Arunachal Pradesh, the biggest state among the Seven Sisters of North-Eastern India, is a land of diversity. Surrounded by the states of Assam and Nagaland in the south, Arunachal Pradesh also shares the border with Bhutan in the west, China in the north and Myanmar in the east. Because of the lofty Himalayas that stand holding its head hand in this state, Arunachal Pradesh has been blessed with a bountiful flora and fauna. Thus, as Arunachal Pradesh is one of the best tourists places in India, it is essential for every traveler to know the Top 5 Hill Stations that are present there to enjoy a comfortable and an adventurous trip in the lap of Mother Earth.
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The heart is filled with a deep sense of purity as soon as a traveler sets foot on the religious soil of Tawang. This hill station houses the Tawang Monastery which is by far the largest monastery in India and the second largest monastery in Asia. Tawang, which the birthplace of Dalai Lama, is a town of spiritual bliss due to the presence of a huge number of monks residing at the monastery. Along with the religious chants of the sacred place, the breath-taking beauty of the sunlit mountain top that surrounds Tawang makes it one of the most beautiful hill stations in the world. Adjacent to the town, there are some noteworthy spots that a traveler must visit on his trip to Tawang. The majestic waterfall, the orchid sanctuary, the Bap Teng Kang, the P.T Tso Lake, the Sela Pass, the Gorichen Peak – the highest peak in Arunachal Pradesh, and, the Shungatsen or the Madhuri Lake makes Tawang a paradise on the earth.
Ziro is a picturesque valley inhabited by the ancient Apa Tani tribe. The valley is strewn with rice fields that make it look like a carpet of gold when the time to harvest rice arises. The rice fields are accompanied by the majestic pine trees that give the valley a bountiful appearance. The Ziro Valley is much loves by the tourists because of the ancient Meghna Cave Temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Along with the religious importance, thousands of tourists are attracted to visit Ziro Valley every year because of the famous trekking facilities which the adventurous can avail.
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and one the busiest hill towns in north-east India. The city derives its name from the Ita Fort. As the name suggests, the Ita Fort was built by ‘ita’, that is, bricks, in the 14th-15th Century during the reign of the Jitari Dynasty. This irregularly shaped fort is the key attraction accompanied by the beautiful Ganga Lake, the informative Jawaharlal Nehru Museum, the zoological parks and the Art and Craft Emporium.
Yinkiong gets its name from Siong, the tributary of River Brahmaputra. This town is an ideal site for every adventure-lover as it offers trekking, hiking, mountaineering, angling, fishing, river rafting, camping and many other blood-boiling activities. This place is also an eye-catcher because of the various types of birds that are seen dotting the brilliant dense forests in the heavenly panorama.
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Roing is a paradise altogether with the cascading waterfalls, serene lakes and the snow-capped Mayudia Pass. It gives the eyes of every traveler a soothing effect and instills a new ray of hope in them with the sunlight touching the snow-covered area at dawn and dusk, turning the snow to a golden hue. The Bhashmaknagar Fort with its excavated remains of terracotta adds a historical essence to the town and signifies how advanced the civilization in that region was in the 12th Century when the fort was constructed with burnt bricks.
Arunachal Pradesh, thus, symbolizes heaven because of its majestic natural beauty and man-made wonders. Because tourism in Arunachal Pradesh has not been commercialized as much as the other hill stations on the Himalayan range, this state still offers the natural beauty that every tourist craves to see. The peace and serenity of this region draws the attention of every traveler. Thus, travelers often rush to the state of Arunachal Pradesh to take refuge in its hill stations from the hectic life in the city. Hence, Arunachal Pradesh provides a comfortable and enriching stay on its soil to every nature-lover and fills the heart of every traveler with a deep sense of pure love.