Anini is the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district where the clouds come down to kiss the land. With much of its beauty peeking from behind the misty air, this unexplored town is the place to visit for pristine calmness. It is a small underdeveloped town, mainly because of its remoteness. Yet, it still has basic road and air links to the rest of India. The Idu Mishmi tribal people constitute a majority here. Most of Anini is located on a miniature plateau between two tributaries of the Dibang river, the Dri river and Mathun river. Anini is marked by pleasant weather and immense natural beauty, making it a tourist’s paradise, appearing from the clouds. Its silence, beauty and magic is almost untouched and can relax you to the very core.
Anini Travel Tips
Plan your trip when the weather is fine and make sure to pack all your essentials. Be a part of the local Culture and respect them, if you want to visit in monsoon season don't forget to carry warm cloths, rain coat or umbrella.
Anini's name may have come from Inini or Innini. Historical maps of Arunachal Pradesh from times before the Lower Dibang Valley district was carved out of the Dibang Valley District in 2001, and before Roing was established, indicate the capital of the Dibang Valley District being "Inini".That name may have come from the Idu word "inni". Inni is the Idu Mishmi's supreme deity or god.
How to Reach
The closest airport to Anini is in Tezpur, which is roughly 300km by road, while the best way to reach Anini is to take a flight to Guwahati/Dibrugarh. There’s a helicopter service at Itanagar via Roing and in Assam, the closest airport to Anini would be Mohanbari, Dibrugarh. If you’re planning to travel from New Delhi, then take a flight to Dibrugarh Airport which takes about 2 and a half hours. You can make the onward journey to Anini by taxi, which is another 6 hours and 14 minutes at approx. fare of INR 6,000. Flights operating to Dibrugarh include Indigo and Spicejet.
The closest railway station to Anini is in Tinsukia which is well connected to most major Indian cities and many Rajdhani Trains stop here. From New Delhi, it takes about 39 hours approx. at an estimated fare of INR 1,100 to Dibrugarh Town/New Tinsukia and includes Indian Railway Train Nos. 12424 and 20506 that operate once daily for Dibrugarh. On arrival at Dibrugarh/New Tinsukia, you can then take a taxi or drive down to Anini. The drive to Anini from New Tinsukia is roughly 5 hours and 35 minutes.
The distance by road between Roing and Anini is about 235 km and there are Sumo Services available to drive down to Anini. A cab ride would take approx. 4 hours at an estimated fare of INR 3,800, while a self-drive would entail INR 3,000 as fuel cost. It is best to hire a taxi to travel to Anini, as there’s limited transportation availability owing to its isolated location.
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