Tourism Place

Introduction:

The Mishmi Hills is a southward extension of the Great Himalayan Mountain Range - its northern and eastern reaches touching China. Much of the Mishmi Hills falls under the Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Dibang Valley district is named after the Dibang River - one of the key tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. The Dibang originates in China and flows through the length of the valley in a north-south direction. Other river systems that flow through the area include the Ithun , Ason , Chipu , Aba, Iphi, Sisiri, Datung, and the Deopani River. Snow-capped peaks, turbulent rivers, deep valleys, and abundance of rich flora & fauna are the main features of the district. The district is well known for its large cover of thick green forest, which clothes about 82% of the area. Anini is the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. Anini was also the district headquarters of the undivided Dibang Valley district. It is a small underdeveloped town because of its remoteness.

Flora and Fauna :

Mishmi Hills is situated in the Eastern Himalayan province, the richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan zone and one of the Mega bio-diversity hotspots of the world. The complex hill system of varying elevations receives heavy rainfall, which can be as much as 4,500-5,000mm annually in the foothill areas. The pre-monsoon showers start from March and the monsoon is active till October. The humidity in the rainy season is often over 90%. This diversity of topographical and climatic conditions has favored  the growth of luxuriant forests which are home to myriad plant and animal form. Various plants species, species of mammals, birds, orchids, insects, butterflies can be found in this forest.The vegetation here can be classified into the following forest types: Tropical Evergreen, Tropical Semi-evergreen, Sub-Tropical Broad Leaved, Sub-Tropical Pine, Temperate Broad Leaved, Temperate Conifer, Sub-Alpine Woody Shrub, Alpine Meadow, Degraded, Bamboo, and Grasslands.
This area is possibly the center of origin for some crop plants such as the banana.

Mammals:

There is great mammal diversity in the area. Tiger, Common Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Snow Leopard, Golden Cat, Jungle Cat, Marbled Cat and the Leopard Cat represent just the cat family. The endangered Red Panda is found in the northern reaches and the Hoolock Gibbon is abundant. One of the most unusual ungulates found here is the Mishmi Takin. This animal occurs here in small herds at elevations. Other important mammals include Musk Deer, and the Himalayan Black Bear.

Mithun:

The mithun is a bovine of Indian origin. It is considered to be a descendent of wild gaur. This animal has religious significance and is intimately related to the socio-cultural life of the Mishmi people. The mithun is considered to be a source of personal prestige with an economic value far in excess of the material contribution. Mithuns are an unit of wealth and are allowed to move freely in jungle till used for food on festive occasions or for barter. 

Wild life Santuary:

Mehao Wild life sanctuary covers an area of 281.5 sq km. It is mainly famous for Hollock gibbon, Tiger, Elephant, Leopard etc. and Dibang Wild life sanctuary: cover an area 4149 sq. km. The sanctuary is famous for musk dear, black beer, leopard,  khali, etc. and many other rare birds are the wild life of this sanctuary.

Best Season:

The best season is from November to March. The area is generally inaccessible between May and September/October. Temperatures range from below zero in winter to 36 C in summer.

Tourism Places:

Areas like Mipi,Alinye(A.L.G.) Anrimvalley, Acheso, Dambuen, Mihundo etc are potential tourist spots.

How to reach:

Approach to the Dibang Valley is from Sadiya Ghat which is on the north of the Lohit River. Sadiya Ghat is reached by river ferry from Saikhoa Ghat which is about 70kms from Tinsukia town in Assam. Nearest airport is Mohanbari at Dibrugarh 40 kms away. The recommended access is Dibrugarh - Tinsukia - Sadiya Ghat via National Highway 37. Roing town is 65 kms from Sadiya Ghat and. Mayodia Pass is 56 kms from Roing and Hunli is another 44 kms on the same road.
Anini is also accessible from Naharlagun by air. The town is fully dependent on Roing which is the nearest town in the Lower Dibang Valley District for all commercial needs. The nearest airport from Anini is the Tezu Airport, about 200 km by road. The easiest way to get to Anini is through the Dibrugarh Airport .

Where to stay:


ACCOMODATION

CONTACT PERSON

TELEPHONE NO.

Circuit House, Roing

Circle Officer
Roing,

03803-222679(O)
           222636(R)
           222247 (C.H)

Mayudia Tourist Lodge

DFO(T)
Roing,

03803-222255(O)
           222249(R)

Hotel Lasa

Manager
Hotel Lasa, Roing

03803-222622

Hotel Mimu, Roing

Manager
Hotel Mimu, Roing

03803-222698

Circuit House, Anini

Circle Officer, Anini

03801-222245(O)
 

Contact and Permits:

Tourists visiting Arunachal Pradesh are required to get an Inner Line Permit (ILP) / Restricted Area Permit (RAP) as follows:
I. For Domestic tourists
ILPs are issued by the Secretary (Political), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar and respective Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Districts. These can also be obtained from Resident Commissioner’s / Liaison Offices located at New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati , Shillong , Dibrugarh , Tezpurss, North Lakhimpur , and Jorhat.
II. For Foreign tourists
Foreign tourists can obtain a Protected Area Permit from all Indian Missions abroad, Home Ministry, Govt. of India and Home Commissioners, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,  Itanagar .