Orange Festival of Music and Adventure – Dambuk, Arunachal Pradesh

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Orange Festival of Music and Adventure, held annually in Arunachal Pradesh, a state in the northeastern part of India, is a celebration of this diversity and a true showcase of its rich cultural heritage. This festival is a unique experience that is not to be missed by anyone who loves music, adventure, and exploring new cultures. This festival is perfect for those who want to escape the city and immerse themselves in nature, surrounded by the best in music, food, and adventure.

Orange Festival of Music and Adventure is held at Dambuk, a small town located in the Lower Dibang Valley district of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Nestled in the breathtaking hills of Eastern Arunachal Pradesh, Dambuk is renowned for producing some of the finest oranges in the country.

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Whether you are a fan of classical music or prefer a more adventurous experience, the Orange Festival of Music and Adventure is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves music and adventure. With its diverse range of activities, cultural experiences, and breathtaking scenery, this festival is a true showcase of the rich cultural heritage of Arunachal Pradesh. The festival features a diverse range of artists, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

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The Orange Festival offers a wide variety of adventure activities, including rock climbing, zip-lining, giant swing, orange eating competition, and more. These activities are designed for all skill levels, so whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a first-timer, there’s something for you to enjoy. These activities give the visitors an opportunity to explore the breathtaking beauty of Arunachal Pradesh.

Food and beverages play an important role in the Orange Festival experience. The festival features a wide range of food vendors offering a diverse range of cuisines, from classic festival food to gourmet cuisine. There are also several bars scattered throughout the festival, offering refreshing drinks and cocktails.

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In addition to the music and adventure, the Orange Festival of Music and Adventure also celebrates the rich heritage of Arunachal Pradesh. Visitors can immerse themselves in the state’s rich cultural heritage by attending traditional dance performances, visiting cultural villages, and experiencing the local cuisine. The festival provides a unique opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures of Arunachal Pradesh and to understand the history and traditions of its people.

The Orange Festival of Music and Adventure in Arunachal Pradesh is a unique experience that combines music, adventure, and culture in a truly unforgettable way. With its diverse range of activities, cultural experiences, and breathtaking scenery, this festival is a must-visit destination for anyone who loves music and adventure. Whether you are a music lover, an adventure seeker, or simply interested in exploring new cultures, the Orange Festival of Music and Adventure is an experience you will never forget.

When is the Orange Festival of Music and Adventure held?

The Orange Festival of Music and Adventure is generally held in the mid of December.

How to Reach Dambuk?

By Road: From Guwahati, the journey to Dambuk takes approximately 650 km and follows the route Guwahati-Lakhimpur-Pasighat-Dambuk. The route from Tinsukia is Tinsukia-Doomdooma-Namsai-Roing-Dambuk. One-way transportation from Pasighat to Dambuk is available by Arunachal State Transport Bus for Rs. 150 per person. Vehicles with good ground clearance are recommended.

By Air: The closest domestic airport to Dambuk is the Dibrugarh Airport, which is 180 km away and can be reached in 4 to 5 hours.

By Train: The nearest railway station to Dambuk is Tinsukia. From Tinsukia, travelers can book a taxi or take a bus to Roing, and then continue on to Dambuk by taxi only. During the Orange Music Festival, taxis and buses are easily accessible from Roing and Tinsukia.

It may be noted that Arunachal Pradesh is a restricted area and visitors, other than natives, must obtain an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the state.  An Inner Line Permit (ILP) can be obtained through the official website of the Arunachal Pradesh Inner Line Permit Management System. More details about the ILP have been in one of our previous posts

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