How to Reach Arunachal Pradesh

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Location of Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is an Indian state located in northeast India. Arunachal Pradesh borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Bhutan in the west, Myanmar in the east and the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the north.

Getting Here – How to Reach Arunachal Pradesh

By Rail

It is well connected with rest of India. The closest railway station is Harmuty located at a distance of 33 km from Itanagar.

By Air:

Lilabari Airport of Assam is the nearest airport for the state.

By Road:

A good connectivity by bus is provided by Arunachal State Transport and Private transport operators. A direct bus facility from Guwahati (381km), Shillong (481km), Tezpur (216km), Dibrugarh (375km), Tinisukia (415 km), Jorhat (245km), Nagaon (275km), Namsai (495km) connects to Itanagar.


All tourists including Indians require ILP (Inner Line Permit) which can be acquired from any of the AP Houses situated in New Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati. The ILP is provided for each of the sectors (1. Bomdila, Dirang, Tawang; 2. Itanagar, Ziro; 3. Namdapha, Changlang). One can get the ILP for any one of the above sectors.

If you are visiting Namdapha, then the nearest airport will be Dibrugarh (Assam). There are no direct flights to Itanagar and the nearest airport is Tezpur. There is a helicopter service available from Gauhati to various destinations like Pasighat and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh. The service is operated weather permitting. The fares are reasonably priced.There are no public taxis operating at the Helipad in Tawang.Lest you want to trek from the Helipad to Tawang town make prior arrangments for road transport before boarding the flight.

If you are visiting Bomdila sector, then the easiest way to reach there is by road from Tezpur (Assam). The nearest airport is Guwahati. One can then go to Tezpur by state transport buses. From Tezpur, shared vehicles are available every morning from 5:30 am. Make sure you book a nice seat with a reputed travel agency. Dont forget to request your driver to halt at Sela pass. Its covered with snow during winter seasons with a nice picturesque view. Although the roads are good & maintained by Border Road Organization (BRO), but there are land slides in the rainy season.

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