siang river valleys and tributaries are the home of the Adi people of Arunachal Pradesh. The Siang River offers ample opportunities for adventure sports like river rafting, angling, and trekking. A hanging bridge on the Siang River is an interesting sight to be seen. The bridge made of cane and bamb.
About Siang River :
Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh is a part of the great Brahmaputra. Siang River enters India in the Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. The River is known to have its origin in China and offers one of the premium wilderness expeditions in the world.
Siang River valleys and tributaries are the home of the Adi people of Arunachal Pradesh. The Siang River offers ample opportunities for adventure sports like river rafting, angling, and trekking. A hanging bridge on the Siang River is an interesting sight to be seen. The bridge made of cane and bamboo is around 60 to 70m long, connecting the hill tribal settlements. The river Siang is known as Brahmaputra in Assam. The Brahmaputra is the confluence of Siang and Lohit rivers of Arunachal Pradesh.
Dr.Daying Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary in Arunachal Pradesh is surrounded on the northern, eastern and western sides by the Siang River.
Attractions Of Siang River In Arunachal Pradesh :
The Siang River, the name of Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh has dried up to several kilometers in the last few days. The mighty Siang River has dried up, shrinking about a kilometre from its bank in the century-old Arunachal Pradesh town of Pasighat in East Siang district, a phenomenon never experienced in the last half-decade. It is feared that the phenomenon occurred due to the diversion of the Brahmaputra’s river course in the upper reaches of Tibet by China.
Brahmaputra going to be dry. Siang River dried up by 1 kilo metre. China diverted Brahmaputra’s course. Centre silent on Brahmaputra issue. The Siang River is the name of Brahmaputra in Arunachal Pradesh. The Siang, originating from Tibet was suddenly found to have almost dried up at a town in Arunachal Pradesh. People of Pasighat town in East Siang district found the water level of the river receded so much on Wednesday that it almost dried.
Tako Dabi, political adviser to CM Nabam Tuki, expressed apprehension that China could have diverted the water of the river, which is known as Yarlong Tsangpo in Tibet, or there could be some artificial blockade due to which this has happened. The River Siang is regarded as the lifeline of India’s north eastern region. Dabii said it would be much more disastrous, and would set alarm bells ringing, particularly in New Delhi and Itanagar, besides all those associated with disaster management.
Importance of the Siang River Festival :
The District Administration of West Siang district, Aalo, in collaboration with the Department of tourism, Government of Arunachal Pradesh id organizing Siang River Festival (Yomgo) at Aalo from January 14, 2008 to January 17, 2008
The main purpose of the festival is to highlight the vast potentials of tourism in the state and to attract Indian as well as foreign tourists. These days, people are almost fed-up with the day to day hustle and bustle of the metro life and want to seek solace in the laps of Mother Nature. And Arunachal Pradesh is the ‘Hidden Paradise’ waiting to be explored by the people. No other state in the country offers such vast potentials for tourism as Arunachal does.
Eco-tourism is the most recent trend in tourism where stress has been laid on exploring the simple and uncomplicated life of the interior parts of the country. Many a times it has also been referred to as ‘rural tourism’. On the one hand this eco-tourism helps people in forgetting their day to day tensions and on the other hand provides vast potentials of revenue generation to the state. It has been estimated by the UN agencies that by the year 2010, eco-tourism will be the most rewarding industry in the world. And Mother Nature has been kind enough towards Arunachal in providing natural beauty in plenty. Therefore, by organizing such festivals, an attempt has been made to promote eco-tourism in the state.