Itanagar – History, Tourism And More

Itanagar - History, Tourism And More

Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, is very beautiful. It is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas. Its height is 350 m above sea level. is. Since it is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, there is a good system of roads to reach here.

There is also an option of helicopter service between Naharlagun in Guwahati and Itanagar. Apart from helicopters, tourists can also reach Itanagar from Guwahati by buses. Deluxe buses also run from Guwahati to Itanagar.

Itanagar’s name comes from Ita Durg. Tourists can also visit the Ita Fort in Itanagar. This fort was built by the kings in the 14–15th century. The city has been named Itanagar after its name.

Tourists can see many beautiful views in this fort. Now this fort is known as Raj Bhavan and is the official residence of the Governor.

Most of the population of the city is of various tribes, of which Nyishi tribe is the highest. They are also known as Nishi or Nisings. People here are devoted to Lord Buddha.

The residents of Itanagar are always in a festive mood along with being alive throughout the year. Nyokum is one of the important festivals of Nyishi tribe group.

Losar is celebrated by another ethnic group, the Monpas. It is celebrated on New Year. People pray, hoist religious flags and read Buddhist scriptures. It lasts for five days. Reh is another decisive festival celebrated by Idu Mishimis in which priests dance is a major part.

Tamladu celebrates Digaru Mishimis. Other festivals include Khan, Sangken and Mopin. Itanagar has many famous educational institutions in the state.