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The Paradise of the Botanists

Explore the unexplored terrains of Arunachal Pradesh 

Arunachal Pradesh is the abode to beautiful mountain ranges and unexplored natural vistas; you can get mesmerized with. You have tranquil lakes, fascinating passes and monasteries that can provide you with a breathtaking holiday indeed. You can witness unique varieties of flora and fauna that look visually pleasing to your eyes. You get to explore snow-covered peaks in all their glory. Add to it, high-altitude meadows, sub-tropical forests, and everything you can dream for, in a holiday.

Where is Arunachal Pradesh strategically located? Arunachal Pradesh is situated to the south of Assam. Furthermore, the state is flanked by Bhutan to the North and China to its north-east. While on the East, you find Myanmar. You find the state of Arunachal Pradesh that is also known as the ‘Orchid State of India’.

Come on, let us discover the most wonderful aspects on the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’, none other than Arunachal Pradesh itself.

Best time to visit the place

Arunachal Pradesh is situated on top of mountains. You have torrential rains or snowy glaciers covering spots for the most part of the year. Let us delve further into the weather-chart so that you have a clearer picture on when is the ideal time of the year to visit Arunachal Pradesh.

Arunachal Pradesh during Summers- March- June; Temperature belt: 20-35 degree Celsius

March and April are considered to be the spring months for Arunachal Pradesh. You find that the weather is warm and sunny, while the actual summer still hasn’t set in. The summer starts by the end of April and extends until June. The early morning temperatures can be 15-20 degrees Celsius. While at peak afternoons, the mercury soars to 36 degrees Celsius. For tourists venturing into the place, mornings and evenings are extremely pleasant while afternoons can be a little hot and humid.

Arunachal Pradesh during Monsoons- July- September; Temperature belt: 17-30 degree Celsius

At the State of Arunachal Pradesh, one can experience torrential rains or heavy downpours during the monsoon season. The monsoon season usually kick-starts late June or early July and can go on until September. The temperature varies between 17 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius. Heavy rains or flooding can lead to roads or travel passes on a land-slide mode. Hence, this is not the ideal time for tourists or backpackers to visit the state as such. On average, Arunachal Pradesh receives more than 300 cm of rain annually.

Arunachal Pradesh during Winters- October- February; Temperature belt: 2-10 degree Celsius

You experience a typical mountain topography covering Arunachal Pradesh. The weather is lovely and pleasant all through the day. While during evenings or late evenings, the temperature dips to 2 degrees Celsius. The climate gets extremely cold or chilly during the evenings. As you visit Arunachal Pradesh just post the monsoons, you can experience a thick carpet of greenery wherever you glimpse into it.

Looking at the weather chart, one can deduce that the winter months covering October and February is the best time of the year to visit the most exotic state of the country. Namely the Arunachal Pradesh!

Best places to visit

These are some of the most exotic locales you can visit while you are here in Arunachal Pradesh. Let us have a look at each of them on the travel guide. Shall we go on a virtual ride to Arunachal Pradesh just now?

Tawang

This place is ideally located at the height of a whopping 3048 meters above the sea-level. You find that the temperature is so cool and awesome most part of the year. You find snow-covered peaks and natural greenery wherever your footsteps in. The Tawang Buddhist monastery is one of the most aesthetically designed Buddhist monasteries you can glimpse into while you are here.

To get yourself draped into a scenic beauty, a trip down to the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary will be an experience that is surely one of its kind. You can taste an array of freshly grown apples and pomegranates from the orchard. Or take home the fresh produce at a wallet-friendly price range. The Madhuri Lake, Nuranang Waterfalls, The Tawang Memorial Hall, The Sela Pass, and the Gorichen Peak are picturesque locales you can experience, while you are here at Tawang.

Ziro

Ziro is a quaint old town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The land is known for its picturesque pine trees and rice fields. The climate here is mild and temperate for the most part of the year. Hence, tourists can view natural scenic views at their heart’s content. Tarin paddy cultivation farm, Talley Valley wildlife sanctuary, Meghna Cave Temple, Shivling Mandhir, and Dolo Mando are some of the most exquisite locales while you are here at Ziro.

Namdapha National Park

This is the third-largest national park in the whole of India. The Namdapha national park located on Arunachal Pradesh is a fascinating place for animal lovers indeed. The national park boasts of rich and multi-faceted biodiversity. You find endangered species of fauna and a rarer variety of birds out here. Plus, you also find a thick cover of flora that comprises of wild-grown flowers and teals. You can see exotic species of animals like the Snow Leopard, Clouded leopards, cheetah, and tigers indeed. You can also have a wonderful overview of peaks nearby. For adventure seekers, you have wonderful spots for hiking, trekking, and other whole range of fun-filled activities.

Itanagar

Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. You can view the magnificent Himalayas in its full bloom indeed. The 15th Century Ita fort, Ganga Lake, Buddha Vihar, Itanagar wildlife sanctuary, the Gompa Buddhist temple, and the town of Yupi are nearby tourist attractions, vacationers can get hands-on too.

Plus, you have Itanagar that remains in closer proximity to Assam. Hence, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh is well connected by roadways, railways, and the International Airport. The Ganga Lake can be a beautiful place where you discover the lake with its frozen waters during the peak winters. Plus, you can view panoramic views of mountain ranges surrounding the lake as such.

Madhuri Lake

Arunachal Pradesh is home to many beautiful lakes indeed. However, the Madhuri Lake is the most eye-catching and rapturing one of them all. This lake is also known as the Sangestar Lake. Once you arrive at the lake, you completely get yourself immersed in nature. The lake is surrounded by misty mountains whose beauty can leave you on a spellbound experience indeed.

If you look at the surroundings, the lake is situated at an astounding height of 12,000 feet above the sea-level. Hence, you find the mighty ranges of the Himalayas that behold tree trucks with the lake at its edge. Hence, this is a bountiful spot of nature that can elevate your senses to an all-new high. You can plan quieter family moments and picnic excursions while you come down to Madhuri Lake of Arunachal Pradesh during the summer months.

Pakhui Wildlife sanctuary

This is home to the most exotic of Royal Bengal tigers indeed. You also find captivating varieties of flora covering the wildlife hub. Royal Bengal tigers, leopards, clouded leopards, Himalayan Black bears, and elephants, sambar, gaur, hog deer, barking deer, wild boar, and yellow-throated martin are a few of the exotic variety of animals that find their place here. You also find that the Pakhui wildlife hub is home to 300 varieties of exotic bird species. Hence, this is a tourist spot that is worth exploring while you tour the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Gorichen Peak

Gorichen Peak is one of the most exquisite tourist locations that is spread in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This is a peak that is snow-covered for the most part of the year. You have the Gorichen Peak that is located at a distance of 22,500 meters above the sea-level. The peak offers fabulous vistas for trekking and mountaineering.

These are some of the most exquisite locales in and around the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

Best food and shopping

You have some of the most authentic cuisines while you are here at Arunachal Pradesh. You get momos and Chupka at street outlets indeed. Rice, fish, meat, and vegetables are stapling ingredients on most of the cuisines in Arunachal Pradesh. Boiled rice-cakes are a crunchy snack that is enjoyed by locals every single day. You have Pasa which is a kind of fish soup and Noatak which is your proper fish curry. These are exclusive delicacies specific to Arunachal Pradesh. Chinese and continental dishes find their place at high-end restaurants covering the state of Arunachal Pradesh. You have a uniquely prepared rice-beer that is named Apang that is popular among the cosmopolitan households here in Arunachal Pradesh.

You can shop for spices like pepper and turmeric at local stores out here. Wooden artifacts, like bangles, ear studs, and trinket jewelry can be availed near tourist hubs. You get beautifully woven stoles and silk Kurti at apparel stores. You can avail of rich produce of mountain honey. Likewise, you have plenty of products you can shop for, at your heart’s content.

Best things to do

You can view authentic sunrises and sunsets across Madhuri Lake. You can take up a wildlife safari tour on the Pakhui wildlife sanctuary. You can view glaciers and the mighty ranges of the Himalayas at full-length. You can visit the Tipi Orchards for its lovely and luscious share of apples and pomegranates. You can do trekking and mountaineering across the Gorichen glacier. Likewise, you have a lot of vacation activities that can help you keep up your sleeve once you arrive here on a holiday.

Now that you are aware of the most exquisite holidaying aspects of Arunachal Pradesh, it is time you pack your bags and start making the reservations for a memorable holiday.

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