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Ziro

One of the most beautiful hill stations of Arunachal Pradesh, located in the midst of the pine clad mountains, Ziro is the headquarters of the Lower Subansiri District inhabited by more than 50,000 friendly Apatanis. This land of the Apatanis is a valley, uneven and dotted with a number of hillocks overlooking the lush paddy fields. On the east, a high ridge, demarcates the plateau from the wooded hills of the lower region.

The Apatani people design beautiful handloom and handicrafts, besides, practicing the famous paddy - fish cultivation. The area is rich in biological diversity having varied flora and fauna as per altitudinal zonation- from sub-tropical to alpine forest.

Things to do around Ziro:

Village Visit : Apatani tribal villages like Hong, Hari, Hija etc. are worth visiting. Stroll along the villages and interact with the tribe.

District Museum and Craft Centre : The museum has a rich collection of textiles, weaponry, household articles and handicrafts that reflect the tribal culture and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh.

Craft Centre & Emporium : Located on the main road near the town, here one can see and buy local artifacts like wall painting, traditional costumes made of natural vegetable and herbal dye yarns, and attractive utility items made of cane and bamboo.

Talley Valley : It is a wildlife sanctuary as well as a bio-diversity hotspot located at a distance of 32 kms from Ziro towards the north east. Comprising sub-tropical and alpine forests it has a variety of flora and fauna, many of which are endangered. The place offers great trekking opportunities.

Talley Valley Reserved Forest and Talle Wildlife sanctuary is situated at an elevated level with rivers like Pange, Sipu, Karing and Subansiri flowing through the Reserved Forest and Sanctuary. It is home to highly endangered species like clouded leopard. Pleioblastus simone is a bamboo variety only found in Talley Valley.