Visit the mesmerizing town of bamboos, Anjaw.
Anjaw is a newly created district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, located in north-east India. It is located on the banks of the Lohit River, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. The district has not developed enough as a tourist destination yet as it has split from the Lohit district in 2004. It is a very small town surrounded by greenery and beautiful rivers. Tourists generally enjoy visiting the mesmerizing view of a number of rivers like Lohit River, Lam River, Dalai River, Dichu River, Sarti River, Telua River, Dav River and many more. Since the place is surrounded by pine forests and waterfalls it does attract some amount of tourists to visit the district in order to find peace in this offbeat town, away from the chaos of the city. With a population of only 21,167, it is the least populous district in the country. The two main tribes of the district are The Mishmi and the Zakhring. People of the Mishmi Tribe excel in weaving and handicraft making, the women of the tribe make skirts, jackets and other things that are very colorful and attractive. They also engage in cane and bamboo crafts. The place has a lot to offer when it comes to flora and fauna. There are a large number of mammals like Mishmi takin, Red goral, Gongshan muntjac, Leaf muntjac. Flying squirrels and birds like Sclater’s Monal are also found in this region. People may also involve in adventure sports activities. Chaglogam and Walong are the two major trekking locations of the district.
The staple diet of the people of this region includes rice with meat or fish as well as vegetables. The place has cuisines like Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, and Continental, with Tibetan being the most popular of them all. Momos, dumplings filled with vegetables or meat, Zan, a dish made of millets and vegetables and meat, Khura, a type of pancake, Gyapa Khazi, rice pulao, and Thukpas, kind of noodle soup, are also very popular in this region and is loved by both the natives as well as the tourists. Apong, a kind of beer made from rice is also very popular in the district. A lot of wild herbs, shrubs as well as bamboo shoots are used up in cooking.
How to reach
Anjaw, being a hilly area, does not have an airport of its own. The district also does not have a railways station of its own. There are however airports located nearby and local bus services available from the places located near the district.
How to Reach by Flight
Anjaw does not have an airport of its own. The nearest airport is located in Tezu, which is located at a distance of around 150 km. There are helicopter services also available from this airport to Hayuliang. Guwahati Lokpriya Gopinath Bordloi International Airport can also be availed by people taking flights. The airport has regular flights from major cities of the country. There are cab services available from Guwahati Airport.
How to Reach by Train
Anjaw does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station is Tinsukia Railway Station in Assam. There are bus or cab services available to Anjaw.
How to Reach by Bus
There are bus services available from other cities like Tezu, Daparjito, Pasighat, Along, and Ziro. These buses are not very luxurious and are available at affordable prices.
How to Reach by Road
People can also travel to the district by road. There are car services available that can be hired, or travelers can take their cars and visit Anjaw. It is located at a distance of around 581 km from Guwahati, around 408 km from Dimapur, around 616 km from Imphal, around 710 km from Shillong and around 868 km from Agartala.
How to travel within
The transportation from one part of the district to the other is not developed. However, there are local buses available that help in commuting.
There are a lot of festivals celebrated by the Meyor tribe. The most important of all the festivals is Lhachutt. Sungkhu is celebrated in August- September and marks the harvest of food grains. The Tso Tangpo festival is celebrated in April every year and the people also celebrate the Tsotangpho Wangley festival.
A few of the main attractions in and around Anjaw include The Parshuram Kund, located around 13 km from the Lohit district and is popular among the Hindus and attracts a large number of devotees every year. Hayuliang Village is a beautiful village located in the Anjaw district. It provides a picturesque view to the tourists and is thus frequently visited. Tezu is another town located near Anjaw. It has famous attractions like Tamreswari Temple, Parashuram Kund, and other sites. Hawai, the headquarters of Anjaw district is another major attraction for the tourists. Chaglagam Village, Walong, Dong Village and Kibithoo Village are some of the other attractions.
Day 1- Reach Tezu Airport and then leave for Anjaw. After reaching the hotel, have breakfast and then leave for Dong and Walong.