Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, a mysterious, magical and mystical land tucked away in the north eastern tip of India is one of the most compelling holiday destinations in India. This remotest outpost of the North Eastern states entices the adventurer with its picturesque moutain peaks, swift rivers and verdant valleys. The frontier state of India, Arunachal Pradesh shares its border with Tibet (China), Bhutan and Myanmar (Burma). A unique habitat with glaciers, high altitude meadows, sub-tropical forests and an amazing array of flora and fauna, all this and more strewn generously with glistening water bodies and gushing rivers.Its dense forests, snow clad peaks, towering mountains and roaring rivers offer numerous opportunities for rafting, hiking, mountaineering or simply basking- in all it′s beauty. Arunachal Pradesh has more than 550 rare species of orchids and hundreds of species of rare plants, covering more than 60% of the total area. The wildlife is equally rich and varied, which includes elephants, tigers, leopards, jungle cats and also white gibbons, red pandas, the musk and the "Mithun" (BOS FRONTALIS). Arunachal Pradesh also finds mention in literature such as the Kalika Puran and epics like Mahabharata and Ramayana. It is believed that sage Vyasa was here to do penance. One more interesting feature is the remains of a brick structure scattered around two villages in the hills north of Roing, believed to be the palace of Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna. The people with a glorious past have a deep sense of beauty that finds delightful expression in their songs, dances and crafts. Many tribal languages are spoken in the state. English, Assamese, Bengali and Hindi are also spoken by a large section of the people. The Donyi-polo is the ancient religion of these people, still followed by many; Buddhism & Christianity are the other major religions. There are also a minority of Hindus in the state.