Arunachal Pradesh – The name means the land of the rising sun. Being the eastern most State, the sun truly dawns in India in this frontier State. The districts are inhabited by about 20 major tribes. Each has its own traditions, way of life, myths, dialects, costumes, dance and art forms. The people of this picturesque State are colourful, hardy and hospitable. They are fond of singing and dancing which is for them more then entertainment. Excellent wood carvings, a variety of cane and bamboo baskets, exquisitely patterned colourful carpets are the famous handicrafts of the state. The mountainous landscape is beautiful with rich flora and fauna. About 550 species of orchids grow here.
Tourist Places in Arunachal Pradesh
Itanagar – capital, thought to be the ancient mayapur of king Ramachanra.
Tawang – 17th century Mahayana Buddhist monastery at an altitude of 3109 m. it has 65 residential building around the main temple. It has a collection of old scriptures, illustrated religious books, anique publications, Tankas.
Miao – wildlife sanctuary.
Parasuram Kund –Place of pilgrimage where every year pilgrims take a holy bath on makerSankranti.
Bhismaknagar – 12 -16th century ruins.
Air Transport – The state’s airports are Daporijo Airport, Ziro Airport, Along Airport, Tezu Airport and Pasighat Airport. However, owing to the rough terrain, these airports are small and are not in operation
Roads – Arunachal Pradesh has two highways: the 336 km National Highway 52, completed in 1998, which connects Jonai with Dirak, and another highway, which connects Tezpur in Assam with Tawang.
Railway- Arunachal Pradesh has no railway line. It will get its first railway line in late 2013 when the new link line from Harmuti on the main Rangpara North-Murkong Selak railway line to Naharlagun in Arunachal Pradesh is commissioned.
List of Districts of Arunachal Prades:
|District||Headquarters||Area (km²)||Official website|
|States||Capital||Languages||Year of Establishment|
|Andhra Pradesh||Hyderabad||Telugu and Urdu||1951|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanager||Miji, Apotanji, Merdukpen, Tagin,Adi, Honpa, Bangini-Nishi||1972|
|Goa||Panaji||Marathi and Konkani||1961|
|Himachal Pradesh||Shimla||Hindi and Pahari||1948|
|Mizoram||Aizawl||Mizo and English||1972|
|Jammu & Kashmir||Srinagar (Summer),Jammu (Winter)||Kashmiri,Dogri, Urdu, Ladakhi,Pahari,Punjabi and Dadri||1948|
|Meghalaya||Shillong||Khasi, Jaintia and Garo||1970|
|Nagaland||Kohima||Ao, Konyak, Angami, Sema and Lotha||1963|
|Rajasthan||Jaipur||Rajasthani and Hindi||1948|
|Sikkim||Gangtok||Bhutia, Hindi, Nepali, Lepcha, Limbu||1975|
|Tripura||Agartala||Bengali, Tripuri, Manipuri, Kakborak||1956|
|Andaman & Nicobar||1956|
|National Capital Territory of Delhi||2001|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||1941|
|Daman and Diu||1987|