Home to river Brahmaputra which transcends down from Tibet, this place is a photographer’s delight for comprising abundant sceneries of nature.
Pasighat is known as the ‘Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh’ and is a pure heaven for nature lovers. If you looking for adrenaline rush, then this is also a great place for you as adventure activities like white river rafting, boating and angling (similar to fishing) will certainly set you rolling here. A unique blend of peace and adventure is what makes this place a must visit. Pasighat was founded in 1911 A. D. by the British as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Pasi and Minyong communities who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. However, this place still has the beauty and the culture intact and it hasn’t lost its charm as commercial tourism is yet to reach here.
Attractions: Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, Pangin, Kekar Monying, Rafting in Pasighat, Komsing, etc…
Nearby Places: Sessa Orchid Sanctuary, Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang Valley, Bomdila Monastery, Apple Orchards, R.R hill, Craft Center and Ethnographic Museum, Tipi Orchidarium, Upper Gompa, Lower, Middle Gompa.
Best Time to visit: January, February, March, April, May and October.
How to Reach:
- By Air: Located 169 km from Pasighat, Dibrugarh Airport and Guwahati airport is the nearest air base. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, and others have direct flights from major metro cities like Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata and other cities from rest of India. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or book a bus seat to get to Pasighat, which will take you around 4 hours to reach your destination.
- By Rail: The nearest railway station is Murkong Selek located 35 km away from Pasighat. It is well-served by rail but you will need to travel to the destination by bus or hiring a taxi which will take you around 40 minutes to reach.
- By Road: There are frequent bus services from nearby cities like Guwahati, Itanagar, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur to Pasighat with more than 20 routes. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi to travel to Pasighat or drive your way to the destination. However, make sure the driver has experience driving in hilly regions since the roads are curvy and a little risky.
Popular Restaurants: KHAMBA RESTAURANT, FRIEND’S CORNER ( KHAMBA RESTAURANT), China Valley Restaurant, CJ’s Fine Dining Restaurant, Agham Beef Hotel, Naga & Manipuri cuisines, April’s Restaurant, Manna Restaurant,etc… Read more