Day 24: Ziro to Mangaldai

0 Posted by - April 8, 2014 - Culture, Rearview Mirror

The drive from Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh, to the base of the Himalayas in Assam, was a very picturesque drive. A new road being carved out of the mountains, not yet asphalted gave us the thrill of driving off-road!

Origin: Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh
Destination: Mangaldai, Assam
Distance Covered:  376 kms
States Covered: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam

We had a very thrilling drive on a highway still being carved out of the high mountains in Arunachal Pradesh between Potin and Bandardewa. We witnessed first-hand, the incredible job being done by the Border Roads Organisation – the unsung heroes of India’s road network!

We also met people of the Apathani and Nyishi tribes, and took pictures of their long houses and churches with strong local influences.

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  • Sameer Nagpal July 27, 2015 - 1:00 PM Reply


    Is there a way to contact you? I am planning a trip to Ziro this September and wanted to inquire after the quality of the drive. Basically, I’d like some information on how difficult/dangerous or easy the drive is from Guwahati to Ziro?

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