Located at an elevation of 600 m above sea level, Daporijo is a small scenic town in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is situated in the upper Subansiri District. A major tributary of the Brahmaputra River, the river Subansiri runs besides it. Flanked by the river Subansiri on one side and lush green paddy fields on the other, and surrounded by the mountains of Arunachal, Daporijo is a treat to the eyes.
Dapo means "the protection" against the epidemic or evil spirits and Rijo refers to "the valley". The valley has beautiful evergreen bamboo rainforests. The town is famous for its bamboo and cane handicrafts. Long bamboo suspension bridges are seen at ious places. Daporijo is a holiday package in itself as it provides for a number of exciting tourist activities from trekking to camping, river rafting, angling and picnics.
Daporijo is known for its ied ethnicities and culture. It is home to several ethnic groups such as Tagin, Nyishi, Hilmiri and Galo. Different festivals are celebrated by different tribes throughout the year. Daporijo’s rich culture adds to its charm. This beautiful valley is also referred to as a hidden jewel in North-East India.