|A concealed terrain at an altitude 390 m Longitude 95°15’E - 97°30’E Latitude 37°33’N - 29°30’N is surrounded by peace and prosperity. The different tribes full of life. Nature has bestowed this region with diverse forest and magnificent wildlife. About 60% lands are engulfed with prosperous forest known for their rich biodiversity. This is the splendid land of princess Rukmini who enticed Lord Krishna with her alluring beauty.
LOWER DIBANG VALLEY derived its name from the river Dibang. Like any other places in Arunachal, the district nestles in the lap of lofty mountains spread over 3’900 sq km blanketed by lush green forest with a population of 50’438 and 60.34% Literacy Rate. Dominating tribes is the Idu Mishmi the descendent of Rukma, the son of King Bhishmaka.
The Mishmi tribe is divided into two main groups namely, Idu and Digaru (Taraon). The distinctive feature is that the tribe is divided into sections and each section is christened after the river, by which they reside. The extraordinary coiffure (hairstyle) of the Idu’s distinguishes them from the other tribes. Eating animal meat is a taboo within the tribe. Religiously they are inclined towards hereditary shamanism which is an intricate classification of credence in the spiritual traits of nature.
Abbala implement the traditional law and customs within the periphery of the tribe’s jurisdiction. Reh is a socio-religious festival, sacrificing the animal, fowls and birds in the name of different Gods and deities for the wellbeing and prosperity of the organizer and the entire community. Igu is the customary dance performed during this festival.
The thick blanket of snow beautifies the calm region in between December and March and during this time the tourist can enjoy the fascinating glimpses of snow fall that appends exquisite serenity to the pristine place. The journey to this land is an unforgettable experience.