Itanagar

Description

Itanagar (Capital of Arunachal Pradesh) has a rich mixture of archeological sites of great historical value and built up resources and institutions of great socio-cultural significance.

Ita Fort, ‘the fort of bricks’ from which the State capital derives its name, is situated in the heart of the Itanagar. The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century of Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of the Jitari Dynasty.

Geykar Sinyik (Ganga Lake) is a beautiful natural lake locally known as Geykar Sinyik surrounded by landmass of hard rock. The name Gekar Sinyi means ‘confined water’.

 

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum has a rich collection of textiles, weaponry, household articles, and handicrafts items reflecting the tribal culture and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh.

Craft Centre & Emporium at Itanagar is worth visiting where one can see and buy local artifacts like wall paintings, traditional costumes made of natural vegetable and herbal dye yarns, and attractive utility items made of cane and bamboo.

Zoological Park (Zoo) is located at Chimpu. The park has a variety of fauna including avi-fauna species