Pasighat is unique for the fact that it provides adventure, charisma of the nature, as well as historical reminiscence. Pasighat is the headquarters of East Siang district and is the oldest town of the North-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at 28.070 N and 95.330 E, the town stands 153 mtrs (501ft) above mean sea-level. Therefore the weather is generally tropically humid in summers and dry and mild during winters as the Brahmaputra river flows through the town.
How to reach
The nearest airports are the Lilabari Airport at north Lakhimpur, Assam and Mohanbari or Dibrugarh Airport at Assam. Though Guwahati airport is the only nearest airhead which is connected to all major cities of India. One can easily get a boat that will take him to Pasighat crossing the Brahmaputra River though it is not suggestible during heavy rainfall. Buses are also available to reach Pasighat from the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar and other places like Lakhimpur and Guwahati.
Places to See
Pasighat is unique in itself for being the oldest town of the state, and recently in the year 2011, it has celebrated its 100 years of existence. It is popular among the tourists for its historical significance and its hanging bridges that are indigenous in origin. Few places to go around include:
The Daying Ering Sanctuary
Stretched over an area of 190 km2 it is one the most famous wildlife parks of the state with only 15% of land mass and the rest is water.
It is 60kms away from the main town of Pasighat but is worth it visiting because it presents an unique and beautiful sight of the meeting or the two mighty rivers namely the blue water of Siyom River and the green Siang. Thus it stands at a graceful point.
It is basically a historical place as it is on this mountainous region that the adi tribal resisted against the British in the year 1911.
It is another place of historical significance as Williamson was murdered her and there still lays a stone carved with his name Noel Williamson near the Siyang.
More than tourist spots Pasighat is famous for its scenic beauty as the mighty mountainous region being guarded by the Brahmaputra and its tributaries all around.