Itanagar renowned as the 'Land of Dawn-lit Mountains', is the bustling capital of the North East Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. If you want to experience an unparalleled cultural extravaganza than explore Itanagar. Itanagar is a place not to be missed at any cost. It also has a rich mixture of archaeological sites of great historical value and built up resources and institutions of great socio-cultural significance.
One of the most important historical sites in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, Ita (means brick) Fort which literally means "Fort of bricks"( brick being called "Ita" in the Ahom language). The fort is built during the 14th or the 15th century primarily with bricks and irregular in shape. It comprises of 16,200 cubic metre lengths of brickworks. The fort has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.
Other sightseeing spots are Jawaharlal Nehru Museum at Itanagar also known for showcasing rich tribal culture of the state. Gekar sinyi (Ganga lake) is a beautiful natural lake which literally means Confined lake. It is surrounded by a landmass of hard rock. Primeval vegetation, orchids, mosses on tall trees and tree ferns contribute to its popularity as a hot picnic spot and recreation hub. You have boating facilities and a swimming pool are available at the site.
Itanagar is connected to the rest of the country and Assam via National Highway 52A. Regular bus and private car services are available from Guwahati. The nearest Airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Assam allowing tourists to conveniently move to and fro from any part of the world.
North Lakhimpur (60 km) is the nearest convenient railway connectivity to reach Itanagar. From Lakhimpur you can travel to Guwahati which is well connected to most major parts of the country.
Bus services are available from Guwahati to Itanagar as well as neighbouring regions of Arunachal Pradesh. Tourists can also book a private car or taxi.