Blessed with bounties to nature, home to the ethnic Apatani tribe, a World Heritage Site, an eclectic cultural scene and gastronomic indulgence quite unlike any other, Ziro Valley in Arunachal Pradesh is an aspirational destination for more reasons than one. While the place has a lot of enriching experiences to offer, it runs short on the amenities that are an integral part of the urban way of life. Since the choice of accommodation can make or break a holiday experience, we bring this rundown on the best hotels in Ziro Valley to help you find the perfect property for your trip:
Best Resorts in Ziro Valley
The steadily rising influx of tourists has paved away for a few resorts in Ziro Valley. Here’s our pick of the best of the lot:
Ziro Valley Resort
A three-star property, the Ziro Valley Resort comprises cosy wooden cabins stoke with the vibe of a nest in the hills well. The property is centrally located, allowing tourists to get around easily, and equipped with all basic amenities such as TV, geysers, room heaters, generator back-up, medical assistance. The front desk also helps organise guided tours and transport for guests. The place is well-maintained and the staff is always happy to assist. They also have an in-house restaurant and room service available for you to enjoy a hot meal in your comfort zone after spending a day outdoors.
Location: Lower Subansiri
Cost per night: INR 3,772 onward
Cute little log cabins done up in wood, complete with beds made of bamboo, the Siiro Resort in Siiro village, Hapoli, is the perfect retreat to soak up the feeling of being one with nature. The solitary location of the resort makes it the perfect getaway from the humdrum of everyday life while the transport facilities available on the premises make getting around convenient. Siiro Resort in one of the most popular hotels in Ziro Valley, which means the place can turn into quite the melting pot of cultures when tourists come calling. The property is simple in its structure yet elegant and well-maintained.
Location: Siiro Village
Cost per night: INR 1,056 onward
Best Hotels in Ziro Valley
If you prefer the quintessential hotel stay over a personal cottage in a resort, these are the best hotels in Ziro Valley to choose from:
Hotel Blue Pine
Blue Pine is undoubtedly one of the best hotels in Ziro Valley, popular among travellers for being well-connected to all the prime areas of interest as well as well-equipped with all modern amenities. Hotel Blue Pine is just 7 km from Hapoli, and its slightly perched location offers enchanting panoramic views of the township that is one of the key centres for the ethnic Apatani tribe. They also organise guided tours for travellers and pick up and drop facilities to the nearest airport and railway station. The hotel’s multi-cuisine in-house restaurant specialising in Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines is ideal for a hearty meal for those having trouble acquiring a taste for the native cuisine of the region.
Location: Quarry Line, Hapole
Cost per night: INR 1,000 onward
Ziro Palace Inn
The Ziro Palace Inn is one of the few luxury accommodation options in the region. The property sports plush interiors complete with tiled floors and lighting effect. The three-storey building houses spacious rooms with all the necessary facilities to keep you comfortable and indulge in some self-pampering. They also specialise in organising some of the best guided tours headed by certified guides who can help you witness the Apatani culture as well as the raw natural beauty of the place from close quarters. The in-house restaurant and round-the-clock hospitality make it a perfect place to unwind and relax after hectic sightseeing.
Location: Bwrw Village
Cost per night: INR 2,374 onward
Best Homestays in Ziro Valley
The natives in Ziro valley are opening up their homes to travellers, offering them a glimpse up close into their way of life. Take a break from the conventional hotel and resort stays with these best homestays in Ziro Valley:
If staying with an Apatani family in on your bucket list for your trip to Ziro Valley, Abasa Homestay is the ideal pick. You get to experience the real culture of the ethnic tribe and yet enjoy the same comforts offered by some of the best hotels in Ziro Valley. The location of the homestay is a bit remote. The homestay is a 15-minute drive from Siiro village on a virtually non-existent road. The pristine view and fresh air make the arduous journey worth your while. The hosts are warm and don’t hold back going out of the way to keep their guest comfortable. The sprawling farm around the homestay, owned by the hosts, is an added incentive.
Location: Near Siiro Village
Cost per night: Rs 1,500 (meals included)
Ngunu Ziro Homestay
Live the dream of a cosy wooden house in the lap of placid mountains and midst of lush green with a soothing sense of calmness prevalent all around by booking your stay at the Ngunu Ziro Homestay. It is the ideal property for a quiet vacation striking a delicate balance between modern facilities and harmony with nature. Enjoy the hospitality you’d expect at the best hotels in Ziro Valley, treat yourself to some sumptuous home-cooked meals, get a glimpse into the local culture, all this while keeping your privacy intact. The hosts are happy to double as your tour guides, which is definitely an added bonus.
Location: Lower Subansiri
Cost per night: INR 3,300