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Mishmi Retreat, Wakro

Mishmi Retreat is an eco tourism community led initiative located in Wakro of the Lohit District in Arunachal Pradesh. It is nearly 190 kilometers away from Dibrugarh. Surrounded by enchanting nature it is an ideal getaway for the nature lover. This beautiful location comprises of four Mishmi traditional huts. Each with two rooms one double bedded and one twin bedded. It caters to a maximum group size of 16 persons. Four toilets are conveniently located behind the huts. Wakro is the homeland of the tribal group called Mishmis one of the Mongoliod tribes of Tibeto-Burman origin. They speak a distinct dialect. The three major Mishmi groups are Idu Mishmi or Idu Lhoba, Digaro Mishmi or Taraon, Darang Deng and Miju Mishmi or Kaman Deng. The Mishmis are very rich culturally. Wakro is situated in the Mishmi Hills in the district of Lohit in Arunachal Pradesh. Wakro is a three hour drive from Tinsukia in Assam. One can also reach Wakro from Dibrugarh in Assam in four to five hours by train or by road. Dibrugarh is also well connected by Air. The route goes through the tea gardens of the region. The area that follows is inhabited primarily by people from the Khampti, Singpho and Deori tribes. Khamptis and Singphos both follow the Hinayana School of Buddhism. It is believed that this branch of Buddhism went from India to Burma via Sri Lanka. The evidence of this Buddhism is apparent by the number of monasteries and statues of the Buddha that one encounters along this route. Perhaps the most visited and popular monastery in recent times is what is called the Golden Pagoda. Situated in a 20 hectare complex in Namsai, the Pagoda is built in the Burmese style of architecture. This is the region of oranges. Orange trees cover almost 10,000 hectares of land. Walking through Wakro during the fruiting season, past orange laden trees, is an unforgettable experience.

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West Bengal, India - 734010

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