This short tour is a delightful experience covering the quaint valley of Ziro, the mighty Siang and the scenic landscape hidden in the eastern Himalayas of Arunachal Pradesh. Ziro has been a World Heritage Site for quite a few years now owing to its natural beauty. Ziro is a beautiful valley filled with rice fields and beautiful little villages of the Apatani tribes who inhabit this area. The Ziro Valley is full of uneven hillocks, surrounded by paddy fields. The area is rich in biological diversity owing to the wide variety of flora and fauna. The Apatai tribe who live here worship nature and are very hospitable people.
Pasighat is situated on the banks of the river Siang. Pasighat is inhabited by mixed Adi tribes known for their colorful Ponung dance and war dance called Taapu and it is worth visiting villages around Pasighat. Also visit Museum, Emporium & local market.Pasighat is also ideal for adventure sports activities.
Planning a visit to Arunachal Pradesh is not a big deal as you can plan it all the year long. Like the rest of north eastern states, Arunachal Pradesh has a healthy and pleasant climate. The state is home to great monasteries, several shrines and pristine lakes which attract thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. Weather wise, the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is from October till April, basically the winter months. he maximum temperature reaches up to 35 degree Celsius in summers. Days are quite hot and tiring as compared to night hours. Though, summer is not really good season to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.
|Summers||March to june||18 °C – 35 °C|
|Monsoon||july to September||12°C – 30°C|
|Winters||November to February||8°C – 20 °C|
Things to keep in mind before traveling
- Every tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh needs to obtain an Inner Line Permit and a Protected Area Permit which can be collected from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur airports.
- The weather in the north-east is pretty unpredictable, so be prepared to have delays due to the bad weather.
- Some roads are being converted into double lane so right now they aren’t in the best shape.
- Locals are friendly and helpful. Be patient as not everyone will know fluent Hindi or English.
- Most cell phone networks don’t work well, so inform your family or friends about your whereabouts whenever possible.
- Don’t forget to carry some ready to cook food packets or instant noodles if you’re strictly a vegetarian.
- Carry extra batteries, power banks and most importantly warm clothing.
- Keep at least a couple of extra days in hand in case of any problems like landslides and bad weather on your way.
|Day 01: DELHI or KOLKOTA/ DIBRUGARH:
Morning transfer to domestic airport for flight to Dibrugarh, assistance on arrival followed by transfer to Hotel. Evening visit the Market.
Day 02: DIBRUGARH/ KHONSA(1278 mtrs/ 4193 ft.): (126 kms/ 4 hrs):
Day 03: KHONSA/ LONGDING (1000 mtr/ 3281 ft.): (53 kms/ 3 hrs)
Day 04: LONGDING/ KHONSA: (57 kms/ 3 hrs):
Day 05: KHONSA/ LAJO (1474 mtr/ 4836 ft.)/ KHONSA (38 kms):
Day 06: KHONSA/ DIGBOI:Morning drive to Digboi, the birth place of Indian Oil, on arrival visit World War II cemetery well maintained by Common Wealth and Oil Museum. Overnight Digboi Tourist Lodge.
Day 07: DIGBOI/ DIBRUGARH/ DELHI OR KOLKOTA:
Day 08: TINSUKIA/ ROING:
Day 09: ROING/ PASIGHAT:
Day 10: PASIGHAT-ALONG (300m): (101 kms/ 05 hours)
Day 11 ALONG – DAPORIJO (600m) (168 kms/ 8 hrs)
Day 12: DAPORIJO-ZIRO (1560m) (160 kms/ 07 hrs
Day 13: ZIRO
Day 14: ZIRO – ITANAGAR (550m) (167 kms/ 05 hrs)
Day 15: ITANAGAR – KAZIRANGA (260 kms/ 07 hrs)
Day 16: KAZIRANGA Early morning go for elephant safari in the national park to have a closer look of the great Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. Located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park, with its swamps and tall thickets of elephant grass, makes it the ideal habitat for the Indian one-horned rhinoceros. Declared a National Park in 1974, the swamplands and flood plains also harbour a wide variety of birds and reptiles. In 1999, the World Wildlife Fund-Tiger Conservation Programme (WWF-TCP) chose the Park for the millennium award for the second time in succession, for being one of the best-managed parks in the country come back for breakfast and later go for Jeep Safari, evening Assamese cultural show organized by the Resort. Overnight Resort
Day: 17: KAZIRANGA – GAUHATI(260 kms/ 06 hrs):
Day 18: GUWAHATI/ DELHI or KOLKOTA
End of Tour