2. Introduction 03
“Glimpses of Arunachal Pradesh”
3. Historical Evaluation08
4. Evaluation of Rural Development09
5. Profile of Arunachal Pradesh19
7. Art & Craft30
10. Nature Tourism41
11. Adventure Tourism42
15. Community Action & Village Life in Arunachal
16. Entry Formalities79
18. Community Tourism in Arunachal Pradesh99
19. Conclusion 106
I am grateful to Dr. Poorvi Pawar who made the concept of Tourism clear to me and helped me to work me in this project. I thank the officials members at Arunachal Bhawan who helped me with the lastest tourism development in Arunachal Pradesh. The books at the library was the key for me to proceed for the successful completion of this project.
College of Vocational Studies
(University of Delhi)
Arunachal Pradesh ,one of the most sparsely populated states of India, covers an area of 83743 sq. Kms. This region acquired an independent political status in January 20, 1972, when it was declared as Union Territory under the name of Arunachal Pradesh. The state of Arunachal Pradesh Bill was passed by the Parliament in 1986 and with effect from February 20, 1987 Arunachal Pradesh became the 24th state of Indian Union. Arunachal Pradesh, the land of rising sun, is situated in the North-East extrimity of India. The state is the largest among all the north-eastern states. The state has a long international border with Bhutan in the west covering 160 kms, China in the north & north-east covering 1030 kms & Myanmar in the East covering 440 kms. The neighbouring states of Assam in the South & Nagaland in the East & South-East are in the border. Arunachal Pradesh falls in the outer Himalayas & Patkai ranges. Its endored with wide topographical variation, vegetation & wild life. The state is vivisected by innuemerable rivers & streams which originate in higher Himalayas & Arraccan ranges. They flow down to form tributaries of Brahamaputra. The major rivers are Kameng, Subansiri, Siang, Dibang, Lohit, Diyun & Dihing. It is a land of lush green forests, deep river valleys and beautiful plateaus. The land is mostly mountainous with the Himalayan range along the northern borders criss-crossed with ranges running north-south. These divide the state into five river valleys: the Kameng, the Subansiri, the Siang, the Lohit and the Tirap. All these are fed by snow from the Himalayas and countless rivers and rivulets. The weather and the climate of Arunachal Pradesh are quite distinct from the rest of the country. The climate of the State is dominated by the Himalayan system and the altitudanal variations. The climate is highly hot and humid at the lower altitudes and in the valleys covered by swampy dense forest particularly in the eastern section, while it becomes exceedingly cold in the higher altitudes. Average temperature during the winter months range from 15 to 21 degree celsius and 22 to 30 degree celsius during monsoon. Between June and August the temperature may go up to 40-42 degree celsius.The rainfall of Arunachal Pradesh in amongst the heaviest in the country. The annual average rainfall in Arunachal Pradesh is more than 350cm. There are 26 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes inhabiting the area. Most of these communities are ethnically similar, having derived from original Mongoloid stock but their geographical isolation from each other has brought amongst them certain distinctive characteristics in language, dress and customs. Broadly, the entire population...