Dong valley Arunachal Pradesh
The Land Of India’s First Sunrise
Dong Village, nestled in the Dong Valley of Anjaw district, Arunachal Pradesh is a serene and remote destination known for its unique location as the easternmost village in India. With its proximity to the intersection of India, China, and Myanmar, Dong Village offers a truly unique experience for tourists. It was found that Dong experience the first sunrise in India. That is why it is known as “India’s Land of Rising Sun”.Dong is a small village in Dong valley.t is the location of a peak, atop which tourists climb at 3 am to see the sunrise. It isn’t the easternmost point of the country but it is one of the easternmost locations accessible by car.In 1999, it was found that Dong experiences the first sunrise in India.
The best time to visit Dong Valley is from the months of April to July in the summer months. During this time you can hope to explore the best possible sightseeing places.
How to get to Dong Valley:
The closest airport to Dong Valley is located in Dibrugarh, which is 400 km away. From there, visitors can take a bus or taxi to Tezu, and then continue on to Dong.
While roads in the region are generally passable, the journey can be a bit of a backbreaker. The road conditions between Tezu and Dong can range from broken tarmac to gravel roads and off-road stretches, making it essential to travel in a vehicle with good suspension. Shared Sumos are available for hire in Tezu, and the journey to Dong takes approximately 10 hours.
The closest railway station to Dong Valley is the New Tinsukia Junction, which is located approximately 300-350 km away. This station operates on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section and serves not only Tinsukia but also the surrounding areas. Upon arriving at the station, it is recommended to book a taxi or utilize other local modes of transportation to reach Dong Valley.
Arunachal Pradesh is a restricted area and visitors, other than natives, must obtain an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the state.