Places of Interest
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and parts of Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary: A real ocean of green paradise on earth.
Both sanctuaries falling under the Mishmi hills are home to over 6,000 plants species, 680 species of birds, 500 species of orchids, 100 species of mammals, 294 species of butterflies and 50 species of Rhododendron. The Mishmi hills is a birdwatcher and wildlife enthusiasts delight. The region can boast of so many rare species found only in this region in the entire Indian sub-continent.
Mehao lake: a natural lake amidst virgin forest
Located within the Mehao wildlife sanctuary at a height of 3000 feet and 14 km away from Roing town. The lake attracts a lot of seasonal birds and is a nature’s treasure house. The spot provides an ideal trekking experience and is a photographers delight. The lake is low in nutrient and hence the crystal clear lake has no fish in it.
Part of the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, situated at an altitude of nearly 3000 feet and at 14 kms from Roing is the natural stretch of water which is considered to be one of the most beautiful spots in Arunachal Pradesh.
The absolutely clear water of the lake attracts huge number of wild ducks. It is a vast lake covering an area of about 4 sq. km. The surroundings of this lake are extremely rich in flora and fauna. The water of the lake is absolutely crystal clear and a boat ride walk around the lake fills one with divine pleasure.
Trekking the small pathway leading to the lake through the virgin forest is a wonderful experience. Geologists have classified this Lake as Oliogotropic (Low Nutrient) Lake. Where no fish is available is called as Low Nutrient Lake. It is a vast lake covering an area of about 4 sq. km. The surroundings of this lake are extremely rich in flora and fauna. The water of the lake is absolutely crystal clear and a walk aroubd the lake fills one with divine pleasure. Trekking the small pathway leading to the lake through the virgin forest is a wonderful experience.
Sally lake: a lake resort
The lake is situated at a distance of 3.8 km from Roing town amidst lush green forest. An ideal spot for picnickers and domestic day visitors.
The lake overlooks the beautiful valley down below on the far horizon and the gushing Dibang River spreading its branches in multiple directions. Watch beautiful fishes in the clear waters of the lake. Halt here and experience the hospitality at the Sally Lake tourist lodge.
Nehru Van Udyan (Forest Park)- where only nature speaks:
Barely one kilometer from the Roing Township, on the bank of river Deopani (Eje) is the beautiful Forest Park named Nehru Van Udyan.The magnificent guest house, known as Eje-Breeze Tower, offers a picturesque view of the river Deopani where you can enjoy the pleasant breeze coming from the river Eje and Eme.
Ezee bridge tower
The park has a well maintained garden and a beautiful orchid and cactus houses. Few hundred meters from this place is the confluence of river Eje and Eme….an ideal spot for fun and picnic.
The Mipi Pene Centre is located at Ezenggo, Roing, Lower Dibang Valley. Mipi Pene refers to the Igu or the shaman. The centre was established in the year 2017 with the objective of preserving and promoting Igu system of the Idu Mishmi community. The idea is also to make it an excellent learning centre for the Igu system and the tradition and culture of the Idu Mishmis. The centre was inaugurated on 1st feb 2018 by Sri Pema khandu, Hon’ble CM of AP.
The Mipi Pene Centre has an office for reception, a Seminar hall (Igu hall)with a seating capacity of hundred people, a museum where the materials related to Igu is displayed for visitors. A dormitory has been attached to the centre for students and scholars who may want to stay to learn Igu. The centre also has an auditorium for larger cultural activities. The complex has a small but well maintained lawn for study and outdoor activities. At present the Chairman of Mipi Pene Centre is Shri Mukut Mithi, Hon’ble MP (RS) and the Secretary is Dr Mite Lingi with more than ten committee members.
Research Institute of World and Ancient Traditions and Cultures and Heritage (RIWATCH)
RIWATCH is located near Abali Village and about 15 kms from Roing. It is an institute-cum museum. Foreign students visit the place.
Dambuk is an small emerging town in terms of tourism. Its hosts the annual calendar event ‘The Orange festival of Aventure and Music’ with many adventure activities and cultural and musical events with the Orange orchards and paddy fields as beautiful backdrops.
Hot Spring at Jia village:
The atmosphere and the hot-spring not only provides serenity and calmness but also gives the tourists a chance to witness the daily lives of the villagers living nearby. One can just stroll around the hot-spring or even have a refreshing and rejuvenating hot-spring bath. The Jia hot-spring is just at around 19 minutes drive from Roing town.
Bhishmaknagar Fort: – a heritage monument
Bhishmaknagar has its link with the great Indian mythology ‘The Mahabharata’. Rukmini, the chief wife of Lord Krishna was believed to be from this region. However, there is no evidence of their existence but the ruins (plinth) of the fort remains and are proof to some really great history of the region. Bishmaknagar is situated 30 km southeast from Roing town. The place is ideal for trekkers and birdwatchers.
Mayudia Pass: A Unique Hill Resort
Mayudia pass is located at 56 km from the district HQ Roing. The Mayudia pass stands at an elevation of 2655 mtr. (8711 ft.) above sea level. The pass normally witnesses snowfall form November to March but heavy snowfall in January and February manage in attracting a lot of domestic tourists. The area receives snowfall during the months from December to March. Thick cover of snow adds exquisite serenity to the place. Experience the kind of hospitality perfectly blended with local traditions at the beautiful guest house overlooking the picturesque valley. Walk a little and you are in the midst of sprawling bears, fast running wild goats, flying squirrels, variety of birds and above all the famous Mishmi Takin. Trekking in high altitudes in chilled weather and enjoying the peaks is a heavenly joy here.
Iphipani- a picnic spot
Ten kilometers from Roing Township is the Iphi-pani ghat where you can have a picturesque view of the plain valley of river Dibang. Take packed lunch or cook yourself at the river bank and enjoy the food, listening to the river chants. You can also test your hand at fishing and angling.
Nijomaghat- a picnic spot
Fifteen kilometers from the Roing Township is this historical Nizamghat…established by Britishers in the nineteenth century. It is named after the British Political Officer J.F.Needham. It was the access point for the Britishers to enter in the hills. The river flowing between lofty mountains and rocky surroundings with the soothing effect of lush vegetation makes this spot a lovely picnic point. A small ferry here connects Dambuk to Roing. The gushing current of the river has chiseled the hard Himalayan rocks to produce mystic figures. One can overview the entire series mountain range from this spot.
Hunli- a picturesque town
Nestled in a beautiful valley at an altitude of 5000 feet is this town of Hunli….a sub-divisional headquarter. The 90 kms drive from Roing to Hunli crossing the Mayudia Pass at an altitude of 8800 feet through the well maintained black topped road provides thrill and eye catching scenic beauty. Two hours of trek from the town will take you to the interesting cave temple at Kupunli near Hunli. The Circuit House located on a ridge giving splendid view of the valley will ensure that you would cherish every moment of your stay at Hunli. And don’t get surprised to see the well equipped Internet center provided by Community Information Center at Hunli; even in interior place of Himalaya, you have full and speedy access to Internet.
Ita and Padum Pukhuri
It is a historical brick built pond located at Ithili village about 14 kms from Roing. A few hundred yards apart from Itapukhuri is situated Padum Pukhuri. It is observed that in the month of October/November, hundreds of lotus flowers bloom in it.
Best Time To Visit:
November to April