India's first easternmost state, Arunachal Pradesh justifies its name, Arun means 'dawn' and Achal means 'land'. It is the state that first meets the rising sun in India. It shares its borders with China on the North, Bhutan on the West and Myanmar on the East. Among its famous spots, Malinithan and Bhismaknagar are the two popular holy places in the state.
Lying in the north eastern side of the state, Malinithan is a temple site in ruins. It is located at the foot of the Siang hills under the Likabali sub-division of West Siang district. Malinithan is a sacred place of worship visited by many tourists as well as pilgrims every year.
Another popular site is Bhismaknagar, which is also a holy heritage site of the Idu Mishmis. It is an emblem of past splendour, which symbolizes the high standard of civilization. The excavations at this old town throws light on its earlier relics. Bhismaknagar has now become a centre of revival with a race to renew its traditional culture.
Ruins of Durga Temple at Malinithan
If you wish to go for sightseeing in Malinithan, Ruins of Durga Temple is a must watch. The relics of stone images of the place were noted when the early excavation of the 20th century took place. Dedicated to Goddess Durga, this temple is built on the classical tradition of Orissa. The site excavated has gorgeously designed where you can see the adorned basement of a temple, divine statues, icons of deities, floral designs, animal motifs and carved panels and columns.
Archaeological Ruins of Bhismaknagar Fort
Located about 30 km from Roing, the famous Bhismaknagar fort dates back to 8th century BC.
Noted as the oldest archaeological site in the area, the fort lies in Dibang valley district. It is a holy heritage of the Idu Mishmis.
The valley offers trekking opportunities to adventure lovers. Whereas the nature lovers can soothe their eyes with enchanting beauty and lush green surroundings of the valley.
Likabali is about 1 km from Malinithan. Akashiganga, a pilgrimage site, is about 12 km from here.
Circuit House at Likabali is available as the accommodation option. Inspection Bunglow Sunpura is the other option that tourists can consider for their stay.
How to Reach
If you wish to go by air, the nearest airport is located at Mohanbari in Dibrugarh, Assam.
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