Originally Dapo refers to “the protection” or “the barrier” against the epidemic or evil sprits and Rijo for “the valley”. It is the headquarter of Upper Subansiri district. It is a beautiful town surrounded by greeneries.
Daporijo is located at an elevation of 600 m above sea level. It is located beside the river Subansiri, one of the principal rivers of Arunachal Pradesh and a major tributary of the mighty Brahmaputra.Daporijo valley is surrounded by evergreen hills in three corners and Subansiri river in the other. It is one of the most beautiful places in the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
Daporijo is blessed with an aesthetic natural splendor of bamboo rain forests, lush paddy fields and enchanting waterfalls makes for a great hideout for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts and soul seekers alike. The little place falls enroute to Along from Ziro Valley and serves as home to the people of Tagin Tribe who are famed for their unique cultures, traditions and religious practices.
In case one is looking forward to an exceptional offbeat cultural rendezvous during their holiday trip, would surely fall in love with this tiny hill hamlet that is often referred to as the hidden little jewel of North East India.