Itanagar

The land of the dawn lit mountains, Itanagar, Arunachal’s capital is also its biggest town, The Jawaharlal Nehru Museum has archaeological finds from Ita Fort to which you can trek up. Housed here is also an interesting collection of arts and crafts, jewellery, textiles, and a variety of tribal headgear, which gives; you an insight into Arunachal’s tribal culture. Open: Tue – Sun. Itanagar does not have an airport, However, there are airports at Tezu, Pasighat, Along, Daporijo, Ziro and Lilabari, the nearest. Itanagar is connected by road to the other state capitals in the North East. The convenient railheads are Harmuty (33 km) and North Lakhimpur (60 km). It is best to visit from October to May.

 

Getting There:

Air: Lilabari is Nearest Airport (North Lakhimpur) in Assam (60 km from Itanagar).

Rail: Nearest railhead is Harmuty in Assam (33 km from Itanagar). A more convenient railhead is North Lakhimpur in Assam, 60 km from Itanagar, 407 km from Guwahati. Arunachal also serves it express.

Road: From Guwahati, one travels mostly on NH 52 to reach Itanagar, 429 km away. Direct buses are available from Guwahati.

Tourist Attraction:

Ita Fort: The fort is situated in the heart of the Itanagar, the state capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar is derived from this fort. It is a historical fort of an irregular shape built mainly with bricks. Total brick water is of 16,200 cubic meter lengths. There are three gates on three sides viz. eastern, western and southern which is said to be built by Ahoms. It has been estimated that more than 80 lakhs of bricks, 45 cubic meters of stone and 46,300 mandays were required for building up of the fort.

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