The scenic town of Daporijo is situated in the Upper Subansiri district of the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. Located at an altitude of 600 meters above sea-level, the town is known for its rich variety of flora and fauna and its ethnic diversity.
The town is known for being home to different tribal communities of the region, and the culture here is a unique mix of the different tribal groups with their own unique culture and tradition. In fact, the indigenous handicrafts and artifacts made by the local people are quite colourful and unique, and give the place its own identity.
The bamboo handicrafts and colourful garments are wonderful souvenirs to carry home and are easily available in the local handicraft market. The main livelihood of the people in the town especially among the women population, is weaving, along with handicraft making, animal husbandry and some bit of farming.
The town is known for being an ideal place for trekking and nature walks. There are quite a few beautiful trekking trails which are popular for trekking expeditions and are the best way to explore the natural grandeur of the town and the surrounding landscape. The Subansiri River which is close to the town is good for adventure activities like rafting and angling and adds to the beauty of the scenery around.
The Meghna Cave Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is a beautiful temple here and is a popular place of visit. There are quite a few scenic locations, a few hill caves and beautiful hamlets near the town which are perfect for day trips from Daporijo.
The villages around the town are best to witness and closely experience the tribal life of the region. There are a number of beautiful tribal villages like Raga, Tamin and Mori which can be visited.
Daporijo is beautiful with greenery all around and a variety of flora and fauna. The winter months, especially October and November, are considered to be a good time to visit the place since the weather during this time is pleasant and ideal for walking around and venturing out on treks.