Places To See In Itanagar

Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is a rich source of Archaeological sites of the great historical value and built up resources and institutes with great socio-cultural significance. It is situated in the laps of majestic Himalayas and immersed in the astonishing natural glory and blissful weather all throughout the year. The rich culture of this exotic hill station reflects in its every nook and corner and provides for an engrossing time to every folklore and sociologist visiting here.

How to Reach Itanagar:

                Arunachal Pradesh to Itanagar – 378 KM.

Best Time To Reach:

October to April

Festivals:

  • Torgya in January,
  • Losar in February/ March.
  • Choekhor in October.

Address:

        Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh 791111.

Places To Visit In Itanagar:

1. Ita Fort:

Ita Fort was built in the 14th or 15th century. The name of the fort is named after the city name Itanagar. It is believed that 80 lakh bricks were used to build the structure of the fort. King of Jitari dynasty built the fort in an irregular shape. The fort is enclosed by natural ridges and brick ramparts.

There are two brick walls and three gates, the brick ramparts can be seen in the western and eastern sides. There is more than half a kilometre long rampart in the eastern side with just one gate; while the western rampart is more than 1.40 km in length and has two gates. In the north and south of the fort, irregular steep ridges of more than a kilometre length can also be witnessed. The bricks of the fort are typical of the medieval and pre-Ahom period.

Ita Fort Timings: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Ita Fort Entry Fee: Free Entry.

How to reach Ita Fort: Itanagar to Ita Fort – 3KM

2. Jawaharlal Nehru Museum Itanagar:

The Jawaharlal Nehru Museum was established in the year 1980s by the government of Arunachal Pradesh. The museum is systematically divided into sections which each displays an extensive gamut of handicrafts, reminiscent and quite other archaeological findings. There is a handicrafts workshop at the museum premises where one can view the work going on. Art gallery and library are the part of the museum as well.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum Itanagar Timings: 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Friday and Saturday Holiday

Entry Fee: Rs 10 per Indian
Rs 75 per Foreigners.

Photography: Allowed. Camera- Rs 20, Video- Rs 100.

How to Reach Jawaharlal Nehru Museum Itanagar: Itanagar to the Museum – 4 KM.

3. Gompa Itanagar:

Gompa is the centre for Buddhist culture located on the top of the hill just above the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum. The temple is adorned with a beautiful gate at the base of the hill. The Gompa seemed to be separated from the rest of the town by the small hill even though it is near the main road.

The white stupa with golden carvings stood just outside the main Gompa and against the backdrop of green rolling hills.

Photography: Allowed.

Gompa Timings: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Gompa Entry Fee: Free entry.            

How to reach Gompa: Itanagar to Gompa – 5 KM.

4. Online Itanagar:

The place is called Indira Gandhi Park. Online is a green urban space and festival location in Itanagar. It is a very expensive city park with play equipment. One can enjoy the greenery of the park. People use this place for walking, jogging and organize the community festivals.

Online Itanagar Timings: 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM.           

How to Reach Online Itanagar: Itanagar to  Indra Gandhi park – 3 KM.