1) Which is the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh?
The best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is the winter season. The temperature is quite cold, but pleasant enough for you to go on hikes and explore the beauty of Arunachal. Peak winters bring a delightful shower of snow and leaves the place covered in a beautiful white layer. The Talle Valley trek is a popular winter trek to embark upon.
2) How much time is required to visit Arunachal Pradesh?
When planning a trip to Arunachal, it is advisable to have a minimum if 7 days to spare. Although the beauty of Arunachal takes much longer than 7 days to be explored, it is the ideal duration to spend. While you’re there, be sure to visit the famed Ziro Valley, Bomdila, Tezpur, Mechuka, Tawang, Dirang and Talle Valley. Covering all these destinations will require that you have enough time on your hand. Make sure your trip is no shorter than 7 days unless you have one specific location in mind that you’d want to explore.
3) How can I go to Arunachal Pradesh?
Arunachal Pradesh doesn’t have its own airport. The nearest airport to Arunachal however, is Lilabari airport in Assam. It is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati, but flights ply only four days a week i.e., Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The Guwahati International airport is also quite convenient, as it is connected to all major Indian cities.
The nearest railway station to Itanagar is the Harmuti station in Assam. It is well connected to other major parts of the country too.
Arunachal is easily accessible by road from the major cities of India. Intercity buses and jeeps ply regularly.
4) What is there to see in Arunachal Pradesh?
Arunachal Pradesh is home to stunning natural beauty, including lofty mountains, misty forest valleys, and ancient monasteries that take you reeling back in time. Explore the beauty of Sela Pass in Tawang, one of the best places to visit in Arunachal. Another, relatively shaded tourist destination in Arunachal is Roing, known for its waterfalls. Itanagar is an unmissable spot, being the capital of Arunachal. if you wish to stay close to nature, Bomdila and Ziro are the places to count on!
5) What is Arunachal Pradesh famous for?
Arunachal Pradesh is famous for being blessed generously with endless natural bounties, along with several ancient monasteries that narrate untold stories. Arunachal is the home of the Apatani tribe who thrive there in peace. It also houses a part of the Himalayan ranges, along with expansive, lush valleys to explore. The local delicacy is famous for the homegrown spices too!
6) Does Arunachal Pradesh have snow?
Yes, Arunachal Pradesh receives a generous amount of snowfall come winters. Tawang witnesses the highest amount of snowfall during winters, due to its proximity to China. Bomdila also receives a moderate amount of snowfall during peak winters. Arunachal experiences snowfall starting from late December right up to March.
7) Is it safe to visit Tawang in July?
Ideally, travelling to Arunachal Pradesh during monsoons should be avoided, as there is a high possibility of landslides and floods. Travelling anywhere during monsoons becomes a risky and dangerous business. Tawang is no exception. Tawang is not a safe place to travel to in July.
8) What is the best time to visit Ziro Valley?
If you’re a music lover, then September should be your pick for visiting Ziro Valley, to witness the Ziro Festival of Music (ZFM). If not, however, then plan a trip to Ziro during winters! The winter season is when the valley’s natural beauty comes alive, with clear skies, misty trails and stunning views of the neighbouring mountain ranges.
9) What are the places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh in 4 days?
If you have only 4 days to spare in Arunachal, be sure to cover Tawang and Bomdila, if nothing else. These two places aren’t very far either. A scenic 6 hours drive should do it. Tawang has Sela Pass, the 17th century Tawang Monastery, and many other places to explore. Likewise, Bomdila has no dearth of natural bounties to lose yourself in.
10) Is Tawang a hill station?
More than a hill station, Tawang is a mountain town in Arunachal Pradesh, very close to Bhutan and China. It is the most famous place to visit in Arunachal, second only to Ziro Valley, perhaps.
11) What is the famous food of Arunachal Pradesh?
These are some of the most popular delicacies of Arunachal Pradesh -
Panch Phoron Tarkari
Pika Pika (a pickle)
12) Which part of Arunachal Pradesh is best?
That really depends on what you’re seeking. It is difficult to label one part of Arunachal as the ‘best’ because every place is equally beautiful in its own way. If we have to pick one particular place, Tawang steals the spotlight. It is a beautiful town close to China and Bhutan, and also receives a generous shower of snowfall every year.
13) Which language is spoken in Arunachal Pradesh?
Hindi is the most widely spoken language in Arunachal Pradesh, in addition to Assamese, Bengali, Nepali, and a little bit of English. It is safe to say that there will not be much of a language barrier.
14) Is there a airport in Arunachal Pradesh?
No, Arunachal doesn’t have its own airport yet. The nearest airport to Arunachal is Lilabari airport in Assam. It is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati. You can also take a flight to the Guwahati Airport.
15) How can I reach Tawang from Guwahati?
the distance between Guwahati to Tawang is about 445 km. The best way to travel to Tawang from Guwahati is by road. In fact, it makes for a beautiful road trip. You can also board a bus, or hire a cab up to Tawang.
16) Is Arunachal Pradesh safe for tourists?
Yes, Arunachal Pradesh is totally safe for every traveller. In fact, several female solo travellers have also ventured into Arunachal to explore. The Apatani tribal people of Arunachal are very friendly, warm and welcoming too. That said, it is wise to take precautionary measures that you normally would take anywhere else.
17) Can we see snow in Arunachal Pradesh in December?
Yes, you can see snow in Arunachal in December, but don’t count on it. Not many parts of the state will receive good snowfall during December. But Tawang is one of those towns which will receive plenty of snowfall, due to its being so close to China and Bhutan. You may expect a little snow in Bomdila too.
18) Is May a good time to visit Arunachal Pradesh?
The month of May is supposed to be summer in Arunachal, and though the temperatures aren’t extreme, it does get a bit hot during the day time. Otherwise, you can definitely visit Arunachal in May, as it will be offseason, which means cheaper accommodations, and considerably less crowd. Perfect for solo travellers.
19) How can I go to Guwahati from Itanagar by train?
Since Itanagar does not have a railway station, you can take a train from Dibrugarh (130 km away from Itanagar) to Guwahati. The distance is about 340 km.
20) How can I go to Arunachal Pradesh from Chennai by train?
Take a flight from Chennai to Itanagar’s Lilabari airport. This is the most convenient way to reach Itanagar. Another way is to take the train Guwahati Express from Chennai to Guwahati, and then a bus or cab to Itanagar.
21) How do I get to Itanagar by train?
The most convenient way to reach Itanagar by train is to take a train to Guwahati, and board a shared cab or bus to Itanagar from there.
22) How can I reach Itanagar from Kolkata?
The fastest and most convenient way to reach Itanagar from Kolkata is to via air. It takes approximately 1.5 hours to reach, and is also quite economical. No direct buses and trains ply from Kolkata to Itanagar.
23) Is there any airport in Itanagar?
The nearest airport to Itanagar is Lilabari, about 57 km away from the city. It is the easiest, most convenient airport, and also well connected to the major cities of India.
24) Is Arunachal Pradesh safe for couples?
Yes, Arunachal Pradesh is safe for every tourist and traveller, including couples. In fact, several female solo travellers have also ventured into Arunachal to explore. The Apatani tribal community of Arunachal is warm and welcoming too.
25) How do I get to Tawang by road?
The best way to reach Tawang by road is to take a taxi from Tezpur. Both private and shared taxis are available. Though the journey by road is not that amazing because of the poor road conditions but the scenic view that you will get throughout the trip will make you forget the pain.
26) Can we visit Tawang in December?
Yes, you can. In fact, Tawang is a place best visited during winters. You can expect a bit of snow here during Decembers, while it increases considerably during the months of January and February.
27) What is the climate of Arunachal Pradesh?
The climate of Arunachal is pleasant throughout the year. During summers, the temperature ranges from 20 to 25 degrees, which isn’t very hot. During monsoons, you can expect the mercury to fall somewhere between 20 to 24 degrees, cool and pleasant. During winters, the mercury drops significantly down to about 5 to 10 degrees, while areas like Tawang and Bomdila experience sub-zero temperatures.
28) What is the main festival of Arunachal Pradesh?
The major festival in Arunachal Pradesh is Losar, celebrated by the Monpa Tribe of the Tawang and Kemang districts. It is celebrated in the months of February or the first week of March to welcome the new year. The festival goes on for about 8 to 15 days, during which religious prayer flags grace the roofs of each house. Prayers are offered, scriptures are read, and butter lamps light every house.
29) How do I get to Tezpur from Itanagar?
The easiest way to reach Tezpur from Itanagar is by road. The journey takes approximately 3.5 hours, give or take. The bus fare costs around INR 120 per head and is very convenient.
30) How far is Dimapur from Itanagar? How can I reach there?
The distance between Dimapur and Itanagar is about 380 km. The easiest and most convenient way is to take a flight to Dibrugarh, from where you can board a bus or a shared cab to Itanagar. You can also opt to travel the distance via an overnight bus, which takes you approximately 7 hours to reach, and may be relatively cheaper.