Arunachal Pradesh Tourism
The unspoiled environment of Arunachal Pradesh has attracted tourists from many parts of the world. There is also significant locally arranged tourism to see the cultural diversity of Arunachal Pradesh, places from Bomdila and Tawang to Tirap.
Bomdila is the headquarters of West Kameng district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Tourist attractions of Bomdila include Buddhist temples, craft centres, the district museum, and the sports complex. It is located at a height of 2430m to 2700m. Curry is one of the favorite native dishes in this region.
Tawang is a small town situated at an elevation of approximately 3048 meters (10,000 feet) in the northwest of Arunachal Pradesh. The town serves as the district headquarters of West Kemang District.
Tawang Town is located approximately 555 km (344.86 miles) from Guwahati. The Tawang Monastery of the Gelugpa sect in Tawang Twon was built by the Mera Lama in 1681. This monastry is one of the largest in the country.
Travel to the place requires special Inner Area permits from the government and is available in Kolkata or Gawahati. Most of the travel from the plains is on a high hill journey and one needs to cross Sela Pass (13700 feet).
The Tirap district is located in the southeastern part of Arunachal Pradesh. It shares a state border with Nagaland and Assam, an international border with Myanmar and a district border with Changlang.
The vibrant folk-culture of the indigenious tribes has attracted many tourists to visit Tirap. However, missionaries in Khonsa poses a major threat to the future of the indigenious tribes as the slow process of Christian proselytisation takes place.
Arunachal Pradesh Weather
The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. Areas with very high elevation in the Upper Himalayas near the Tibetan border enjoy an alpine or Tundra climate. Below the Upper Himalayas come the Middle Himalayas, where people experience a temperate climate. Fruits like apples, oranges, etc are grown. Areas at the sub-Himalayan and sea-level elevation experience a humid sub-tropical climate, with hot summers and mild winters.
The state receives heavy rainfall of 80 to 160 inches (2,000 to 4,000 mm) annually, most of it falling between May and September. The mountain slopes and hills are covered with alpine, temperate, and subtropical forests of dwarf rhododendron, oak, pine, maple, fir, and juniper; sal (Shorea) and teak are the main economic species.