Dong is a small picturesque village inhabited by the Meyors just 7 km away from Walong, and is situated in the left bank of Lohit River. Snow capped mountains and beautiful pine forests make the place immensely inviting. This village is also one of the villages from where the earliest sunrise can be witnessed. The millennium sunrise was witnessed by people from all across the world at Dong on 1st Jan 2000. The village is now connected by a iron floored foot suspension bridge over the river Lohit. The Dong valley is extremely beautiful radiating divine peace.
DONG 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,trekking shoe,torch, warm cloth.
It is the easternmost village in the India,near the point where India, China and Myanmar meet. It is the location of a peak, atop which tourists climb at 3 am to see the sunrise. It isn't the easternmost point of the country but it is one of the easternmost locations accessible by car.In 1999, it was found that Dong experiences the first sunrise in India, thus earning it the nickname, 'India’s Land of the Rising Sun.' The last village on the India-China LAC in Arunachal Pradesh is Kaho, which lies just north of Kibithu on the banks of Lohit River.
How to Reach
The nearest airport is the Dibrugarh Airport (DIB) situated 350-400 km away. Established in the 1950s, this airport has overall good flight connectivity with cities and towns like Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata. Once you deboard at the airport, consider booking a taxi or some other means of public transportation to reach your destination.
From Guwahati - Board Indigo, Vistara, Air India flights from Guwahati Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000 - INR 5,000
From Kolkata - Board IndiGo, Spicejet, and Vistara flights from Kolkata Airport. The airfares start from INR 3,000
The nearest railway station is the New Tinsukia Junction situated about 300 - 350 km away. This station is situated on the Lumding-Dibrugarh section and is responsible for serving Tinsukia as well as the surrounding regions. Once you deboard at the station, consider booking a taxi or availing some local means of transportation to reach your destination.
The overall connectivity via road is quite good. So, if you are planning to visit this place via road then it would be a convenient experience for you due to the easily motorable and accessible roadways and highways. From the nearby cities and towns, you can also take buses or cabs.
From Jorhat - 512 km via AT Road
From Digboi - 318 km via Hayuliang Road
From Lohitpur - 219 km via Hayuliang Road