Arunachal Pradesh is indeed a paradise unexplored and one of the must-visit destinations for travelers who are looking for wildlife, adventure, and peace.
Tucked away in the far eastern corner of the Northeastern part of India, this region is home to tranquil lakes, picturesque mountains, beautiful monasteries and various unexplored passes. Being a Himalayan region Arunachal Pradesh is vibrant, colorful and offers a plethora of options for travelers to explore. This region is known to be one of the most treasured and eco-friendly regions in India.
And some of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh involve valleys, farmlands, majestic hills, lush green landscapes and a number of remote villages which are still unknown from modern infrastructure and our eyesight’s.
So whether you are a traveler who is looking:
- To explore different and yet vibrant cultures
- Or searching for beautiful vistas
- Or just looking for some mouth-watering cuisine
Arunachal Pradesh in India is the place to go for.
And today with this article, we will discuss my top 03 list of underrated and virgin places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh which are still out of tourist’s footsteps.
However if you are looking for a list of some of the untouched destinations in Inda, you may give a read to this article: Our favorite off the beaten track destinations in India
With more than 1.324 billion people living in only 3.287 million km², it is very hard to find places which are yet not touched by tourists and not littered.
But to your surprise, there are some places to see in Arunachal Pradesh which most of us have no idea about. And one of them is Vijoynagar.
This is a small town or village, located just on the India – China border. This small little town with a population of only about 45,00 is one of the remotest town/village of Changlang district and one of the best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh. Surrounded by hills and valleys, this region provides everything a traveler might look for.
But reaching here is not that easy task as it might sound.
How To Reach Vijoynagar
There are no roads which connect this village with the outer world. The only way to reach Vijoynagar is by Helicopter Sorties Service from Miao. But even the air service is available only on Tuesday and Thursday.
And if you are a trekking fanatic and loves to explore by foot then I would suggest you to go for trekking.
The trek to Vijoynagar starts from Miao and passes through some of the dense forests of Namdapha National Park. But keep in mind, this trek is not for novice hikers. As it would take you around 5 nights & 06 days, to reach this village. The total distance is around 156 kms.
In terms of accommodation, there are guest houses where you can plan your stay:
- Inspection Bungalow with 6 Rooms
- Eco-Tourist Forest Guest House with 4 Rooms
- & Circuit house with 4 Rooms
In our list of 03 virgin or untouched places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh is Dambuk.
Reaching Dambuk also known as the land of oranges is an adventure in itself.
You have to cross dense forests and various water bodies & rivers just to reach this amazing but beautiful little town in Arunachal Pradesh. If you are the one who doesn’t like off-roading then this place is not for you. As there are no paved roads and you will be driving on anything apart from roads.
But all this work that you are going to put in will not get washed away with disappointment. \
Known for its beautiful orange orchards and swollen rivers make it one of the best places to see in Arunachal Pradesh. And if you are planning to visit this place during monsoon then the only way to cross this river connecting Dambuk is on elephant’s back.
So be prepared for a lifetime adventure.
This town came in news a few years back, when the Arunachal government started organizing Orange festival to promote tourism.
And nowadays, people from all around the world visit this town to cover Orange festival. It is always exciting to see off-road vehicles, modified Gypsies, and even Jeeps. All these monsters, engage in a number of challenging tasks to try and win the off-roading tournament which happens during the festival.
Apart from these, there are various other events which run side by side like river rafting, bungee-jumping, paintball and so on. Plus if you are a music lover then this festival can be one of the festivals which you might want to visit. As various rock bands from all over India participate and play their heart out during this festival.
But if you are looking for a peaceful trip then I would suggest you to visit this village post or pre Orange festival.
How To Reach Dambuk???
To reach Dambuk, you first have to reach Roing. From Roing you can either take a bus or can book a taxi for your onward journey. And for your stay, there are hotels and guest houses where you can plan your overnight stay. But don’t expect any luxurious hotels there. However can expect, jaw-dropping vistas and a bit of adrenalin rush.
So here were our second best places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh.
Anini a small village where clouds come to kiss the land.
Mystic air and unexplored terrains making it a perfect place to rejuvenate yourself & a place to experience pristine calmness.
Located in Dibang valley of Arunachal, Anaini is marked by beautiful valleys and pleasant weather making it one of the sought after tourist place and one of the best places to see in Arunachal Pradesh India.
Visiting Anini is altogether a different experience.
Surrounded by tribal villages from all sides like Hunli, New Anaya, Ranli and a few more. You can actually see and explore these villages. And get the opportunity to experience different types of Arunachali tribes and their culture.
A perfect destination to visit if you’re looking for some peace, as the land is virtually unexplored untouched and ripe for tourism.
Anini is quite is secluded, not crowded, and serves as an excellent destination to unwind.
You can also travel to Roing, in order to visit the places of interest present there. Anini is very near to Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a popular tourist hotspot. You can also take a walk through the lush green forests while in Anini.
How To Reach Anini
The best way to reach Anini is from Roing. Roing is well connected to other cities of Assam and Arunachal. From Roing you can reach either by government buses or by booking a cab. And if you are looking to stay there then there are a number of budget hotels to serve tourists.
These places are not for people who are looking for honeymoon destinations. Hence, this list of three untouched places to visit In Arunachal Pradesh is for those travelers who are looking for some adventure or some places which are virgin and out of sight from tourists.
Q: How to reach Arunachal Pradesh?
Ans: This is one of the most asked questions “how to reach Arunachal Pradesh”
Arunachal Pradesh is well connected with all major cities of India.
By Air: The nearest airport is Tezpur in Assam. And Tezpur is well connected by flights from Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Mumbai and even Pune too. From Tezpur, there is easy availability of buses and taxis for Arunachal Pradesh.
By Train: Hamruti train station in Assam is the nearest railway station to Arunachal Pradesh and is located just 45kms from Itanagar. From there you can take bus service or can even book a cab for your onward journey.
By Road: Arunachal Pradesh is well connected by roads from all nearby cities and states. It is well connected by state-run buses from cities in Meghalaya, Assam and even Nagaland.
Q: Is Arunachal Pradesh safe to travel?
Ans: Being there a couple of time, I always find Arunachal Pradesh a very safe and a chilled out place. The locals are always helpful and smiling. Even being termed as one of the safest places, I always keep a degree of precautions for my own safety.
You may also read my earlier blog, whether India is safe to travel or not? Where I have mentioned, certain tips & tricks which you can execute during your travel.
Q: Apart from Arunachal Pradesh, which are the best places to visit in North East India?
Ans: For this, you may go through my earlier blog where I have mentioned 05 most beautiful places to visit in North East India
Q: What is the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh?
Ans: The best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is from October to April. You can even visit in May and June. But would not suggest you to visit Arunachal between July to September as this is the time when this region experience monsoon.
So here was my list of 03 places to see in Arunachal Pradesh.
Trust me, reaching these destinations can be a hard task but after reaching there, you will not be disappointed.
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