Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Voyage Through Our Heritage I

Uttar Pradesh - INDIA
Formerly known as the United Provinces, is a state located in northern India. It is India's fifth largest state in terms of area and shares an international boundary with Nepal. The administrative capital is Lucknow.
Taj Mahal

is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."

While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer.

Delhi to Taj Mahal Agra - 211km  (Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy)

Agra Fort

is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra, India. The fort is also known as Lal Qila, Fort Rouge and Red Fort of Agra. It is about 2.5 km northwest of its much more famous sister monument, the Taj Mahal. The fort can be more accurately described as a walled palatial city.

It is the most important fort in India. The great Mughals Babur, Humayun, Akbar, Jehangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb lived here, and the country was governed from here. It contained the largest state treasury and mint. It was visited by foreign ambassadors, travelers and the highest dignitaries who participated in the making of history in India.

Delhi to Agra Fort - 209Km (Taj Express Highway/Yamuna Expy)

Officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi that includes the Indian capital, is the second largest metropolis of India after Mumbai and 8th most populous metropolis in the world.

Qutb Minar

a tower in Delhi, India, is at 72.5 meters the world's tallest brick minaret. It is situated in the Qutb complex, amidst the ruins of ancient Hindu & Jain temples which were destroyed and their stones used to build the Qutb complex and minar. 

Construction commenced in 1193 under the orders of India's first Muslim ruler Qutb-ud-din Aibak, and the topmost storey of the minaret was completed in 1386 by Firuz Shah Tughluq. The Qutb Minar is notable for being one of the earliest and most prominent examples of Indo-Islamic architecture

Delhi to  Qutb Minar 14Km

India Gate

Is the national monument of India and one of the largest war memorials in India. India Gate,situated in the heart of New Delhi,was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Originally known as All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmark in Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the erstwhile British Indian Army who lost their lives fighting for the Indian Empire, or more correctly British Empire in India British Raj in World War I and the Afghan Wars.

Originally, a Statue of King George V had stood under the now-vacant canopy in front of the India Gate, and was removed to Coronation Park with other statues. Following India's independence, India Gate became the site of the Indian Army's Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as the Amar Jawan Jyoti (Immortal Soldier)

The surface of the India Gate is engraved with the names of 90,000 Indian soldiers who died in World War I and the Afghan wars fighting for the British India.

Delhi  janapth road to India Gate  2Km
Humayun's tomb

Humayun ka Maqbara is a complex of buildings built as the Mughal Emperor Humayun's tomb, commissioned by Humayun's wife Hamida Banu Begum in 1562 CE, and designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyath, a Persian architect. It was the first garden-tomb on the Indian subcontinent, and is located in Nizamuddin East, Delhi.

Delhi connat place  to  Humayun's tomb  6Km

Gyarah Murti Sculpture
This massive black sculpture is sheer poetry in stone. You’ll spot it on the T-junction on Sardar Patel Marg from where roads lead to Willingdon Crescent and Teen Murti House Delhi. The sculpture, by Devi Prasad Roy Choudhary, depicts the famous Dandi March led by Mahatma Gandhi in 1931 against oppressive salt taxes imposed by the British regime.

Delhi connat place  to   Sardar Patel Marg (Gyarah Murti Sculpture)  9Km
Orissa INDIA

Orissa, officially spelled Odisha, is a state of India, located on the east coast of India, by the Bay of Bengal. It is the modern name of the ancient kingdom of Kalinga, which was invaded by the Mauryan Emperor Ashoka in 261 BCE.

Konark Sun Temple

is a 13th-century Sun Temple (also known as the Black Pagoda), at Konark, in Orissa. It was constructed from oxidizing and weathered ferruginous sandstone by King Narasimhadeva I (1236-1264 CE) of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. 

The temple is one of the most well renowned temples in India and is a World Heritage Site. It is one of the Seven Wonders of India.

Orissa Cuttack to Konark Sun Temple 81Km

Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size and 3rd largest by population. 

Bodh Gaya or Bodhgaya
Bodhgaya-Mahabodhi Temple

City in Gaya district in the Indian state of Bihar.It is famous for being the place of Gautama Buddha's attainment of nirvana (Enlightenment).

Bihar Patna to Bodhgaya 109Km
Andhra Pradesh INDIA

Andhra Pradesh, situated on the country's southeastern coast, is India's fourth largest state by area and fifth largest by population. Its capital and largest city is Hyderabad.

Golkonda Fort

a ruined city of south-central India and capital of ancient Kingdom of Golkonda (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh
Golconda fort was first constructed during the reign of qutub shah emperor Mohammed Iqbal Ali and his son Mohammed Touseef Ali.

Hyderabad to Golconda Fort 12Km


meaning "Mosque of the Four Minarets" and "Four Towers" is the most famous mosque and monument in the city of Hyderabad, capital of the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Hyderabad to Charminar  4Km
Karnnadaka INDIA
Karnataka is a state in South West India, was created on 1 November 1956.

Bidar Fort

is situated in North Karnataka in Bidar district of the northern plateau of Karanataka, India.
Sultan Alla-Ud-Din Bahman of the Bahmanid Dynasty shifted his capital from Gulbarga to Bidar in 1427 and built his fort along with a number of Islamic monuments

Hyderabad to Bidar Fort  138Km
Bangalore to (116Km Gulbarga Via) Bidar Fort  689Km 
(573km Gulbarga to Bidar)

Gol Gumbaz 

Gol Gumbaz or Gol Gumbad,Bijapur Karnadaka.
 Gol Gonbadh meaning "rose dome", (a reference to the flower/rose/lotus petals that surround the dome at its base, making it appear as a budding rose) is the mausoleum of Mohammed Adil Shah, Sultan of Bijapur. The tomb, located in Bijapur, Karnataka in India, was completed in 1656 by the architect Yaqut of Dabul. Although "impressively simple in design", it is the "structural triumph of Deccan architecture".


Hyderabad to (389Km) Bijapur
Bangalore to (593Km) Bijapur


പാ-സുപാരി ബസാഅമ്പലത്തിനു മുന്നിലായിക്കാണുന്ന ചെറിയൊരു ബസാറാണ്. കല്ലിന്മേ കല്ല് ശേഷിക്കാതെ തകർന്നടിഞ്ഞ കുറേ സ്തൂപങ്ങളും മണ്ഡപങ്ങളും മാത്രമേ അവിടെ കാണാനുള്ളൂ. അമ്പലത്തിലേക്കുള്ള വഴിയുടെ രണ്ടു ഭാഗങ്ങളിലുമായി ഇവ ചിതറിക്കിടക്കുന്നു

Hampi is a village in northern Karnataka state, India. It is located within the ruins of Vijayanagara, the former capital of the Vijayanagara Empire. Predating the city of Vijayanagara, it continues to be an important religious centre, The ruins are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Hampi formed one of the core areas of the capital of the Vijayanagara Empire from 1336 to 1565, when it was finally laid siege to by the Deccan Muslim confederacy. Hampi was chosen because of its strategic location, bounded by the torrential Tungabhadra river on one side and surrounded by defensible hills on the other three sides.

The site is significant historically and architecturally. The topography abounds with large stones which have been used to make statues of Hindu deities. The Archaeological Survey of India continues to conduct excavations in the area, to discover additional artifacts and temples.

Hampi is situated on the banks of the Tungabhadra river. It is 364 km from Bangalore and 74 km away from Bellary. Hosapete (Hospet), 13 km away, is the nearest railway head. Mantralayam, which is also on the banks of Tunghabhadra.
Twin Stone

Bangalore to Hampi 364Km

Monday, 13 February 2012

Arunachal Pradesh - Land of the Rising Sun

Arunachal Pradesh is a state of India, located in the far northeast. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, and the China in the north. The Chinese consider Arunachal Pradesh as a part of China, called "South Tibet", but it is actually in India. The northern border of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the McMahon Line, a controversial 1914 treaty between the United Kingdom and Tibet, which was never accepted by the Chinese government, and not enforced by the Indian government until 1950.

Arunachal also known as "land of the rising sun''. Like other parts of Northeast India, a majority of the people native to the state are of Tibeto-Burman origin. A large and increasing number of migrants have reached Arunachal Pradesh from many other parts of India. Part of the famous Ledo Burma Road, which was a lifeline to China during World War II, passes through the eastern part of the state.


അരുണാചല്‍ പ്രദേശ്‌ - ഇന്ത്യയില്‍ ഇന്ത്യക്കാരന്  അനുമതി ഇല്ലാതെ Innerline Permit (ILP)* പ്രവേശനം അനുവദിക്കാത്ത ഒരു സ്റ്റേറ്റ് 
നൂറു ശതമാനവും ആദിവാസികള്‍, പരിഷ്കാരികള്‍, ഭൂരിഭാഗവും ക്രിസ്ത്യന്‍ അനുയായികള്‍ എങ്കിലും പാരമ്പര്യത്തെ കാത്തു സൂക്ഷിക്കുന്നു ഇന്നും. 
എന്തിനെയും ഏതിനെയും പിടിച്ചുതിന്നാന്‍ ഇവര്‍ക്ക് മടിയില്ല ഇതു കൊണ്ടാവാം ഇവിടുത്തെ മനോഹരമായ പ്രകൃതിയില്‍ ഒരു കിളിയുടെ ചിലക്കല്‍ പോലുംകേള്‍ക്കാറില്ല 
ഇപ്പോഴത്തെ അവസ്ഥയ്ക്ക് മാറ്റങ്ങള്‍ വന്നുതുടങ്ങുന്നു. പ്രകൃതി സ്നേഹികളുടെ നല്ല ഇടപെടലുകള്‍ മരങ്ങളെയും, പക്ഷികളെയും, മൃഗങ്ങളെയും രക്ഷിക്കട്ടെ.

മറ്റുദേശത്തുനിന്നു കുടിയേറി പാര്‍ത്തവരുടെകുട്ടികള്‍   

ഇവിടുത്തുകാരുടെ ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍ എടുക്കുന്നതിനുമുന്‍പ് ഇവരുടെ അനുവാദം മേടിക്കുന്നതാണ്നല്ലത് ഇല്ലങ്കില്‍ ചിത്രം എടുത്തതിനു ശേഷം ഇവര്‍ ചോദിക്കുന്ന പണം കൊടുക്കേണ്ടിവരും. ഫെസ്റ്റിവല്‍ സ്ഥലത്ത് ചിത്രങ്ങള്‍ എടുക്കുന്നത് ഫെസ്റ്റിവല്‍ കമ്മറ്റി യുടെ അനുവാദത്തോടു കൂടി മാത്രം.

ഒരിക്കല്‍ പുറത്തുനിന്നു വന്നവരുടെ വണ്ടി തട്ടി ഒരു കോഴി  ചത്തു. ഇവര്‍ ഇതിനു നഷ്ട പരിഹാരം കണക്കാക്കിയത് ആ കോഴി  മുട്ടയിട്ടു കുഞ്ഞുങ്ങള്‍ ഉണ്ടായി അവയുടെ പലതലമുറകളുടെയും വിലകൂടി കൂട്ടിയാണ് ഇതിവിടെ പറഞ്ഞുകേട്ട കഥയാണ് എന്നാല്‍ ഒരുചിത്രം എടുത്തതിന്റെപേരില്‍ പണത്തിനായി വാളോങ്ങി വെട്ടാന്‍വന്ന ഒരു അനുഭവം എനിക്കുണ്ടായിട്ടുണ്ട് ഞാന്‍ എടുത്ത ഒരു ചിത്രത്തിന് ചോദിച്ചത് 1000 രൂപയും, അവസാനം അവിടുത്തുകാരായ സുഹൃത്തുക്കളുടെ സഹായത്താല്‍ അന്ന് തടി ഊരു കയായിരുന്നു. പിന്നീട് ഇതുപോലുള്ള നിരവധി അനുഭവങ്ങള്‍ ഞങ്ങള്‍ സുഹൃത്തുക്കള്‍ക്ക് നേരിടേണ്ടിവന്നിട്ടുണ്ട് .  അന്നാട്ടുകാര്‍ മുഴുവന്‍ ഇത്തരക്കാര്‍ എന്നല്ല, ആസമയത്തും, ആ സാഹചര്യത്തിലും അന്ന്അങ്ങനെ ഒരു അനുഭവം ഉണ്ടായി എന്നുമാത്രം.

Itanagar  is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas and administratively comes under Papum Pare district.

Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. There is a helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun (Itanagar). Buses are available from Guwahati. The nearest railway station is Harmoti in Assam.

view of Itanagar town from Itafort

Ita fort is one of the most important historical sites in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The name literally means "Fort of bricks"( brick being called "Ita" in the Ahom language). It was built as early as the 14th or the 15th century.The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century. It has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.

big tree- Itanagar

ഇറ്റനഗറിലെ ഒരു കൂറ്റന്‍ മരം -  അഞ്ചാറാളുകള്‍ക്ക് സുഖമായി കഴിയുവാനുള്ളഇടം ഇതിനകത്തുണ്ട്.

  Gompa Buddhist Temple - Consecrated by the Dalai Lama, the Buddhist temple, a beautiful yellow roofed shrine reflects the extensive Tibetan influence and provides good views of Itanagar and the surrounding countryside

ക്ഷേത്രത്തിനു പുറത്ത്‌ കണ്ടൊരു ബാലന്‍,
നല്ല ജീവിത സാഹചര്യങ്ങള്‍ക്ക് വേണ്ടി പാലായനം ചെയ്യുന്ന ജനതയുടെ പ്രതീകം. 
ബിഹാറില്‍നിന്നും, ഒറീസ്സയില്‍നിന്നും, ആസ്സാമില്‍നിന്നും, ബംഗാളില്‍നിന്നും എല്ലാം, വിവിധ കാരണങ്ങളാല്‍ എത്തുന്നഇവര്‍ ഇവിടെ കണ്ടെത്തുന്ന സാഹചര്യങ്ങള്‍ ക്കനുസരിച്ച് സമ്പന്നരും ദരിദ്രരും ആയിമാറുന്നു. ഇന്ത്യയില്‍ എവിടെയും കാണുന്നതുപോലെതന്നെ ഇവിടെയും. എന്നാല്‍ ലക്ഷകണക്കിനായ മലയാളികള്‍ ഇവിടെയും നല്ലവസ്ത്രത്തിനുള്ളില്‍ സസുഖം വാഴുന്നു.


chang ghar

The original residents of Arunachal Pradesh are a large number of ethnic communities that have thier own heritages, rituals and food habits.The state is rich in traditional foods and beverages. A locally-made drink known as apong [mostly made from millet and rice] is used at all social gatherings and important events.
Preparation of Apong (millet seed beer)

കോഴിയുടെ കുടല്‍ കൊണ്ട് ഉണ്ടാക്കിയ ചമ്മന്തിയും നാടന്‍ മദ്യവും ഞങ്ങള്‍ക്കുവേണ്ടി ഉണ്ടാക്കുന്നു.

വയറുനിറയെ മദ്യവും മിഥുന്റെ ഇറച്ചി പാകപെടുത്തിയതും കഴിച്ച് അവിടുത്തെ തണുപ്പില്‍ അടുപ്പിനോട് ചേര്‍ന്ന് ഉറങ്ങി നേരം വെളുപ്പിക്കുക. ഇതുതന്നെ ആണ് കുറെഏറെജനതയുടെ പ്രധാന ജോലിയും.

There are 25 major tribes in Arunachal. The principal tribes are Adis, Nyishi, Apatani, Tagin, Mismi, Khampti, Noite, Wancho, Tangsha, Singpho, Monpa, Sherdukpen, and Aka.These tribes follow their own rituals and customs. The tribal life is very much associated with major social and cultural events of the state

Nyishi people - the most populous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh

The Nyishis are agriculturalists who practice 'jhuming' , which is a form of shifting cultivation. Rice is the staple food of the people, supplemented by fish, meat of various animals, edible tubers and leafy vegetables. Nyishi, traditionally being dependent on the forest, eat fruits,root, bamboo shoots and fish. Traditional ways of preparing them include steaming, roasting and smoking.

Traditionally, Nyishi braid their hair and tie it neatly at the forehead with Tibetan thread. A brass skewer passes horizontally through the tied hair. Cane rings were worn around the waist, arms and legs. Men wore a cane helmet surmounted with the beak of the Great Indian Hornbill.The usage of actual Hornbill beaks is discouraged these days due to tough wildlife protection laws since The Great Indian Hornbill is a protected species and generally due to growing awareness among the people as well. It is being supplemented by beaks made of cane or other materials and the entire headgear/cane helmet itself is readily available in the market for purchase. Additional decorations varied depending upon the status of person and were symbols of manly valour.
The clothing of the men consists of sleeveless shirts made from thick cotton cloth, striped gaily with blue and red together with a mantle of cotton or wool fastened around the throat and shoulders. Strings made of beads in varying sizes and colours were also worn, mainly for decoration purposes. They used to carry a dao (uriuk, chiighee in Nyishi) (short sword) and a knife (Ryukchak) in a bamboo sheath. Their armament consists of spear with iron-head, a large sword, and a bow with arrows, tipped with poison (umiyu) on it. During war both the chest and back are covered with the sabbe buffalo hide, and over it they wear a black cloak made of indigenous fibre.
The Nyishi women generally wear a sleeveless mantle of striped or plain cloth, its upper part tucked tightly over the breast and enveloping the body from the armpits to the centre of the calves. A ribbon is tied at the waist. A girdle consisting of metal disks and cane garters is worn at the waist. Their hair is parted in the middle, plaited and tied into a chignon just above the nape. Their ornaments include multicolored bead necklaces, brass chains, metal bells, huge brass or silver earrings and heavy bracelets of various metals

Nyokum festival
(February) celebrated by the Nyishi people of Arunachal Pradesh. The Word Nyokum has been derived from two words - Nyok means land (earth) and Kum means collectiveness or togetherness. Therefore, the Nyokum festival may be interpreted as inviting all the Gods and Goddesses of the universe, with the Nyokum Goddess as the principal deity, to a particular venue at a particular time and is commonly worshipped by the people irrespective of caste, creed or class for better productivity, prosperity and happiness for all human beings on earth.

The main prayer structure of the Nyishi is made of bamboo, called the yugin. Alongside the yugin sacrificial animals are tethered. Like cows, mithuns, and goats. Often one finds small chickens hung from bamboo poles of the yugin. The nyib or the traditional priest specifies the number and kinds of animals for sacrifice, or any other offering to be made. There are no idols in this worship. Neither is there any permanent structure. Besides the animal sacrifice, beer made from millet seeds and rice paste is used.

People turn up wearing their traditional clothes during this time. The men dress in a cotton eri robe draped from the shoulder and reaching the thighs. From their neck hangs a variety of bead jewellery necklaces. Often semi precious stones like turquoise adorn these necklaces. The men's attire is topped by a bamboo woven cap on the head. This cap is decorated with feathers or furs of wild animals. The beak of the hornbill is a favorite ornament for the traditional cap. The women also dress in their finery of par ej, earrings bead necklaces, topped with a headdress made of finely scaped bamboo.

There is singing and dancing before the head priest or nyib comes with his attendants to perform the main ritual. Guests are welcomed with rice paste powder, and opo or millet seed beer which is scooped in dried gourd ladles. The song and dance are performed in a group

Rekham Pada is a famous dance form of Nishi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. This is the dance in which both men and women can join for dance to enjoy and make the occasion happy. This dance accompanied by singing of ritual songs. All member of this dance form during the dance performance sung the ritual songs in chorus. It is the dance which organizes on various ritual occasions or ceremonies, festivals and on the time of recreational fun or moments of Nishi tribe.

ഒരു ദാഷിണ്യവും ഇല്ലാതെ മൃഗങ്ങളെ വേട്ടയാടിയിരുന്നതിന്റെ ഓര്‍മപ്പെടുത്തല്‍ 

വനത്തില്‍ ജീവിക്കുന്ന മിഥുന്‍

 Mopin festival is an important festival of Galo Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. It is celebrated in the month of Luki/Lumi (March/April) every year.

Where the festival of Color, Holi remarks the multicolour India, the tribal groups smears the aura with rice powder. A popular tribal festival of Arunachal Pradesh , Mopin is celebrated for the desire of wealth and prosperity. The jazzing festival came into limelight every year during the month of March or April and the gaiety continues for five days.

The Mopin festival plays an important role in the cultural scenario of Galo Adi Tribes. Tribal people dazzle in their traditional costumes and organize the amazing 'popir dance', greatly performed by the female folk. With positioning themselves in a circular queue, they create the roaring sound of their rhythmic steps. One group assemble themselves and chant the sweet words of Ja-Jin-Ja and Baryi folk song, while the following participants complements their song with dancing. Tribal folks don themselves in white clothes and elaborate head gears. Their dangling multi-colored beaded ornaments glitz according to their foot-steps and the sparking sun-rays.

Popir Dance

The tribal culture is submerged with strange myths which is vary much linked with the existence of evil spirits. One prime purpose behind organizing this function is to get away from evil shadow and to receive the blessing of God for universal happiness.


Arunachal Pradesh handloom
one of the important arts and crafts of the state. The women of the state dominate the industry of handloom in Arunachal Pradesh. The basic tool used for preparing the handloom in Arunachal Pradesh is a loom without any reed. The weavers produce the handloom with the help of a bamboo tube.
The major weaving materials used for making handloom at Arunachal Pradesh are wool, cotton and bark fibers. These bark fibers are the specialty of the handloom industry of the state and is obtained from a variety of trees like Pudu, Udal and Grasscloth. 
The specialty of this industry of the state is the variety of colors that it exhibits. The range of colors vary from yellow, black and green to dark blue and scarlet. The handloom in the state of Arunachal Pradesh is formed with exquisite combinations of these colors. 

The emerging colurs and patterns are breathtaking in their simplicity and vibrancy.

The Apatani women are the most famous ethnic group in terms of weaving. They make cotton cloths with exquisite embroidery and shawls and coats woven for wearing on special occasions. The quality of the Arunachal Pradesh handloom produced by the Aptanis is so good that they often provide cloths to the other tribes like the Hill Miris, the Nishis, the Buguns, the Akas and the Mijis. 
The handloom of Arunachal Pradesh abundantly makes use of natural dyes. However, synthetically obtained fibers are gradually replacing the traditional natural dyes. The patterns frequently used on the Arunachal Pradesh handloom are geometric in shape. One can easily spot the impact of Burmese, Tibetan, Assamese and Bhutanese traditions in the handloom of the state.


Praful, Subash and Me(inset) ..pic2004

Indiaroad Eranakulam (Kerala) 3,227Km Guwahati (Assam) NH52, NH31, NH37 – 336Km Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh)
Delhi 1,935Km Guwahati

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Foreign Tourists in a group of 2 or more persons can obtain PAP for a period of 30 days from the following offices;-

Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.

The Resident Commissioner, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Kautilya Marg,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. Phone: 011-230113915/23013956/26880901

The Commissioner (Home), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791111.

The Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar-791 111. Foreign Tourist visiting Arunachal Pradesh shall have to pay USD 50 per head as Royalty to the Government of Arunachal Pradesh and application for PAP are to be applied through local approved tour operators only.

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The Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,Kautilya
Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. 011-23013915/ 23013956

The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
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The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
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The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
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The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
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The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Mohanbari, Dibrugarh, Assam 0373- 2382560/2382738.

The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh,
Lilabari, North Lakhimpur, Assam -03752-22186.

The Deputy Resident Commissioner,
Govt. of ArunachalPradesh,
Jorhat, Assam 0376-2340173.

From the office of all the Deputy Commissioners of 16 Districts of the state.

And Temporary ILP are also issued from the office of the Extra Assistant Commissioners (EAC) at every entry gate where there are offices of the EAC.