EXPLORE ARUNACHAL PRADESH WITH AWARA FEET.
Picture a meadow surrounded by huge mountains on either side of it. Running through the center is a dreamy stream, the sky-punching mountains soar up in the background and a few wooden houses inhabited by tribes. Now that’s what Siiro village is about.
I had never in my life thought about how beautiful north-east can be. You have to be a wild wanderer here.
It took me a few days before I could settle down to Arunachal mentally, emotionally and physically. New people, a new language, bumpy road rides, locals are unfamiliar with tourism, sunsets as early as 4:30, the village seems to halt after 5:00 pm, very less (almost no) transportation and a few notorious people. I was almost on the verge of ending my trip when a fellow traveler friend of mine wrote to me, ‘These places either put a bullet in your head or welcome you’.
The next day woke up with a fresh mind to give it one more try. And everything changed after that morning. I m still in North-East traveling, feeling happy for not giving up so early, succeeding each hurdle day after day and place after place. I have traveled a lot of places but the sense of achievement which I felt here I have not felt that anywhere else.
The people living in Siiro valley are very friendly and anyone can walk in, say hello and enjoy rice beer, chit-chatting with locals.
The beautiful valley is the perfect place to lay on the grass, spend quality time with friends or perhaps read a book. It’s a self-sustainable village with people living in harmony with nature.
This place has a lot to offer to people who are seeking beautiful unexplored regions in India. The valley has plenty of walking and biking trails. Renting a bicycle is the best way to travel here and explore from one Basti (village) to another.
A for Arunachal, A for Apatani Tribe: Ziro Valley
A Must visit…
India’s First Kiwi wine Factory
Do give it a visit to try the taste of India’s first kiwi wine and maybe carry some bottles home. Trust me when I say this, it was super DELICIOUS! You can also have a tour around the factory to see how it is actually made.
EXPLORE ARUNACHAL PRADESH WITH AWARA FEET ON BIKE.
Trek to take: Talley Valley is a four-day trek into the wilderness for people who seek adventure. A guide is recommended since it is less traveled by people and does carry your own food and tent.
Stay: There are 5 homestays in Ziro Valley apart from hotels and resorts. One must stay with locals to know the culture and tribes more closely. I would recommend Hibu Tatu’s homestay.
How to reach: Guwahati and Jorhat are the nearest airports. From there runs shared taxi till Hapoli Village.
The best mode of transportation to explore the valley yourself is to rent a bicycle.
For music enthusiasts, September is the best time to visit this beautiful valley during Ziro Music Festival.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading the blog.