Visit the Forts and Forests of Itanagar: Article on Must See India : 3114 |
Must See India - Best Travel Guide to India
Home   |   Login   |   Register   |   Contact Us
 ›   ›  Visit the Forts and Forests of Itanagar

Visit the Forts and Forests of Itanagar

by Madhav Srinivasan 1929 days ago

Itanagar is a place of breath taking beauty. With lush green landscapes and an equally rich fauna, the place has some of the most unique forts in the northeastern India. Read more about this tourist’s paradise.

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

Tour to 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.

Ganga Lake 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.

Buddhist Monastery Tour

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 Dalai Lama.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

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.

Zoological Park Visit

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 Sightseeing tour

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.

Places in this article

 Click to view map

You can drag the map with your mouse, and double-click to zoom.


Places in this article

Recent articles

View all
No comments so far. Be the first to comment!

People who viewed this page also viewed

Andaman honeymoon packages from Pune
Chandigarh packages from Hyderabad
Honeymoon packages from Chennai to Mahabaleshwar
Honeymoon trip from Bangalore to Srinagar
Jodhpur packages from Pune
Katra honeymoon packages from Delhi
Lonavala package from Kolkata
Pondicherry tour packages from Mumbai
honeymoon packages for rishikesh
jaipur packages from delhi
package tour from bangalore to ooty
pahalgam tourism