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Places to See in Itanagar

With no dearth of places to visit in Itanagar, the destination is an ideal choice for a vacation in the embrace of Himalayas. A perfect escape from the monotonous routine and unhealthy atmosphere of the metropolitan cities, Itanagar is pure in its very character. Itanagar is the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh and is among the most pursued tourism hubs in the entirety of North East India. Owing to an extensive range of amazing places to explore, Itanagar can be found on any explorer’s bucket list in India. You can even book 10 Days Arunachal Tour Package (Flat 12% Off), which includes all the popular tourist attraction of Arunachal Pradesh.

There are tourist places in Itanagar for all kinds of tourists. It is replete with numerous attractions, some of which are creations of nature while others are fine specimens of the artistry of man. Whether you hold a sweet spot for wildlife in your heart or it is the cultural history of a place that tickles your fancy, the city can serve the explorer in you really well. You can check out best selling Tour Package of Arunachal Pradesh (Flat 13% Off) to make your holiday most amazing.

Here is a list of best places to visit in Itanagar:

01

Ganga Lake

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‘Dreamscape’ is the word that does justice to the exquisiteness of this lake located at a distance of approximately 6 km from Itanagar. This charming water body sits against the backdrop of lush green jungles blooming on towering mountains. Attracting locals and tourists in great numbers, Ganga Lake is among the most scenic places to visit in Itanagar.

Apart from being an excellent place for picnic and boating, this lake is also a great spot for shutterbugs. To make the visit to this place even more interesting, you can also indulge in trekking on the scenic jungle trails nearby.

Location: 6 km from Itanagar

Timing: Open 24 hours

Entry Fee: Entry is free

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Ita Fort

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If you are a history buff visiting Itanagar, Ita Fort is the first place you should hit. Ita Fort literally translates to “Fort of Bricks” which lends the name to the city of Itanagar. Built at some time in the 14th Century by Chutiya Kingdom, Ita Fort is the most significant historical site in the city. Located on the top of a hill, the fort offers breathtaking views of the valley below dotted with pretty houses. A lot of artefacts of archaeological importance from the fort are on the display at Jawaharlal Nehru Museum in the city.

Location: 4 km from city centre

Timing: 8 AM to 4 PM

Entry Fee: INR 10 per person

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Namdapha National Park

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The most delightful spot for the lovers of wildlife in the region, Namdapha National Park is counted among the best tourist places in Itanagar. Area wise, it is the third largest national park in India and is one of the places with the richest biota in the country. 

In addition to big cats like tigers, snow leopards, clouded leopards, and common leopards, the park is also the abode of almost 425 species of migratory and resident birds. In order to explore the dense Himalayan forests, you can either take a wildlife safari or you can also trek through the verdant landscapes of the park.

Location: Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh

Timing: 10 AM to 8:30 PM

Entry fee: INR 50 per person

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Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary

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Itanagar is a paradise for wildlife and nature lovers, and this sanctuary is the living proof. Another excellent place for wildlife exploration, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is among the best places to visit in Itanagar. An impressive spectrum of wildlife species including Tiger, Elephant, Leopard, and Bear dwell in this wildlife hotspot that covers an area of 140 sq. km. 

The vegetation blanketing the hills and the valleys of the park ranges from wet evergreen to tropical semi-evergreen forests. Visit this scenic park, explore the rich wildlife, and capture it on your camera – Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary is pure wilderness.

Location: Naharlagun, Itanagar

Timing: 9 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fee: Entry is Free. Safari Charges Applicable.

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Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum

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Discover some interesting insights into the history and culture of Arunachal Pradesh at Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, established in the 1980s. The museum complex houses an interesting collection of various artefacts and scriptures that throw light on the tribal culture and the natural heritage of the state. 

The collection covers textiles, handicrafts, weapons, tools, music instruments, and much more. Besides, there is a separate section dedicated to the archaeological findings in the region which is the highlight of the place. If you are a patron of history and culture, Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum is among the best places to visit in Itanagar.

Location: Cona, Itanagar

Timing: 10 AM to 4 PM

Entry Fee: Entry is Free

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06

Gompa Buddhist Temple

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Take a plunge into a world full of divinity at Gompa Buddhist Temple in Itanagar, which is the centre for Buddhist culture in the region. It is a perfect site to undertake a dual experience of spirituality and culture study in Itanagar.

Since its establishment in the year 1986, this temple is one of the most revered religious sites in the city. Located on the top of a hill, the temple complex looks remarkable with its illuminated structure that has been crafted with utmost precision and offers panoramic views of the verdant landscape that surrounds it. Another attraction at the site is a white stupa erected near the gompa.

Location: Cona, Itanagar

Timing: 5 AM to 8 PM

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07

Polo Park

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A place capable of refreshing your spirit with its calm atmosphere and clean air, Polo Park is a major tourist attraction in Itanagar. When you are done exploring the cultural and wildlife aspects of Itanagar, you should visit this park to add a new flavour to your holiday experience.

 If you are nature lover, you are bound to fall in love with the aura of this place. It is a botanical garden spanning over a vast expanse of greenery, housing a variety of vibrant flowers and plants. Located on a ridge, the park offers breathtaking vistas of Itanagar. Furthermore, the park also embraces a mini zoo where you can enjoy watching rabbits, snakes, and some other animal species.

Location: Naharlagun, Itanagar

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Indira Gandhi Park

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Take a break from bustling cities and find solace in the lap of nature by spending some quality time at Indira Gandhi Park. This park, blanketed with velvety grass and thickets, is among the most serene tourist places in Itanagar.

Though the site is majorly popular among the locals as a picnic site, it is also preferred by a lot of tourists visiting Itanagar to relish an uninterrupted tranquillity. Breathe in the fresh air or take a stroll in the woods – a visit to this park will be a memorable experience for you on your Itanagar visit.

Location: E Sector, Itanagar

Timing: 5 AM to 9 PM

Entry Fee: Entry is free

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Craft Centre & Emporium

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If you are willing to lay your eyes on some of the finest examples of handicrafts in Arunachal Pradesh, Craft Centre & Emporium is the place to be. The place houses a rich collection of local artefacts that depict the culture of Arunachal Pradesh through their designs and intricate carvings. From products made of bamboo to paintings, shawls and traditional costumes, you can purchase a lot of traditional items at reasonable rates here. Whether you are a shopaholic or just want to take back home some souvenirs from Itanagar, add this craft centre to your itinerary and you will not regret doing so.

Location: Papum Pare, Itanagar

Timing: 10 AM to 6 PM

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10

Rupa

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If you are seeking some peaceful moments in a place full of calm on your trip to Itanagar, there is no better option than Rupa. It is a charming hill station located on the banks of the river Tenga, and is scenic in the truest sense. Since it is not a well-known tourist destination, you can stay assured that a visit to this place will cut you off from the chaotic world.

Due to its proximity from Itanagar, it is a popular weekend getaway even among the locals. You can also consider spending a couple of days soaking in the unmatched beauty of Rupa as there are numerous accommodation options available here at reasonable rates.

Location: West Kameng District

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