Ziro is a picturesque valley located about 167 Km from Itanagar, in the Northeastern Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Situated at a height of over 1,500 m above sea level, this land of Apatani people, is an uneven valley dotted with a number of hillocks beneath lush, paddy fields. Ziro Valley has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site nominee for several years as the cradle for its unique Apatni cultural landscape. The administrative center and hub for economic activities in the valley is a town called Hapoli, locally known by the Apatanis as "Hao-Polyang". In recent times, Ziro has also become famous for the Ziro Festival of Music, which is held annually in the valley and features some of the best indie acts from around the world as well as leading folk musicians from Northeast India. The only drawback is all visitors need permissions - the Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Indians and Protected Area Permit for foreigners.
Ziro is a beautiful valley filled with rice fields and beautiful little villages of the Apatani tribes who inhabit this area.
Ziro is basically made of old Ziro, Hapoli and Manii Polyang. These are the three divisions of Ziro. Old Ziro is an Army cantonment area, Hapoli is mainly a British built area and Manii Polyang is the extension of the town that was built to shift some offices.