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About Daporijo

Daporijo is a small town located in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the Upper Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh. The town of Daporijo is located at an average elevation of 600 meters above sea level.

About Daporijo

Demography of Daporijo

According to the 2001 census, Daporijo had a population of 15, 468. The average literacy rate is 59%. The population of Daporijo comprises of four ethnic groups, viz. Galo, Tagin, Hillmiri and Nah tribes. These tribes follow different religions as Christianity, Donyi-Polo and Animism. The significant feature of the population is the unique mix of these different tribal groups in the common place. The people are skilled in making bamboo handicrafts and colorful garments. The livelihood of the town depends mostly on weaving, handicraft making, husbandry and farming.

Tourism in Daporijo

The town of Daporijo is a picturesque one with a varied collection of flora and fauna. The lush hills and the forests provides a beautiful view to the visitors of this town. Daporijo is well known for the trekking routes and nature walks. There are lot of trekking routes in and around the town. The Subansiri river flowing nearby also provides good rafting and angling opportunities.

Tourism in Daporijo

There is also the Meghna Cave temple which is located in Daporijo. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a popular tourist place. There are also a number of hill caves and beautiful hamlets in Doparijo for tourists to view. There are also a number of villages in Daporijo like Raga, Tamin and Mori which are worth watching.

Tourism in Daporijo

At a distance of 327 kms from the capital of Arunachal which is Itanagar, Daporijo is a beautiful scenic town wherefrom on can witness the suspension bridges made of bamboo and cane. These bridges are worth seeing for it is an excellent proof of the flawless craftsmanship of the people here.

There are the Sigem-Daporijo Reserve forest and Kamala Reserve forest where one can witness the rich diversified flora and fauna. Birds of different species can be seen here including migratory birds. Adventurers would love to ponder into the forest and have some lone time with themselves. Adventurous sports can also be practiced here like angling, trekking, rafting in Subansiri river amongst others.

Another place in Daporijo which attracts the interest of tourist is the Museum and craft centre.

Hotels in Daporijo

One of the developing towns of Arunachal Pradesh, Daporijo mainly has homestays. Lodges and hotels are coming up but still are not fully constructed. One hotel in Daporijo where one can accommodate oneself is the Singhik Hotel.

Services and Utilities in Daporijo

The electricity services in Daporijo are provided by the Department of Power Arunachal Pradesh, headquartered in Itanagar and supervises the electrical services throughout the state. The postal services are headed by the Indian Postal Services and there is a single bank State Bank of India in Daporijo providing banking facilities:

YES Bank
P.O.: Daporijo
Contact: 223069
Branch Code: ARCB18
MICR Code: 791824504

State Bank of India
Contact: 03792-223202
IFSC Code: SBIN0005818
Branch Code: 005818
MICR Code: 787002504

Transport Services in Daporijo

Transport facilities to Daporijo are long and tiresome but not incommunicable. It can be reached via road, rail and air as well.

By Road:
There are regular buses which ply from the neighboring places to Daporijo.the buses are not frequent and hence they are very crowded, however they are available on a daily basis.  One can enter Daporijo via Kimin and exit from Daporijo via Bazzar.  Two of the most common routes taken through Daporijo are:
  • Itanagar-Ziro-Daporijo-Along-Pasighat
  • Daporijo-Taliha-Siyum-Nacho

By Air:
The nearest airport is located in Dibrugarh. It is around 260 kms away from Daporijo.there are also helicopter services available upto Ziro which is around 155 kms.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is located in Silapathar around 200 kms away.

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