Anini is the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. Anini was also the district headquarters of the undivided Dibang Valley district. It is a small underdeveloped town, mainly because of its remoteness. Yet, it still has basic road and air links to the rest of India. The Idu Mishmi tribal people constitute a majority here. The town is fully dependent on the nearest major settlement, Roing, which is in the Lower Dibang Valley District, for most commercial needs.
Tezu is the closest airport to Anini which is about 200 km by road. This remote part of Arunachal Pradesh is the headquarters of the Dibang Valley district, however, a small underdeveloped town. A majority of the people living here are tribal from the northern Arunachal Pradesh very close to the disputed India-China border. Anini is located between the Dibang and Mathun Rivers which are actually the tributaries of the mighty Brahmaputra. Located just south of the Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, Anini climate relates with the elevations with temperatures ranging between 18 to 22 degrees Celsius. Kelington and Kahaii Kala are the two peaks closest to Anini.
Anini's elevation ranges from 1,698 meters above sea level to as high as 2,438 meters. On the Aninese Plateau, the average elevation is 1,800 meters,but the average elevation of the town is 2,068 meters. According to Google Maps' terrain feature, Anini is around 1,600–1,800 meters above sea level and up north of Anini, the elevation can go up to 3,800 meters above sea level! According to the official website of the Dibang Valley District, Anini's altitude is at 1,968 meters above sea level.
The closest mountain to Anini is relatively unnoticed. Its name, Kelingon was named by the local Midu Idus. Also there is another mountain. Kahaii Kala, which peaks at around 5,000 meters above sea level, is the highest around the region. Like Kelingon, it was named by the locals.
Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary:
The Dibang Wildlife Sanctuary, is located just north of Anini and was established in 1992. The region is very mountainous, and snowfall is common in this region. It is protected by the Department of Environment and Forest of Arunachal Pradesh. The altitude ranges from an absolute low of 1800 meters to the peak of Kalaii Kala at 5000 meters. Some infrastructure that you may find are the forest rest house and a hiking trail.