Regional HighlightsThis beautiful hill station is full of lush green forest, rivers and is famous for its paddy cum pisciculture cultivation. People are beneficial and know how to speak Hindi and English. The tribe of Ziro is known for its colourful and vibrant clothes. If you find the time to shop, rush in for some beautiful clothes! Ziro is famous for bamboo items, like bamboo baskets, Apatani handlooms and locally made handicraft items. Also worth buying in Ziro are colourful rugs, scarves and jackets.
Travelling Within ZiroIt is possible to hire a rickshaw for nearby tourist spots. Hiring a taxi (Tata Sumo) is the most preferred and by far the safest option.
Best Time to VisitMarch to October is the best time to visit Ziro. The region experiences pleasant weather throughout the year, and you can plan your trip here during any time of the year. During the summer season, Ziro becomes a perfect retreat to get away from the torrid heat of nearby cities.
Winters in Ziro
Another ideal time to visit Ziro is the early winters from October to November when the valley is enveloped in snow. However, the months from late November to January experience frigid temperatures as low as -13 degree Celcius; hence must be avoided.
Monsoons in Ziro
Monsoon is yet another beautiful season to visit Ziro welcoming you with variegated valleys and beautiful weather.
How to ReachTezpur airport is the closest airport, and it is 280 km from Ziro. Ziro itself does not have an airport nor a railway station.
Tezpur airport is the closest airport, and it is 280 km from Ziro. There are no direct flights from Delhi or Kolkata to Tezpur and take a lot of time to reach. Most of the flights are via Guwahati. You can book a flight to Guwahati as it is connected to all the major cities. Hire a taxi from Guwahati to Ziro. There are many government and private taxis from Guwahati to Arunachal Pradesh. These taxis have a fixed rate and charge you according to the vehicle hired and the number of kilometres.
There are daily trains from Guwahati to Kathal Pukhuri costing around INR 750 to INR 1100. It takes 8 hours to reach Kathal Pukhuri. From there you can hire a taxi till Ziro. Ziro doesn’t have a railway station. Trains are also available from Tezpur.
Your safest option is to hire a taxi from Guwahati or Jorhat. Guwahati is 470 km from Ziro, and it takes 7 hours to travel. The road condition is good, and it covers NH27 and NH15. You can also take a flight from Guwahati to Lilabari, and from there you can take a taxi till Ziro.
Government buses are also available, but they are not very comfortable. It is best if you hire taxis. The roads are beautiful and have immense scenic beauty to offer. State Government-run buses are available to Ziro from Itanagar, the state capital. These buses depart every day and are reasonable and cost between INR 100 to INR 200.
- It is challenging to reach Ziro. There are no direct flights or trains to Ziro.
- Food and water can also prove to be an issue for some people.
- Try drinking only bottled water and eating food from clean and hygienic places.