"Mohabbat bahot chotta labz hai, meri jaan bandh hai tum mein" Remember this dialogue from the movie Rangoon? Starring Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan, this movie was shooted in Arunachal Pradesh. Often called as the “Land Of The Rising Sun”, Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the north-eastern states of India, making it the perfect paradise for nature lovers and explorers. Sitting in the lap of the Himalayas, Arunachal has a rich cultural heritage while being surrounded by snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes, and rough trekking routes.

So if you are planning for a mental detox or need a break from the city's hustle-bustle, head to these places in Arunachal Pradesh.

Tawang

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Tawang is a high altitude town located in the lap of the mighty Himalayas which offers a  perfect blend of nature and culture. This city is spiritual heaven with an atmosphere of infinite peace, calm and beauty, and attracts many Buddhist pilgrims from around the world. Since the town boasts an elevation of 10,000feet, it is a paradise for everyone, whether you are an adventure junkie, a mountain lover, or interested in sightseeing.

Major Attractions: Tawang Monastery is one of the biggest monasteries in India. It is around 113 feet long and 80 feet wide and is famous for its beauty and a 28 feet high golden statue of Lord Buddha. Indo-China border is another significant tourist spot in Tawang. Jaswant Garh, Tawang War Memorial, Urgelling Gompa, Tawang Craft Centre are some of the important sightseeing places. And do not forget to have a glimpse of Bap Teng Kang Waterfall and Nuranang Falls.

Best time to visit: March to October

How to reach: Tezpur is the nearest airport while Rangapara is the nearest rail station. You can take a taxi or bus from there.

Ziro

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Ziro is an ancient town in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a perfect destination for travelers who seek beauty and peace. It is quite renowned for its fields of rice and green pine trees.  Being a World Heritage Site, this valley gives you a chance to explore the culture and the tradition of the   Apa Tani tribe.

Major Attractions: Dolo Mando- trekking, Meghna Cave Temple, Shiv Linga, Kile Pakho, Talley, Tarin Fish Farm- Paddy cultivation, Pine Grove and Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. 

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

How to reach: Tezpur is the nearest airport while North-Lakhimpur is the nearest railway station. Local transports are available here.

Sela Pass

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For adventure junkies, this is a perfect destination. In order to reach Tawang, one has to go over this mystic motorable pass. It is  2244m high from the sea level and a wonderful trek to explore. The snowcapped mountain peaks, scarce grass coating and blue warm water flowing is a stunning view to capture. 

Major Attractions: A ride through all the mighty snowcapped mountains is enough to leave you spellbound!

Best time to visit: March to April and October to November

How to reach: Guwahati is 340km from Sela Pass and Tawang is situated at a distance of 78km. Local buses are available from Guwahati.

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Dirang

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Dirang is an unexplored gem, hidden away in the wilderness of Arunachal Pradesh. This is an ideal place to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Explore this beautiful village while heading towards Tawang or Bomdila.

Major attractions:  Kalachakra Gompa, Dirang Dzong, Sangti valley and National Research Centre on Yak

Best time to visit: March to July

How to reach: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi is the nearest airport while Tezpur is the nearest railway station.

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Every corner of Arunachal Pradesh is enchanting and distinctive. So head to these places and capture all the enchanting beauty of this mystic land.