Passighat is the oldest administrative center of erstwhile NEFA. It is situated on the banks of the mighty river Siang, the main tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra river. Perched at an elevation of 155 metres above sea level, the town is blessed with an enchanting scenic beauty of lush forests, majestic mountains, sparkling waterfalls and splendidly gorgeous hanging bridges. The beautiful ‘Siong River’ flowing through the heart of Pasighat further adds to its alluring charm and provides for a captivating time to all the nature lovers offering them ample opportunities to bask in nature’s utmost serenity.
Pasighat also has to its pride, a rich culture which makes it a popular cultural tourism spot in the region; the ‘Pasi’ and ‘Minyong’ tribes inhabiting this quaint village are considered two of the oldest tribes of North East India which still follow their traditional customs with utmost passion till date.