Three days of driving through Arunachal

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Entering Arunachal Pradesh via the Shantipur-Roing border.
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A street vendor in Roing sells her produce in one of the daily bazaars.
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A hawker selling sandals at the lower bazaar in Roing.
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Sally Lake is a lush water body, just on the outskirts of town.
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A walk along the lake’s bank is sufficient to relax a weary mind.
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The banks are lined with Indian gooseberry trees.
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Mayodia Pass offers a glimpse of the snow-clad peaks of the Upper Dibang District. Located 55 kilometres north of Roing, the pass is at a height of 2560 metres from sea level.
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A stream on the way to Tezu from Roing.
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Sunset at Parshuram Kund over the river Lohit.
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Namsai’s famous Golden Pagoda.
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Fresh tea powder being sold on the Digboi-Margherita highway.
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Fisherman get ready to cast their net in the river Lohit near the town of Dhola in Assam.
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India’s longest road bridge – the Bhupen Hazarika Setu, connecting Dhola and Sadiya ports across the river Lohit in Assam.
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The incomplete five-kilometre bridge across the river Dibang near Bomjir in Arunachal Pradesh.
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The incomplete bridge means drivers have to cross the dry river bed on the sides.
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Ferries carry cars across the deeper waters on the Dibang.
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The ferries’ crew are well adept at handling cars of all sizes.
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These ferrymen wait all year for the dry season to ferry cars across the river. The upcoming bridge will end that source of income for these people.
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Passengers have to take two ferries across the Dibang, a journey that takes nearly an hour to complete.
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The sheer expanse of the DIbang river is fascinating.
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Drivers have to cross another dry river bed en route Pasighat.
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Crossing the Siang (Tsangpo) river near Pasighat in Arunachal Pradesh.

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