Tourist Attractions in Arunachal Pradesh mostly includes ancient monuments in the form of temples. Malinithan is a temple site in ruins located in the north eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Malinithan in Arunachal Pradesh is situated at the foot of the Siang hills under the Likabali Sub-Division of West Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh. It is a holy place of worship visited by huge number of visitors and pilgrims every year. The legend says, on the way to Dwarka from Bhismaknagar, Sri Krishna with his newly married wife Rukmini Devi begged blessings of Goddess Parvati. Devi Parvati greeted the newly married couple with wreath. The stringing of the garland was so unique, that overwhelmed Krishna called Devi Parvati as "Sucharu Malini", or a lady who strings garlands beautifully - hence from Malini the name Malinithan was achieved. The nearest airport from Malinithan is Leelabari or Dibrugarh in Assam. A helipad is also situated at along. From here you can pick a bus to Malinithan. By bus or car one can easily reach Malinithan from Guwahati. One can also take a bus from Itanagar. Accommodation Circuit House is available at Likabali.
Ruins of Durga Temple, Relics of stone images of Malinithan came to be noted from the early excavation of the 20th century. In due course of excavation between 1968 and 1971, ruins of temples and valuable scriptures were unearthed at this site. The fame of Malinithan as a holy place of worship draws a large number of tourists and pilgrims. The temple at Malinithan is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is built on the classical tradition of Orissa. The site excavated has beautifully designed and decorated basement of a temple, divine images, icons of deities, animal motifs and floral designs, carved columns and panels. These rich granite sculptures discovered belong to 14th -15th century. The legendary Akashi Ganga waterfall is situated five km from Malinithan in East Siang District. There is a beautiful view of the river Brahmaputra and its tributaries far below from here. Pilgrims come to Akashi Ganga to take a bath as the water is believed to wash away ones sins. The legend is associated with Parvathi narrated in the 8th century Kalika Purana. During your Arunachal Pradesh vacations try to visit these distinct places by selecting a suitable tour package for the destination.