Reaching Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh, one of the less populated & smallest states of India, is located in far northeast. Bordered by the Indian states of Nagaland & Assam, this beautiful “land of rising sun” attracts thousands of tourists from across the world. However, before you set out on a journey to Arunachal Pradesh, one of the Seven Sister States of India, it is advisable to get an idea about the different ways you can reach the place.
Although located in the northeast frontier of India at the foothills of Himalayas, Arunachal Pradesh has excellent connections with the rest of the country by means of air, road & rail.
While there are no airports, domestic or international in Arunachal Pradesh, the place is well accessible through airports in nearby areas. Lilabari Airport in Assam located just 67 km from the capital city of Itanagar is the closest airport to Arunachal Pradesh. Those living in Kolkata can avail flights from Tezpur located at a distance of 216km from Itanagar.
Although the railway station nearest to Arunachal Pradesh is Harmuty located at a distance of 33km from Itanagar, the most convenient station is North Lakhimpur in Assam, about 60km from Itanagar. Available at these stations are both passenger trains as well as other local trains.
The State Transport Corporation of Arunachal Pradesh provides several intra-state & inter-state bus services plying at regular intervals. A direct service is available from Naharlagun
to Itanagar. Some of the other important road options are from Guwahati 381km, Imphal 495km & Shillong at 481km.