Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh
is derived from his historical fort called Ita Fort situated at the
heart of the capital complex in Papum Pare district. It is a historical
fort of an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks. The total total
brickwork done on the fort comprise of 16,200 cubic mtr. length. There are
also three gates on three sides viz; Eastern, Western and Southern, which
is said to be built by Ahom rulers.
It has been identified by same scholars with the Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of jitari dynasty, which dates back to 1360 to 1550 AD. It is estimated that more than 80 lakhs of bricks, 45 centimeters of stone and 46,300 man-days were required to build the fort.
Air: The nearest airport to
Itanagar, at Lilabari in
Assam , 67-km away, and served by connecting buses,
is served by fights to and from Guwahati
(2 hr 20min) and to, but not from Dibrugarh (45 min). There is also a
trice weekly Pawan Hans helicopter service between
Rail: Fast passenger trains from Guwahati run as far as Harmuti, 33-km away in Assam .
Road: Overnight buses connect Itanagar with Guwahatiu (11 hr), and Arunachal State Transport run an extensive service throughout the state. Buses leave for Tinsukia in the evening, arriving early the following morning, and from there connections can be made to Namdapha and Parashuramkunda.
The best bet for accommodation in the state is
Itanagar, varying from
luxurious ones to reasonable budget hotels.