With pine-clad hills and rice fields as far as the eyes can see, Ziro Valley is counted among the top offbeat destinations in India. Located in the Lower Subansiri district of Arunachal Pradesh, this picturesque valley is the place to enjoy the quiet serenity of nature. Clear blue skies, puffy white clouds and the extended stretch of green fields make a beautiful picture. Over the last few years, Ziro has emerged as a favorite destination among backpackers and solo travelers.
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Ziro Valley is the home of the Apatani Tribe. They are known to be one of the most friendly and hospitable people, and also for their love of music. The Ziro Festival of Music gives an expression to their natural affinity for music and the desire to have an organized event. Every year during the last week of September, a four-day long outdoor music festival is held. This otherwise quiet valley echoes with the sounds of music and laughter!
The Ziro Festival of Music was founded in 2012 by Bobby Hano and ‘Menwhopause’ guitarist Anup Kutty to showcase the independent music scene in India. The four-day event is hosted by the people of Apatani Tribe. The Ziro Valley, set at an elevation of 5,500 feet above sea level, makes for the most amazing venue surrounded by beautiful misty mountains. The Ziro Festival is a beautiful amalgamation of music, culture and scenic beauty. Ever since its inception, this fest has drawn huge crowds of music lovers from all across the country and even abroad.
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The Ziro Music Festival is widely known to be the one of the greatest outdoor festivals in India. It offers a great platform to showcase the thriving independent music scene in India and also puts a spotlight on the amazing musical talent found in North East India. In the past, the Ziro Festival has seen performances from many great artists of national and international repute such as Lee Ranaldo, Steve Shelley, Indus Creed, Barmer Boys, Louw Majaw, Menwhopause, Peter Cat Recording Company, Sha’air n Func, Guru Rewben Mashangva, and more.
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If you love travel and you love music, Ziro Music Festival should be on your bucket list. A haven of serenity, Ziro is one of the best offbeat destinations in India with blissful views of nature. When you make your trip in September to attend the music festival, there are also a bunch of other tourist attractions.
- Meghna Cave Temple
Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this ancient temple dates back to about 5000 years. Located at a height of 300 feet, the temple offers some stunning views of the surrounding mountains, dense evergreen forests and swiftly flowing rivers. Visitors are left spellbound by the immense natural beauty of this place.
- Kile Pakho
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This mountain ridge, located on the outskirts of old Ziro, is known for its amazing scenic views. On climbing the ridge, you are treated to a spectacular view of the Ziro Plateau on one side and the snow-clad Himalayas on the other side. For photography enthusiasts and nature lovers, this is a delightful place you must visit.
- Tarin Fish Farm
Paddy cultivation and fish farms have been the main source of livelihood for the Apatani people since ages. This high-altitude farm is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Ziro where you can learn more about the life of local people here. The Tarin Fish Farm is located amidst pine and bamboo trees. Two different varieties of rice are grown here with one variety of fish in the water.
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Ziro Valley is a treasure of natural beauty. Treat your eyes to amazing sunset views as foot-tapping music from the festival continues to play in the background. Enjoy a bonfire under the starlit sky and jam with musicians. It is a unique experience all on its own.
The 2019 Ziro Festival of Music is going to have 2 Stages – 40 Musicians – 6000 Attendees. So, start planning your trip now!
Enjoy four days of music, art and culture with the Kiros tour package for Ziro Music Festival. Get a chance to stay at Zingaros, the coolest campsite in Ziro. Enjoy unlimited fun and relaxation as you meet other fellow music lovers and indulge in some impromptu jamming sessions. Follow the detailed itinerary prepared by Kiros Travels and get an insight to the Apatani way of life. No need to worry about missing any of the band performances as festival passes for all four days comes included with the tour package.