Arunachal Pradesh is located in the
northeastern part of India and is an ideal rafting destination due to its
remote and serene location. This transcendent land is filled with magical
jungles and tribal villages which create a scenic view for rafters due to the
varied topography. Enjoy a trip to North East India to indulge in this daring yet exciting watersport in Arunachal.
The river is lined with both sub-tropical and alpine
forests. Ninnguin and Marmong are two picturesque valleys surrounded by
greenery, which you must visit while rafting. The Kameng River is also an
excellent rafting stretch. There are two major reasons as to why Arunachal
Pradesh is a preferred rafting destination for adventure lovers:
- The river’s perennial high water content. This is maintained because five
rivers join with the Brahmaputra.
- The unpredictable rapids and rocks which make it a challenge for trained
A number of agencies conduct rafting
camps and expeditions for novices. It is necessary to be in a good health and discard
your fear for water. Here are a few important tips to remember while embarking
on a rafting holiday:
- Ensure that you keep all your electronic equipment or another set of
clothes in a dry box in the raft.
- Carry all the prescribed medication. Insect repellent and sunscreen is a
- Cotton clothing must be avoided as it does not keep you warm during the
winters, which is the ideal rafting season and also takes a longer time to dry.
- Most rafting organizations allow you to hire wetsuits which serve as
ideal attire for rafting.
When to visit
The best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh
for rafting is between the months of November and March, right after the end of
Monsoon. During this time, you can experience the best rapids and a pleasant
climate. It might be unsafe to embark on a rafting expedition during the
monsoon season because of the unpredictable currents.
Although Arunachal Pradesh is considered
inaccessible, it is becoming more connected as time progresses. The white water
rafting adventure usually begins at Tuting. Arunachal Pradesh does not have its
own airport. When in Arunachal, tourists should also plan a holiday in Gangtok.
However, you can access this region by disembarking at the nearest
airport which is the Lilabari Airport, located in Assam; it is located at a
distance of 64 kilometers from Itanagar. Apart from this, helicopter services
are also offered from Guwahati (in Assam) to Tawang.
The nearest railway station is Harmuty
which is situated at a distance of around 33 kilometers from the capital.
However, when it comes to convenience, the North Lakhimpur railway station in
Assam is a preferred choice.