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Written by Kajani Shivam on November 14, 2022 Share on

Arunachal Pradesh- Home to the Dawn-Lit Mountains!

Arunachal Pradesh is home to unexplored passes, picturesque mountains, remarkable monasteries, peaceful lakes, and many more. Arunachal Pradesh is one of the Seven Sisters of India and is located on the Northeastern tip of India. It is beautifully surrounded by China, Burma, Bhutan and Assam and is blessed with an array of flora and fauna. Sounds like a paradise, right? Well, imagine being in this beautiful land. Planning to visit Arunachal Pradesh in 2024? Looking for a perfect Arunachal Pradesh travel guide? Well, you are on the right page. This Arunachal Pradesh travel guide will help you plan your vacation seamlessly. It will take you through the best time to visit, things to do, top attractions in Arunachal Pradesh and many more in this beautiful state in Northeast India.

A road view in Arunachal Pradesh
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Best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh

Winter in Arunachal Pradesh
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Although the climate and charm of Arunachal Pradesh are appealing throughout the year, every season has got its own uniqueness to attract the tourists. But, if you are looking for the best time, you should travel between October and April which are the winter and spring months. Interestingly, you will be able to discover the best of Arunachal Pradesh during these months. These months showcase the beauty of misty valleys, snowy mountains and many more. Also, you will be able to witness many festivals which takes part from October to April.

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Types of Permit to enter Arunachal Pradesh

Here comes the most important part of the Arunachal Pradesh travel guide. Made your mind to travel to Arunachal Pradesh? Well, in that case, you will need to apply for a permit to travel to Arunachal Pradesh. Also, there are two kinds of permits:

  • Protected Area Permit (PAP)
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP)

1. Protected Area Permit (PAP)

Protected Area Permit is required for foreign tourists. This permit is valid for 30 days and costs 3,550 INR.

2. Inner Line Permit (ILP)

Inner Line Permit is required for Indian citizens. This permit is valid for 7 days and costs 100 INR. Also, you can apply for an Inner Line Permit in online and get it on the same day which costs 4,000 INR.

Top 3 things to do in Arunachal Pradesh

This Arunachal Pradesh travel guide takes you through the top 3 things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. Have a read and never miss these experiences.

  • Namdapha National Park
  • Sela Pass
  • Ziro Music Festival

1. Namdapha National Park

A visit to Namdapha National Park is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. Especially, if you love adventure and wildlife, you should definitely visit this place for a memorable experience. Interestingly, this is the 3rd largest national park in India and is spread across an area of 1985 sq. km. You will find towering mountains, dense jungle, a lot of water bodies and an extensive range of wildlife species. In addition, you can also find many Red Pandas here. Amazing, right?

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2. Sela Pass

Sela Pass
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A visit to Sela Pass will remind you of the fairytales. Such beauty! A place beyond imagination. Sitting at an elevation of 13,700 ft above the ground level, Sela Pass is a beautiful mountain pass. Sela Pass is considered sacred by Buddhists and is believed to have a total of 101 lakes surrounding it. You will definitely love the journey towards Sela Pass. The snow, beauty and its grace will never fail to inspire you. And yes, without any doubts, a visit to Sela Pass is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh.

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3. Ziro Music Festival

A guy excited in Ziro Music Festival
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Travelling to Arunachal Pradesh in September? Well, how about attending a music festival in the middle of the valleys. Sounds interesting, right? The Ziro Music Festival is one of the famous music festivals in Arunachal Pradesh and is loved for its uniqueness. So, make sure you take part in this festival for some crazy memories.

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Top 3 places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh

  • Tezu
  • Tawang
  • Itanagar

1. Tezu

Tezu is one of the most significant places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Imagine roaming around the woods which are surrounded by lush greenery and the Shivalinga rocks on the backdrop. Wah!! You will run out of words to praise this beautiful place. This place has a lot of tourist attractions such as botanical gardens, museums, and many more. Also, January lights up Tezu with the Makar Sankranti festival. You will find the Mishmi tribes celebrating this festival in a grand manner. So, make sure you visit Tezu for a marvellous experience.

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2. Tawang

Tawang Gate
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Tawang is one of the most visited places in Arunachal Pradesh and is loved for its beauty and culture. Interestingly, Tawang is a paradise for many mountain lovers. This picturesque town is full of tourist attractions like high altitude passes, monasteries, stunning lakes and many more. Apart from this, do not miss visiting the Bap Teng Kang Waterfalls and Nuranang Falls. In addition, make sure you always carry an umbrella as the weather can be quite unpredictable in the hills. Also, make sure you have a Tawang tourist map for a seamless experience.

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3. Itanagar

A lake in Itanagar
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Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and is loved for its festivals, rich flora & fauna, educational centres, and archaeological sites. You can learn a lot about history and culture in Itanagar. Some of the best places to visit in Itanagar are Ita Fort, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Indira Gandhi Park, Biological Park, Gompa and many more. With plenty of stunning landscapes and tourist attractions, Itanagar is definitely a must-visit place in Arunachal Pradesh.

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Well, now that you have this Arunachal Pradesh travel guide, it’s time to explore Arunachal Pradesh. Also, follow this page to know more about Arunachal Pradesh and many other destinations. Interested to plan a vacation in 2024? Well, all you need to do is to head to Pickyourtrail and check out our travel packages. In addition, download the Pickyourtrail app to get 24/7 support throughout your vacation. Choose Pickyourtrail and explore the world seamlessly!!


Why is Arunachal Pradesh famous?

Often referred to as “the land of the dawnlit mountains,” its extensive geographical diversity, corresponding climate conditions, and variety of wildlife testify that it is one of the richest biodiversity and heritage spots.

What is the local language of Arunachal Pradesh?

Hindi is making constant inroads. Nagamese is fairly widely used as a link language in some areas.

What are some must-try foods in Arunachal Pradesh?

Bamboo shoots, Pika pila, Beef sprinkled with chilly flaked while being smoked dry, chutney made with chilli and fermented soy beans, apong (rice beer), and marua (an alcoholic beverage) are some of the foods local to Arunachal Pradesh.

How many days is enough to explore Arunachal Pradesh?

For those of you looking to truly soak in the best of the region, a trip here has got to be on your list. An Arunachal Pradesh tour plan for 10 days, could just turn out to be one of the best trips you’ve ever ventured out on.

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