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Yak dance at traditional folk dance nite, Siang River Fest' 2005

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The Siang River Festival of Arunachal Pradesh is one of the major festival of the state which aims at projecting the Siang river as a symbol of integrity and communal harmony. It is usually celebrated in the month of December. The main purpose of the festival is to highlight the vast potentials of tourism in the state and to attract Indian as well as foreign tourists. Besides, Arunachal Pradesh is the 'Hidden Paradise' waiting to be explored by the people. No other state in the country offers such vast potentials for tourism as Arunachal does.

The festival highlights the traditional song and dance of different tribes of the area. Indigenous games and sports like elephant race, traditional boat race, Didi - the mock war game of Mishmis and exhibition of traditional herbal medicines, etc are other important highlights of the grand celebration. Apart from this an exhibition of handloom and handicrafts by the different districts is also conducted.

Eco-tourism is the most recent trend in tourism where stress has been laid on exploring the simple and uncomplicated life of the interior parts of the country. Many a times it has also been referred to as 'rural tourism'. On the one hand this eco-tourism helps people in forgetting their day to day tensions and on the other hand provides vast potentials of revenue generation to the state. It has been estimated by the UN agencies that by the year 2010, eco-tourism will be the most rewarding industry in the world. And Mother Nature has been kind enough towards Arunachal in providing natural beauty in plenty. Therefore, by organizing such festivals, an attempt has been made to promote eco-tourism in the state.


Arunachal Pradesh is a state of India, located in the far northeast. It borders the states of Assam and Nagaland to the south, and shares international borders with Burma in the east, Bhutan in the west, andTibet (now occupied by the People's Republic of China) in the north. The majority of the territory is claimed by the People's Republic of China as part of South Tibet. The northern border of Arunachal Pradesh reflects the McMahon Line, a controversial 1914 treaty between the United Kingdom and a Tibetan government, which was never accepted by the Chinese government, and not enforced by the Indian government until 1950. Itanagar is the capital of the state.

Arunachal Pradesh means "land of the dawn lit mountains" in Sanskrit. It is also known as "land of the rising sun"

This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.

This footage is part of the professionally-shot broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of imagery from South Asia. The Wilderness Films India collection comprises of thousands of hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on HDCAM 1080i High Definition, HDV and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Reach us at wfi @ vsnl.com and admin@wildfilmsindia.com.

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