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March 16, 2012
Itanagar
Location of Itanagar
Location of Itanagar
Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and is located in the foothills of the Himalayas. The name Itanagar literally means "Fort of Bricks" and was named after the Ita Fort, which was built here as early as the 14th or 15th century. Under the administration of the Papum Pare district, the city is home to many historical forts, dating back to the 15th century, Buddhist temples and churches. Itanagar and its adjoining areas are populated by the Nyishi tribe.
Tourist Attractions
Itanagar has a lot to offer tourists as it is the most important historical site in Arunchal Pradesh. Here are a few places that you must visit while in Itanagar:
Buddha Temple
Jawaharlala Nehru State Museum
Namdhapa National Park
Hotels and Accommodation
itanagar-hotels
Itangar has many hotels that will suit the budget and mid range traveller. Though there are no five star hotels in the city, but these hotels will provide you with a comfortable stay and warm hospitality.
How to Reach Itanagar
Here are a few ways to get to Itanagar:
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Itanagar does not have its own railway station and the closest rail head is in Harmoti (Assam), located at a distance of 33kms from Itanagar. This railway station is well connected to cities like Silchar, Siliguri and Kolkata etc.
road Road
Itanagar has a strong road network and is well connected to neighbouring states like Assam. Manipur and cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Siliguri and Shillong among others.
air
The closest airport to Itanagar is located in Tezpur (Assam) at a distance of 226 kms from Itanagar. This airport has regular flights to Kolkata which is a well connected airport with flights serving the rest of the country and abroad.
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