(Last Updated on : 12-09-2019)
Dirang village is located in the West Kameng District
of Arunachal Pradesh state
. It is located at an altitude of 1497 meters and 47 km away from Bomdila
. Dirang is popular among tourists for its gompas and colourful Kalchakra
celebrations. It is an overnight destination for tourists travelling to Tawang. Dirang, located on the banks of Kameng River
, has pleasant weather throughout the year.
Tourism in Dirang
Along with the scenic spots, monasteries and Kalchakra celebrations, there are several other tourist spots in Dirang. Some of the tourist spots are National Yak Research and Breeding Centers, Sheep Breeding Farm, Dirang Dzong (Fort), Hot Water Spring
, Sangti Valley etc. Some of these places have been detailed below in brief.
The Dirang Dzong or Dirang Fort has got some Bhutanese influence for being located close to Bhutan. The fort is about 150 years old and some surrounding stone houses of it are considered to be 500 years old. There is a stone staircase on the entrance of the fort. It gives an excellent view of its surrounding.
Hot Water Spring:
There is a holy hot water spring located at a distance of 1 km from Dirang on the way to Tawang. The spring water is rich in sulphur
and other medicinal properties. People can take bath in this hot water spring as well.
National Yak Research and Breeding Centers:
This center researches on genetic resources and problems associated with the production of Yak. It also conducts researches on the improvement of Yak
and its products through the selection and breeding process with frozen semen. The center can be visited by tourists with permission. It has also a Yak farm at Nyukmandung, which is about 31 km from Dirang.
Nearby Places around Dirang
Some of the nearby places of Dirang are Tawang
(138 km), Bomdila (47 km), Bhalukpong
(144 km), Tezpur
(200 km) and Sela Pass
(80 km/ at an altitude of 13,700 feet).
Visiting Information on Dirang
Asan Railway Station
(70.9 km) and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport
(351 km) are the nearest to Dirang. National Highway
27 connects Dirang to other parts of India.