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Transportation in Itanagar

The capital city of Arunachal Pradesh has good transportation system that makes the city easily accessible for the tourists. Apart from the railways and airways, the city also has an impressive network of roads that connects the city to all the major neighbouring states and cities. Getting to Itanagar is not so easy and requires government permits.

Itanagar by Air

Transportation in ItanagarLocated on the northernmost corners of India, Itanagar does not have an airport of its own. However, one can easily access the city via other neighbouring airports. The nearest airport located in Itanagar is the Lilabari airport located in the north Lakhimpur in Assam. The Lilabari airport is located about  67 km from the capital city and about 53 kms from Naharlagun. There are regular flights to Guwahati from the Lilabari airport. Another nearest airport is the Tezpur airport.

Apart from these, domestic helicopter services are also provides by Pawan Hans, three days in a week, between Itanagar and Guwahati. The helicopter also connects cities like Dibrugarh (Mohanbari) , Guwahati, and Itanagar to Ziro, Tawang, Daporijo, Roing, Along, Pasighat, Tezu, Khonsa and Anini.

Itanagar by Rail

Itanagar does not have a railway station of its own.  The closest rail head is located in Harmuty in Assam.  The railway station is about 33km away from Itanagar. There is also another railway station located about 60 km from Itanagar in North Lakhimpur in Assam. The railway station is directly connected to Kamakhya Railway Station in Guwahati, which leads to Kolkata, Silchar and Siliguri.

Itanagar by Road

Itanagar has an excellent network of roads. Itanagar is connected to all the major cities and other neighboring states of Manipur, Assam, Tripura Meghalaya and Mizoram. The roads link itanagar to Bomdila (350kms), to Guwahati (429kms) Shillong (495kms, Siliguri (942kms), North Lakhimpur (64kms) and Kolkata (1611kms). Overnight buses are available from Itanagar to Shillong, Guwahati and Imphal. Arunachal State Transport bus service is also available in Itanagar.

Local Modes of Transportation in Itanagar

 Itanagar Transport ServicesItanagar provides lots of options for local transport within the city and some of these includes auto rickshaws, cycle rickshaws and taxi. Walking is also a good option to get around the city.

Taxi service
One can hire a taxi in order to travel to the outskirts. There are no meter taxis in Itanagar and the charges ranges from Rs 100 to Rs 200.

Auto Rickshaws
Like other parts of India, autos are easily available in Itanagar and are one of the food form of local transport.  Auto prices are negotiable but the auto drivers may carge extra fare during night.

Cycle Rickshaw
Cycle rickshaws are one of the best options to travel in Itanagar as the tourist spots located quite near each other. The rickshaw fares will range around Rs10 to Rs 15.

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