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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.

Things to do in Yupia

1. Gompa Buddhist Temple

Gompa Buddhist Temple
This is a major tourist spot of Itanagar as well as Arunachal Pradesh. What stands out in this temple is its striking yellow roof because of which this structure can be identified from afar.

2. Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
A major tourist attraction, the sanctuary is an expansive reserve with an absolutely delightful display of trees, foliage and wildlife. Unique species such as macaque, capped langur, slow toris and a (Read More)lot more can be seen here.

3. Ganga Lake

Ganga Lake
Also known as the Gyankar Sinyi, this is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. The chief spot in the city, the beautiful water body accompanied with the peaceful and serene atmosphere and (Read More)the lush green mountains in the vicinity make this a preferred locale.

4. Ita Fort

Ita Fort
One of the old and renowned marvel of ancient religion, located in the Papum Pare district, the Ita fort is an important tourist spot. Ita Fort literally means the fort of bricks as 'Ita' means brick (Read More)in the Ahom language.

5. Polo Park

Polo Park
An astounding botanical park at the top of the ridge, this park is a must visit for tourists. There is a small zoo in the vicinity as well. It is worth a look too.

6. Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum
A walk through the museum restores faith in handicrafts. Established by the government in the 1980s, the museum is systematically divided into sections which each display an extensive gamut of handicr (Read More)afts, reminiscent of traditional Arunachal Pradesh and quite a few archaeological findings.

7. Namdhapa National Park

Namdhapa National Park
One of the chief natural reserves of Arunachal Pradesh, the Namdhapa National Park lies under the shadows of the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas. It plays home to numerous diversifies flora and fau (Read More)na.

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Tribal Abode

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.

Suggested Itinerary for 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.

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How to Reach Yupia

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The nearest railway station to Yupia is Harmurti railway station which is 57 km away. Naharlagun railway station is another railway station which is near to Yupia. Yupia can be reached by air as well. Lilabari airport is nearest to Yupia and is 87 km away. Indigo, Spice Jet and Air India's flights fly from cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. Since Yupia is nearby Itanagar, which is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, mode of conveyance is quite easy.

How to reach Yupia by flight

The nearest airport is Lilabari airport, which is 87 km from Yupia.You can get flights from various metropolitan cities to reach here. From Lilabari you can either take a bus or hire a car to reach Yupia. There is Jorhat airport 198 km from Yupia. It is the 4th largest airport in eastern India. Jet Airways and Allaince Air are the flights which connect you to Lilabari. You can hire a taxi from the airport to travel to Yupia.

How to reach Yupia by road

There are buses which are quite regular and connect many local towns to Yupia. Also, there are buses which run from neighbouring states like Assam, Megahalaya, etc. to Yupia. Cars are easily available from Itanagar, Lilabari, Jorhat, Ziro, Along, etc.

How to reach Yupia by train

The nearest railway station to Yupia is Harmurti railway station. This station is just 57 km away from the town. Naharlagun railway station is a bigger station, which is near Itanagar. Trains from different cities of different states are connected through this station. Taxis are available for hire from the railway station.

Local transport in Yupia

Yupia is close to Itanagar, the state capital of Arunachal pradesh and Yupia is well benefited by the developments taking place in Itanagar. So, even the transportation services are pretty smooth in this region. There are bus services, taxis and rikshaws available for commuting with ease.

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What is famous about Yupia?

Quaint little town. Perfect getaway from the hustle bustle of city life.

What is not so good about Yupia?

Not much to explore. Limited accommodation options.

Who should visit Yupia?

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. 

What is the best time to visit Yupia?

September to December are the months which are ideal to visit Yupia. The summers are scorching with the monsoons receiving an enormous amount of rainfall. The winter season is the perfect time to explore the beauty of this place.

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What is the local food in Yupia?

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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What is the best way to reach Yupia?

The nearest railway station to Yupia is Harmurti railway station which is 57 km away. Naharlagun railway station is another railway station which is near to Yupia. Yupia can be reached by air as well. Lilabari airport is nearest to Yupia and is 87 km away. Indigo, Spice Jet and Air India's flights fly from cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Mumbai and Delhi. Since Yupia is nearby Itanagar, which is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, mode of conveyance is quite easy.

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What are the things to do in Yupia?

The top things to do in Yupia are Gompa Buddhist Temple, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Ganga Lake, Ita Fort, Polo Park, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum. You can see all the places to visit in Yupia here

What are the places near Yupia?

The top places near to Yupia are Kaziranga national park which is 68 km from Yupia, Itanagar which is located 16 km from Yupia, Majuli which is located 49 km from Yupia, Lilabari which is located 36 km from Yupia, Ziro which is located 42 km from Yupia

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