Pilgrimage Tourism in Upper Subansiri District
The pilgrimage tourism in Upper Subansiri district includes several ancient temples and other locations that have great historical significance associated with them. Menga Mandir is a rock cave temple with two tunnels. The tunnels are located at the backside and towards the left side of cave wall.
The first one starts from the back wall of the cave at a place around 1.80 metres high from the platform reached by stairs. The opening of the tunnel is big and allows single person to enter at a time. Ultimately, it becomes so narrow that a person has to crawl in order to get further entry. The interior of the tunnel is very dark and there are several niches in the passage where three or four persons can stand together.
The second tunnel on the left side appears to be an extension of the cave. The ceiling of this tunnel is near about 0.90 metres from the floors of the cave. Further, on the floor there is a 'Lord Shiva Linga' like object of black stone. Water drips on the Linga from the ceiling and accumulate on it. The accumulated water hardens because of which the size of the Linga increases. This rock cave is known as the Menga Mandir. During Shivaratri devotees from the neighbouring areas of Daporijo visit this place for offering prayers and for perform puja. Of late, this Mandir has become a place of interest for the domestic as well as foreign tourists. It is located around 22 kms North of Daporijo towards Taliha, near the convergence of river Subansiri and Menga River.
Leisure Tourism in Upper Subansiri district
Leisure tourism in Upper Subansiri district includes several places like Abi-Siriu Lake and Likusui.
Likusui is a cold-water spring where numerous migratory birds could be seen in the early winter season. It is an ideal place from where one can watch diverse range of birds. It is situated near Maro under Baririjo Circle, around 45 kms away from Daporijo.
Abi-Siriu Lake is a natural lake situated near Taliha Circle headquarters. Interestingly, the lake is believed to be inhabited by evil sprits and therefore it is hardly visited by the local people. This lake is yet to be explored fully. Through the proper development of infrastructure facilities, this lake could be made one of the hot spot destinations for hiking, trekking, boating for the tourists.
Libe Langne is a pair of stone believed to be mysterious by the local people of the district. Local people believe that there is no such type of stone in the entire surrounding areas. Even when it is thrown away, it is said to return to its original position. These are some of the tourism spots of the Upper Subansiri district that attract a huge number of people from different parts of the world.
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