Fast Facts :
Location : Situated in the east of Siang district, Arunachal Pradesh
Prime Attraction : Exquisite Wild Life
Also popular for : Fishing, Angling and River Rafting
Language Spoken : Bengali, Assamese, Hindi and English.
Pasighat, Arunachal Pradesh, India :
Pasighat is one of the most former towns in Arunachal Pradesh, which was established in the year 1911. At present it is situated in the Siang district. The town is often called as the “Gateway” of Arunachal Pradesh, as it is derived from the name ‘Pasis’, a popular tribe in the area. The hill station offers exquisite natural beauty and is situated at a height of 155m with a population of approx. 78, 000. During winter, the climate is temperate and in summers it is hot & humid. Pasighat is surrounded by natural beauty and this is the reason photographers from all over the world visit this place to capture the serene moments. The land is rendezvous in the purest form offered by Mother Nature.
The surrounding areas of the Pasighat are breathtaking and thus crowd from far away visit this place with more enthusiasm. The river Brahmaputra also called as “Siang” transcend from Tibet and thus is the name of the district. The river flows all the way from Assam towards the south of Pasigaht, where it again meets Lohit and Dihang forming Brahmaputra. The magic of the land holds your attention that refreshes your mind with its mesmerizing beauty. Besides these there are many interests that catch individual attention firmly. The hill station also provides breathtaking waterfalls, snow shrouded Himalayans, great valleys and surrounding hills in Pasighat.
Best Recommended Time for Visiting :
In winters, the temperature reaches to 23°C and during summers it is about 32°C. The best recommended time to visit pleasurable travel at Pasighat Hill station is in during the month of October - April.
Major Tourist Attractions :
Wildlife: The wildlife sanctuary “Daying Erring” is situated roughly about 13 km away from the Pasighat Hill Station. This sanctuary is bounded with lovely natural beauty that solaces the tired people. The land is filled with joy, your soul gets elevated by visiting this place. The flourishing green valleys and beautiful hillside are inhabited by the tribes and thus you experience worthy time by knowing new customs and traditions. The sanctuary also offers a vibrant birdlife, wildlife and of course astounding options for eco-tourism.
Pasighat Hill station is also ideal for Adventurous Sports such as trekking, river rafting, angling and fishing.
Trekking : In the dense forests from Pasighat towards Yinkiong and from Yinkiong to Komsing, trekking is just awesome. You get avail with an historic view, where Willimson Neol was buried that was killed by the Adis. This is an unforgettable experience for the people who come for Trekking. Besides these you get the pleasure of watching the diversity of vegetation and beautiful birds unfound in the others parts of India. It’s an indeed privilege to watch such wildlife during trekking. The cane bridges that were build by labour and skill in 1825 is still greatly working that allows you to pass the river Siang.
River Rafting : The place is idyllic for river rafting for both seasoned as well as amateurs. The experienced persons can start their journey from the border of Indo-China by rafting towards Pasighat all the way during rapids 4 & 5 degree. The amateurs can start their river rafting from Sirki or Yambung towards Pasighat with rapids of 2 & 3 degrees.
Angling and Fishing : There are lots of places such as Siom, Bodak, Yingkiong, etc that allows amazing sports for Angling and Fishing. The legendary Mahseer catches 20-30 kg which is not uncommon. The colder atmosphere from the high reach offers a pleasurable rainbow trout. You can try out effective methods for fishing as practiced by the traditional tribes over there. Pasighat is the place where one can definitely have lifetime fun, as the land is blessed by delight and blissful nature in the purest form.
Accodomation in Pasighat :
The Pasighat offers excellent resorts and hotels in the range of budget oriented to economic to luxury class. It also provides Siang guest huts and low budget circuit houses that allows all amenities for the tourists.