8 Scenic Villages In Arunachal Pradesh That Can Strike Your Awe

by Shreya Ghosh
8 Scenic Villages In Arunachal Pradesh That Can Strike Your Awe

Arunachal Pradesh is home to some of the prettiest unexplored villages amidst immense greenery and majestic mountains. This Northeastern state offers you everything from experiencing tribal cultures to Buddhist cultures, there is something for every tourist. If you are looking to be away from the noise and crowd of your daily life and escape to some quaint location, Arunachal Pradesh is your next holiday destination.

Must-Visit Scenic Villages In Arunachal Pradesh

1. Mechuka

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Mechuka is one of the most beautiful villages in this Northeastern state. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains and the lush greenery of Pine trees and thorn bushes, every nook and corner of Mechuka sparks serenity and tranquility. Nestled along the banks of the Yargyapchu River, the views are absolutely breathtaking. The 400-year-old Buddhist monastery is one of the biggest attractions here.

How to reach: The only way to reach this stunning village in Arunachal Pradesh is to rely on road transportation. From the nearest Dibrugarh airport, ride in a car and cover around 440 km to reach Mechuka.

Best time to visit: From post-monsoons to early summer (October to March)

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2. Pasighat

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Found in 1911, Pasighat is one of the oldest towns in Arunachal Pradesh. The location is known for its rich culture, history, and tradition, making it a favourite of tourists. And for adventure junkies, there are several places to indulge in activities such as boating, fishing, rafting, trekking, and wildlife safari.

How to reach: There are a few options for reaching Pasighat by road. You can travel on NH515 from Dibrugarh and on NH590 from Guwahati. To reach here from Itanagar, NH15 and NH515 are the roads to take.

Best time to visit: Winters to summer (January to May)

3. Ziro Valley

One of the most popular destinations in the Northeastern state, Ziro valley is a charismatic location and home to the Apatani tribe. Apart from the scenic surroundings, quaint hamlets, and magnificent mountains, the best part of Ziro valley is the welcoming locals. The landscapes surrounding Ziro are perfect to unwind and rejuvenate!

How to reach: Either take the night bus from Guwahati to reach Ziro or travel to Naharalagun railway station for rail connectivity. And for flights, book tickets to Jorhat airport.

Best time to visit: Early summers to early winters (March to October)


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4. Sela Pass

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Sela Pass in Arunachal Pradesh is an alluring sight to behold. With snow shadowing Sela Pass, the picturesque landscapes seem straight out of Pinterest. The beautiful lakes are the biggest attractions here.

How to reach: You can book a car from the Guwahati Airport to Tezpur and then Tawang.

Best time to visit: October-November and March-May

5. Daporijo

When in Arunachal Pradesh, travelling to Daporijo is a must. This scenic village beside the River Subansiri is surrounded by enchanting beauty. The suspension bridge of bamboo and cane is a must-visit here.

How to reach: Fly to the Lilabari Airport, about 270 km from Daporijo. Then book a car and travel to Daporijo. You can even use the helicopter services to reach Ziro and then reach Daporijo by car services.

Best time to visit: Winters (October-November)

6. Roing

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Nestled beside the River Dibang, Roing is a beautiful quaint village in the Northeastern state. There is something to explore for everyone. Adventure seekers can trek and witness stunning sunsets and enjoy boating in the lake. Meanwhile, some can even just simply lay back and enjoy the scenic views and serenity.

How to reach: To travel by road, you can drive from any city in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. For railways, you need to travel to Tinsukia Railway Station. And for flights, Dibrugarh Airport is the nearest to Roing.

Best time to visit: Winters (October-February)

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7. Along

Also known as Aalo, Along needs to be on your bucket list while travelling to Arunachal Pradesh. Visitors love taking a trip here to enjoy the scenic beauty surrounded by verdant greenery, valleys, and the most famous orange farming. Along is also famous for its rich culture and archaeological excavations.

How to reach: The easiest way to travel Along is using railway services. Travel to the Guwahati Railway station and then travel to Naharlagun Railway station.

Best time to visit: Winters to early summer (October to March)

8. Bhalukpong

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Nestled on the banks of River Kameng, Bhalukpong boasts picturesque landscapes surrounding the entire quaint Arunachal village. For a laid-back vacation, just choose a place and sit back to witness the magic of nature. If adventure is on your mind, you can even try out canoeing, hiking, rafting, and trekking.

How to reach: To reach Bhalukpong via rail, you need to travel to Bhalukpong railway station. And for air, Tezpur airport is the closest to Bhalukpong, only at a distance of about 50 km.

Best time to visit: From post-monsoons to early summer (October to March)

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