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Written by Janani on June 29, 2020 Share on

Things to do in Arunachal Pradesh – Our picks for you

Blessed with a number of places to visit and things to do, Arunachal Pradesh is indeed a hidden Gem of Northeast India. Arunachal is home to picturesque mountains, tranquil lakes, remarkable monasteries and many other unexplored landscapes. Like the other states in the Seven Sisters of India, its amazing array of flora and fauna makes it an amazing place for an astounding holiday. 

Arunachal Pradesh offers breathtaking views of serene mountains, especially during the winters. If you wish to explore the tribal culture and the simplicity of their exquisite beauty, Arunachal Pradesh is the perfect state for you. There are many things to do in Arunachal Pradesh that will simply make you fall in love with the place.

Best Things to do in Arunachal Pradesh

This unexplored realm of Northeast India has a number of things to do and places to visit. Here’s a list of handpicked top 10 things to do in Arunachal Pradesh for you. Take a look at them and make sure that you add them to your itinerary to have a remarkable vacation.

Mountains in Arunachal Pradesh
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  • Pay a visit to the Namdapha National Park
  • Explore the Sela Pass
  • Learn the local culture and tradition of the Ziro Valley
  • Sit back and relax at the Glow Lake
  • Behold the amazing sunset in Roing
  • Go for a Trek in Dirang
  • Explore and admire the Nuranang Falls
  • Taste the Rice Beer in Pasighat
  • Boating in Sangti
  • Admire Nature in Madhuri Lake

1. Pay a visit to the Namdapha National Park

Visiting the Namdapha National Park is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. This National Park is home to Red Panda. This park is one of the 20 protected areas that aim in protecting these endangered species. This National Park is the third-largest national park in India housing, towering mountains, jungles, and a lot of water bodies. When in Arunachal Pradesh, do not forget to visit this park.

Red Panda in Arunachal Pradesh
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Location: Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh
Open Time: 8 am to 5 pm
Best time to visit: October to March

2. Explore the Sela Pass

With a height of nearly 13700 feet, this mountain pass is considered sacred by Buddhists and believed that 101 lakes exist near this pass. Without any doubt, visiting the Sela Pass is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh, anytime. In fact, it is one of the best places to drive in India. 

Exploring the Sela Pass is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh
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Location: 78 Km from Tawang
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: October-November, April to March

3. Learn the local culture and tradition of the Ziro Valley

The picturesque town of Ziro is a paradise for peace seekers. Surrounded by paddy fields, the hills of Ziro are covered with bamboos. The valley is known for its striking wildlife treasures. The Ziro valley is also known for its unique tribal heritage. 

Paddy fields in Ziro Valley
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Do you love music? Then make sure you visit the Ziro music festival, one of the best festivals which happens in Arunachal Pradesh. This festival is held in the month of September, every year. 

Visiting the Ziro Music Festival is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh
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Location: Lower Subansiri, Arunachal Pradesh
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: October to March

4. Sit back and relax at the Glow Lake

Glow Lake is a picturesque landscape with a background of snow-covered mountains and lush greenery with rich flora and fauna in and around the lake. This lake is situated in Wakro circle at an altitude of 5000 feet above the sea level. With the absence of proper roads, the path to the lake offers the best adventurous trekking experience.

Glow Lake in Arunachal Pradesh

Location: Lohit District
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: December to July

5. Behold the amazing sunset in Roing

Watching the sunset in Roing is one of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. Roing is a cool and refreshing place in Arunachal that is set near the Dibang river. The sun setting near this river adds more beauty that it makes you calm, just by seeing it. If you are somewhere near Roing at dawn, then make sure you make your way to this river to witness the most beautiful sunset in your life. 

Sunset in Roing
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Location: Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: October to February

6. Go for a Trek in Dirang

The small town of Dirang is located at West Kameng District. This town is located at an elevation of 4900 feet. It is one of the most popular destinations in Arunachal Pradesh. Boasting pleasant weather, Dirang offers an opportunity to learn about various tribes and their unique culture who live here. Trekking in Dirang is one of its kind and is a must-do activity in Arunachal Pradesh. 

Location: Dirang Valley, West Kameng District
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: March to July

7. Explore and admire the Nuranang Falls

One of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh is to explore the magnificent Nuranang Waterfalls. This 100 meter falls has many hidden secrets with tranquil nature and this makes it the best place to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Also called Jung Falls, this waterfall is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in India.

Nuranang Falls
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Location: Tawang District, Arunachal Pradesh
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: June to November

8. Taste the Rice Beer in Pasighat

Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh has the best rice beer in India. Tasting the beer here is one of the top things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. Not just beer, but Pasighat is also the best place that gives both a traditional and cultural experience. Some of the top things to do here are rafting, fishing, angling and boating.

Rice Beer
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Location: East, Siang, Arunachal Pradesh
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: January to May

9. Boating in Sangti

River Sangti is located in the charming valley of Sangti in Arunachal Pradesh. It is known to be a piece of heaven. Located at about 15 km from Dirang, this place is ideal for a peaceful vacation. Apart from boating, you can also choose to raft here in River Sangti. 

Location: 15 km from Dirang
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: June to November

10. Admire Nature in Madhuri Lake

Known as Shonga-tser Lake, this is one of the best lakes in Arunachal Pradesh. Did you know that this lake is named after Madhuri Dixit? Yes, you heard it right. Well, a song from the movie Kyola, starring Sharukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit was shot at this lake. Soon after this song was released, this lake became popular and tourists flooded to visit this lake. This is the reason for the name change. Interesting, isn’t it?

Madhuri Lake
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Location: Tawang- Bum La Pass Road, 30 km for Tawang
Open Time: Anytime
Best time to visit: April to October

These are some of the best things to do in Arunachal Pradesh. I’m sure that you will love the vibe, the scenery and the people too. You will simply fall in love with every single aspect of this charming state. This Northeastern State, known for its pristine beauty and lush green forests is blessed with a number of unique things to do. Now that you know the top 10 things to do in Arunachal Pradesh; What are you waiting for? Check-out our bestselling Arunachal Pradesh packages and book your vacation to Arunachal with Pickyourtrail. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options!

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