Arunachal Pradesh 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. The widely scattered archeological remains at different places in Arunachal bear testimony to its rich cultural heritage. Arunachal Pradesh, a serene land tucked into the North Eastern tip of India, it invites 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.

Places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh:

Tawang: Tawang is bordered by Tibet in the North, Bhutan in the South-West and Sela ranges separate West Kameng district in the East. The name TAWANG derives from some bearings on surroundings. But people's interpretation is that the name TAWANG was given by Mera Lama in the 17th century. 
One can reach Tawang from other parts of the country via Guwahati and Tezpur in Assam. From Guwahati (Assam) or Tezpur(Assam), one has to go to Bhalukpong in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh and from there via Bomdila and Sela Pass one can go to Tawang by road.

            The inhabitants of the districts are all of Monpa tribes except Shyo village which is dominated by people of Tibetian origin. Tawang Monastery  is one of the most important   element in Social and Religious  life of the Monpas.  This Monastery is known as "GALDEN NAMGYEL LHATSE". It is one of the most largest Lamaseries  of Mahayana sect in Asia. Lamseries comprise of several sections ranging near about four hundred years, devoted to Love,     Learning and Purity of life. There are two major religious festivals of the Monpas viz "LOSAR" and "TORGYA". Both festivals are celebrated once annually. The LOSAR s celebrated to the commencement of New year. Every third year of Torgya, the festival of Dungyur is celebrated. Both "Dungyur and Torgya" festivals are celebrated at the premises of the Tawang Monastery with traditional gaiety and enthusiasm. There are beautiful lakes around Tawang. One is Pankang Teng Tso (P.T. Tso ) lake. It is a fetching heaven for tourist only 17 KM away from maddening crowd of township. It is a beautiful natural site and provide tourist a lucky chance for deep communion with nature. Other eye catching lakes are Sangetser lake , Banggachang lake.

 

Bhalukpung: (56 Kms from Tezpur & 213m above msl) It is the entry point to Arunachal. It is famous for Archaeological ruins of King Bhaluka, an ancient ruler of the region. A historical fort of 10th-12th Century AD is situated in the foothills of the region.The stone remains of the fort can be seen. Some of the important remains of the capital of King Bhaluka and his grandson Bana of Mahabharata fame have been preserved which speak of its earlier glory.

The mighty river Kameng after completing all turbulent courses enters Bhalukpong in a serene flow which provides rare opportunity of adventure tourism and a beautiful picnic spot.

Zero:  The 5754 ft. (1,780m) high town is almost a level valley enclosed on all sides by pine-clad low stooping hills. This area, also called Apatani Plateau, is famous for Paddy-cum-Fish culture. It is the part of the beautiful whole of nature. Ziro place also comprise of the quietly flowing rivers of Subansiri, Nishi, Apatani, Dafla, and Miri. By Going 30 km by Jeep from Zero crossing Siro, Manipoylong settlement, Ponge and trek further 8 km to Tale Sanctuary. The sanctuary is a natural botanical garden stretched throughout the valley with an area of 337sq km. The nature and character of flora and fauna also vary here with the variation of the height. Some of the famous attractions found over here include Mithun, Clouded Leopards, and Bears along with varied orchids.

Along: Along the head quarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh located at an altitude of 300 m from the sea level. It is sitting amidst abundant natural surroundings, Along in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages. Along Arunachal Pradesh is a most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations makes Along in Arunachal one of the most perfect health resorts of India. The places one can visit at Along are the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm at Kamaki 25 kms away from Along. Along in Arunachal Pradesh is inhabited by Adi (Gallong) tribes. Adi has different sub tribe, which differ from each other’s like Adi (Gallong, Minyong, Pasi, Padam, Bori, and Bokar), if you visit far inside this places you will find all these tribes, but in Along you will find only Adi (Gallong) tribal people. One can have visit of Jirdin, Kabu, Kaying villages, this will provide an insight into the cultural of the people of Along in Arunachal Pradesh India. It is an ideal locations for river rafting, angling with splendid picnic spots. Along is ideal for trekking, hiking and angling also on river Siyom.

 

Daporizo: It is a small place located in the upper Subansiri district. This lush green valley is surrounded by mountains. These mountains are not very high in height. The Craft Centre in Daporizo is the major tourist attraction of the place. The bridge constructed from bamboo and cane in an extraordinary form is yet another attraction for the tourists visiting Daporizo. Caves and picturesque villages nearby are worth seeing. Adventure lovers will be thrilled by the angling and trekking opportunities offered by Subansiri River.

Daporizo, the district headquarters and the chief trade center is occupied chiefly by Tangin and Hilmiri tribes. The people of these tribes are very fond of dressing. The men of these tribes have the front hair of their head tied in the form of a bun. Appealing cane ornaments and cane rings are used by the Hilmiri womenfolk to dress up their bodies.

Pasighat: Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh established in 1911. At Present, it is the headquarter of the East Siang district. Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh has been often called the 'gateway of the state of Arunachal Pradesh'. From Pasighat, there are numerous places of interest that can be visited in Arunachal Pradesh. Pashighat derives its name from the 'Pasis', a tribe of the area.  Pasighat town is situated at a height of 155 m. from the sea level. The climate of Pashighat Arunachal Pradesh is hot and humid in summers and temperate during winters. Pasighat and its nearby areas can justly be termed as the heart of Arunachal Pradesh because of their central location in the state. With its breathtaking hillside and lush-green river valleys domesticated by a galaxy of tribes, the area is a tourists delight and photographers paradise . For the adventure loving people, Pasighat has a great scope for adventure sports such as river rafting, trekking and fishing & angling.  The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is located at a distance of 13 km from Pasighat and is one of the few sanctuaries located on an island. One has to cruise through river Siang by boat to reach this sanctuary. During the month of September-February, a variety of migratory birds like Cranes, Wild Ducks, Storks, Water Fowls and Hornbills come here from far off places making it a 'bird's paradise'. Deers, Wild Elephants, Buffaloes and smaller predators are also abundant. The lucky visitor may also have a glimpse of the Tiger.