Tourism in Itanagar

Itanagar, is known as the 'Land of Dawn-Lit Mountains' as this is the first place in India to witness the sunrise.  Surrounded by green forests, deep river valleys and plateaus, Itanagar is place of mesmerizing natural beauty.  The snow clad peaks in and across the region are breath taking. The region is mountainous with Himalayan ranges. The mountains give the tourists the opportunity of hiking and trekking. Apart from spotting different tribal communities, one can also find enchanting apple orchards, tea gardens and magnificent monuments in this region. Itanagar has immense potential as a tourist destination. Visiting the place is like a refreshing break as the place houses many unspoiled and untouched virgin spots. The weather is also very pleasant and the tourist can visit the place throughout the year. Some of the beautiful tourist spots of Itanagar are mentioned below:

Ita Fort

Tourism in ItanagarIta fort situated in the heart of the city, is one of the popular tourist spots in Itanagar. The name Itanagar is named after this famous fort. It is one of the most important monuments of the region. The famous Ita Fort was built by the Ahom Kings between the 14th -15th century. Literally the name of the Fort means fort of bricks. In Ahom dialect Ita means brick.

The Ita fort covers an area of 45 cubic meters and is irregular in shape. The Fort was constructed using around 80 lakh bricks. The volume of the Fort is 16,200 cubic meter. The fort has three different entrances namely eastern, western and southern entrances to the fort.  Ita fort is one of the major tourist destination of Itanagar. The ruins of the fort are the prime attractions of the fort. Tourists visiting the fort can have a glimpse of the magnificent architectural style of the Ahom Kings who built the fort.

Ganga Lake

The Ganga Lake situated 6km from the capital is a natural lake. The Ganga lake is situated at the Tourism in Itanagarfoothills of the Himalayan range. The Ganga Lake or Gyaker Sinyi is blessed with lush greenery and mountain. It is a perfect tourist spot. The tourist can also enjoy boating in this lake.  From the hill top the tourists can have view of the beautiful lake abundant in scenic beauty. The area of the lake is 4 sq km. The lake is surrounded by thick forest and the lake facilitates bird watching activity

Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum is also one of the popular tourist spot in Itanagar. The museum exhibits musical instruments, wood carvings, handicrafts textiles, and archeological findings. The handicraft center in the museum also has a workshop which specializes in traditional cane manufacture.  The museums also have a library section.

Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

The Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Naharlagun near Itanagar and is one of the major tourist spot in Itanagar. Different types of rare species of birds and animals are found in the sanctuary. It is also known for having different species of orchids.

Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple is one of the chief attractions Itanagar. Dalai Lama sanctified the worship centre. 

Shopping in Itanagar

Travelling to any place is incomplete without shopping.  Like the other big cities, Itanagar does not have large malls and shopping complexes. The local markets in Itanagar are enough to make your shopping experience complete. One can explore the local markets in Itanagar for trendy souvenirs. Mention may be made of wooden articles, woolen shawls, bamboo baskets,Tibetan Buddhist paintings, Sarongs etc. To know more about Shopping in Itanagar, click here

Hotels and Restaurants in Itanagar

The tourists in Itanagar can relish the delicious cuisine in some of the finest hotels and restaurants in Itanagar.

Hotel  S C Continental
Near Old Poly Technic Collage,
Vivek Vihar, Sector-C, Itanagar: 791111
Phone: 0360- 216015,216016

Hotel Arun Subansiri
Zero Point Tinali, Itanagar
Phone: 0360- 212806,212677

Hotel Donyi Polo
Ashoka Near All India Radio, Itanagar    
Phone: 0360- 212626,212630,212631

Hotel  Todo
Address: NH-52A,Near Mithun Gate,
B Sector,Itanagar:791113
Phone no:0360 229 0347

Hotel Blue Pine
Address:Ganga Market, Near Apst Bus Station,
Itanagar: 791113
Phone no:0360-2214204

Itafort Hotel Address
Address:Opp: Bank Tinali, Itanagar
Phone no:0360-2213253

Alpine Hotel
Address:Ganga Market, Itanagar: 791111
Phone no:0360:  214298, 213253

Hotel Su-Pinsa
Address: Opposite Civil Secretariat,
Itanagar: 791111
Phone no: 096 12 923927

Hotel Kosing
Address:Sector C Near Petrol Pump
National Highway Main Road
Phone no: 0360-2213074, 2211034

Hotel River View 
Address:Naharlagun, Itanagar: 791110
Phone no: 0360-2351080

Kameng Hotel

Address:Near Bank Tinali,Itanagar:791111
Phone no: 0360-2212869

Transportation in Itanagar

Tourism in ItanagarItanagar is is connected to all the important cities of the northeast through roadways and airways. Itanagar does not have an airport of its own. Tezpur airport in Assam is the nearest airport. Itanagar also does not have its own railway station. The nearest rail head is at Harmuti in Assam. Itanagar is very well connected by road. There are regular bus services from Tezpur and Guwahati to Itanagar.  In order to get around the city there are regular auto and taxi services available.To know more about Transportation in Itanagar Click
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