Want to connect with nature and revive your mind and soul? Come to Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh, one of the most beautiful valleys in India. Lush green rice fields surrounded by hills covered with bamboo and pine trees are unique beauty of this valley. This picturesque valley is like a traveler’s paradise and it is just 115 km from Itanagar and well connected by roads.
Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh is home to a friendly tribal group Apatani tribe, whose women are famous for their facial tattoos. It was believed that women of the Apatani tribe were so beautiful that they have to tattoo their faces in order to save themselves from men of other tribes to steal them. They are extremely welcoming people but beware if you are planning to click an Apatani woman, as they are very sensitive about their facial tattoos.
6 interesting activities to do in Ziro Valley
Ziro Valley Festival
If you are a music lover than don’t miss out the Ziro music festival, one of the most popular music festival in India. This four day festival is held in the month of September and bands from across the country participate in the event. Indie, alternative, funk and fusion everyone can find some tunes of their choice in Ziro valley festival. Dance on the tunes or just lie down on the grass fields surrounded by hills enjoying the music and yummy local food.
Nature walk in Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctury
Talley Valley Sanctuary is famous for its diverse range of flora and fauna. This beautiful forest is home to many endangered species including clouded leopard. Go for a long trekking to enjoy the stunning view of silver fir trees, orchids and various ranges of bamboo tress of Talley Valley.
Worship at Meghna Cave Temple
If you are in Ziro this 5000 years old cave temple is a must visit place. Meghna Cave temple is at the altitude of 300 feet and the mountains, dense evergreen forest and beautiful river makes this place stunningly beautiful. In the month of February you can experience a grand festival during Maha Shivratri.
Photography at Kile Pakho
For photographers the ridge Kile Pakho is like a paradise. Situated 7 km away from old Ziro this ridge would delight nature lovers with its scenic beauty. On one side there is stunning Ziro plateau and on the other side snow clad the Himalayan ranges.
Camping in Ziro Puto
If you want to camp in the lush green grassland and enjoy the calmness of nature come to Ziro Puto. This hillock in Ziro is also famous as it is the place where independent India’s first administrative centre was established. Several local camping services are available or you can even bring your own tents and enjoy the valley.
Trekking in Dolo Mando
Dolo Mando is situated on the western side of Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh. This spectacular place is ideal for trekking as this is the only way to reach the hillock. You can enjoy some peaceful time here.