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5 Reasons to fall in Love with Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh is one of the states in the country bestowed with flourishing natural resources and landscapes that are not tapped to the fullest capacity even today. Surrounded by Bhutan on the west, Myanmar on the east and China on the north, Arunachal Pradesh not only regarded for its picturesque view but also marks its presence in history as well. This state is believed to exist from the pre-historic ages of Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Tourism has contributed a lot to the development of the state. Unfortunately, many people seem to think of this place as one of the riskiest regions to travel. But, thanks to technology, people mostly travel junkies and backpackers are favoring states that have not been explored fully. Arunachal Pradesh is flocked with natural wonders that it can take away your breath the moment you step on its soil. Here we have outlined 5 main reasons that will make you fall in love with this alluring state.

Diverse rich culture: One of the largest monasteries in Asia, Tawang describes the magnificence and rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh. Your visit to the state is considered incomplete if you haven’t visited Tawang once. In Arunachal Pradesh, the majority of people worship Tibetan Buddhism, which is considered illegal in China. Experiencing the rich and diverse culture of different tribes and locals here is no less than a treat itself.  Dotted with historical sites such as Ita Fort, Jaswantgarh, Dirang Dzong, and Bhismaknagar Fort, you can get a good glimpse of the rich history of the state.

Spiritual enlightenment: What better place to begin your spiritual journey than the place where Buddhism is worshipped? To discover yourself, the meaning of your existence and purpose of life, you can hang with Buddhist monks are themselves the masters of spiritual awakening. Arunachal Pradesh is swamped with places that are not explored or discovered by the tourists yet. The mental peace that you will get here cannot be felt or compared with/to any other place.

Authentic food: Arunachal is also a place where you can give some challenges to your tongue. The state has abundant food options that are completely unthinkable. Here you can savor the taste of authentic food and some drool-worthy dishes such as momos stuffed with different fillings be it vegetables or chicken, mutton etc, rice cooked in bamboo, bamboo shoot, luktar, pehak, among others. Relishing rice beer and marua is a must thing to do when you are on a visit to Arunachal Pradesh.

Encounter with Apatani tribe: If you want to step into the feet of tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh and experience their lives, then Apatani tribe of Ziro valley can make you feel at home. Though you might want to take precautions before taking up that chance and take help from a local who speaks or understand their language.  Apatani tribe in Ziro valley is the friendliest tribe you can meet in the region of Arunachal Pradesh. The tribe has extensive knowledge of herbal remedies to cure some of the most common ailments. They have a local ritual specialist that takes part in chanting and animal sacrifices to keep the inhabitants healthy. Pika pila is the famous pickle made by this tribe and cherished by the locals.

Tranquility in the air: Lush greenery, steep mountains, gushing waterfalls, colorful flora and distinct wildlife are some of the things that truly define Arunachal Pradesh. The air in the region is so soothing that you can feel the calmness inside you. The place has a magical atmosphere filled with positivity and vibrancy enveloping those who are ready to take a leap of faith and dive into the beauty and joy nature has to offer. If you are interested in discovering extraordinary beauty, then you must plan your next holiday for Arunachal Pradesh. You’ll undoubtedly fall in love with this mesmerizing and enchanting state.