|The Kalika Purna mention it as a holy land for the Hindu pilgrims as Parashuram washed away the sin of beheading his mother in this divine valley which is also known as the throne of Goddess Kesaikhati. The sanctified ancient ruins surrounded by magnificent milieus on the basin of turbulent River Lohit and flocked by thousands of Hindu devotees from across the globe is the distinctive hallmark of this district.
LOHIT at the height of 210 m involving an area of 11’402 Sq. Km is the largest district of Arunachal Pradesh which derived its name from the popular river Lohit that flows with pride from North to South on the Eastern side of the state. The main tributaries are Kamlang and Noa Dehing. The Chequenty Bridge over Lohit River is the second longest single span steel suspension bridge in the country.
The population of 14’34’78 that consist of different tribes like Meyor, Taraon Mishmi, Kaman Mishmi, Khampti, Singpho, and Zakhring co-exist harmoniously. Annually, the religiously significant territories are crowded by the Hindu pilgrims, who come down from across the world during the auspicious period of Makar Sankranti for a sanctified bathe. The breathtaking Himalayan landscapes and snow-clad ambiance, apples orchids, unassuming tribes, ancient Hindu temples and Buddhist Gompa are the prominent attraction of this district headquarter.
The southern section of the district along the Kamlang, Dehing and Tengapani River is dominated by the Khampti who has social and traditional links with Thailand, Laos, China and Burma. The east of Taraons is covered by the Mijis (Kaman) and the Zakhring migrated from Zayul (Tibet) to inhabit in Kinithoo and Walong circles.
The lively and laborious tribes of this district are excellent craftsmen, enterprising traders and skilful agriculturists. Beside evanescing indigenous beliefs, Hinduism and Buddhism are the main religion of this district.