|Pristine precinct, dramatic mountains and serpentine roads titivate this luminous plateau dwelled by the Apatani tribe famous for their facial tattoos and fish cum paddy cultivation. God created this arduous area at the height of 1564 m and blessed the valiant tribes the bravery and the survival tactics to endure in this mountainous terra firma. Alpine forest, terraced cultivation, indigenous salts, traditional papers are the distinctive features of this dramatic hills navigated by the risky roads.
LOWER SUBANSIRI envelops an area of 10’135 Sq. Km with a population of 97’614 that includes the Hill Miri and Nyishi tribes. It was a part of erstwhile Subansiri district before it was bifurcated from it on June 1 1980. The dominating tribe of this district, the Apatani’s belongs to the Tibeto-Mongoloid stock, migrated to this magnificent valley from northern areas, beyond Khru and Kime rivers and inhabits a plateau between the Kamala, Khru and Panior ranges in the Eastern Himalayas. The Village patterns of this region are very congested. The women’s are famous for the facial tattoos. The agricultural paddy fields of this province are well developed and irrigated in comparison to other districts.
Ziro is a land of craggy splendor, jagged edges traversed by grand ravines and turbulent rivers plummeting over the one another. Ziro is the land of Apatani tribe. It is also famous for terrace cultivation and the extraordinary paddy-cum-pisciculture. The irrigation systems are built very scientifically because of the method they’ve been able to harvest efficiently water from the river to the terraced paddy fields. They harvest two species of fish (common carp-species and catla-catla, Labeo rohita etc.) along with each crop of paddy. This incredible plateau is well-known for using indigenous salts and papers.