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"Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh"

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Home to river Brahmaputra which transcends down from Tibet, this place is a photographer's delight for comprising abundant sceneries of nature.

Pasighat is known as the 'Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh' and is a pure heaven for nature lovers. If you looking for adrenaline rush, then this is also a great place for you as adventure activities like white river rafting, boating and angling (similar to fishing) will certainly set you rolling here. A unique blend of peace and adventure is what makes this place a must visit. Pasighat was founded in 1911 A. D. by the British as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Pasi and Minyong communities who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. However, this place still has the beauty and the culture intact and it hasn't lost its charm as commercial tourism is yet to reach here.

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Pasighat- The oldest town of Heritage Tribes

Conventionally known as the "Gateway to Arunachal Pradesh", Pasighat rests amidst the beautiful valley of the state. Pasighat allures tourists from far and wide with its scenic splendour and rich cultural history. The town completed its 100 years of existence in 2011 and still celebrates its divinity in form of prosperous culture and scenic beauty. Fringed in between some picturesque hills, Pasighat takes its pride in possessing gorgeous green river valley at the banks of Brahmaputra river that flows through it.

A hanging bridge on Siang River attracts most tourists from North India around the year. A mecca for photographers, Pasighat never fails to attract photo fanatics and adventure seekers in its lap. Apart from the euphoric beauty that this mini hill station basking beside River Siang (Brahmaputra River) possesses, it is home to multiple adventure activities like river rafting and kayaking that tickles the adventure enthusiast in you.

Suggested Itinerary for Pasighat

Day 1 - Reach Pasighat and check into your hotel and freshen up. Later, you can head over towards the banks of River Siang for white water rafting through rapids of 4 to 5 degrees. Trek through the dense forests of Yinkiong to Komsing of Pasighat.  Sit on the bank of the river, enjoy the ambience and listen to the acoustic sounds of the splashing currents, breeze, and echoes of the wildlife birds of the forest. Take a promenade towards the Yingkiong, Bodak or Siom to find a good spot for fishing and angling.
Day 2 - Go for the early morning tour covering the sunrise at the Pangin where River Siom meets River Siang and presents a splendid view to your eyes. You can later head towards the famed Daying Ering Wildlife sanctuary which nests multiple varieties of migratory birds and wildlife animals. This sanctuary turns out to be a delight for photo fanatics to explore the splendour of nature. Once done, begin to head towards the hanging bridge of Pasighat, hanging over River Siang which is made up of cane and bamboo (60-70 meter long) and is amongst the major attractions of Pasighat.

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How to Reach Pasighat

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Tucked in the valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, Passighat is well connected to major cities across India via rail, road, and air. The nearest railhead to Pasighat is Murkong Selek (35 km away) and the nearest air base is Dibrugarh (Mohaanbari) and Guwahati (Assam). Buses and taxis are easily available from these railway stations and airports taking you to Pasighat. Pasighat caters its tourist with a dense network of well-maintained roads to the destination.

How to reach Pasighat by flight

Located 169 km from Pasighat, Dibrugarh Airport and Guwahati airport is the nearest air base. The local carriers like Air India, Jet Airways, Indigo, and others have direct flights from major metro cities like Delhi, Chennai and Kolkata and other cities from rest of India. On reaching the airport, you can hire a taxi or book a bus seat to get to Pasighat, which will take you around 4 hours to reach your destination. 

How to reach Pasighat by road

There are frequent bus services from nearby cities like Guwahati, Itanagar, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur to Pasighat with more than 20 routes. Alternatively, you can hire a taxi to travel to Pasighat or drive your way to the destination. However, make sure the driver has experience driving in hilly regions since the roads are curvy and a little risky.

How to reach Pasighat by train

The nearest railway station is Murkong Selek located 35 km away from Pasighat. It is well-served by rail but you will need to travel to the destination by bus or hiring a taxi which will take you around 40 minutes to reach.

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Travelling by cars is the only option.

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Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh
Ferry berth at Pasighat
The rocky beaches of river siang in summer season
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What is famous about Pasighat?

Mini hill Station in foothills of Himalayas. Wildlife Sanctuary. Adventure sports. Euphoric delights of mother nature. Pleasant weather. The weekend getaway for finding solace. Trekking, river rafting, and kayaking.

What is not so good about Pasighat?

Prior Inner Line permit needed to enter Pasighat. Little tribal hindrances. Receives the highest rainfall in a single year.

Who should visit Pasighat?

Wildlife enthusiasts. People in search of having a soulful experience. Away from the hustle and bustle of metro life. A good weekend getaway for group travellers, friends, family gatherings and for couples. Ideal for history buffs, adventure seekers, nature lovers, photo fanatics, and wanderers.

What is the best time to visit Pasighat?

With lavish scenic beauty tucked cozily in the lap of Siang River (Brahmaputra River), Pasighat is an untouched Paradise and a year-round tourist landing place. Pasighat has a tropical humid climate during summers, dry mild winters, and heavy rainfall during monsoons. The best time to visit Pasighat turns out to be during the months of January, February, March, April, May and October when the temperature is subtle and cool and it's not pouring heavily. 

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What is the local food in Pasighat?

Eating at the hotels or guesthouses is advisable, as the options for restaurants might be limited. These will serve you popular Indian and Chinese cuisines. You can also try the local cuisines here. A staple local platter in almost any area of this region will consist of rice, fish, meat and vegetables.
Momos and Thukpa are also as popular. Some tribes in the area also have prpeparations of pig and rat meat. other than this number of delicious soups and curries prepared with fish are popular. Apang, a local rice beer is also available.
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What is the best way to reach Pasighat?

Tucked in the valleys of Arunachal Pradesh, Passighat is well connected to major cities across India via rail, road, and air. The nearest railhead to Pasighat is Murkong Selek (35 km away) and the nearest air base is Dibrugarh (Mohaanbari) and Guwahati (Assam). Buses and taxis are easily available from these railway stations and airports taking you to Pasighat. Pasighat caters its tourist with a dense network of well-maintained roads to the destination.

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What are the places near Pasighat?

The top places near to Pasighat are Dibru saikhowa national park which is 43 km from Pasighat, Roing which is located 51 km from Pasighat, Along which is located 52 km from Pasighat, Tinsukia which is located 63 km from Pasighat, Yingkiong which is located 66 km from Pasighat

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Q. What are the problems regarding tourism in Pasighat?


6 years ago
Pasighat is a good place for eco-tourism with its picturesque landscapes of mountains, rivers and endless greenery. Commercial tourism is not a strength for the villages of North-East India, which is (Read More) a good thing. If you want to visit Pasighat for luxury hotels, nightlife and a cosmopolitan vibe, then this is not the place for you. Being a slightly less developed area, issues like lack of connectivity and power cuts can hamper its popularity. Despite this, Pasighat still sees a lot of footfalls from backpackers, nature-lovers, photographers, and people looking to escape the noise of the city, relaxing and recharging amidst the breathtaking scenery of this gorgeous area. The village is also world-renowned for its sustainable agricultural practices and unique fish farming techniques.
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Rohit Shroff

6 years ago
- Avoid it during the rainy season when the river is flooded.
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