State : Arunachal Pradesh, the north eastern state of India.
Best time to Travel : October to April.
Locate : Pashigaht, is located at East Siang district of Arunachal
Pradesh in India.
Know Pashighat in Arunachal Pradesh
Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh is the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh
established in 1911. At Present, it is the headquarter of the East Siang
district. Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh has been often called the 'gateway
of the state of Arunachal Pradesh'. From Pasighat, there are numerous places
of interest that can be visited in Arunachal Pradesh. Pashighat derives its
name from the 'Pasis', a tribe of the area.
Pasighat town is situated at a height of 155 m. from the sea level. The
climate of Pashighat Arunachal Pradesh is hot and humid in summers and
temperate during winters. Pasighat and its nearby areas can justly be termed
as the heart of Arunachal Pradesh because of their central location in the
state. With its breathtaking hillside and lush-green river valleys
domesticated by a galaxy of tribes, the area is a tourists delight and
Airport : The nearest airports are to Dibrugarh (Mohanbari),
and Guwahati in Assam, helicopter (Pawan Hans) flights are available from
Dibrugarh and Itanagar.
Railhead : The nearest railway station is Murkong Selek, at
a distance of 35 km, from Pasighat and buses or taxies are available there
for the town.
Transport : You can reach Pasighat by bus, private vehicles or taxis
Itanagar or Lakhimpur,
alternatively you can cross over river Brahmaputra from Dibrugarh to
Oryamghat that is situated at a distance of 30 km, from Pasighat and then
take a bus or taxi to Pasighat.
An inner line permit is required for the tourists to visit Pasighat that
can be had from the liaison officers at Delhi, Calcutta,
Guwahati and Dibrugarh or
from the Deputy Comissioner, Pasighat or the Sub Divisional Officer at
Ruksin. The foreign tourists are required to obtain protected / restricted
area permit from the Commissioner (Home). Government of Arunachal Pradesh or
from Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
Accommodations are available in the Siang Guest House, Circuit house and
Hotel accommodation is also available in the city and paying guest
accommodation can be managed too on prior intimation. One can have a first
hand knowledge of the native life traditions and customs whiles staying as a
paying guest with the local people. For the nature lovers, tented tourist
camps with modern amenities are available around Pasighat. Comfortable
government inspection bungalows are also available at nearby places of
Sightseeing in Pashighat in Arunachal pradesh
Ering Wild Life Sanctuary
The Daying Ering Wild Life Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is located at a
distance of 13 km from Pasighat and is one of the few sanctuaries located on
an island. One has to cruise through river Siang by boat to reach this
sanctuary. During the month of September-February, a variety of migratory
birds like Cranes, Wild Ducks, Storks, Water Fowls and Hornbills come here
from far off places making it a 'bird's paradise'. Deers, Wild Elephants,
Buffaloes and smaller predators are also abundant. The lucky visitor may
also have a glimpse of the Tiger.
Located at a distance of about 60 km from Pasighat and connected by road,
it stands at a point where river Siom meets river Siang and presents a
spectacular sight. The blue waters of Siom meets the green Siang and the
beauty of the sight is awesome.
Activities in Pashighat in Arunachal Pradesh
For the adventure loving people, Pasighat has a great scope for adventure
sports such as river rafting, trekking and fishing & angling.