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Daporijo

Daporijo is a small town in the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. River Subansiri (a tributary of Brahmaputra River) flows through Daporijo giving a panoramic view of nature. Daporijo is situated 600 meters above sea level surrounded by rainforests of bamboo trees, paddy fields & raw nature. Daporijo is a must-visit place for anyone travelling across Arunachal Pradesh. The east-west connecting NH13 (previously NH 52) connects Tawang with Wakro. This is the only trans-Arunachal road, the other option is to travel via the plains of Assam. Daporijo is an important town on this highway and hence tourists travelling across Arunachal has to travel through this town.

Daporijo is not a conventional tourist spot, but tourists who wish to have a connection with nature & away from the hustle-bustle of the city. There are a few basic accommodations in and around town, no luxury accommodation is available here.

Getting There

Daporijo is not a tourist destination in itself, and hence most tourists visiting Daporijo are travelling from one place to another. Ziro on the south-west is about 170 km and 7 hours drive away. If you are coming from the Itanagar side, Ziro might be where you spend the previous night. Aalo on the eastern side is about 160 km and 7-hour drive which is your likely next night accommodation on the east. Reaching here directly is not easy as the nearest major airport and rail station is at Dibrugarh more than 10 hours drive away. 

To See

Meghna cave temple – It is a temple of Lord Shiva, situated on the outskirts of the main town. It has Sanskrit scriptures curved around the temple. The temple is surrounded by lush greenery & splendid atmosphere.

Kamala reserve forest - Surrounded by green forest & wildlife, the Kamala reserve forest gives the tourist a nice blend of flora & fauna. Different species of birds are a major attraction here for the tourist.

River rafting in Subansiri river - Another attraction for adventure-loving tourist is river rafting in Subansiri river. It is a picturesque river and a major tributary of  Brahmaputra river.
Other sightseeing points are Daporijo good shepherd church, Daporijo Museum & craft center, etc

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