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Arunachal Pradesh is on the north eastern tip of India, bordering Bhutan on the west, Chine on the north and Myanmar (Burma) on the east and the state of Assam on the south, Part of the eastern Himalayan ranges, it covers more than 60 percent of Arunachal Pradesh with its numerous turbulent streams, roaring rivers, deep gorges, lofty mountains, snow clad shining peaks, hundreds and thousands of species of flora and fauna. Its endless variations of Scenic beauty are the first to greet sunrise in the country. The state is proud of having more than five hundred rare species of orchids. Its rivers are ideal for angling, boating, rafting and its rugged terrain is suitable for trekking, hiking and holidaying in a serene atmosphere.

The people of Arunachal Pradesh are of Mongoloid stock with a glorious heritage of arts and crafts, enchanting folk songs and are a simple, friendly hospitable people. Their colorful festivals are a manifestation of their faith and belief, conceived by their ancient fore fathers, in the power of nature.

Terrain :

A Picturesque and hilly terrain, Arunachal Pradesh is crisscrossed by innumerable mighty rivers and rivulets. Once described as the 'Hidden Land' it has now opened its doors to outsiders. A sentinel of the country in the north east, this ancient lands finds mention in the early literature as the Kalika Purana, the Mahabharat and the Ramayana. It is known that it was here that Parasuram washed away his sins, Vyasa meditated, Bhismaka founded his kingdom. Lord Krishna married his consort, Rukmini, King Balinarayana drew men for his armies from among the hardy people. The sixth Dalai Lama was born on the soil of Arunachal Pradesh and the 13th found refuge and safety here.

The heights of the mountain peaks show a great variation ranging from 6,400m to 1,829m, with the highest peak being 7,090m in Tawang district. The striking feature of the topology of the region is that the mountainous sides are very steep. The river system in the territory is as important as the geography of the land. The five major rivers - Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Lohit and Tirap - with a large number of tributeries have drained the waters of this vast area to empty in the Brahmaputra. These rivers, besides being an important source of protein rich fish, have of late begun to provide hydel powers to illuminate the hitherto formidable land.



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