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The state of Arunachal Pradesh is positioned in the northeastern part of India. The state shares its boundaries with Indian states of Assam and Nagaland in its south, along with that it also shares international borders with the neighboring countries like Bhutan in its west, Myanmar in its east and the People’s Republic of China in its north. The honor of state capital is enjoyed by the city of Itanagar.
The literal meaning of the name of the state Arunachal Pradesh is where the term Arunachal stands for the “land of the dawn-lit mountains”. This is the reason for addressing the state as the “land of the rising sun” and the literal meaning of Pradesh is state/territory/region.
The meaning of the state denotes its position as the eastern most state of the country, India. The state has flora and fauna in abundance. Formerly, the state used to be addressed as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and was also considered as the constituted a part of the state of Assam.
The north eastern state of India got its independent status on 20th February 1987. Arunachal Pradesh travel and tourism is a popular among the Indian and foreign tourists alike and for that the Arunachal Pradesh tour packages are a perfect way of exploring the splendor of the destination in North-Eastern India.
General facts about Arunachal Pradesh Location: North-East India Area: 88,743 sq km Language: Assamese, Hindi and English Climate: Cold and moderate Major Attractions: Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Pasighat; Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Roing; Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Miao; Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Seijosa; Kane Wildlife Sanctuary Ideal Time to Visit: March to June
Tourist sightseeing in Arunachal Pradesh The land of rising sun holds many attractions that interests tourists, who pay visit to this cultural land every year. The places to visit in Arunachal Pradesh include Tawang, Parashuram Kund, Bhismaknagar, Malinithan, Akashiganga, Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Seijosa; Itanagar Wild life Sanctuary, Naharlagun; Dr. D. Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, Pasighat; Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Roing; Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Miao; Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Seijosa; Kane Wildlife Sanctuary, Along; Namdhapa National Park (Tiger Project), Miao; Mouling National Park, Jengging; Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Tipi; Dihang-Debang Biosphere Reserve, Dibang Valley and many more.
Climate of Arunachal Pradesh The state of Arunachal Pradesh is according to the elevation of the areas. The regions which are situated at high altitudes bears alpine and tundra type of climatic conditions. The region that falls between the upper Himalayas and the lower Himalayas experiences temperate type of climate. The regions which stand at the sea level generally experiences sub-tropical type of climate, with quite hot summers and moderate winters. In monsoon season, the state of Arunachal Pradesh receives quite heavy showers.
How to reach Arunachal Pradesh Arunachal Pradesh by Air: There are no direct flights to the state. The nearest airport to the state capital is at Assam, Lilabari Airport, connecting the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the rest of the country. Another nearest airport is Tezpur Airport in Kolkata, which is at a distance of 226 km from Kolkata.
Arunachal Pradesh by Rail: The nearest railhead is Harmuty, which is at a distance of 33km from the state capital Itanagar. Another railhead at North Lakhimpur, which is situated at a distance of about 60 km from the state capital s convenient to reach and connects the state to the rest of the country via Guwahati.
Arunachal Pradesh by Road: The state capital, Itanagar and another important city of the state Naharlugan is well connected to the neighboring Assam and Meghalaya. Direct buses are available from Guwahati, Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tinsukhia and Nagaon in Assam as well as from Shillong (Meghalaya) to Itanagar.