People of Arunachal Pradesh

The people here are mainly the Tani tribe. Their villages are located on the hilltops. Every village has a fort with thick walls to keep out intruders. They are very clannish and follow different customs and traditions, although it seems that they all end up doing exactly what they want to! Their economy is still largely subsistence.

Some of the most spectacular sights in Arunachal Pradesh are to be seen in this region. One can find many serene lakes and majestic waterfalls. In Tawang district, there is a monastery that claims to have the second-largest book containing the life story of Lord Buddha in the world. It is open to visitors and students and is a place worth visiting.

Some of the major tribes in Arunachal Pradesh are Akas, Apatani, Galo, Mishimi, Monpa, Tagin etc. They all follow their own traditions and customs. There is great diversity among them but unity as well. The tribal folk of Arunachal Pradesh are great travellers and can adapt well to changing conditions. They take up every opportunity that comes their way.

This young state offers much for the visitor. It is a place where one can truly experience Nature's bounty at its best and find peace and solitude in this immense land that spans more than 83,000 sq. km.