Arunachal Pradesh was initially a Union Territory as it was carved out of Assam. It was known as the North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) during British India and the Republic of India until 1972.
If you are planning to visit Arunachal Pradesh then below are some very important facts for you. We bring you top 5 facts about the beautiful Arunachal Pradesh which you probably not known all this while.
Have a look at some unknown facts..
1. Did you know the literal meaning of the state is “Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains”?
2. North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh by Late Sri Bibhabasu Das Shastri, the then Director of Research and K.A.A. Raja, the then Chief Commissioner of Arunachal Pradesh.
3. It is the most linguistically enrich state of India. More than 30 languages like Wancho, Tagin, Dafia, etc. are spoken here but English is its official language.
4. Tawang is a popular tourist destination of Arunachal Pradesh. 400 year old Tawang monastery is the largest monastery in India and second largest in the world after the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet.
5. The North East states of India are known as the Seven Sister States as Arunachal Pradesh is the largest of all seven sister states of North east.
6. The state has more than 200 species of mammals thereby making it the region with the highest diversity of mammals in India.
7. Arunachal is highly protected and a special permit is required for domestic as well as foreign tourists.
8. Arunachal Pradesh shares a disputed border with China, which doesn’t officially recognize India’s sovereignty over the area. So, Indian government requires all tourists to get a permit before visiting there.
Foreigners need to apply for a Protected Area Permit (PAP), while Indian travelers need to apply for an Inner Line Permit (ILP).
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