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Situated at the foothills of Himalayas, Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. The city has its exquisite scenic beauty which is worth to see.

Historical Background

If we will look into the history of Arunachal Pradesh, it has its name mentioned in the Kalika Purna and in the epics of Ramayana and Mahabharta. The city was formerly called Mayapur and was under the rule of Jiti emperors in the 11th century. The famous Ita fort is believed to have been made by Shri Ramchandra.

A place of natural beauty, rich wild life and a rich cultural heritage

Tourists from various parts of the world visit this place to enjoy its natural and scenic beauty. Wild life photographers from various places visit this place to take a glimpse of the city’s rich wild life. The famous forts of Itanagar are also a source of attraction among the tourists.


Tibetan culture is very much prevalent here through people of other religion also live here. You will find peace and harmony among the people living here. Adi, Apatani and Nyishi are the tribes which you will find in majority. The people celebrate each of their festival with great enthusiasm.

Current Scenario

Farming and education are the major occupations of the people, but with the growth in the tourist sector various hotels and real estates are also coming up providing employment to the people living here. The Government is taking initiatives to improve tourism sector in this city.

As far as education is concerned, the management institute NERIST is now a deemed university and has come under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India which is major achievement.

Climate and best time to visit

Located at the foothills of Himalayas, the city has a pleasant climate throughout the year. So one can plan a trip to Itanagar any time though the best time is considered between October to April.

  • Ita Fort
  • Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum
  • Ganga lake (Gyakar Sinyi)
  • Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Namdhapa National Park
  • Buddha Temple
  • Gompa