Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh)
ITAFORT, the name Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh, is derived from the historical fort called Itafort situated in the heart of the town. It is an historical fort of irregular shape built mainly with bricks. It is said that more than 80 lakh pieces of bricks were used to build this fort. The Fort has been identified by same scholars with Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of Jitari Dynasty which dates back to 1360 to 1550 AD. GEKAR SINYI (GANGA LAKE) is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas is a unique piece of the capital, Itanagar. The lake locally known as Gekar Sinyi (confined water) abounds in natural beauty. Other important places to see are Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, Craft Centre, EmporiumTrade Centre, Donyi-Poto Centre for hearing impaired, State Forest Research Institute, Zoo, NERIST, Arunachal University, Central and State Libraries, Baba Vishwanath Temple, Kati Mandir, Legi Shopping Complex and Akash Deep complex.
Situated at an attitude of'5000 ft. (approx), Ziro is a beautiful plateau and the district headquarter of lower Subansiri district.
Talley - tale in Apatani dialect is the name of a plant and to many other tribes, the, word means paradise. Talley valley is 30 Km away from Hapoli (Ziro). It is a picturesque little township with the local population growing paddy in terraced fields. The concept of paddy-cum-piscicutture has attracted people and the practice is flourshing.
Other places of interests are Tarin Fish Farm, Parsi-Parto archeological site, Orchid Garden and Pine & Bamboo groves.
Daporijo is the district headquarters of Upper Subansiri district.
Menga Cavecan give immense satisfaction to the believers of Lord Shiva and it is a famous holy place of worship drawing large number of visitors and pilgrims specially during the Makar Sankranti and Shivratri.
The Subansiri river is ideal for river rafting, angling and picnic. Villages, district library, museum apd craft centre are atso places that could:fiold your interest.
Sub divisional headquarters of West Siang district
MALINITHAN is the relics of stone ruins of temples, valuable sculptures. The place is associated with the legend of lord Krishna. It is believed that on the way to Dwarka from Bishmaknagar, Kdshna & Rukmini were resting here and they were offered choicest flower by Goddess Parvati.
Along, the headquarter of West Siang District situated on the south bank of river Yomgo, is an ideal place for trekking, hiking and angling in the river Yomgo. Patum Bridge over Yomgo flyer, museum and Donyi-Poto Dere are the places of toufist attraction.
The headquarters of East Siang district, Pasighat is situated on the bank of river Siang that is known as Brahmaputra in Assam and Tsangpo in Tibet. Dr. D. Ering Wildlife Sanctuary where wild buffalo, tiger, sambher, deer and with ducks are found in plenty, Museum and Shopping Centres are other places of tourist attractions.
River Siang is ideal for angling and river rafting. There are numerous small and big tributaries of Siang that gurgle through the entire panorama. lf you throw in your bait in anywhere in the water you could be lucky pulling a Golden Masheers, a trout, a Labeobata or even Sehizo trout out.
Tinsukia – Tezu – Hayulyang Tourist
This circuit commences at Tinsukia, a road-rail head in Assam, leading to Tezu, Parasuramkund and Hayulyang in the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh.
Nearly 80 Kms to the north-east of Tezu, the district headquarters, ties Parasuramkund. Here, according to the legend recorded in the Kalika Purana, Parasuram washed away his sins of killing of his mother, in the waters of Brahmakund. On Makar Sankranti each year, a mela is held at the kund where thousands of devotees throng their way to wash their sins away.
War Memorial at Walong where during the Chinese aggression in 1962, lots of officers and jawans of the Indian army had sacrificed their lives fighting the Chinese army in defense of our motherland. As a mark of respect and remembrance to those brave Martyrs, the army authorities have constructed a gigantic War Memorial at Watonq.
Dong Valley is the place where the first Sunrise in the country is witnessed. Located on the tri-junction of India, China and Myanmar, you can Visit the Dong village, known as the easternmost inhabited place in India, after trekking about 8 kilometers from Walong. Only 18 people Live in the village where the country' first Sunrise takes place. Other important places to see are Glow Lake, hot springs, Craft centre, District musuem, Buddhist temple etc.
Tezpur – Seijosa (Pakhui) – Bhalukpong – Tipi – Tezpur Tourist Circuit This circuit take us to the Pakhui Wild life Sanctuary, one of the largest sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh located in the East Kameng district with divisional headquarterS at Seijosa. The Seijosa is a small but beautiful village located on the bank of river Pakhui (Pakke). The Wildlife sanctuary spreads over an area of 861.95 sq km & now has been dectared as Project Tiger Reserve( Pakke Tiger Reserve). Some of the major wild life species found in the sanctuaries are Tiger, Elephants, Gaur, Sambar, Barkingdeer, leopard, Hornbills etc.