Arunachal Pradesh

Great Himalayan Drive Day 32: Driving over river beds, and ferry crossing rivers, between Pasighat and Hayuliang in Arunachal Pradesh

Day 32 of the Great Himalayan Drive marked what would be many days of adventurous, and sometimes dangerous driving, into the lesser known after I left Pasighat. After an hour of driving, I came across[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 31: A tricky suspension bridge and sweet oranges at Pangin in Arunachal Pradesh

How do you cross a suspension bridge? Just walk across it, right? In theory, yes. In practice, a very different proposition – at least in the case of the one at Pangin, 29 kms from[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 30: Notes from Daporijo in Arunachal Pradesh

[View more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] I reached Daporijo from Ziro on day 30 of the Great Himalayan Drive – the experience in this town was a mixed one.[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 29: Celebrating the Nyokum Yullo festival with Nyishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

[View more photos on Facebook even if you are not a member] Along with the Hill Miris and Apatanis, the Nyishis are one of the main tribes of the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh.[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 28: Does Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh have the world’s largest Shivalinga?

A tree cutter Prem Subba was working in a forest around the Kardo village (on a hill by the same name), about 4 kms from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh a few years ago. Unfortunately for[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Day 27: Meeting the Apatanis tribals in Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh

Change is all around us. And it is permeating even the remote and lesser developed regions of the world. If you are going to Arunachal Pradesh and expecting its ethnic population to be walking the[Read More…]

Great Himalayan Drive Days 25-26: In Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh

After the excitement of watching elephants bathe and play at the Manas National Park in Assam, the following two days of the Great Himalayan Drive turned out to be mostly uneventful as I headed to[Read More…]