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About Yingkiong

Yingkiong is a town of Arunachal Pradesh and the district headquarters of the Upper Siang district in Arunachal. The town is located towards the left bank of the Siang River and as such the district derived its name from the river. The town of Yingkiong is located at an elevation of 200 meters and is known for its natural and scenic places.

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Demography of Yingkiong

The town is inhabited by tribes like Adi, Khamba, Mishmis and Memba. The Adis and the Mishmis believe in the sun and the moon while the other tribes are Mahayana Buddhists. Ponung, Roja and Broh dance are the prominent dances of this region.

Services and Utilities in Yingkiong

The electricity services in Yingkiong are provided by the Department of Power Arunachal Pradesh, headquartered in Itanagar and supervises the electrical services throughout the state. The postal services are headed by the Indian Postal Services and there is a single bank State Bank of India in Yingkiong providing banking facilities:

State Bank Of India
Arunachal Pradesh
PIN 791002
Contact: 03777-222225
IFSC Code: SBIN0007228
Branch Code: 007228
MICR Code: 787002515

YES Bank
P.O. Yingkiong
Upper Siang
Contact: 255208
Branch Code: ARCB27
MICR Code: 791824524

Tourism in Yingkiong

The town of Yingkiong is famous for the Mouling National park situated here nearby the town of Along. Apart from that the Daying Ering National Park is also located nearby in the Pasighat area. There are also beautiful trekking routes from Pasighat and other places to Yingkiong. In the best interest of the tourists and trekkers, circuits are designed wonderfully in order to give optimum view of Arunachal Pradesh, hence, covering maximum places.

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Yingkiong - Ekodumbing - Riutala Circuit

This circuit includes the three places and lets the tourist take a view of the Riutala - Buddhist Shrine. Riutala is a hill which has many lakes interspersed into it. The Yameng Lake at Ekodumbing is also a beautiful lake worth not missing.the scenic view of Ekodumbing is breathtaking. The best time to visit this place is from August to November.

Yingkiong - Tuting - Dewakota Circuit

This circuit involves  exploringa lot of caves, some yet unexplored. It is believed many treasures still lie in the depth of these caves waiting to be unveiled. The caves that can be witnessed in this circuit are Sindura, Guru Durpuk and many others which are so huge that it can accommodate as many as 100 pilgrims at the same time. Dewakota is believed to be such a holy place that myth says that one who visits the place three times are sure to reach heaven. These caves open only during the winter season for the rest of the year it remains submerged under the Yangshang Chu river.

Yingkiong - Tuting - Tsitapuri Circuit

This circuit has a major pilgrimage center, Tsitapuri. The most amazing part of this place is that it has more than 108 lakes around it making it one of the most spectacular view. So mesmerizing is the scene here that anyone visiting the place refuses to go back. The lakes in this circuit are surrounded by beautiful valleys which remain snow covered throughout the year.

Transport Services in Yingkiong

By Road:
One can reach Yingkiong by buses. There are buses and vehicles available from Along located at a distance of 180 kms.

By Air:
The nearest airport is located in Lilabari in North Lakhimpur at a distance of 329 kms.

By Rail:
The nearest railway station is in Mukongselek at a distance of about 221 kms.

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