Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tribal Houses from Dirang Dzong

While I was at the Himalayan hill station of Dirang, I visited some of their tribal settlements. And the most famous and easily accessible one is the Dirang Dzong.

The Dirang Dzong is a tribal area that is built on one side of the Dirang river and is just a couple of kilometres from the main Dirang market. In fact, it is on the road from Tezpur to Tawang.

The Dirang Dzong or locally known as the Dirang basti is just a normal rustic residential colony. But, the special thing about this tribal colony is its architecture.

Their stone and wooden houses are quite unique. They use the stone for foundation and the wooden structure for the roof and walls. Apparently, this method of building is quite efficient in handling the bitter cold weather of the Himalayas.

Further, they had a classic or should I say antique look about them that made me take notice of them. Their colours, the structure and the design were very interesting.

The Dirang Dzong is definitely worth a visit if you are planning a trip to Dirang in Western Arunachal Pradesh. The sight of these houses against the Eastern Himalayas and the Dirang river below is quite an interesting sight.

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