Pasighat and its surrounding areas can leftly be termed as the heart of Arunachal Pradesh because of their central location in the state. With its beautiful hillside and lush-green river valleys inhabited by a galaxy of tribes, the area is a tourist’s delight and photographers paradise. From Pasighat, there are numerous places of interest that can be visited in Arunachal Pradesh.
Adventure & Sports
For the adventure loving, Pasighat has a great scope for adventure sports such as river rafting and trekking in the deep forests.
Siang River is ideal for river rafting, both for the amateurs and the seasoned. The veterans can start from gelling at the Indo - China border and raft down to Pasighat through rapids of 4 and 5 degree, whereas the amateurs can raft down from Yambung or Sirki to Pasighat through rapids of 2 and 3 degree.
Trekking through the dense woods and forests from Pasighat to Yinkiong to Komsing - the historic sight where Neol Willimson was buried after being killed by the Adis - is unforgettable experience for the trekkers. One can have the pleasure of seeing a variety of beautiful birds and a variety of vegetation unfound in other parts. It is indeed a privilege to see the cane bridges built across river Siang that are a marvel of alternative engineering. R. Wilcox who visited the area in 1825, remarked about these cane bridges: "We are quite astonished at the skill and labour shown in the construction of cane suspension bridges thrown over at this point: it was such as would do no discredit to the department for similar workd in Calcutta."
Fishing & Angling
Besides, a lot of places like Yingkiong, Bodak, Siom, etc., provide good spots for Fishing and Angling. The Mahseer is legendary and catches of 20-30 kg are not uncommon. The colder waters of the higher reaches have the golden and the rainbow trout. One can have a sight of traditional but effective methods of fishing while trekking in the jungles. So, this is Pasighat, a place that one must visit to have the fun of lifetime, where Mother Nature showers all its bliss and delight upon one in her purest form. A place that will always linger in one's memory and will motivate one to come here again and again.