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Yupia is the headquarters of Papum Pare district of Arunachal Pradesh and is 20 Km away from the state capital Itanagar. One of the best things about this beautiful town is that its inhabitants have preserved their diverse culture and traditions with the touch of love and togetherness.
There are many tribes in the vicinity, but the majority is of Nishi (Indian - Mangloi) and Mikir (migrants from Assam) tribes. The essence of ardor in the air during their vibrant festivals enlivens the psyche. Longte yalo and Nyokum yalo are the festivals are celebrated with tremendous zeal.
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Quaint little town. Perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city life.
Not much to explore. Limited accommodation options.
Ideal for couples who want to go for a small trip to relax. Can be visited by people looking for a vacation with family and kids and those interested in culture and heritage.
Yupia is a small town in Arunachal Pradesh. Located 20 km away from Itanagar, this town is famous because of different tribes which have settled here. You get to see a variety in culture and traditions because of the tribal people. The main tribes here are Nishi and Mikir. They justify the term unity and diversity as they live together. The tribes celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm. Yupia is a town whose scenic beauty would enthral you. It has lush green forests, Himalayan ranges which seem as the border to the town and the beautiful deep valleys. It is because of the forests that there are 2-3 national parks nearby Yupia.
Reach Yupia. Check in hotel. You should head off to see the Ita Fort which took 46,300 days to be constructed. It is one of the historical sites here, which was made by Ahom Dynasty. Later you can go and see the Buddhist Temple which was built on the orders of Dalai Lama. This temple has an idol of Lord Buddha. In the evening you can go for boating in Ganga Lake. This boating ride has postcard view as the Lake is situated on the foothills of Himalayas.
Food in and around Yupia is generally less salted. Rice is the common intake of the people here, eaten with fish, meat curries and people savor green leafy vegetables. There are several kinds of green vegetables available due to rich vegetation in the area. There is a famous drink named "Apong" which could be found anywhere in Arunachal pradesh. Apong is basically a beer which is made from rice and is available in different flavors.
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