pradesh is bordered by China in
the north, Bhutan in the west, Myanmar (Burma) in the
east and shares its boundaries to the south with Assam
Arunachal Pradesh, the largest state (in terms of
area) of the north-eastern region is a land of
numerous tribes with a distinct and fascinating
culture. The diversity of ethnic groups, languages and
religion is seen all over the state.
Broadly, there are three cultural groups known for
their distinct socio-religious practices. The first
group includes the Monpas and Sherdukpens of Tawang
and West Kameng districts. They follow the lamaistic
tradition of Mahayana Buddhism.
The second group forms with the people of Adis, Akas,
Apatanis, Bangnis, Nishis, Mishmis, Mijis, Thongsas
etc., who worship Sun and Moon God as their gods.