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Where Is Arunachal Pradesh
, About Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar is its capital city and there are many languages spoken in the state. The McMahon line lies in the state; it is supposed to the borderline between India and China, but this fact is refuted by the Chinese. The name Arunachal Pradesh literally means ‘state of the rising sun’ and the state shares its borders with Assam, Nagaland, China, Burma and Bhutan.
The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies a lot with its geographical elevations. The Middle and the Upper Himalayan regions in Arunachal Pradesh experience a very temperate climate. The place receives heavy rainfall. A range of trees and forests can be found in the region.
Destinations to Visit
The state is home to two National Parks, the Mouling Park and the Namdapha national Park. You will enjoy a visit to the Namdapha National Park as it is the largest national park in India. Bomdila is an amazing place for every adventure sports enthusiast. Tourists can go river rafting, angling and trekking in Bomdila. Pasighat is the oldest city in Arunachal Pradesh. The scenic beauty of this place is captivating. Bring the photographer in you to life by capturing the panorama in your lens here.
Tourist destinations in Tawang include Anni Gompa; which is a Buddhist monastery run by nuns. The Nooranag Falls flows through this region and is the largest falls in the state. The war memorial in Tawang provides tourists with glimpses of brave soldiers from the state who died defending it during the Indo-China war.
Visit the Madhuri Lake flows through the region, and this is named after the popular Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. The Tibetan Medical Dispensary is a place that houses Tibetan doctors. The treatments and the medicines provided at the place are Tibetan in nature too. Rafting in the Brahmaputra is considered to be one of the best river rafting experiences in the world.
The Tsang Po river provides an amazing experience to all the water sports lovers; it passes through the Himalayas and flows through the east of Tibet. River rafting in the Brahmaputra is a very challenging activity and you can get a feel of the ‘Roaring Rikor’ and ‘Zebra Ock’.
You can also go river rafting along the Kameng and Subansari rivers. The Subansari River is a tributary of the Brahmaputra and its turbulent waters can excite adventure buffs. The Kameng River flows through the Indo-Tibetan border.
How to Reach
Due to its difficult geographical terrain, the airports in Arunachal Pradesh face a lot of turbulence. The nearest airport which receives international flights is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati, Assam; the airport has flights to metropolitan cities like Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata.
The nearest international airport to the state is the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata; one can find flights to South East Asia, Middle East Asia, Europe and North America from here.
There are no railway routes to the state. The National Highway 52 connects the state with other north eastern states.
The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Corporation has buses plying within the state. The fare from Itanagar to Namsai is Rs 145. Night journeys to the state reduce the level of stress associated with road journeys.