Arunachal Pradesh is known as land of rising sun and Land of Downlit Mountain. It is one of most beautiful state of Northeast states of India. This beautiful state has is rich in beautiful natural scene, History and ruined Archeological sites and many mores. State has vast potential in Tourism Sector to boost State economic. Arunachal Pradesh also organized Tourism Festivals every year to motivate the tourists to visit Arunachal Pradesh. Let’s have a look into the some of most important Tourist places of State.


Malinithan is situated in the foothills of West Siang District. The architecture of temple is Orissan style, famous sculpture of temple are Indra on Airavata, Kartikeya on Peacock, Surya on Chariot, Nandi Bull and Bramitical images etc. most of these sculpture are made of granite and sand stone. It is dated back to 10-12 A.D. Malinithan mela is organized in April of every year.


Tawang is one of the most beautiful Disrtict of Arunachal Pradesh. It is famous its Monastries and beautiful natural like hills covered with snow, Lakes, Snowfall etc. Tawang monastery is one of the biggest monastery Mahayana sect in Asia founded by Meera Lama Loder Gyatso in 1681 A.D. It covered an area of 135 sq.mtrs enclosed by compound wall of 610 mtrs long. Within the complex there are 450 residential building for Monks and other structure. The golden statue of Lord Budhha is 28 ft. high. The Library has around 850 bundles of valuable old scriptures mainly Kanjur and Tanjur it is dated back to 17th Century A.D. The local name of monastery is Tawang Golden Namgya Lhatse.


Itafort is situated in Papumpare District. It is historical fort of an irregular shape built mainly with bricks of various sizes. It is of 16200 cubic metres length. There are three gates on three sides Eastern, Western and Southern. It dated back to 1350 to 1550 century A.D. it is estimated that more than 80 lakhs of bricks, 45 centimeters of stones and 46300 man days  were required to building up of the Fort. The local name of fort is Hita-Rokpo.

Parasuram Kund:

Parasuram Khund is situated in Lohit district of Arunachal Preadesh. It is one of the most important Pilgrm place of Hindu religion in Notrheast State. On every Makar Sakranti Day of 14th January the Pilgrims came from different parts of Country and take holy dip in Khunda. The legend of Khnda is associated with Parasuram’s matricide. A grand mela is organized on this occasion every year.

Bhishmak Nagar:

 Bhishmak Nagar is located near Roing of Lower Dibang Valley district. The fortress has elongated semi-circular shape existing over an area of about The complex has brick built of 1860.52 m.plinth area. The name was given after king Bhishmaka. It is believed to be from 12th to 16th century A.D.


Megalith is located in jimiri in West Kameng district. In March 2010 a few Megalith were found at Rupa, Segaon in West Kameng district of arunachal Pradesh. Megalith also found at Borduri village of Tirap district.

Tamreswari Temple: 

The Tamreswari Temple is situated near Sadiya in Lohit District of Arunachal Pradesh. This Temple is believed to be built in 1441 century A.D. The roof of Temple is originally sheeted with copper, from which temple got its name Tamreswari. The compound wall of the temple is 4 feet wide and 8 feet in height.


It situated on the hillock in the foothills of West kameng district. It is believed to be a capital city of King Bhaluk, the grandson of Bana. Numbers of the historical fort are now existed. It is dated back to 10th 12th Century A.D. It is a centrally protected Monument.


Parsiparlo is situated in the Kamla valley of Kurung Kumey district. It is Neolithic site, the tools and other valuable findings indicate that people of Neolithic era were living here before.

Vijayangar Stupa: 
The stupa is situated in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh. It has an Octagonal platform (2.44mx8) with relief design. Burial mounds are there around Stupa. The Stupa despicts the Buddhist culture of Hinyana Sect. It believed to be of 18th Century A.D


NashaParbat is situated in District of Arunachal Pradesh. Many significant archeological has been found here some of significant findings are stone built plinth of houses, a ring well, few sculpture pieces, potteries etc. which is believed to be from 14th to 16th Century A.D.

Gomsi Rani: 
An Archoelogical site of medieval period situated at Gomsi near Pasighat in East Siang district. The trace of old habitation over an area of eleven acres or so is found.A portion of ruins surrounded by earthen ramparts and nallahs. Two big earthen mounds,a ponds, plinth of few delipated houses are also located in the site.

Mud Fort: 
There is two huge Mud fort namely Hatiduba and Tindalong has been found near Tezu in Lohit district. The Hantiduba covers an area  of 43.68 acres of land and comprises of earthen enclose and high eathen mound. The rampant is 2.80 mtr high and broad at the top. It is believed to be from 14th 15th century A.D.

Taklung Dzong: 

An oldest fort and Gompa belong to 16th century A.D of Mahayana sect of Buddhism is situated in Sanglam village under Kalaktang cirlcle in West Kameng district covering area of 1179

Gorcham Chorten:

It situated at Zemithang 92 kms away from away from Tawang, it is one of the largest Buddhist Stupa in Asia with plinth area of 18 feet and height of 100 feet. The massive religious structure exhibits a unique monastic architecture with stone and mud having Tri-Ratha base constructed by Lama Prathar during 17th century A.D which took 12 years to complete.

Urgyling Gompa: 

It is considered as one of the oldest monasteries located 5 km away from Tawang. His Holiness Dalai Lama Tsangyang Gyatso was born here in 1683 at Urgyeling village.

Thungeey Gompa or Mud Gompa:
 Is located in Shergaon village of village of West Kameng district. It is one of oldest Gompa among all other Buddhist temples os the district, which existed before 17th centuryA.D. It is built by Monk Lama Jangseey Pejang. The specialty of the Gompa is that whole structure is made up of mud. Therefore know as Kamchoo Yam-literally meaning mud house in sherdukpen dialect.

Keker Monying: 

Keker Monying which meaning Black Rock in local language is located in the East Siang district. It is one of the important memorial of the State. The Adi’s people fiercely fought with Britishers on 14th December where a good numbers of died. It is a great stone cliff standing 50 mtr above the Siang reiver belt and about 500 metre in length.

Achnimuri is located at Upper Siang district. On 22nd October 1953 Tagin people massacred a Govt. officer and few officers of Assam rifles and around 50 porters.

Jairampur War Cementry: 

This war cementry is located at Jairampur of Changlang district. It is a second world war cementry (1939-45) which comprised of one thousand graves made of brick with cement mortar is came into light in middle of 1998 near Jairampur. Steps are taken to preservation to make it tourist place.

Tawang Cho valley War Memorial

A memorial in memory of the martyrs of the 1962 Sino India war is built up and dedicated to nation on 2nd November 1999 by Lt. General H.R.S Kalkat. The architecture of memorial is in harmony with local traditions of Buddhist community. It is 40 ft. high Stupa from Namgyal Chorten. Name of 2376 dead soldiers of 1962 war are inscribed with black granite plaques.

Jaswant Garh:

This is also famous tourist place. The Jaswant Garh was built in memory of Jaswant Garh. A brave soldier who very bravely fought with Chinese soldier and sacrifice his life for nation. It is situated in Bomdila-Tawang road before Sela pass. The personal belonging of the soldier is on display.

Bo-Angol Yangpo: 
A war monuments built with stone by Adis to fight against the Britishers in 1894. It is situated in the Dambuk area of Lower Dibang valley district.

Shiva Linga: 

It is situated in Ziro (Hapoli) deep under the jungle in Lower Subansiri district. Many tourist and devotee of Lord Shiva visit this place to worship here. This Linga is very huge in shape and size, it is holy place for Lord Shiva devotee.

Pangsau pass:

Arunachal Pradesh is bordered with Myanmar about 144 km in the eastern sector. The patkai range with Pangsau pass lay between the border of India and Myanmar connected by Stillwell road. The Pang means field and Sau means stay in Thai Ahom, Singphos and khamtis pass through this route on the mountain where they rested on it and name the resting place as Pangsau pass.

Seela Pass: 

The Sela Pass is high altitude mountain pass located at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The height of this Pass is about 4170 m (13,700 ft), the pass is always covered with snow throughout the year. It is believed that around Sela Pass there are about 101 Lakes exists in this Pass. The temperature can go down upto -10 degrees during winter season.    
An interesting story is related with this pass, that during 1962 India-China war a soldier of Indian Army named Jaswant Singh bravely fought with Chinese armies and one local lady named Sela always brought food and water for Jaswant Singh. But one day she killed herself on seeing the dead body of soldier. Later Jaswat awarded with ParamVir Chakra by Indian Govt.                                                                                                                   

Pemako Pilgrimage Place
It is a place of pilgrimage and secret hunting place and a secret hunting ground of rare one horned called Takin of the Mahayana uddhist community viz. Memba at khamba situated at distance of 10 to 12 days foot road from Tuting in Upper Siang district.

Chag-Zam (Iron Suspension Bridge): 

The Bridge was built by architect popularly known as Lama Chag-Zam Wangpo. It is built around more than 100 meters over river Tawang Chu during 15th century (1420-1430A.D) situated at Mukto in Tawang district. It is one the oldest Bridge in India.

It is situated at Dorjeeling village under Mechuka circle in West Siang district. It is a Buddhist shrine underground cave with image of Lord Buddha and other deities imprinted on the work of cave. It is believed that once a great Lama mediated inside the cave three years without food and water.


Mayodia is situated at Dibang valley district at altitude of 2655 meters above sea level. It is popular tourist spot place for adventurous tourists. Mayodia got its name from Nepali girl, Maya who vanished untraceable in snow. It is about 100 kms away from Dibrugarh Assam.

Benji Liine:

It is a holy site situated on a hill near the confluence of Sessa and Siyik River at a place called Sayi located at a distance from 45 kms away from Aalo. Benji siginified supernatural power and Liine denotes the motherstone bearing all the seven hotsprings namely Jibi, Jizab, Jipu, Jiji, Jipo Jinya and Jiyi. The motherstoner is 1.5 fit high and about 2 fit wide and bears the white colors on the top.

Ganga Lake: 

Ganga Lake is located in Itanagar of Papumpare district. The local name of the lake is Gyekar Sinying. This lake is surrounded by beautiful greeny forest.People from all over state visit this Lake. This place is famous for boating, picnic and other recreation facilities.

Lake of No Return: 

The Lake of No Return is located at border of Indo-Myanmar near Panchu pass in Changlang district. In Tangsa language the lake is called as Yung-Yeng or Yong-Jing, it is a natural lake which had earned the obnoxious distinction as people venturing into it for fishing and swimming never returns. The people narrated that many fighter plane had reportedly crossed the lake and disappeared into the swampy lake and this in became horror.

Mehao Lake: 
It is natural lake located at 14 km away from Roing in the heart of Mehao Wildife sanctuary in Lower Dibang Valley. The water suface area is 100 hectors with periphery of 4800 mtrs at an altitude 1840 meters. The Lake is very rich in Flora and Founa.

Madhury Dixit Lake: 

The real name of this lake is the Sangester Tso Lake which is located on the way from Tawang to Bum La Pass in Tawang. Later this beautiful lake is rename or known by Madhuri Dixit due to film shooting on this site, Madhuri as heroin and Shahrukh Khan as hero movie was Koyla. Some Monk oppose for renaming this Lake. Anyway this is beautiful Lake surrounded by beautiful snow caped mountains and valleys. According to Locals this Lake was formed due to flash flood of 1950s earthquake.

Zoological Park: 

Located at Itanagar, it is only 6 km away from Itanagar town. It is a miniature zoo which is kept very clean and surrounded by greeny forest. This Zoo is famous for Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard and other animals like Monkeys, Birds, and Deer etc.

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