Ziro Valley, the Headquarter of Arunachal Pradesh in India, is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It boasts both of natural and man-made features on top of its elevated location 1500 meters above sea level. Ziro Valley is surrounded with beautiful mountains with pine trees and the flat land is filled with rice farms. Perhaps the best thing about Apatani Plateau, as locals call it, is the climate; the summers are cool and the winter is not freezing. Ziro Valley is relaxing and picture perfect for magazines and postcards. However, some places in this breathtaking place are more inspiring than others.
Here are the Top 10 Places to Visit in Ziro Valley:
1. Bamboo Grove
Forestry is a large part of Ziro Valley’s beauty and nothing showcases this than the one stem bamboo trees that are grown there. Watching the tall trees with blue-clad pine and feel the wind blow through it, is relaxing and great for hiking.
2. Tarin Fish Farm
On top of the valley, in the midst of pine and bamboo trees, is a fish farm that produces high altitude fish. Watching the fish and where they are kept as well as the picturesque view from there are just a few reasons why tourists flock there.
3. Pine Groove
This is a large area filled with beautiful pine clad. People go there to hike, picnic and sight-seeing.
4. Dolo Mando
This is a hillock where people trek and also has a spectacular view of the old Ziro and Hapoli town.
5. Orchid Research Centre
This vast land is located right in the middle of rain forest and many hills. There are more than 1000 types of orchid trees and gorgeous orchid glass house that has a pond and a fountain at the centre.
6. Meghna Cave Temple
Nothing gives a greater view of Ziro Valley like this ancient temple from its 300 feet above. One gets to see the mountains and the forests clearly and indulge the eyes in the lush greenery. There is also a beautiful river flowing right underneath.
7. Kile Pakho
Just a few kilometers from old Ziro, is a beautiful piece of nature that offers a view of Ziro’s plateaus and snow clad Himalayan ranges.
8. Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apart from the many endangered species that call this home, one also gets to experience the flora and fauna in the natural forests, thanks to the many tree species in this bio-diverse place.
9. Namdapha National Park
This is the biggest national park around and it offers many species of protected wild animals.
This place has the tallest blue pine trees and is located right in the midst of bamboo grove. It is perfect for trekking and hiking.