Assam’s topography makes her an ideal destination for mountaineers and rock climbers. The hills, in particular, the North Cachar Hills and Karbi Hills are ready to receive tourists for mountaineering, as there is a recognised mountaineering route in both the districts. There is also a rock hill in Morigaon District known as “Elephant Rocks” which offer ample scope for Rock Climbing. The Simhasana Hill of Karbi Anglong is also known for rock climbing and the main city of Assam, Guwahati, is bounded on three sides with beautiful hills.
Umrangshu is located at the borders of Assam and Meghalaya, some distance away from Haflong. This hill station is bestowed with the natural backdrop of North Cacher Hills region, and travel to this area is a bewildering journey.
The Tawang Monastery also known as “Galden Namgyal” stands on the start of a hill, above sea level and has ravines in the south and west, narrow ridge on the north and a gradual slope on the east. In Arunachal Pradesh, it is the largest monastery as the source of the spiritual life of the people of this region. The most imposing building of the monastery is the assembly hall known as “Dukhang”, which is a three-storeyed building standing on the northern side of the court and houses the temple and the “Labrang”. The inside walls of the Dukhang are painted with murals of various divinities and saints. The altar has a silver casket veiled in silk, holding the Thangkas (or Tankas or Thangkas), of the Goddess Sri Devi (“Palden Lhamo”) the main deity of the monastery. A massive richly adorned statue of Lord Buddha stands in the middle of the northern side the monastery also has a Centre for Buddhist Cultural Studies, the place, where young monks are taught Arithmetic, English, and Hindi besides traditional monastic education. In brief, this monastery is simply amazing and majestic in its appearance and splendour. Visiting the Tawang Monastery is most religiously a very satisfying and accomplished experience. Some accommodations are available here for the tourists, though you may not come across luxury accommodations. The Gentse Gaden Babgyel Ling Monastery is also located closeby and Tawang has a long tradition of nunneries called `Ani Gompas’ and also the Urguelling monastery, which add to the calm and tranquility of the area.
In Arunachal Pradesh, the extreme north eastern state of India, lies one of the most unexplored areas of the Himalayas and this green patch is botanically rich and complete with trekking opportunities and hundreds of plant species, rare to find elsewhere in the world. The tropical and semi tropical climate of the area has favored in the growth of a spectacular range of plantations.
Along, the headquarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh is sitting amidst abundant natural surroundings. This is a small town with beautiful villages and the most ideal place to spend the hot summer seasons. The picturesque surroundings laced with brilliant plantations make it one of the most perfect health resorts of India. The places one can visit around the area are the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm at Kamaki. Another nice place to visit is the place that provides items related to Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Maa Sharada and Swami Vivekananda. The Hanging Bridge on the Siang river is another site and is locally made of cane and bamboo and connects to the other hill tribes which indulge in fishing as a sport. The most ideal locations at along are available for river rafting, angling, trekking and hiking with splendid picnic spots.
Ziro or Zero in Arunachal Pradesh is a high town but almost a level valley enveloped on all sides by pine clad low stooping hills. It is a small picturesque destination with pine and bamboo groves, villages, a craft centre and the Tarin Fish Farm, which is located at a high altitude and you could also visit the paddy fields to see the indigenous method of rice cultivation. This place also comprises the quietly flowing rivers of Subansiri, Nishi, Apatani, Dafla, and Miri and is an ideal place for trekking and hiking. Accommodation is available at the Inspection Bungalow and Circuit House though you may not find luxurious accommodation.
At the end of the city there is a Government Handicraft Centre, from where you can collect hats made of cane or bamboo and other articles as souvenirs. The Tale Sanctuary is a natural botanical garden stretched throughout the valley and the nature and character of flora and fauna also vary here according to height. Some of the famous attractions found here include mithun, clouded leopards, and bears along with varied orchids.