Arunachal Pradesh attractions

Top Choice Monastery in Tawang Valley

Tawang Gompa

Tawang’s biggest attraction is the magical Tawang Gompa, founded in 1681. Reputedly the world’s second-largest Buddhist-monastery complex after Drepung Monastery (in Lhasa, Tibet), Tawang is famed in Buddhist circle…
Monastery in Tawang Valley

Urgeyling Gompa

The ancient if modest Urgeyling Gompa is where the sixth Dalai Lama was born. Before he left for Lhasa, it's said that he stuck his walking stick into the ground and it eventually grew into a giant oak tree that fla…
Nature Reserve in Arunachal Pradesh

Namdapha National Park

The staggering Namdapha National Park, spread over 1985 sq km of dense forest in far eastern Arunachal Pradesh, is an ecological hot spot with a mind-boggling array of animal and plant species, and habitats ranging …
Museum in Itanagar

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

The spruced-up and well-maintained Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum has a decent representation of Arunachal Pradesh's tribal and natural heritage. The brightly coloured gompa of the Centre for Buddhist Culture is set …
Museum in Tawang Valley


This small but interesting museum contains images, robes, telescopic trumpets and ancient manuscripts, along with some personal items of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Museum in Along

District Museum

Next to the Circuit House is an informative little district museum showcasing bits and pieces of local tribal culture in the form of artefacts. It also sells a few books.