Culture In Arunachal Pradesh

The culture of Arunachal Pradesh is truly varied in the sense that the state has 26 major tribes including sub-tribes. Every tribe has their own unique set of traditions and customs. The major tribes of Arunachal are: Adi, Galo, Aka, Apatani, Nyishi, Tagins, Bori, and Bokar etc.

Tribes & Beliefs

The culture of Arunachal Pradesh is truly varied in the sense that the state has 26 major tribes including sub-tribes. Every tribe has their own unique set of traditions and customs. The major tribes of Arunachal are: Adi, Galo, Aka, Apatani, Nyishi, Tagins, Bori, and Bokar etc.
The sun and the moon are the presiding deities of the major tribes who follow the Donyi-Polo religion (the name stands for sun and moon). The West Kameng and Tawang district are mainly inhabited by the Tibetan-influenced Monpa and Sherdukpen tribe. In Lohit district it is the Khampti and the Singpho tribe. All these four major tribes are followers of two different sects of Buddhism (Mahayana Hinayana). The other tribes are basically followers of ancient beliefs with animal worship being quite prominent amongst them.

Festivals

Arunachal’s cultural lifestyle is dominated by colourful festivals. Since agriculture is the mainstay here so people generally celebrate festivals as a mark of thanksgiving to the Almighty for giving them a good harvest. These festivals also showcase the artistic skills of the various tribes. To experience the cultural festivals of the state, one should visit Ziro district which is very popular for festivities.

Travel Plans For Inspiring You

ANGLING

ANGLING

Accommodation in Lower Subansiri is a fantastic option if you’re travelling as a group or value having your own space and self-catering facilities.

WILDLIFE

WILDLIFE

Arunachal Pradesh proudly enjoys the distinction of having the big four namely tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard in its jungles

RAFTING

RAFTING

Those who have a penchant for river sports make it a point to indulge in rafting on the Siang River which is so thrilling.

SPIRITUAL

RAFTING

Those who have a penchant for river sports make it a point to indulge in rafting on the Siang River which is so thrilling.

TREKKING

TREKKING

Foreign tourists, particularly adventure seekers are regular visitors who come here to explore the numerous trekking routes located in the mountains.

HERITAGE

HERITAGE

Arunachal Pradesh has many notable spots that bear testimony to its rich heritage.

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