The Folk Tales of Arunachal Pradesh


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Arunachal Pradesh is tucked away at the far North Eastern corner of India adjacent to the Tibet border. Being India’s land of the rising sun, Arunachal Pradesh receives the first rays of sun while rest of the country is still asleep. Arunachal Pradesh is one of the few states with largest number of tribes in India. The community has traditionally been either warrior or agrarian that practiced shifting cultivation till 1960s. Each of these tribes has their own unique stories, cultures, dressing, dances and songs. Arunachal Pradesh is densely forested and comprises of Siang and Subansiri rivers. Some of the tribes whom you will have an opportunity to encounter on this tour are Apatani, Tagin, Nyishi, Adi and Galo.
Day 1 & 2: Guwahati - Nameri National Park - Itanagar Today we start the journey from Guwahati after breakfast and drive through the smooth highways cutting across rice fields and tea gardens of Assam. Arrive at Nameri national park which is a gateway to both central as well as western Arunachal Pradesh. Nameri national park is perfect place for unadulterated nature and bird lovers. You may also choose to go on a short excursion to Jia Bhoroli River or simply spend time soothing your senses amidst nature. After a leisurely stay and sumptuous breakfast, we depart for Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. En-route you will also go through the border post for regular checking of your permits. After arrival, rest of the day will be available at leisure. Your next few days will take you back in time and into the hinterlands of Arunachal Pradesh. -- Day 3 - 5: Ziro valley Ziro valley, the land of Apatani tribe is undeniably the most picturesque in Arunachal Pradesh. Arunachal Pradesh is sparsely populated as compared to other states of North East or Northern India. Therefore you may often find yourself travelling through pristine forests without any sign of human habitation. Ziro valley is a sprawling expanse of rice fields with many local folklore. Spend the next few days with us on short trails of tribal villages and participate in the activities designed for you with the Apatani tribe. -- Day 6 & 9: Daporijo & Aalo Daporijo lies in the heart of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the home of Hill Miri and Tagin tribes. Over the centuries, the smaller Hill Miri tribe has merged with the more dominant Nyishi tribe. Spend the next full day exploring the small villages just outside Daporijo. Visit the houses of Tagin people and see how animals play an important part in their life. Pig and Gayal (Mithun) are integral part of their lives. Aalo is headquarters of the West Siang district which is surrounded by China on the north, East Siang and Upper Siang districts on east, and Assam on the south. It is home of tribes like Galo, Minyong, Bori, Bokar, Memba and Ramos. Spend a day in Aalo with the Galo and Minyong tribes, participate in their dances & songs and cuisine. -- Day 10 & 11: Pasighat After spending the days deep inside Arunachal, we now drive down to Pasighat which is on the foothills near Siang River. You can choose the activities according to your preference. Some of the options available are trekking to remove villages, rafting or simply stretching your legs by the Siang river. -- Day 12: Pasighat – Dibrugarh It is time to say goodbye to mystic Arunachal Pradesh and enter Assam once again. Your journey from Pasighat to Dibrugarh will be a mix of road and ferry crossing as there is no bridge connecting Arunachal Pradesh with Assam in this region. The experience of crossing Brahmaputra River on a ferry is truly amazing as you travel with local villagers, fishermen and natives from both Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
  1. Stay for 11 nights (twin sharing basis) in homestay/ hotel/ camp accommodation. Washrooms will be clean and western style
  2. All vegetarian/ non-vegetarian meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  3. All local and inter-city transportation in Toyota Innova
  4. All activities mentioned in the itinerary above
  5. Fee of a trained tour leader
  6. Fee of permits required
  1. Flight from base location
  2. Visa & medical insurance
  3. Entry tickets
  4. Anything else not mentioned explicitly in the itinerary above

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