Geographical information and climate of Arunachal Pradesh: (information source – Wikipedia)
Arunachal Pradesh is the north-eastern-most state of India. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south. It shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east, and a disputed border with China in the north at the McMahon Line. Itanagar is the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh, which is the largest of the Seven Sister States of North-east India.
As of the 2011 Census of India, Arunachal Pradesh has a population of 1,382,611 and an area of 83,743 square kilometres (32,333 sq mi). It is an ethnically diverse state, with predominantly Monpa people in the west, Tani people in the centre, Tai people in the east, and Naga people in the south of the state.
The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with elevation. The low altitude (100 – 1500 m) areas have a Humid subtropical climate. High altitude and very high altitude areas (3500 – 5500 m) have a subtropical highland climate and alpine climate. Arunachal Pradesh receives 2,000 to 5,000 millimetres (79 to 197 in) of rainfall annually, 70 – 80% obtained between May and October.
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Reach Guwahati railway station / airport and meet our representative there. From there start journey to Bhalukpong. Bhalukpung is a small town located along the southern reaches of the Himalayas in West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh in India. The town is located at 699 feet above sea level, 100 km from Bomdila, 52 km from Tezpur & 245 km from Guwahati. It lies along the Kameng river and is the headquarters of Bhalukpung circle. It takes around 5 hours and 30 minutes to cover the distance of 245 KM, but the beautiful roads, hills and other sceneries on the way will not let you get bored. Reach Bhalukpong gate (The Entrance of Arunachal Pradesh). After checking and verification of Inner-line Permit check in to your hotel. Have your meal and refreshment. After that visit Tipi Orchid Garden (5 km from Bhalukpong). After sightseeing get back to hotel and enjoy your leisure. Overnight stay at Bhalukpong.
A journey of around 140 km. The journey will take about 5 hours. It is always recommended to set out for Dirang as early as possible (Preferably at 7:00 in the morning). Enjoy the spooky hills and the beautiful Kameng River on the way. Reach Dirang and check into hotel. After lunch enjoy the hills and beautiful scenes of nature. Overnight stay at Dirang.
After breakfast Set out for Tawang via Sela Pass (World’s 2nd highest pass). Check out the Sela Lake, Nuranag Falls & Jaswant Thada. Check in to your hotel and get your refreshments. Tawang was historically part of Tibet inhabited by the Monpa people. The Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means “Chosen by Horse”. The sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in Tawang. The inhabitants here mostly belong to Monpa Tribes and it’s also the place of Mahayana Buddhists. The area is part of the wider dispute between India and China concerning Arunachal Pradesh and is claimed by China as a part of Tibet A walk can be taker around the village and to the local market. It is recommended to take rest after such a long journey. Overnight stay at Tawang.
After breakfast visit local sightseeing covering 400 years old Tawang Monastery – Namgye Lhaste and local visiting places. Get back to hotel. In the afternoon visit Jaswantgarh War Memorial and watch the light and sound programme. Get back to hotel at 8 PM and have dinner. Overnight stay at Tawang.
After breakfast start Journey to Bum La Pass via P-Tso (lake). Bum La Pass is located 37 km away from Tawang, at the Indo-China border (15,200 feet above sea level). After that visit Sangestar Tso (also known as Madhuri Lake). Get back to hotel at around 4:00 PM. Enjoy rest of the day with personal activities. Overnight stay at Tawang.
Start journey to Bomdila. It should take around 9 hours to cover the distance of 172 km. Have lunch on the way. Reach Bomdila in the afternoon. Take a walk around the village and enjoy the scenic beauty. Overnight stay at Bomdila.
In the Morning visit Bomdila Monastery by foot. Get back to hotel and have breakfast. After that start journey back to Guwahati. The journey takes about 9 hours. Reach Guwahati. Check in to hotel and overnight stay at Guwahati.
After breakfast visit Kamakhya Temple. Return at hotel and after luch lunch drop Guwahati station.