Great Himalayan Drive Day 33: Driving to Kibithu on India’s eastern most road in Arunachal Pradesh

On India's eastern most road in Arunachal Pradesh, headed to Kibithu on the Chinese border
On India's eastern most road in Arunachal Pradesh, headed to Kibithu on the Chinese border

I set out on a rainy morning for Kibithu – the eastern most settlement in India that can be accessed by road.

It was a picturesque drive on a well maintained road, valleys on one side and lush green mountain faces on the other. Bamboo houses and rivers completed the postcard settings. A sign post near Kibithu announced I was on the eastern most road of India. It was with a sense of achievement that I drove into Kibithu – only to be told there were no guest houses there. The benevolence of the Army ensured me a room and hot meals in the Mess. Unfortunately, I was not allowed to venture out and to try and sight some Chinese villages across the border – the weather had made any hiking dangerous. It was time to sit back and enjoy a break after a month of heightened physical activity

This trip was sponsored by TripAdvisor.in and Yatra.com.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi,
    I was in walong N Kibitu in 1999 as 19yr old till this day havent forgot even a second spended there and visits there every night in dreams and hopes to visit someday.

  2. Trip to Kibitho during Magh Bihu (January 2010)was a very baeutiful & memorable journey in my life.The scenic beauty all along the roads were so beautiful which I cant forget,from the Tinsukia the distance to Kibitho is about 320 KM.crossed near about 28 nos hills it was very challangable the U turn & S turn had never forget.

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