Ready to Plan your next Adventure ?

December is the time of the year when everyone wants to break the monotony and travel to a new place. But most tourist places are so crowded in this season that even travel leads to no respite. If you are looking for a new experience this December, the second edition of orange festival should definitely be a high contender.

The Orange Festival Dambuk is all about four days of live music and adventure in a faraway land of Dambuk, Arunachal Pradesh.

Reaching Dambuk is an adventure itself. Located at Lower Dibang Valley district of Arunachal Pradesh, this place is accessible by road only during the winter season when the rivers get dry. During monsoon, Elephant across the rivers and Helicopters are the only means.

Dates : December 15-18, 2016

Attractions : Camping | Music | Elephant Rides | ATV Rides | Burma Bridge| White Water Rafting & much more!

How to Reach: Dambuk is 50 Kms (around 90 minutes drive) from Pasighat (off-road) and around 40 minutes drive from Roing. Vehicles with good ground clearance are recommended.

By Air: Nearest airport is Mohanbari in Dibrugarh.  From there, one needs to ferry across the Brahmaputra river and drive towards Pasighat (100 km) and then Dambuk through the dry river beds. Another option is to land into Guwahati Airport as it has better connectivity with all the major cities of India. From Guwahati, drive to Pasighat via Lakhimpur and from there to Dambuk.

By Train: Guwahati to Mokokngselek by Intercity Train and take the special shuttle service (Arunachal State Transport Bus) to Dambuk at Rs. 250 per person per way. Otherwise, major railway station is Dibrugarh.

By Road:

From Guwahati, the route is Guwahati-Lakhimpur-Pasighat-Dambuk (around 650 kms).

From Dibrugarh , Station – Port – Ferry to Pasighat – Drive to Dambuk.

From Tinsukia, the route is: Tinsukia-Doomdooma-Namsai-Roing-Dambuk. From Pasighat, Rs. 150 per person one way (Arunachal State Transport Bus) to Dambuk.

Where to Stay

The best way to enjoy the festival would be to camp around the festival site. To book your travel, stay and Event passes just holler our to Traveller’s Appetite. You could either ping us at 8826454643 or write to us on You could also drop in a comment here or on our facebook page

You can also buy your event passes at

Cost : 

  • The four-day entry pass to the festival is available online for INR 4000/-
  • Accommodation in a campsite near the festival site for INR 1300/- per person per night. Tents will be with sleeping bags and mats and will accommodate 2 -3 people.

Important Information before you plan you travel

1. You will experience very poor phone network and internet connectivity here so don’t bring any work along and be prepared to be cut off from the rest of the world for these 4 days.
2. Roads are across the dry river beds and sometime you have to drive through knee-deep water or boat across the rivers so be prepared for some adventure filled ride up to Dambuk
3. Indian nationals require Inner Line Permits and foreign nationals require Protected Area Permits. These permits can be made at the Arunachal Govt. office in all cities.  For more details check the below links:

If you want to take a printout/PDF version of this post to refer on your trip, you may request the same in the comments below. We will be glad to mail you the same in an attempt to make the planning process easier for you.

If you have already been here or to other similar places, share your experiences or engage in a conversation below. (Alternatively, here’s a link to the discussion on our facebook page)

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Weekender : Shillong, the Scotland of the East


Travellers’Appetite is on a roll !
After the fun filled Ziro Festival of Music We are all set to rock the NH7 Weekender. Anyone who’d like to join us on the journey just holler out to us 🙂

Please consider this as a personal invitation and drop us a message, mail or connect on 8826454643 if you’d like to travel along with us. The itineray and the line up is as mentioned below and that’s a link to the event page

Hope to see you guys there 🙂

21st october : Flight to Guwahati (Early Morning) , Road transfer to Shillong
First day of the festival.
Over night in Tents. Camp site walking distance from the Festival Venue.

22nd October : Second Day of the festval.
Over night in Tents. Camp site walking distance from the Festival Venue.

23rd October : Time to explore Shillong in the day. Afternoon transfer from Shillong to Guwahati. Late evenig flight from Guwahati.

Line up for the festival is as below
Day 1 : 21st October

Vertical Horizon
Farhan Live
Dualist Inquiry
Mr. Woodnote & Lil Rhys
Vir Das’ Alien Chutney
Tough on Tobacco
Alobo Naga & Band
Bipul Chettri
Blue Temptation
Dossers Urge
Elephant In The Elevator
Parekh & Singh
Su Real
The Ritornellos

Day 2 : 22nd October

Steven Wilson
Soulmate: History of the Blues
Dhruv Voyage
Wild Palms
Dhruv Visvanath
Imphal Talkies
Lucid Recess
Prateek Kuhad
Rhythm Shaw
Underground Authority
Undying Inc
What Escapes Me