Apatani Cultural Landscape
Apatani Cultural Landscape is part of the Tentative list of India in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Apatani Cultural Landscape centers around a tribe inhabiting the Ziro valley in Arunachal Pradesh. The Apatanis are nature worshippers and practice traditional sustainable farming methods. The landscape is characterized by rice paddies, where also fish are reared.
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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Dr. Nani Tamang Jose
Actually I am local citizen of Ziro(Apatani Plateau) which has been shortlisted for WHS probables. It may sound prejudice to advocate my own land in this forum. However, considering the reality and fact Apatani Landscape with its deep rooted age- old preserved culture and tradition is worth to be in the tentative list. People across the globe must visit this place and see for themselves the harmonious Eco-system and civilization maintained since time immemorial. Nearest Airport is Lilabari and Dibrugarh in Assam nearly 120 km from Ziro, the head quarter of Apatani palteau. One can avail chopper service from Guwahati to Naharalagun and to Ziro. By road it is 610 km from Guwahati Airport. All comfortable taxi are available. One has to avail Inner Line Permit from Liaison office at Guwahati or Lilabari.People of Ziro are friendly. Weather is cold and sometime wet due to rain. Best time is July and September :February and March when the tradition and cultural activities are in full swing.
2014 Added to Tentative List
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