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Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh

The largest state of northeast, Arunachal Pradesh is a serene land tucked into the north eastern tip of India. It is bordered by Assam in the south and Nagaland in the south east. Myanmar forms the eastern boundary whereas Bhutan occupies the part west of the state. To its north lies the Mc Mohan Line separating it from the People's Republic of China. Itanagar is the state capital.

For tourists coming to Arunachal Pradesh, natural beauty in form of thick evergreen forests, spectacular valleys, snow-clad mountains, meandering rivers, exotic variety of flora and fauna are the major draw. Apart from this the rich tribal culture of the state and opportunities to enjoy adventure sports are additional attractions. However, there is a bit of entry restriction for foreign tourists. They need to fulfill certain formalities and obtain a permit from an Indian mission abroad or office of the ministry of home affairs, Govt of India, New Delhi in order to enjoy stay in the state. Indian residents too require to obtain an Inner Line Permit from Resident/Deputy Resident Commissioner/Liason office at New Delhi.

Significance of Buddhism in Arunachal Pradesh Around

13 percent of the population (which is 1,091,117) of Arunachal Pradesh follows Buddhism. The Buddhist population of the state resides in the region Tawang, West Kameng, remote regions in close vicinity of Tibet and near the Burma border. Tibetan Buddhism is practised in the first three region while Therevada Buddhism guides the life of people living near the Burmese border.

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