Unknown land, almost unknown to tourists, Arunachal Pradesh is one of 10 destinations selected by Lonely Planet for 2012.
This remote Indian state, is still inhabited by tribes of different ethnic groups, the main ones: Apatani, Monpa, Adi and Nishi.
The Arunachal Pradesh (State of the mountain god Aruna *)
is a state of extreme northeast of India. It has an international border with Bhutan to the west, with China and Burma
stretches from the
of the Himalayas
in the north to
the Brahmaputra valley
The current inhabitants of Arunachal Pradesh are ancestors of the people from Tibet during the prehistoric period, as well as Thai and Burmese people arrived later. The history of Arunachal Pradesh remains intact, except for areas north-west of the state, which are very limited.
Twelve towns, 3500 villages, one of the highest densities of primary forest in the world and most sparsely populated Indian states (one million): the specificities of Arunachal are strong. Almost non-existent road network, geographic isolation, even geopolitical reality (the former North East Frontiers are now officially the 25th state of India in 1987 ...): here, "tourism" is really in its infancy.