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Picture Town- ZIRO VALLEY

Ziro Valley

Ziro is a picturesque town, which is located 115 km from Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. The beauty of this town has attracted the attention of many, due to which it has been shortlisted as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Perched at an altitude of 1500 m above sea level, Ziro has hills that are beautifully covered with bamboo and pine trees, surrounded with paddy fields. The town is home to a very friendly tribal group known as the Apatani tribe. A unique fact about the Apatani tribe is that women of this tribe used to practice a custom of getting facial tattoos!! This was done since they believed that women of the Apatani tribe were so beautiful that they had to tattoo their faces in order to not let men from other tribes steal them away!

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