Dibang Valley

Dibang, Sep 03: The adventurous Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Pema Khandu recently shared a few shots from an unknown Jaru Valley in the Dibang Valley of the state that got viral on social media and were liked by the netizens.

The trekking site remained conspicuous till date and trekkers have now shown interest to visit the valley in search of lush green meadows, mountains, and waterfalls.

“Picturesque forests with rows of pine trees, snow-capped mountains, and thundering waterfalls flowing through the hills of Zawru/Jaru valley in the Dibang Valley will leave you awestruck. Do visit to experience nature’s beauty,” Khandu posted on his social media handles.

The valley is located in the Dibang Valley district along the foothills of the Himalayas close to the Indo-China border. The road to the Valley is challenging and is around 3 hours from Dibrugarh, the economic hub of Upper Assam and the largest town in the region.

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Blessed with immense flora and fauna, the scenic state welcomes tourists from across the nation and abroad throughout the year.

Arunachal Pradesh has many such places, which are yet to be made popular by vloggers. Dibang Valley is Arunachal’s one such best-kept secret. But why keep it a secret when it can take your breath away? This offbeat destination is ideal for adventure seekers, backpackers, nature lovers, and those travelers who are looking for solace.

Interestingly, this largest district of Arunachal Pradesh has the lowest density of population in India. Home to the Idu-Mishmi tribe, the lone inhabitant tribe of Dibang Valley, it is located in the northeasternmost corner of Arunachal Pradesh. Idu-Mishmi tribe are of mongoloid race and have a distinctive dialect of Tibeto-Burma language.

The best time to visit Dibang Valley is from November to March because the temperature can reach even minus degrees in the winter. But then, you can also visit Dibang Valley in early February to enjoy the Reh festival. Celebrated on February 1 and 2 every year, Reh is an important festival of the Idu-Mishmi community, and god and goddess Maselo-Zinu and Nani Intaya are worshipped.