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Introducing Pasighat

Laid out along forested plains by the banks of the Siang River, Pasighat feels more like Assam than Arunachal Pradesh. The town hosts the interesting Adi festival of Solung (1–5 September). Through the rest of the year, the most interesting sight around here is the sunrise over the Siang. The internet cafe is 50m from Hotel Aane and there’s an SBI ATM near the Sumo stand in the central market area.

Most tourists passing through Pasighat sleep at Hotel Aane, which has floral shades adorning its walls, clean sheets, and a good in-house restaurant. The friendly and centrally located Hotel Oman is a tad cheaper, but there's no hot water and you'll have to traipse to the market for meals.

For a more rewarding stay, head 25km south of Pasighat along NH52 to Oyan village, where you can spend a few days lounging amid lush tea gardens at the Siang Tea Garden Lodge, which has simple but comfy rooms, garden-fresh tea and awesome food prepared by Babul, the in-house chef. Contact Aborcountry Travels & Expeditions for bookings.