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Arunachal Pradesh is located in northeastern India. Itanagar is its capital city and the language spoken is Arunachali. A large number of people in the state are of the Tibeto-Burman origin. The famous Ledo Burma Road, which served as the lifeline to China at the time of World War II, passes through the state. Arunachal Pradesh literally means “state of the rising sun”.

The origins of Arunachal Pradesh are pretty vague. The state has a rich influence of Tibeto-Burman culture. Arunachal Pradesh has sixteen districts viz. Lohit, Tirap, Anjaw, Changlang, Upper Dibang Valley, Lower Dibang Valley, Upper Siang, West Siang, East Siang, Upper Subansiri, Lower Subansiri, Papum Pare, Kurung Kumey, West Kameng, East Kameng and Tawang.

Why Visit the State

Arunachal Pradesh is one among the seven sister states in the northeastern India. It lies in nature’s lap and is blessed with a rich biodiversity. There are two National Parks in the state, the Mouling National Park and the Namdapha National Park. Tawang is a major tourist attraction in the state. It is home to a famous Buddhist monastery and is visited by a number of domestic and international tourists.

The district of Ziro is popular in the state for its cultural festivals. Changlang district is home to the Namdapha tiger reserves. The Sela Lake is captivating, as the bamboo bridges are built atop the river. Some religious places in the state are Rukhmininagar at Roing, Parshuram Kund and Malinathan in Lekhabali. Rukhmininagar is said to be the place where Lord Krishna’s wife, Rukmini is said to have lived. Parshuram Kund, according to mythology is the lake where Parshuram washed his sins away.

Trekking and rafting are carried out in the state very frequently. The state has a rich wildlife and is home to the largest diversity in birds and mammals. Hornbill is the state bird.

Exploring the Culture of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is one of the most linguistically diverse regions in Asia. There are more than 50 dialects spoken in the state. The languages generally come under the Tibeto-Burman language family. Tani is a branch of the Tibeto-Burman language. Some of the languages spoken in the state under the Tani dialect are Nyishi, Bangni, Apatani, Hills Miri, Bokar, Galo, Tagin, Lower Adi, Uper Adi, Mising, and Milang.

In the east, the ‘Mishmi’ group of languages is spoken. Some endangered languages under this group are Digaru, Idu and Miju. Bodic language group is used in the west and north. The Dakpa and the Tshangla are two languages spoken under the Bodic group. The Buddhist temples find a place in many regions in the state.

Based on their socio-religious affinities, the people of Arunachal Pradesh are divided into three groups. The first group comprises Monpas, Sherdukpens, Khambas, Membas, Singphos and Khamptis. The second group of people includes Apatanis, Akas, Adis, Nishis, Bangnis, Mijis, Mishmis and Thongsas and are known to worship the Moon and the Sun God. The third group of people comprises of Wanchos and Noctes.

Facts for Tourists

Arunachal Pradesh is said to be the safest place in the northeastern India and the people are generally very friendly in nature. Women should avoid wearing revealing clothes. The use of drugs in the state is strictly prohibited and is a punishable offence.




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