Cooler Climes & Hilly Retreats – Arunachal Pradesh

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These retreats tucked away in the mountain ranges of the Indian sub-continent are ideal getaways from the searing heat of the plains during summer.

During winters these hills and mountains are some the most romantic vacation destinations, with snow clad mountains in the North Indian retreats to the chill and misty weather in the South Indian hills.

The hills of Arunachal are not as famous as the rest of their Himalayan counterparts, yet it's their lesser-known identity and beauty that acts as ideal getaway for a traveller who wants to escape the noise, pollution and crowds of the plains.

 

Along

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Along, the headquarters of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is located about 220 kilometres from Likabali which is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.              

Sitting amidst abundant natural surroundings, Along in Arunachal Pradesh is a small town with beautiful villages. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations make Along one of the most perfect health resorts of India.

 

Bomdila

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Bomdila is a beautiful small town situated at an elevation of about 2200 metres above the sea level.  One can savour the brilliant landscape and snow-clad mountains of the Himalayan Range from this town.

The Buddhist monastery of Bomdila is the repository of culture and is among primary attractions of the area. The small town is still retains all the charms of a Himalayan hill town and is not yet affected by the commercial culture that is taking over hill stations elsewhere.

 

Khonsa

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A tiny hill station in a valley surrounded by the Himalayas, Khonsa is the headquarters of Tirap district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Created during the British Raj, Khonsa borders Myanmar in the east and Assam in the south.

Surrounded by panoramic views of thick forests fringed by hills, Khonsa is a back to nature destination. The forests around Khonsa host a wide variety of flora and fauna.

A perfect place for all those who love adventure, Khonsa offers an exhilarating treks through dense forests. Blessed with numerous rare species of orchids, during April, the forests treat everyone's eyes with these rare and exotic blossoms.

 

Tawang

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Playing host to India’s largest Monastery, Tawang is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. The road to the town takes one through Se La, one of the most beautiful mountain passes.

The town is surrounded by beautiful lakes and hosts some of the most amazing views of the Himalayan Mountain range. The town is also famous for its snooker parlours and bars playing some amazing rock music.

 

Ziro

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The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, Ziro is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its Pine tree hills and rice fields.

Ziro is famous for its bird and butterfly watching trails as well as beautiful Pine and Bamboo grooves.

 

Roing

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Roing, the only town in Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. As the name suggests, the Lower Dibang Valley District has derived its name from River Dibang. This river flows through the heart of the district and finally merges into the Brahmaputra.

Roing is a picturesque locale. Sally Lake, which is 3 kilometres away from Roing and Mehao Lake, which is 17 kilometres away from Roing, are the two major tourist attractions of Roing-Mayudia-Anini travel circuit at Arunachal Pradesh. Both lakes are part of the Mehao Wildlife sanctuary.