The Tirap district is named after the River flowing through it. The region is mainly populated by tribes and is not very popular as a tourist hangout. Nevertheless the region is adorned with deep green valleys, overflowing brooks, waterfalls, hills etc. The climate is very cool and the region experiences heavy rainfall during the rainy season.
Agriculture is the main occupation of the people. Since it is very difficult to spot flat lands, people end up cultivating on the hill slopes. Millet and Rice are the major crops. Banana, Jack fruit and betel leaf are also cultivated.
Rain forest with tropical vegetation houses animals like elephant, tiger, jungle cat, loris, hillock gibbon and other rare species. Nocte, Tutsa and Wancho are the prime tribes who practiced head hunting in the ancient times are becoming modernized and are doing decent jobs. Crop harvesting is the main festival and they celebrate Loku, Pongtu and Oriya respectively. Mini zoo and Miao museum are the interesting attractions.
HOW TO REACH
Naharkatia airport is 70 kms away and Dirubhgarh 120 kms has a railway station. Buses are also available from these places.