We welcome you to the Land of Lush Green, Slow Clad Mountains and Fresh Air at Roing, Mayodia, Hunli and Anini.
Nestled amidst the towering Mountain ranges of the Dehing Patkai mountains, Roing is the district headquarters of the Lower Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh. Being the last major township at the north-eastern frontier of India, Roing serves as a gateway to Mayodia, Hunli, Anini and further more to Tezu, Walong and Dong Village. Roing is one of the most attractive destinations in the State of Arunachal Pradesh with beautiful tourist attractions like snow peaked mountains, splendid waterfalls, deep gorges, mighty rivers flowing across, archaeological sites and temperate climate. Roing is indeed a natural heaven with mountains and lakes all around.
Roing is inhabited by the Mishmi and Adi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. The Mishmis are considered to be among the friendliest people of Arunachal Pradesh who always greet their visitors with a warm smile. Mishmis consist of mainly three tribes mainly (i) Idu Mishmis (ii) Digaro tribe and (iii) Miju Mishmis. Known to churn out some of the most exotic tribal dishes North East India, the Mishmis are primarily concentrated in the Upper Dibang Valley and Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh. The Adis are another tribe inhabiting the Roing area of Arunachal Pradesh. Known for their colorful festivals, the Adis of Roing primarily celebrate the Aram, Solung and Etor festivals. The colorful dances of the Adi tribe primarily the Porung and Delong are slow, rustic and performed beautifully in an enchanting style.
Places of interest at Roing are ~
- Mehao Lake
- Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
- Nehru Van Udayan
- Bhismaknagar Fort
- Padum Pukhuri
- Kampona Pond
Mayodia Pass ~
Mayodia Pass is located about 56 km away from Roing in Arunachal Pradesh, at the Indo-China border above 2,655 m above sea level. Mayodia Pass witnesses heavy snowfall in January and February with snowfall starting in November and continuing ’til April. Because of the ease of accessibility from the nearest Railway Station (Tinsukia) and Airport (Dibrugarh), Mayodia is quickly becoming a favored destination for tourists who want to experience the magic of snowfall in India.
Mayodia Pass got its name from a Nepali girl, Maya, who vanished in the snow and could not be traced. Locals revere her and honor an offering in her name every year. Surrounded by the Eastern Himalayas on one side and the Dehing Patkai Mountain Range on the other, Mayodia is a land of breath taking beauty. Lack of industrialization has ensured that the wonders of Mother Nature have sustained itself at Mayodia making Mayodia one of the most beautiful places in North East India. Your visit to Mayodia will make you forget the hustle and bustle of a fast paced city life giving a tranquility at its best.
The nearest Airport to Mayodia is located at Dibrugarh in Assam which is often referred to as the Tea Capital of India because of the numerous Tea plantations around the area. In order to reach Mayodia from Dibrugarh one has to cross over the Longest Bridge in India and the Longest River Bridge in Asia ~ the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge. At a total length of 9.15 kilometers the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge is of special interest to National Security connecting the States of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh which shares its international borders with China and Myanmar.
Hunli is a town and head office of Hunli-Desali Tehsil of Lower Dibang Valley district in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Hunli acts an ideal stop over on your journey from Mayodia to Anini. A small village inhabited by the Mishmi Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, Hunli is famous for trekking and after a two hour trek you can visit the main attraction, the Temple cave at Kupunli near Hunli.
Anini is the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. Anini was also the district headquarters of the undivided Dibang Valley district. It is a small town less frequented by tourists mainly because of its remoteness although it has basic road and air links to the rest of India. The Idu Mishmi tribal people of Arunachal Pradesh constitute a majority at Anini. The town is fully dependent on the nearest major settlement at Roing for most commercial needs. Anini is located at 1968 meters above sea level. Located at the Dibang Valley, Anini consists of undulated-rugged mountains with breath-taking green valleys, deep-down gorges, enchanting waterfalls, natural lakes of various dimensions and innumerable meandering rivers and turbulent streams.
Located near Anini is the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary is rich in wildlife. Rare mammals such as Mishmi takin, red goral, musk deer, red panda, Asiatic black bear, occasional tiger and Gongshan muntjac occur while among birds there are the rare Sclater’s monal and Blyth’s tragopan. A flying squirrel, new to science has been recently discovered from the edge of this sanctuary. It has been named the Mishmi Hills giant flying squirrel.
Sample Itinerary for your visit to Roing and Mayodia Pass ~
Day 1 ~ Dibrugarh and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Arrive at Dibrugarh Airport. On arrival you will be received by our representative at the airport offering a warm welcome in traditional Assamese style. From the Airport drive to the commercial capital of Assam ‘Tinsukia’. At Tinsukia, we will visit the Railway Heritage Park and Museum. The Park elaborates the history of the establishment of the Dibru Sadiya Railway (one of the oldest in India). Later check into a Hotel/Eco Cottage. In the evening we will visit the Borajan Wildlife Sanctuary at Tinsukia. Night stay at the Hotel/Eco Cottage.
Day 2 ~ Dibru-Saikhowa National Park
Early morning we will take a tour of the National Park of Dibru Saikhowa aboard a River Cruise. Breakfast/Lunch will be served aboard the River Cruise. After the River Cruise retire to your Hotel/Eco Cottage. Night stay at the Hotel/Eco Cottage.
Day 3 ~ Dhola-Sadiya Bridge and Roing
After breakfast depart to Roing in Arunachal Pradesh. On our journey we will cross the longest Bridge in India ~ the ‘Dhola-Sadiya Bridge’. Check into Tourist Lodge/Eco Cottages at Roing. Evening visit the local market at Roing. Night halt at Tourist Lodge/Eco Cottages at Roing.
Day 4 ~ Mayodia Pass and Digboi
Early morning we will depart to Mayodia Pass. At an altitude of above 3000 feet Mayodia Pass is one of the toughest motorable roads in North East India. Admire the breath taking beauty of the Snow capped mountains at Mayodia and later depart to the Legendary Oil town of Digboi. Digboi is ‘Home to Asia’s oldest Oil refinery and also has the oldest operational Oil well in the World’. Night stay at a comfortable Guest House.
Day 5 ~ Digboi and Margherita
After breakfast we will visit the Digboi War Cemetery that has the burails of over 200 soldiers of the British Army who laid down their lives during World War II. Later we will visit the Centenary Oil Museum at Digboi that elaborates the history of Oil Industry in India. We will also visit the Digboi Golf Course which is one of the finest Golf Courses in India. Later visit India’s only Coal Museum at Margherita. This museum has many historical artefacts from the Second World War. Night halt at the Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita.
Day 6 ~ Margherita, Faneng and Tipong Colliery
After Breakfast depart to the Faneng Village in Lekhapani to witness the rich culture and traditions of the Tai Phake Tribes. Spend time with the local tribal people and understand their way of living. We will visit the Tipong Colliery that has some of the oldest operational Steam Locomotives in the World of the likes of DAVID and 796. We will also visit the historic Lekhapani Railway Station and this journey will commence on the Historic Stilwell Road built by the American Army during World War II. Later Depart to Tirap Colliery to experience open cast coal mining at Tirap. Afternoon enjoy a traditional tribal cuisine at the Singpho Villa Restaurant in Jagun. Evening you will check into the Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita. Night halt at the Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita.
Day 7 ~ Ledo and Margherita
Early morning we will enjoy a short trek across the nearby tea gardens. After breakfast we will visit the Historic Ledo Air Strip and the International Meditation Center at the Mounglang Khamti Buddhist Monestary of the fame of his holiness the ‘Bhante Baba’. Later in the day you will visit the and visit the nearby Singpho Tribal villages to witness their traditional handloom weaving. End your day visiting the remains of Asia’s first plywood factory at Margherita and the remains of one of the finest Hospitals of the American Army ~ the 20th General Hospital at Margherita. Evening savor a drink at LEDO CLUB ~ Office of Lord Mountbatten (first viceroy of India). Night halt at the Singpho Eco Lodge at Margherita.
Day 8 ~ Dibrugarh Airport and Depart
Early morning visit the Buddhist Monestary near the Eco Lodge. After breakfast you will depart to Dibrugarh Airport for your onward destination. Trip Ends. Bid Adieu.