Arunachal Pradesh is located in the north-eastern state of India. The capital city of the state is Itanagar. It is known by different names and phrases such as "land of dawn lit mountains" and "Paradise of the Botanists" as well as "Orchid state of India". The states located in the north east region of India are popularly known as the "Seven Sister States".
In past few years, many migrants from different parts of the country and abroad has enormously affected the population of the state. Due to this, the actual population count varies. There are a number of languages being spoken in the different regions of Arunachal Pradesh. The state is rich in cultures and traditions and serves a feel of unity in diversity.
Specialties of Arunachal Pradesh: -
Points of interest: - Tawang Town (Monastery, Buddhism, war memorial), Bomdila, Pasighat (Wildlife refuge, wildlife, refting), Itanagar (Wildlife refuge, zoos, museums), Tezu, Bhalukpong (Rafting, adventure tourism), Namdapha Nation Park, Along, Roing (Tigers)Mechuka, Anini, Pakhui Tiger Reserve and so on...
Based on the social and religious resemblance, people of Arunachal Pradesh are divided into three different categories. These groups are the "Buddhist", "Donyi Poloism" and "Christian & Hindus". People usually maintain and strictly follow the great Buddhist religion.
There is not much difference in the religious and traditional values of the people all over the state, but moving a little further from one region to another shows the diversities of beliefs among the people of the state.
Arunachal Pradesh is also known as the “Land of the Rising Sun” and is integrated with many scenic places. The state is known for rich handicraft items and is a home to many talented and skilful artisans and craftsmen. The people of the state are friendly and belong to Tibet-Burman origin.
Music plays a vital role in the lives of the people of the respective state and people like to play different musical instruments such as cymbals and drums on religious, traditional and festive occasions. There are different singing forms such as Pailibos and Baryi being followed by the people of the state.
Most of the state is covered with beautiful Himalayan Mountains, while some of the regions such as Tirap, Changlang and Lohit are covered with Patkai hills. The state is divided into five river valleys that are the Subansiri, the Lohit, the Kameng, the Siang and the Tirap.
The state shares its border with Nagaland and Assam to the South. International boundaries are shared with Bhutan in the western region. Burma is located in the eastern border and China in the northern boundary of the state.
Heavy rainfall in the month of May till September is received by the state. The temperature keeps on changing from one region to another. You can experience hot, humid, sub tropical and moderate weather in different regions of the state.
Agriculture contributes to the economy of the state to a larger extent. Shifting Cultivation methods for living is utilized by different tribes in the state. Rice, maize, pulses, sugarcane, oilseeds, wheat, ginger, millet are grown as per climatic conditions.
Fruit orchards, handlooms, handicrafts and horticulture are among other industries that are growing on a wide pace and resulting in strong industry. There are many hydroelectric projects and schemes running in the state.