How would you feel to have your eyes feast on the immense beauty of lakes? What will be your feeling when you breathe in the air of rich cultural past? How would you feel interacting with a plethora of religions, festivals and crafts of the aboriginal world? You would soon discover that the amalgamation of such feelings find rest in the land where the sun appears first – Arunachal pradesh. Indian mythology speaks of this state known as Arunachal because Aruna is the charioteer of the Sun God, and the sun still enlightens the lives of people in Arunachal as they worship sun god in their ritualistic life.
Set your camera in motion so that you can relive the memories of all the festivals in Arunachal pradesh once you are back home. Want an elephant ride or craving to hover in the boat? Then don’t miss to attend the Siang festival in Arunachal. Go wallow in the Mock war game of Mishmis to get the true festive spirit of the land.
Delight your camera now by capturing the Bomdila monastery, the Tawang monastery (the largest Buddhist monastery outside Tibet), the apple orchids, and the Dirang valley. The Dirang fort is now in ruins. But the remains are proof of its architecture excellence. Do not miss out on Ziro and the Meghna cave (5000-year-old ancient cave). Listen quietly to the whispers from the walls of Bhalukpong fort.
This is not it. Your journey of exciting festivals has only just begun and Arunachal isn’t done with you.The festival of monpa tribe in Tawang called Losar marks the coming of the new year. Join this celebration in the end of february. The Dree festival is celebrated by offering animal sacrificies. Solung is celebrated by enjoying Apong to celebrate harvest. Be a part of Reh festival to cherish the Naya dance of the Idus tribe.
Exploring arunachal you should find some time to visit the tribes.The folk dances like the Roppi dance of Mishing tribe, Heirii Khairing dance of apatani tribe, the lion and peacock dance of monpa tribe will leave you spellbound. Do not hesitate to shake a leg with them if you are finding it difficult to control your temptation while listening to the songs sung by them in chorus. The craftswork of monpas tribe will not fail to impress you either. They are mask makers and periodically stage pantomimes and stage dances.The Sherdukpen shawls, Apatani jackets and scarves abd skirts made by the Adi tribes are a few things that will captivate you enough so you are forced to take them back home with you.The attractive smoking pipes and embroided cotton cloth are other such attractions.
Arunachal will make you believe that the traveller can experience the blend of the adventure culture and spirituality all at one place.It creates the irresistible urge to venture into the inaccessible territory of Mechuka and Skirr in its rugged landscape, to trek and hike along Along and to experience the traditional practice of rearing fish in rice fields in the quaint village of Ziro. The traveller ready for an outlandish destination can without a second thought drive back to Arunachal memory lane.The lane will be magnetic enough to drag you back to this orchid state of India.