This is the picture of two tribal girls in their traditional attire, who came to Bomdila to take part in the local fair, in Arunachal Pradesh. They represent the cultured and gentle people, having received Buddhism from Guru Padma Sambhava. Most of the area was occupied by the Chinese during the 1962 war and was given back to India after peace returned.
Arunachal Pradesh, situated in North East India is bounded by Tibet in the north, Assam and Nagaland in the east and Bhutan in the west. The state's pristine beauty remained hidden to the outside world over the years and it was only in 1992 that Arunachal Pradesh opened its door to tourists, both domestic and international. However, restrictions are there. Even for Indians, it is necessary to take entry permit to visit Arunachal Pradesh.
Since then the allure of this unknown and fascinating land has held visitors in thrall, not merely over the scenic beauty but also because Arunachal Pradesh, due to the years of seclusion has succeeded in keeping itself as one of the last bastions of the tribal world that thrives here in a colourful and district way of life.
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