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''Pasighat, the oldest town of Arunachal Pradesh established in 1911. And presently the headquarter of the east Siang district. The British government had appointed a political officer to view to help the natives of the area to comedown to the plains of Assam for trade and commerce. Pasighat has been often called the 'gateway of the state of Arunachal Pradesh'. The town derives its name from the 'Pasis', a tribe of the area. ''

Pasighat is popular for its adventure sports and the scenic locations the place has to offer. Waterfalls, hanging bridges and mountain cliffs make the place inviting and relaxing at the same time. Some of the tourist spots of the place include the Daying Ering Sanctuary, Kekar Monying, Komsing and Pangin.


Siang River - Many rapids on the Siang river have been a prime attraction for River rafting and water sports. The challenging expedition begins at Tuting in Upper Siang. The river runs through the gorges of Nigguing and Marmon, both, with their thick forest covering, reaching up to the heavens.

Mouling National Park (Jengging) - This park which is 195 km from Pasighat is situated in Upper Siang district and covers an area of 483 sq. kms. Here one can see some rare wildlife such as Takins, Serow, Goral, Clouded Leopard, Black bear, Leopard, Red Panda, etc. During winter, large number of migratory birds can be spotted in this park.

Kekar Monying(Black Rock) - Is in the East Siang District. It is one of the important places of the state where memorials have been erected of Adis who fought with the British at this site on 4th December 1911 and died a heroic death. A stone cliff stands 50metres high with about 500metres in length.

Komsing - This is the place where the British had erected an epitaph/memorial stone of Sir N. Willamson who was killed by Narmi Manmur Jamoh. There is also a long and high suspension bridge constructed by the British.

Yingkiong - Located at a distance of 180 km from Pasighat, it is the headquarters of Upper Siang district and is situated amidst beautiful landscape and natural beauty.


Air: The nearest airports are to Dibrugarh (Mohanbari), and Guwahati in Assam, helicopter (Pawan Hans) flights are available from Dibrugarh and Itanagar.

Rail: The nearest railway station is Murkong Selek, at a distance of 35-km, from Pasighat and buses or taxies are available there for the town.

Road: Visitors can reach Pasighat by bus, private vehicles or taxis from Guwahati, Itanagar or Lakhimpur, alternatively they can cross over river Brahmaputra from Dibrugarh to Oryamghat that is situated at a distance of 30-km, from Pasighat and then take a bus or taxi to Pasighat. Ruksin check gate is the point of entry for those coming by road from Itanagar or Guwahati and Kemi check gate for those coming by boat from Dibrugarh.

Fast Facts about Pasighat

State:  Arunachal Pradesh

District: East Siang

Famous for/as:  Adventure , Wildlife

Languages: Aptani, Nishi, Hindi and Assamese

Best Season: Oct to May

Weather: Summer 15 to 20.C, Winter 0 to 24.C

Altitude:  2669 m

Pincode: 791102

STD code: 0368

Distance Charts to Pasighat

Road Map
Guwahati To Pasighat
577 KM


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