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Activities in Arunachal Pradesh

There are plenty of outdoor activities in Arunachal Pradesh, that one can choose to indulge in.

Angling: For those who are looking forward to fishing here, Siang, Dibang and Yamne Rivers are the ideal spots for this leisure activity. To your delight, you can find the famous Indian fish Mahseer, Golden and Brown Trout, Boka (Katli), Sal, Korang and Gorua in Bhorali River. However, Boleng is the most popular fishing spot for anglers. Fish in the narrow gorges, rocky riverbeds and high tides-you will not return disappointed. You can hire fishing equipments like net, bait etc from the local shops nearby or even arrange it from the guide who will be taking you around for the activity.

Boating: For the travellers who are not sport enthusiasts, they can take pleasure in activities like boating. Ganga Lake in Itanagar, Sally Lake and Siom River in Pasighat are the ideal spots to unwind and rejuvenate yourself. Do not forget to carry your handy cam so that you can capture amazing views of the aquatic life in the waters, lush green forests, mountain terrains and beautiful gorges. You can hire a local guide who will be ready to take you around at reasonable charges.

Trekking: There are a number of trekking routes in Arunachal Pradesh, the most challenging and adventurous trek here is the Tawang Chu Trek via Jong and Mago. Travellers looking forward to high altitude trekking routes can go for Kangto Trek and Gorichen Peak Trek. Some other well known trekking trails here include - Se La Peak Trek, Bomdila - Daimara Trek via Ramlingam and Chakku, Bomdila - Tawang Trek, Bomdila Seppa Trek, Along - Machuka Trek, Pasighat - Mariang Trek, Daporijo - Along Trek, Daporijo - Taksing Trek and Pasighat - Tuting Trek. For trekking, make sure you carry comfortable sneakers and bottled water. The best time to go trekking is in the months between March and October.

Tip: Being at a high altitude the path sometimes gets covered with snow during winter and there can also be unexpected showers in Tawang so make sure you are well informed about the weather conditions before you set for the activity as even little rain can spoil your adventure.

White Water Rafting: Go rafting on the mighty Brahmaputra River and its tributaries- Lohit and Subansari. You can enjoy the thrilling rapids while rafting on the Siang Lake which is even called the Upper Brahmaputra region. Rafters can also traverse through the narrow valleys of Ninnguin and Marmong and enjoy splendid views of abundant greens surrounding them. For the travellers experiencing rafting for the first time, it is best advised not to step in waters without a trained guide. The rafting camps by the river will provide you with the necessary equipments and skilled guides for your rafting expedition. The best time to go rafting in Arunachal Pradesh is in months between November and March. However, monsoons should be best avoided because of the strong currents prevailing in the rivers. Make sure you carry your swimsuits, towel, extra pair of clothing and sun tan lotion.

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