About DirangA small hill station located in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh, Dirang is a town with very rich tourism potential. Surrounded by snow clad mountains, exclusive flora and fauna, the ever roaring rivers and a climate worth dying for, Dirang is a place any person would love to visit over and over again. Realizing that its tourism strength can be a major factor in opening up doors for economic upheaval, the small town and its residents have been striving hard in making its town a tourist welcoming one.
Geography of DirangThe town of Dirang is located at a distance of around 42 kms. from Bomdila and 142 kms. from Tawang. Located at an altitude of 1497 meters (4911 feet) which rather much less compared to its nearby town such as Tawang and Bomdila, the climatic conditions of the towns are more or less same.
The entire town of Dirang stands along the river Dirang that runs parallel to the highway of the town. The houses in the town are scattered all along the town with cultivate fields and pine trees running around them.
Services and Utilities in DirangDirang is a small town in Arunachal Pradesh which is located in the West Kameng district and is still undergoing a lot of developments. Provided with different types of services from the government as well as private organizations, Dirang runs peacefully and efficiently with a proper administration and the basic requirements for a society. Some of the important contact details in Dirang are as follows:
Phone No.: 03780-242230, 03780-242230, 9436638877
The electricity services in Dirang are provided by the Department of Power Arunachal Pradesh headquartered in Itanagar and supervises the electrical services throughout the state. The postal services are headed by the Indian Postal Services and there is one bank available in the area.
State Bank Of India
Dist West Kameng
Phone No.: 03780-266547
IFSC Code: SBIN0006010
Branch Code: 006010
MICR Code: 784002519
Tourism in DirangBeing a part of a state which is so ethereal, the town definitely keeps up to the beauty of the entire region. Drowned underneath the halo of Buddhism, the town has its own serene sense of peacefulness which can be felt the moment one sets foot in the city. The town too has its own share of tourist spots that definitely needs to be visited in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. During the time of winter, the place is adorned with an amazing site of white all around it. There are a few places in Dirang where one can go and have a great time.
National Research Centre on YakA research centre founded by Indian Council of Agricultural Research with the sole intention of conserving the species of Yak in the region, the National Research Centre on Yak is an interesting tourist spot in Dirang. Located at a distance of around 31 kms. away from Dirang, the centre is located at an amazing place surrounded by the Himalayas.
Different types of researches are conducted in the centre related to Yak and Yak products and for its improvement. Tourists are allowed to visit the centre only on getting permission.
Dirang DzongA tribal inhabited area in the shores of Dirang River, Dirang Dzong is a place which is very beautifully designed making it a place of tourist attraction. So old is the colony that some of the houses in it are more than 500 years old. The base of the houses was very strong making it stand against the hostility of the weather of the region. The fort here known as Dzong reflects the influence of Buddhist culture in the area with its architectural designs. The fort, inspite of it being in ruins is a wonderful proof of the Buddhist architectural excellence and is a preservation of its ancestry. The view one gets from Dirang Dzong is spectacular.
Hot Water Spring in DirangAnother of the great tourist spots in Dirang, this hot water spring is a miracle for hot water falls into the river Dirang. Due to the high content of sulphur and its curative powers, people visit the spring. In winters the bath in the hot water is like a boon. Tourists in huge numbers can be seen taking dips inside this pool.
Sangti ValleyAt a distance of 7 kms away from Dirang, the location of Sangti valley in Dirang is a place of beauty beyond description. Surrounded by dense forests and rivers, Sangti valley is a place one goes to have some quiet and serenity. It is a paradise for bird lovers for different species of birds can be viewed in the valley. Photographers would have a great time here clicking pictures of the birds here.
Kalachakra GompaKalachakra, a village in Dirang has a monastery by the name of Kalachakra Gompa. A monastery which is over 500 years old is visited by Buddhists from world wide as well as by people of other religion to see the magnificent piece of wonder. The serene atmosphere around the monastery gives one a very peaceful and quiet mind and soul freeing one of all the troubles of life. One of the most visited tourist spots in Dirang, the monastery is turning into a hotspot of Arunachal Pradesh.
Other wonderful places worth visiting in Dirang are Regional Apple Nursery, Progeny Orchard, Orchid centre at Jyotinagar, Palyul Changchub Dhargyeling Nyingma Monastries and Kiwi Farms. One not only gets to witness the beauty of the place but also gets the chance to indulge in different activities like trekking, bird watching, camping, etc.
Hotels in DirangWith the increase in the number of tourists in Dirang, the need for accommodation in the place has also increased. However, at present only two hotels are available for tourists whose details are given below:
Phone No.: 03780-222221 / 25
Phone No.: 03780-222215
Transport Services in DirangBy Road:
Dirang in Arunachal Pradesh can be reached via road from Guwahati and Tezpur in Assam. Road communication has improved a lot in recent times in Arunachal Pradesh. Buses and private vehicles are easily available to and from Dirang.
The nearest railway station from Dirang is the Tezpur Railway station at a distance of 200 kms.
The nearest airport from Dirang is at Dibrugarh in Assam which is at a distance of 500 kms.