People here have been very friendly and welcoming though not a huge amount of English is spoken. The only negatives so far are that it seems accommodation in Arunachal is very basic, and costs are more than other parts of India and more than we had initially expected. We will figure out this more as we continue around the region.
Tomorrow we leave for Ziro, which is at a higher altitude, and from what everyone tells us is a “very cold place”! Ziro is where the Apatani tribe leave, a tribe characterised by tatoos and nose-plugs for the women. After talking to Aruna and Komkar we decided it was best to rent a jeep and driver so we could stop off at various tribal villages which would have been too difficult were we to try to do it by public transport. From here we will most likely have no internet or mobile coverage until we get back to Itanagar.
– RahulThis blog is part of an Off-The-Beaten-Track Travel Diary. Click on the links below to navigate through this journey.