ARUNACHAL A NICHE DESTINATION
Water is the driving force of all nature – Leonardo da Vinci
“The all-pervading sound of the mighty Siang gushing almost right behind the tents is a memory that is etched in my mind forever. Frothing, splashing and dancing its ways through the rocks, the Siang at times seemed pleasantly placid and at others wildly turbulent. Enigmatic yet magnificent, the sounds of the river ranged from babble to a gurgle to a rumble and sometimes even a thunderous roar!” says travel writer who was a part of the Siang Rush 2.0 Expedition conducted in April 2019.
SIANG THE EVEREST OF RIVERS
The origins and flow of the Siang form for a fascinating story shrouded in myth and mystery. Born in the majestic region of Manasarovar near Mount Kailash, Tibet where it is called the YarIungTsangpo, the Siang flows through the Tibetan Plateau, traversing through the treacherous great Himalayan range and then gushes through a series of gorges to enter the beautiful Arunachal as the Siang. Here it confluences with the Lohit and Dibang to form the mighty Brahmaputra which is the 15th longest river in the world. The pride of India’s easternmost state, the Siang is indeed a great way to showcase the beauty of Arunachal. The 300km path of this river within the state traverses a variety of landscapes and cultures