Pasighat

Pasighat

Pasighat

Situated at 155 m with its scenic splendors, Pasighat is Arunachal’s oldest town and also the district headquarters of East Siang. The turbulent Siang River Races across the district heading for the plains, where it is met buy the Dihing and Lohit rivers, and then roars into Assam as the mighty Brahmaputra. The region is the home of the Adi tribe who are remembered for their colourful Ponunbg dance Pasighat is also ideal for adventure sports activities. The Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary is 13 km away and is worth visiting. The archaeological site of Malinithan (100 km) is linked to the legend of Lord Krishna and his wife Rukmini. The dismembered head of Sati is said to have fallen at Akashiganga (115 km) according to ancient Hindu myths. This is a sacred place for Vaishnavite.

Getting There:

Air: The nearest airports are at Dibrugarh and Guwahati in Assam.

Helicopter Services: Helicopter services to Pasighat are available from Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Itanagar.

Rail: Railway is available from Guwahati to Murkong Salek 30 km from Pasighat.

Road: Ruksin check gate is the point of entry for those tourists coming to Pasighat by bus, private vehicles or taxis from Guwahati, Itanagar and Lakhimpur. Alternatively they can cross River Brahmaputra to Oiramghat at a distance of 30 km from Pasighat.

Tourist Attraction:

Siang River: The river cascades from the high mountains to the foothills in a series of rapids. The Siang and its tributaries abound in aquatic life. Mahsheer is common. Catches of 20-30 kg are common and 100 kg is not unknown, Golden trout is found in the cold water of higher reaches.

Dong village: Dong, a high village in the mountains of the Lohit is the first to catch the rays of the Sun. Inhabited by numerous tribes, each with its own dress, dances, traditions and social system.

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