Pasighat

Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh

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Nestled along the shores of beautiful Siong River, Pasighat sits as the ‘Gateway to Arunachal Pradesh’ and calls for uncountable nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts every year from across the nation. The little hamlet’s virgin scenery and a tranquil setup, still unscathed from the hands of commercial tourism, truly makes it an idyllic destination to spend some peaceful holidays close to nature and away from deafening roars of today’s crowded city lives.

Founded in 1911 AD by British to establish their control over the great Abor Hills region, Pasighat today, sits as the administrative headquarters of East Siang District in North East Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Perched at an elevation of 155 metres above sea level, the town is blessed with an enchanting scenic beauty of lush forests, majestic mountains, sparkling waterfalls and splendidly gorgeous hanging bridges. The beautiful ‘Siong River’ flowing through the heart of Pasighat further adds to its alluring charm and provides for a captivating time to all the nature lovers offering them ample opportunities to bask in nature’s utmost serenity; whether it is waking up to a sun-soaked morning filled with melodious music of hundreds of colourful birds, venturing out for quiet walks amidst thick woods listening to soft whispers of the soul-calming winds or simply sitting back near the river side immersing in the absorbing sight of the setting sun painting horizon in its pinkish- orangish hues, every experience in Pasighat would bring in something new and would definitely add as an unforgettable memory to the traveller’s holiday diary here.

In case one is up for an unmatched adventurous experience in Pasighat, is sure to have an enthralling time; the ‘Siong River’ serves host for various adventure activities like white water rafting, kayaking, angling and fishing. For wildlife lovers, the town hides in its store ‘Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary’, one of the most popular tourist attractions in Pasighat and home to an endless variety of animals and birds, perfect for those looking forward to a thrilling wildlife safari expedition or a captivating bird watching tour.

The little hill town of Pasighat is also bound by an interesting history dating back to the colonial era; ‘Kekar Monying’ hill cliff and ‘Komsing’ village in the vicinity of this hill town are some of the famous tourist attractions that still speak intriguing tales of a ranging war once held between the native tribes and the British Army.

For archaeology buffs, the small village of ‘Gomsi’ located 15 kms off Pasighat makes for yet another interesting place to visit. Excavated in 1996, its roots were found associated with the 13th century glorious kingdom of Ahom and even till date, one can see here broken pieces of pottery and artefacts reflecting its links to past civilization. Pasighat also has to its pride, a rich culture which makes it a popular cultural tourism spot in the region; the ‘Pasi’ and ‘Minyong’ tribes inhabiting this quaint village are considered two of the oldest tribes of North East India which still follow their traditional customs with utmost passion till date. In case, one is travelling to Pasighat with an intention to have a rendezvous with these tribes’ unique lifestyles and religious practices, must plan for a trip here during ‘Solung Festival’ which is celebrated with great fervour in the month of September and provides for an unmatched visual spectacle packed with animistic sacrifices and colourful dances.

Pasighat also has to its pride, a rich culture which makes it a popular cultural tourism spot in the region; the ‘Pasi’ and ‘Minyong’ tribes inhabiting this quaint village are considered two of the oldest tribes of North East India which still follow their traditional customs with utmost passion till date. In case, one is travelling to Pasighat with an intention to have a rendezvous with these tribes’ unique lifestyles and religious practices, must plan for a trip here during ‘Solung Festival’ which is celebrated with great fervour in the month of September and provides for an unmatched visual spectacle packed with animistic sacrifices and colourful dances.

For those looking for more details can simply browse through under-listed sections of this travel guide and get information about the town’s must visit tourism places, best things to do, famous sightseeing attractions, popular marketsto visit and best hotels to stay.

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