India throws open Arunachal to tourists

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The Indian Government wants to tell the world that it is not worried by China's claims over Arunachal Pradesh and so, it's opening up the state in a big way and inviting foreign tourists
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The new guidelines are:

Foreignors can now stay in Arunachal for a month. Earlier their visit was restricted to 10 days at a time.

They can now go in small batches of two instead of four.

Most of the new tourist circuits being opened up are right on the Sino-Indian border.
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Good news and a good move!
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Very interesting..
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This is great! I'd love to visit there.
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Arunachal Pradesh has been one of the most facinating piece of land as far as its natural beauty is concerned. That is the welcome move by the tourism ministry to ease restrictions of visiting foreign tourists.
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Tawang , here I come ..,.
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Wow, great news.

What's the best time to visit?

(Damn, that's an open question I know)

When does the monsoon end in Arunachal Pradesh?

When does it become to cold to travel in the hills? (roads getting closed etc.)
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Quick! I must start packing. Namdapha here we come.Brilliant news. Now all we need is a visa that lasts more than 6 months.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Wow, great news.

What's the best time to visit?

(Damn, that's an open question I know)

When does the monsoon end in Arunachal Pradesh?

When does it become to cold to travel in the hills? (roads getting closed etc.)

June to Ocotber, so somebody tells me.
Monsoon ends- probably never , but July/August may be the worst, just guessing.
I think Tawang etc must be getting snowed in in winter.
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Thumbs up

I understand that foreign visitors still need an special permission to go there. The question is: How easy it will be??? and also: From where we can get this permission and how long it will take???

Few months ago i've contacted several travel agents in AP because my idea was to "chase the monsoon" from Kaniakumari to Cherrapunjee and finally to make a short visit to A.P., at the end my program was too hectic and the visit to AP quite expensive (I was traveling with a group of 2 persons, my self and my son)so I've changed the
itinerary but I'm still very much interested in AP for my next trip.

Jorge
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Any established travel agent will definately do it for you. You may now start your R&D on the web to find the same. Have a good luck.
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Even Indian visitors need the ILP for some areas, is what I understand.
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Interesting news, indeed. Thanks for passing it along Capt.
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wow!

it sounds like a fascinating state! coincidentally, I just read this blog post about the tribe people of AP. Sindhu is one of my fave India bloggers, check her out.
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I saw this somewhat belatedly. It is definitely a place I would like to visit. Great news! My dream trip would be to visit all the Seven Sisters, but AP is at the top of the list.

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