Itanagar is the capital of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The town has scenic beauty attributed to the presence of the Himalayas in the backdrop. Rich culture, tribal heritage and values dating back to centuries old are a distinguished feature here. It has been identified with Mayapur of the 14th- 15th century. Itanagar's new light earthquake proof buildings are mixed with the traditional huts built on the slopes of the hills.
Highlights of the Place
Itafort Itanagar derives its name from the Itafort which is located right at the centre of the capital. It is a highly imposing irregular shaped fort.
The art of the local tribe here is also very famous which includes shawls, woolen coats, bags and carpets and these are made out of wool, fiber and cotton.
The Buddhist monastery here is also a highlight. It reflects an extensive Tibetan influence.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Itanagar is from October to March when the climate is cool and pleasant.
5 Star/ Luxury Hotels
- Hotel SC Continental
- Blue Pine Hotel
- River View Hotel
- Himalayan Hotel
- Kosing Hotel
How to Reach
The nearest airport is at Lilabari in Assam at a distance of 67 km.
Harmuti in Assam is the nearest railhead at a distance of 52 km.
Arunachal state transport buses connect Itanagar to other North East Indian cities.