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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 Visit
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 fourteenth century.

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 Itanagar.

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 of orchids.
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 the state
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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 and Nagaland.

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
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