Tourist Attractions of Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh is the first Indian soil to greet the morning sun. The state is also known as Land of the Dawn-lit-Mountain and is at the north-eastern tip of India with its borders touching China, Bhutan and Burma. Towards the south is Assam and Nagaland. It offers a dazzling array of flora and fauna making it a popular tourist attraction in India.
The visitor has a wide variety of options to pick from the various tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh . There are places of worship and pilgrimage such as Parashuramkund and the 400 years old Tawang monastery or the sites of archaeological excavations like Malinithan and Itanagar.
Itanagar This is the capital of the state and includes many tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. The historical fort made of bricks from which the drives the name, is 14-15 centuries old. The Rajbhawan, the official residence of the Governor, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, the legendary Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi) are also worth a visit.
Parashuram Kund Ancient Indian mythology has it that Parashuram, a great sage of ancient India had washed his sin of matricide in the bank of the rive Lohit, which later came to be known as Parashuram Kund. People come from far and wide to take part in the Parashuram Mela during the month of January.
Bhismaknagar Mythology says Lord Krishna carried away Rukmini one of many wives from her father Bhismaka who rule this kingdom. Excavations have revealed a very early settlement of the Aryans here.
Akashiganga Mythology again comes into play. When the Lord Shiva was frantically carrying the corpse of Parvati, his wife, Lord Vishnu cut her body into pieces with Sudharshan Chakra. One of the pieces fell in this area so the place is considered divine. The place also provides a magnificent bird's eye view of the Brahmaputra river glimmering far below.