Destinations

PASIGHAT

Pasighat is the headquarter of East Siang district in the Indian of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated at the eastern foothills of the Himalayas at 155 meters above mean sea level, Pasighat is Arunachal’s oldest town.The Government of India included Pasighat in the Smart Cities Mission development scheme in June, 2017.

Pasighat was founded in 1911 A.D. by the British Raj as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Adi tribesmen who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. Year 2011 (January) marked 100 years of its existence.

Cognizance of Pasighat emerged due to the last Anglo-Abor War that was fought in 1912 subsequent to the fourth Anglo-Abor War in 1894. This necessitated the first-ever administrative headquarters being established here with an Assistant Political Officer posted. In the post-independent Era, Pasighat is credited with the first Airfield (near Paglek, P.I. Line) established in 1946. The first Agricultural Institute in Arunachal Pradesh was also established at Pasighat in 1950. Other forms of later infrastructural development include:

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Planning a visit to Arunachal Pradesh is not a big deal as you can plan it all the year long. Like the rest of north eastern states, Arunachal Pradesh has a healthy and pleasant climate. The state is home to great monasteries, several shrines and pristine lakes which attract thousands of travelers from different parts of the world. Weather wise, the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh is from October till April, basically the winter months. he maximum temperature reaches up to 35 degree Celsius in summers. Days are quite hot and tiring as compared to night hours. Though, summer is not really good season to travel to Arunachal Pradesh.

Seasons Months Temprature
Summers March to june 18 °C – 35 °C
Monsoon july to September 12°C – 30°C
Winters November to February 8°C – 20 °C

Weather in Tawang, Bomdila, Dirang, Menchuka and other hill stations in Arunachal are quite cold during the winter and warm during the summer. Temperatures can fall below minus degrees in these places during winter.

Seasons Months Temprature
Summers March to june 5 °C – 22 °C
Monsoon july to September 15°C – 20°C
Winters November to February 2°C – 10 °C
BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

Things to keep in mind before traveling

  1. Every tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh needs to obtain an Inner Line Permit and a Protected Area Permit which can be collected from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur airports.
  2. The weather in the north-east is pretty unpredictable, so be prepared to have delays due to the bad weather.
  3. Roads that lead to Tawang, especially from Bomdila onwards, aren’t in the best shape.
  4. Locals are friendly and helpful. Be patient as not everyone will know fluent Hindi or English.
  5. Most cell phone networks don’t work well, so inform your family or friends about your whereabouts whenever possible.
  6. Don’t forget to carry some ready to cook food packets or instant noodles if you’re strictly a vegetarian.
  7. Carry extra batteries, power banks and most importantly warm clothing.
  8. Keep at least a couple of extra days in hand in case of any problems like landslides and bad weather on your way.
ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive at Dibrugarh and drive for 4 hrs to Dibang Valley Jungle Camp

Day 2: Morning excursion to Mayodhia pass where you can view snow-capped mountains of Dibang valley, drive to Pasighat via Dambuk . Overnight stay at Abor River Camp

Day 3: Morning short walk to Ponging hanging bridge and afternoon picnic lunch at Siang River. Evening leisure at River Camp

Day4: Drive 3 hrs to Dibrugarh. End