Most of the people here are from the Tagin tribe, a subgroup of the larger Tani tribe. They seem to have Tibetan origins since members of the Tagin tribe are found in some parts of Tibet also. The Tags are a friendly people, known for their warmth and hospitality. Their settlements are normally built on the hills, on the slopes, and in the shadows, and it helps them receive natural protection from the elements. Traditionally they are nature worshippers and follow a religious practice called Donyi-Poloism. However, many of them are Christians today due to the influence of the British Christian missionaries. The younger generations of Tags are "Westernized" in their values and lifestyle. Tags are one of the most literate tribes with a 63% literacy rate among the people.
A typical Tagin house is built on stilts 4-6 metres above the ground. It is windowless, with two doors. The walls and floor are made entirely of bamboo; the roof is made of palm leaves or the leaves of wild banana trees.
You can get simple food made of rice, maize, or millets. They are cooked with fresh vegetables from the home garden like potatoes, pumpkin, ginger, onions, mustard leaves, and bamboo shoots. Dried fish and meat are also added. The food you will be served in Daporijo is flavourful, filling, and wholesome.