Monday, 16 December 2013

Arunachal Pradesh: An Enchanting Winter Holiday Destination


Arunachal Pradesh would be a perfect place for those who are in search of new experiences and a world of enchanting natural beauty. Located on the north-eastern part of India, this state is home to tranquil lakes, majestic monasteries and amazing mountains. There are many places to explore in this wonderful region. A few of them are listed below:

Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery
Tawang Monastery: It is one of the largest monasteries of Lamas belonging to Mahayana sect of Buddhism. Also known as Golden Namgyal Lhatse, it is about 400 years old and the second oldest monastery in the world after Lhasa. This monastery is situated at an altitude of 3,000 metres, and was constructed in accordance with the desires of 5th Dalai Lama.



Pine Grove
Pine Grove
Pine Grove: Founded in the year 1961, it is a good picnic spot and located at a distance of about 3 kilometres from Ziro, one of the most pristine and beautiful towns in India.

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
 Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary: Adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers would love to be in this wildlife reserve, which has now become a major tourist attraction. Capped Langur, Macaque, Hoolock Gibbon and Slow Loris are some of the species found in this wildlife sanctuary. Visitors can also spot some of the rare species while touring this place, such as, Mittan, Goral and Serow.

Parashuram Kund
Parashuram Kund
Parashuram Kund: Plenty of Hindu devotees visit this holy region located at a distance of about 3 kilometres from Lohit district in Tezu. According to the devotees, a holy dip in the Lohit River during Makar Sankranti festival can wash away all the sins.

Tawang War Memorial
Tawang War Memorial
Tawang War Memorial: Nestled among fascinating peaks that overlook Tawang-Chu valley, this war memorial has a structure constructed in the design of a stupa. It is dedicated to the martyrs of Sino-India War, which took place in the year 1962.

Tourists can visit their desired places in Arunachal Pradesh by using the road transport. Airports in this state are not in operation due to the rough terrain, and there are no railway stations for the same reason. Roads in Arunachal Pradesh provide good connectivity, and every small town in the state has its own bus station.