|The panoramic Patkai peak, the amazing natives, the marvelous culture, the fabulous traditions, the delicious delicacy, the dragon carefree flights, the turbulent Namchik River, and the howling Hoolock gibbons composes the environs of Changlang district while the Chaukan & Pangsau Pass add prides to the amazing physiography. |
CHANGLANG with an area of 4’663 sq km resides on the picturesque Patkai ranges, located in the vicinity of the Indo-Myanmar border. At an altitude of 580 m, Longitude| 95°11’E - 97°11’E Latitude |26°40’N - 27°40’N engulfed by the tropical rain forest is the solitary mountainous tract of the world where the four felines namely tiger, leopard, clouded leopard and snow leopard meanders together in the verdure wilderness. The luxuriant vegetation also treasures massive numbers of disparate flora and faunas. The sleepy small towns occupy the majestic foothills and the halcyon villages beautify the magnificent hills. The historic Stilwell road built during WW-II traverses from this splendid valley towards Myanmar and China.
The 18th century trails the exodus of the dominating tribe, the Tangsas of the district to the present location from the Haking Valley in the north of Patkai range in Myanmar. The tribe is of Mongolian stock and influenced by Indigenous Faith, Buddhism (Hinayana sect) and Christianity. Moh-Mol is the most important pre-harvest festival of the district. It also marks the advent of the New Year. Performing Sapolo dance and playing indigenous musical instrument called Bong (s) is an integral part of the fabulous festival.
The Singpho Tribes migrated from Thailand and Myanmar, co-exists with the Tangsas and inhabits the banks of Teang and Nao Dehing rivers of Changlang District. The males are expert blacksmiths and the women proficient weavers. They are follower of Buddhism (Hinayana sect). The Singpho’s have their own ancient scripts derived from their land of origination.