Dirang is a small hill station in Western Arunachal Pradesh. The town lies on the highway connecting Bomdila with Tawang. Dirang is also the sub-divisional headquarters of West Kameng district. At an altitude of 1600mtrs (4910ft) Dirang is home of a number of local tribes including the Monpas.
Weather and View
Dirang is located on the Kameng river valley at a relatively lower altitude, the weather here is gentle and not very cold. The town offers picturesque view of the Arunachal peaks.
Things to do
For most tourists Dirang is a night stay stop over destination on the way to Tawang. Few people spend the day here and pursue sightseeing activities. However for the interested, there are options for getting to know Dirang first hand.
Dirang is especially known in the area for its hot-water spring. The spring is located about a couple of kilometres away from the town centre and locals flock at the spring to benefit from its medicinal properties.
It is also famous among the tourists for its apple orchards at Rungkung, not far from town.
The Kalchakra and Palyul Changchub Dhargyeling Nyingma Monasteries provide religious serenity to the visitors.
Dirang Dzong or Fort is another place of interest and historical importance for tourists. It is located above the main town and can be reached on foot.
For bird lovers, Dirang is a good place to spend a morning in the wilderness. Apart from resident locals, a number of migratory bird such as the black neck crane can be seen here.
Dirang is chosen as base for trekker and mountaineers as it provides ample of opportunities to hike and trek in the hills.