Ziro, an old town in Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the most undisputed and pretty hill station of the state. Popular for its paddy rice fields, rivers, lush green forest, Ziro is located at about 1500 meters above mean sea level amid the pine-clad mountains. It is inhabited by Apatani tribe people, who are extremely friendly and often sports tattoos. A small river, the Kele flows through the valley.
Other attractions are the Aptali villages like Hong, Hija, Bamin, and Duta. One or two days excursion is ideal for family trips. It is an ideal destination for people seeking peace from hustle and bustle of monotonous life.
Owing to minor variation in day temperature, one may travel the entire day. It is advisable to hire a taxi for travelling and a local guide for strolling in villages. Ziro is also famous for its bamboos, so while shopping you will see a lot of bamboo items.
Main Places to visit in Ziro are:
1.Taley wildlife sanctuary: Comprises of a rich diversity of flora and fauna. It’s a hot spot for biodiversity lovers.
2. Bamboo Grove: One of the expert practices of farm forestry resulting in one stem monopodial bamboo.
3. Tarin fish farm: Famous for the breeding of high altitude fishes.
4. Ziro putu: It’s the place where the first administrative centre was set up after India’s independence. Situated at a height, it gives the advantage of having a bird’s eye view of Apatani plateau.
If checking out off beat destinations is your preference then you cannot and should not miss out on Ziro valley.