Famous For: Roing is mostly famous for ancient archaeological sites – Bhishmakar and Rukmini Nati. Moreover many more places of interest are very famous for attracting tourists. Such as- Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Mayudia, Nehru Van Udayan, Bhashmaknagar Fort, Hunli, Iphi Pani Ghat, Mehao Lake, Salley Lake, Itapakhur & Padum Pukhri, Kampon, Pond, Rukmini Nati, Deopani Park, Deopani Bridge, Eze Breeze Tower, Roing etc.
Major Attractions: The most viewed attractive places of Roing is- Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary, Nehru Van Udyan, Mayudia, Hunli, Mehao Lake, Bhashmaknagar Fort, Iphi Pani Ghat and Kamopona Pond.
Ideal Visit Time: If you want a relaxable and hassle-free weather, then you have to select your tour to Roing between October and February.
Roing is the district headquarter of Lower Dibang Valley district in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the last major township at the north-eastern frontier of India. It is one of most viewed city in India. Tourists like to visit some of this attractive places, which is described below:
Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary
On the earth, it is a true green sea paradise. It is a wonderful place for economists, zoologists, botanists, ecologists to travel and live treasures. In fact, it is a virgin natural forest with a unique natural lake in the middle of the desert. The medicinal plants Coptis Teeta(Mishmi Teeta) is an endemic species and Taxus baccata are available here.
The area is also rich in orchid varieties. The main associate tree species are – Terminalia Myriocarpa, Jalauma Phellocarpa, Abizzia Lucida, Abizzia Procera, Abizzia Arunachalensis,Terminalia Bellirica, Terminalia Chebula, Altingia Excelsa, Abizzia Sherriffi, Acacia Caesia, Canarium Strictum, Castanopsis Indica, Bischfia Javanica, Magnolia species, Ailanthus Grandis, Kedia Calycina, Largerstromia Flostregina,Schima Wallichri, Ficus Altissima, Duabanga Grandiflora, Michelai Champaca, Messua Ferra, Dillenia Indica, Bombax Ceiba etc.
And the common species of the mammals, birds and insects which were recorded in the sanctuary are stated. Such as: Tiger, Clouded Leopard, Leopard Cat, Leopard, Jungle Cat, Common Mongoose, Wild Dog, Jackel, Fishing Cat, Spotted Linsang, Yellow bellied Weasel, Common Otter, Indian Porcupine, Stumptail Macaque, Burmes Ferret Badger, Malay Treeshrew, Slow Loris, India Elephant, Himalayan Black Bear, Assamese Macaque, Sambar, Barking Deer, Hoolock etc.
Uptill now 200 species of birds have been identified. Some of the birds from this check list are stated. Such as: Mallard, Large Cormorant, Cotton Teal, Barbet, Temmink’s Tragopen, Monal Pheasant, Japanese Awfinch, Whitnaped Yuhina, Three Toed Forest Kingfisher, Himalayan Pied Kingfisher, Blue Throated, Silvereared Mesia, Wrenbabbler, Alpine Choug, White Spotted Laughing Thrust, Blue Wing Laughing Thrust, Red Headed Laughing Thrust, Large Niltava, White Throated Red Start, Spotted Short Tailed, Great Pied Hornbill, Drongo, Wren, Tibeten Greybacked Shrike, Green Magpie, Large Racket-Tailed, Black Napped Oriole, Blue Napped Pitta, Longtailed Broadbill etc.
Also varieties of fish, snake & butterfly are found in this sanctuary.
Nehru Van Udayan
It is located on the banks of Deopani River. The Nehru Van Udyan houses an exciting captivating cactus house, orchid area and a beautiful garden. Ejeez tower (Actually “A Guest House”) located close to the garden is an excellent place to view the Deopani River.
Its location is about 56 kilometers from Roing. It has nestled amidst winding mountain roads, lush green forests in the Himalayas and breathtaking scenery. There is a lot of snowfall from December to March which makes this place more attractive. Mayudia is a great place for trekking and honeymoon couple. You can also come here and spend some of your happy moments with friends and family too.
This is actually a small imposing town in itself, which takes 2 hours from Roing on the way to Anini. The road to Hunli from Roing is hilarious and thrilling all throughout. Hunli is famous for trekking and after your trek you can visit the main attraction, the Temple cave at Kupunli.
Located in the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of about 3000 meters. This huge lake is one of the largest tourist attractions in Arunachal Pradesh, which we have already discussed. The lake covers an area of about 4 sq km. The lake has many species of ducks and different species of birds, which attracts tourists. Boating is also available on the lake. If you want, you can go around the lake by renting a boat
In the twelfth century, this fort was built with burnt bricks. And it is one of the most important sites in Arunachal Pradesh. It is basically the oldest archeological site. Various pottery, terracotta sculptures & terracotta plaques were found during the excavation process; Which reflects the state of civilization at that time.
Kampona Pond, whichand valley in the same connection. Due to which, its magnificent view delights the audience means ‘Good Looking Pond’. The beautiful pond is believed to have been the abode of the Nag Raja. Your trip to Roing can be more enjoyable, if you add this place to your checklist.
How To Reach
By Road: One of the best ways to reach Roing is by Road. It is well-connected with all the major cities across Assam & Arunachal Pradesh. Many Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APST) buses are available via National highway. The road journey will be breathtaking with beautiful snow-clad mountains.
By Train: Dibrugarh Town Railway Station in Tinsukia is the nearest Railway Station to reach Roing. It is 113 km away from Roing. It has regular train services from the cities like Guwahati, Chennai and New Delhi. You can hire a taxi, cab or take a bus to reach Roing from the railway station.
- Helicopter: If you want to reach Roing in a short time, you can also take for Pawan Hans operated helicopter flights which can be easily availed from the cities of Guwahati, Dibrugarh and Naharlagun. But again all located in the neighbouring state of Assam.
- Plane: You can fly into ‘Mohanbari Airport’ or ‘Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport,’ both located in Assam. And then take a taxi or take Arunachal Pradesh State Transport (APSTC) bus service to reach Roing.