Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh

DIRANG, situated between Bomdila and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is about 42 Kms from Bomdila. It is at a much lower altitude than Bomdila and thus, the weather is milder & comfortable, a constant wind blows along the river valley making it a very pleasant place to stay. Dirang is located in at the base of a valley, next to a beautifully flowing river. The town is a great place to relax, and as the landscape is relatively easy, there are good walks that can be taken.

Hot water springs where people take bath for curing skin ailments, Apple and Kiwi orchards, National Yak research and breeding centre at Nigmadung, sheep breeding Farm and Sangti valley where Siberian black necked storks visit during winter are places of interest.

Dirang Fort, known as Dirang Jong is an important historical monument for the Monpas of Dirang circle. This two storied for was built with huge stone slaps and wooden logs. The fort was an important centre of public administration as it housed the Tibetan Governors during the Tibetan Rule over the area. It was constructed in 1831. The archeological department of Arunachal Pradesh has declared it as a national monument.