Where does the sun rise first in India?
With every sunrise, We rise.
With every sunset, We fall.
It’s a fact which is followed by our daily routine. But have you ever jumbled your mind? While we’re in the bed embracing the darkness of night, some other places in our country may be illuminated by lights. It is witnessed in every country. Yes, in our country too. Where is that place were sun hits first in India?
Have You Ever Thought of it…!!!
It’s “Dong” in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh
In the Easternmost place in India, receives the first rays of sun in India. It was so discovered in the year 1999. At 1,240 meters above sea-level, Dong is located at the confluence of the rivers Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, and Sati, and is strategically sandwiched between China and Myanmar. The newspapers carried this report which was further confirmed by the scientists and Survey of India officials. It then prompted a rush of visitors to this remote place in the millennium year 2000 and now this place is known as Sunrise Village. On an average, the sun rises at around 5.54 a.m. in Dong and sets at 4.30 p.m. during the winter season, almost an hour before other places in the country witnessed the same.