Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh and it is also
a historic city, which has a rich archaeological heritage. Owing to the
frequent number of earthquakes in the city the houses are mostly wooden and are
positioned on the hillsides. On the hilltop lies the residence of the Governor
and on the other side are the markets, shops, new Buddhist temples and markets.
The capital city is located in the heart of Arunachal
Pradesh and attracts a large number of tourists. Sightseeing in Itanagar is a
rejuvenating experience for the tourists. There are a number of tourist
destinations in the city as it is rich in biodiversity and an opulent history.
Here are some of the places you can visit while you are visiting the city
Itafort of Itanagar
This fort was constructed by Ramachandra of Mayapur in the
early 14th or 15th century. The word ‘Itafort’ literally
means ‘the fort of bricks’ and it is located at the heart of the capital
complex. This rugged fort comprises two brick barricades, three gates and natural
defenses. The entire brickwork extends up to 16,200 cubic meters. A visit to
this fort will transcend you back in time to an era when this fort was built.
or Gekar Sinyi Lake
This lake is located six km away from the city of Itanagar.
Gekar Sinyi is a mesmerizing splendid forest lake. Travelling through the lake
within the bamboo forests and a series of fern trees is a charming experience.
The yellow roofed Buddhist idol atop the hill is a major
tourist attraction. The place also has a tree planted there by his Holiness the
A trip to Jawaharlal Nehru Museum will give you an insight
to the domestic goods, opulent textiles, handicraft items and weaponry.
Moreover, it brings forward the rich culture and heritage of the city.
The Zoological Park of Itanagar is located at Chimpu, which
is a place that shouldn’t be missed. This place is home to an extensive variety
of fauna like Himalayan Black Beer, Royal Bengal Tiger, Panther, Leopard, Great
Indian Hornbill and many rare birds can also be observed here.
Ziro is situated at a distance of 167 km from the Itanagar
Zoo and is a great plateau with a charming landscape of green forests, uneven
patches and landscapes of streamlets. One of the best sights in this place is
the co-existing pisciculture-cum-paddy cultivation.