Top 7 valleys in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, which is the largest of the seven sister states in Northeast India, is a very popular tourist destination for those who want to connect with nature and enjoy adventure activities. It is the first state in India to welcome the sun with a smile and hence it is also known as the “Land of the Rising Sun”. A visit to Arunachal Pradesh means diverse culture, delicious local cuisine and a journey through enchanting valleys that will surely take your breath away.

Arunachal Pradesh has no rival when it comes to the most beautiful, green valleys with picturesque scenery. 

Most of the valleys in Arunachal Pradesh  are surrounded by apple orchards and kiwi farms with crystal clear water flowing from the rivers. Simple living with a very hospitable nature is how to describe the inhabitants of this valley.

Undeterred by world events, local people work in their fields to harvest nature’s bounty and share it with the world. Mentioned below are some of the valleys that you must visit during your vacation in this incredible land.

1. Three Valleys
2. Sangati Valley
3. Mechuca Valley
4. Dibang Valley
5. Lohit Valley
6. Lal Ane
7. Alo Valley

1. The Three Valleys

The three valleys are collectively referred to as Pakke-Valley, Pappu Valley and Pasa Valley. From the top of the road one can enjoy a very beautiful panoramic view of these three distinct valleys. The confluence of various rivers in these valleys makes them unique and a great attraction. 

Pasa Valley is also famous for many migratory birds during the winter season as it offers warm weather. One can enjoy the green landscape views of all the three valleys in summer, making it a popular summer destination.

Location:  East Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh

2. Banthi Valley

One of the lesser known valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, it is a great place to visit, especially in summer. One of the most beautiful things in this valley is the black-necked cranes that migrate to this valley in winter. 

As the valley enjoys pleasant temperatures throughout the year, it is home to many fruit orchards such as apples and oranges. This valley can be visited for great trekking experiences through forest and river banks. It is one of the places in Arunachal where one can still observe and experience the traditional culture and cuisine with the locals.

Location:  West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh

3. Mechuca Valley

Nestled in West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, lush green forests welcome tourists to the mesmerizing Mechuca Valley. Situated at an altitude of 6000 feet above sea level, this serene valley is very close to the India-China border. It is also home to the beautiful Siom River that flows through the valley and enlivens its greenery. 

While visiting the valley to admire the natural beauty and snow-capped mountains, one can also visit a 400-year-old monastery called Samten Yongcha, dedicated to the Mahayana sect of Buddhism.

Location:  Shi Yomi District, Arunachal Pradesh

4. Dibang Valley

One of the most popular tourist destinations in Arunachal Pradesh, Dibang Valley is often visited by domestic as well as international tourists. What attracts tourists to this valley are its beautiful snow-capped mountains, picturesque forests lined with pine trees, which still harbor a wide variety of wildlife, and thundering waterfalls flowing through the hills.

 One can visit this valley to spend time with the tribes who have made this valley their home for centuries and still practice their ancient arts and cultures untouched by modern life.

Location:  Dibang District, Arunachal Pradesh

5. Lohit Valley

Lohit Valley is one of the greenest places in India that you can ever visit. Wherever you go, the entire valley is covered with a green carpet. A bird lover’s paradise, you can catch a glimpse of different species of birds that city dwellers can only dream of. 

Don’t be surprised if you spot a rare Sclater Monal or Mishmi Rain on one of your trips to this awe-inspiring valley, sometimes called the “Garden of the Gods”. Lohit Valley also has the easternmost village in India which holds the distinction of being the first village to welcome the sun every morning.

Location:  Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh

6. Lal Ane

Lal Ane is an ancient, yet unexplored valley stretching 21 km in length and 6.5 km in width. It is still not on the list of every tourist, because many people are not aware of its quiet and peaceful existence. The valley is home to many flora and fauna including many plants, wild orchids and even rhododendrons throughout the valley. Nature lovers can explore and trek for hours in this valley and enjoy relaxing moments in the lush greenery. One can also enjoy picturesque panoramic views of the surrounding districts from the peak.

Location:  Papam Pare District, Arunachal Pradesh

7. Alo Valley

Arunachal Pradesh has many hidden gems, Alo Valley is one of them. A scenic spot, it is popular among tourists for its evergreen landscape and orange groves that can be seen and experienced while visiting this amazing place.

 Snow lovers will love its snow-capped mountains that contrast wonderfully with the forests surrounding the valley. It also has a rich cultural heritage and is home to these tribal tribes who have their own unique customs and traditions which can be glimpsed during a visit to their village known as Kazu.

 On the way to Kazu village it is hard to miss the suspension bridge which is made using only bamboo, which is used to make their house and many artworks.

Location:  West Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh

There are many pleasant hidden surprises in this stretch of the Land of the Morning Sun. Arunachal Pradesh has many picturesque valleys for tourists to visit and see. During your visit, you will be amazed by the fascinating and rare collection of beautiful flowers, birds and wild species. Adventurers have plenty of options to entertain themselves, while culturally inclined tourists can spend days on their trip to Arunachal Pradesh experiencing the ancient tribal culture and getting a glimpse of its rich history, cuisine and arts.

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