Located in the Lower Dibang Valley District in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Roing is the district headquarters of the Lower Dibang Valley District, which is the youngest of the fifteen districts of the state.
As the name suggests, the Lower Dibang Valley District has derived its name from River Dibang. This river flows through the heart of the district and finally merges into the Brahmaputra. Before 1914, this district was included in the Lakhimpur District. The central and eastern sections were then renamed as the Sadiya Frontier Tract in 1919.
Later in 1948 the remaining areas of the Sadiya Frontier Tract, under the North East Frontier Tracts Regulation were divided into two districts, namely Abor Hills and the Mishmi Hills. As time passed, plains portion of Mishmi Hills District went under the administrative jurisdiction of the Assam Government in 1951. Later, Mishmi Hills District was renamed as the Lohit Frontier Division under the North East Frontier Areas Regulation, 1954.
In June 1980, bifurcation of the Lohit District was done under the Arunachal Pradesh Act, 1980. At this time the district was divided into Lohit District and Dibang Valley District. At present, Roing is mostly inhabited by Adi-Padam and Idu-Mishmi tribes.
The geographical diversity of the region coupled with various tribes inhabiting the town with their distinct culture attracts a lot of nature lovers and anthropologists. In addition, there are several attractions to explore, like Bhishmaknagar Fort, Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary and Nehru Van Udyan.
Roing can be reached by airways, roadways and railways. Dibrugarh Airport, located at a distance of 267 km from the destination, is the nearest airport serving Roing. The nearest railhead serving the destination is Tinsukia Railway Station, which is located at a distance of 231 km from Roing.
Buses operate from Tinsukia and Namsai to Roing. In addition, ferries are also available to Roing, which can be boarded from Dolaghat. The best time to explore Roing is from November to February.