Arunachal pradesh or the
'Land of the Dawn - lit Mountains", is India's easternmost
state, the first to recreive the Sun God on Indian soil.
Covering an area of 83,500 sq. Km, the state is
predominantly mountainous with numerous rivers and streams
cutting through it, the mightiest of them being the
Brahmaputra. The land finds mention even in the epic
Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Excavations at various sites
have revealed beautifully carved images and old medieval
This is a land of blooming meadows of flowers, and of
orchids of 500 varieties-and more. The 24-odd tribes lend
the state their own colours. Found of singing and dancing,
these people are full of vigour and life. The land
vibrates to the exciting music and dance and the colourful
life of its people. Their joy and vitality also find
expression in their exquisite hand-woven cottons and
woollens, and their lovely cane and bamboo creations.
Arunachal Pradesh is a land still proudly preserving the
pristine glory of its people and culture and the natural
scenic beauty of its hills , rivers and lakes.
Arunachal Pradesh finds mention in the literature such as
the Kalika Purana and in the epics of Mahabharata and
Ramayana. It is believed that sage Vyasa meditated here
and also that the remains of the brick structure,
scattered around two villages in the hills north of ruing
was the palace of Rukmini, the consort of Lord Krishna.
The sixth Dalai Lama was also born on the soil of