The capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, is located 13 km from Naharlagun that happens to be the lone railhead in the state. Itanagar is dotted with several archaeological sites of great historical value. Global Connection Siliguri recommends at least two-nights halt here.
Itanagar is named after the irregular shaped Itafort (the fort of bricks), located in the heart of the city. The bricks used in the fort dates back to the 14th-15th Century.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS IN ITANAGAR:
GekarSinyiis a beautiful natural lake surrounded by landmass of hard rock. The name GekarSinyi means ‘confined water’.
Jawaharlal Nehru Museum located in the city has a rich collection of textiles, weaponry, household items and handicrafts that reflect the tribal culture and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh.
Craft Centre & Emporium is where one can see and buy indigenousartefacts like wall painting, costumes made of vegetable and herbal dye yarns, attractive utility items made of cane and bamboo.
Zoological Park is located at Chimpu area in the city hosts a variety of fauna including the avifauna species. Then there’s Polo Park, which is a small botanical garden located on top of a ridge at Naharlagun.