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Arunachal features in Lonely Planet Travel Magazine

travel Updated: May 30, 2013 16:18 IST

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Arunachal Pradesh has earned a rare distinction by making it to the BBC's Lonely Planet Travel magazine's 'Top 21 under-the-radar destinations of the world', state Tourism Parliamentary Secretary P D Sona said here today.

The list, exclusively featured the less explored and unconventional tourist destinations of the world, was released on May 9 last and compiled by Rory Goulding, Editorial Assistant of the magazine.

Arunachal won the coveted second runners-up position in Lonely Planet magazine's Emerging Destinations In India recently.

Sona quoted Goulding as saying "Arunachal Pradesh, the land of the dawn-lit mountains, is surely high on any list of candidates for the mythical realm of Shangri-La. It has historically been inaccessible from any, an unknown place so remote that few of its thunderous Himalayan peaks have been named, let alone climbed."

Arunachal Pradesh has been chosen by the union tourism ministry to host the country's second edition of International Travel Mart at Tawang during the third week of October next, official sources said.