India is a beautiful country, there is so much to visit here. North India, South India, North East India and more. They attract tourists everywhere. It would not be wrong to say that Northeast India, a very beautiful part is often ignored by all of us.
There are many things to see in Northeast India, but today we are going to tell you about the Dibang Valley, which is situated on the banks of the Dibang River, between Twing and Bomdila. This place is a culturally and naturally rich place situated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh which will satisfy any soul seeking solace in the heart of nature. There is a strong Chinese influence here due to the proximity of the valley to the Indo-China border.
Why you should visit Dibang Valley?
The snow-capped mountain peaks, winding rivers, deep valleys and abundance of rich flora and fauna make this place a paradise for nature lovers. About 82% of the area of Dibang Valley is under thick forest cover. The region is the richest bio-geographical province of the Himalayan region and one of the world's mega biodiversity hotspots, as many species of plants, animals, birds, orchids, insects, butterflies can be found in this forest.
Wildlife Protection in Dibang Valley
A rapid field survey of tigers and prey was conducted in Dibang Valley district after the tiger cubs were rescued in December 2012. The survey pointed to the presence of tigers in the area. Efforts are now being made to protect and monitor a significant population of tigers. So, if you are lucky, you can see the tiger here.
People of Dibang Valley
Mishmi or Deng are the people of Tibet and Arunachal Pradesh that lives here. There are three tribes of this ethnic group - Idu Mishmi, Digoro tribe and Mizu Mishmi. They are living in the upper and lower Dibang Valley at the tip of the northeast of central Arunachal Pradesh. You can walk around the village and follow the tribal lifestyle of Mishmi. Apart from this, one can also see the Romani Nati Fort, Bhishmaknagar Fort, Nizomaghat around the valley to get a glimpse of the history of this place.
Flora and Fauna in Dibang Valley
The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the Upper Dibang Valley district, is home to some rare mammals such as Mishmi tekin, red goral, musk deer, red panda, Asian black bear, gongshan and muntjac. This valley is also a paradise for birdwatchers, as the rare sclater's monal and blithe's tragopan can be found here. The year 2009 saw a new species of flying squirrel for the first time in this sanctuary and its existence was unknown. The squirrel is now known as the giant flying squirrel (Peturista mishimensis) of the Mishmi Hills and is accessible by the IUCN (2016).
Food in Dibang Valley
When you visit this amazing valley, do not forget to taste the local cuisine available here. You can taste many Chinese food here. Rice is the staple food here, which is served delicious non-vegetarian and vegetable. Do not forget to taste pika pala, letter, fakh and chura saabji ki in the food, as well as you can test the local liquor.
What is the best time to visit Dibang Valley?
The best time to visit Dibang Valley is from November to March. Temperatures can range from zero degrees in winter to 36 degrees in summer. If you want to see the cultural festivals here closely, then make sure to visit this place in July. Bahdinflame festival is celebrated here for three days in the month of July, so that you can understand culture here closely.
How to reach Dibang Valley?
By Air: The nearest airport is Mohanbari in Dibrugarh, which is 40 km away. By Road: You can take the Dibrugarh-Tinsukia-Sadiya Ghat route via National Highway 37. Roang city is 65 km from Sadia Ghat. You can reach Sadia Ghat from Didia Valley, which is north of Lohit River. By Train: The nearest railway station is Murkongselek railway station which is 323 km from Anni.