Roing, a land of enchanting hills with lush green valleys is situated in Arunachal Pradesh. Snow-capped peaks, turbulent rivers, mystic valleys and abundance of rich flora and fauna are a few attractions of Roing.
Scenic View of Roing.
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Known for its natural beauty, colourful and charming tribes, ancient archeological sites make the place a perfect destination for nature lovers, adventurous tourists and archeologists.
The clear blue water of the Mehao Lake is a major attractions of the region. This tranquil lake is surrounded by natural beauty. It is a low nutrient lake and hence there are no fishes here.
Visitors can spot a large number of ducks and boating facilities are also available at the site. It is a delight of birdwatchers. Trekking can be done on the beautiful path leading to the way.
Rukmini Nati is the ruins of the palace where Princess Rukmini, the daughter of King Bhisma and the wife of Lord Krishna, lived. The hill fort is believed to be built around 14 or 15th century AD.
The fort, which was earlier a palace, is located about 12km from Roing. Though in ruins, the fort gives the visitors an insight into the beautiful architecture of those times.
The beautiful Sally Lake is a famous tourist spot and a popular picnic spot. This natural lake is surrounded by lush greenery and gives an opportunity to nature lovers to gaze at the colorful play of nature. A variety of fishes can be seen in the lake.
Bhismaknagar is a popular archaeological and heritage site of Arunachal Pradesh. The place gains its popularity due to the Bhismaknagar fort which is around 30 km from Roing.
This hill fort was built out of burnt bricks during the 8th century and is one of the oldest archaeological sites in the state. The place is also a holy heritage site for the Idu Mishmis who belong to the tribal communities in Arunachal Pradesh.
Excavations at the site have found a number of artefacts from the fort like terracotta plaques, terracotta figurines, decorative tiles and potteries.
How to Reach Roing
By Air: Helicopters run by the department of civil aviation fly from Dambuk, Anini and Pasighat to Roing. These can also be taken in order to reach Roing, with minimal fares.
By Rail: Trains are available till the railway station in Tinsukia, which is the nearest railway station to Roing. This place is located at a distance of around 113 km from Roing, and has regular trains from the cities of Guwahati, Chennai, New Delhi and Dibrugarh Town
By Road: Visitors can reach Roing by road from Tinsukia via Dhola and Sadiya in Assam. Travellers can opt for buses and taxis to the town of Roing, and this is a popular mode of transport.