Itanagar Tourism

Itanagar Travel and Tourism Guide

Itanagar is an alluring leisure destination nestled in the foothills of Himalayan range in far North-East of India. Situated 350 metres above sea level, Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is a beautiful hilly town covered with lush green forests and majestic Himalayan mountain ranges. Itanagar is popularly known as 'The Land of Dawn-lit Mountains' because of its closeness to the plains of Assam. The weather is very pleasant and moderate here.

The ruin of 500 years old Ita Fort is an important landmark of Itanagar. The name of the city has derived its name from this fort. The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century is identified as the Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of the Jitari Dynasty.

The colourful Thupten Gatsal Ling Gompa (monastery) situated on a small hill in the Itanagar city is a must visit to enjoy the simple yet aesthetic Tibetan architecture and the scenic surrounding with a variety of colourful flowers.

Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi) is another place worth visit. It is a located in a picturesque location 6km away from the main town, surrounded by fresh vegetation, orchids and rock mass, 6 km away from Itanagar,

Thupten Gatsal Ling Gompa

Itanagar Buddhist temple/Gompa - peaceful temple in the heart of Itangar city

Ganga Lake

Ganga Lake - beautiful lake with the peaceful and serene atmosphere

Indira Gandhi Park Itangar

Stunning Indira Gandhi Park

Places to visit in Itanagar are:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum
  • Craft Centre & Emporium
  • Thupten Gatsal Ling Gompa or Itanagar Buddhist temple/Gompa
  • Ganga Lake
  • Ita fort
  • Indira Gandhi Park
  • Zoological Park (Zoo)
  • Polo Park Botanical Garden


Best Time to visit Itanagar


The temperature ranges from 32°C to 18°C during summer. May to June is considered to be the summer season. In summers Himalayan bridge makes the atmosphere cool and pleasant.


Monsoon in Itanagar starts from July and lasts till September. Due to heavy and frequent rainfall, the weather remains damp during monsoon. It is advisable to avoid visiting Itanagar in the rainy season because of bad road condition.


Winter starts from October and lasts till April. Temperature ranges from 22°C to 8°C during these days. You have to wear heavy woollen in winter to save yourself from cold.

How to reach Itanagar

Itanagar is an important destination in Arunachal Pradesh. Being the capital hub of Arunachal it is well connected with all the major cities of Assam and Northeast India. Read to know to the best and convenient way to reach Itanagar.

By Air

Lilabari airport located in North Lakhimpur district of Assam is the nearest airport(57 km). Guwahati is the nearest International airport located at a distance of 324km from Itanagar. You can hire a private taxi or shard taxi to reach Itanagar from Lakhimpur. Daily bus service is also available to Itanagar from Lakhimpur

Helicopter Service

Helicopter service is available to Naharlagun form Guwahati and Dibrugarh airport.

By Railways

Naharlagun railway station is the nearest railway station situated at a distance of 10km from Itanagar. Harmuti is another bearest railhead at a distce of 32km.

Naharlagun - Guwahati Inter City Express is the best option to reach Naharlagun from Guwahati. Trains from Harmuti railway station(North Lakhimpur) connect to Guwahati which is well connected to most major cities of the country.

By Road

Bus services are available from various places of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Itanagar. Daily overnight buses ply to Itanagar from Guwahati, Tezpur, Dibrugarh etc.

Buses and shared Sumos are available from Tezpur, Banderdewa, Guwahati, North-Lakhimpur, Bombdila, Ziro, Pasighat, Balijan etc to Itanagar.

Special Note:

Indians require special inner line permits to visit Itanagar while foreign tourists intending to visit Arunachal Pradesh require restricted area permit. We can help you to collect Inner line permit and organize Itanagar tour.

Where to stay in Itanagar

Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok

Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok

Sector C, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

Hotel Itafort

Hotel Itafort

Near UCO Bank, Sector - C, Itanagar

Anne Hotel

Anne Hotel, Itanagar

Sector C, Bank Tinali,Itanagar

Hotel Kameng

Hotel Kameng, Itanagar

/itanagar, Arunachal pradesh

S C Continental, Itanagar

S C Continental, Itanagar

Vivek Vihar Sector - C


HOTEL TODO, Itanagar

B Sector, Near Mithun Gate - Arunachal Pradesh,

Hotel Blue Pine

Hotel Blue Pine, Itanagar

Ganga Market, Near APST Bus Station, Itanagar

Hotel Benjamin

Hotel Benjamin, Itanagar

National Highway 52A Pappu Nallah, Naharlagun

Tourist Places near Itanagar



Situated at a distance of 175km from Itanagar, Bhalukpong is a picturesque place located along the Kameng river on the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It is a utopia for adventure lovers. Angling and river rafting are the preeminent activities in Bhalukpung. Pakhui Game Sanctuary and Tipi Orchidarium which houses 2600 cultivated orchids from 80 different species are also located near Bhalukpong.



Located at a distance of 161 km on the way to Itanagar from Guwahati, it is a historical city and a very popular tourist destination in Assam. It is the gateway of eastern Arunachal Pradesh, a land of natural beauty, ancient monuments and rich cultural heritage. It is gifted with natural scenic beauty as well as many ancient ruins of archaeological importance for which it is regarded as one of the historical city of the state.
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One among the oldest town in Arunachal Pradesh, located at a distance of 267km from Itanagar, it is a scenic beautiful town served as the head headquarters of East Siang district. The scenic vista of Pasighat baffles the tourists with their picturesque views. The Daying Ering Sanctuary with a wide variety of flora and fauna is a major tourist destination here. Tourist can also witness the glory of the past and the bravery of Adi tribe against British at Gomsi, Kekar Monying and Komsing.



Located at a distance of 170km from Itanagar, the land of Apatani tribe Ziro. Awarded as a World Heritage Site for its stunning natural beauty, Ziro valley is a surrounded by lush green paddy fields in the midst of the pine clad mountains. Located about 1500 meters above sea level, Ziro is the headquarter of Lower Subansiri District.
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Located in the foothill of Himalaya, at a distance of 318 km from Itanagar, Dirang is a lush green enchanting valley situated on the bank of Dirang river. Dirang is a picture-book destination adorned with beautiful landscape covered with green hills, twisting and thrilling rivers and rippling stream. Lies on the way to Tawang it is a must visit destination for nature lovers.



Twang the beautiful land of Monpas is located at a distance of 442 km from Itanagar. The cascading waterfalls, snow white peaks, Tibetan Buddhist culture of Tawang brings one closer to mother nature. Hidden over high passes in an arid, largely treeless rain shadow, Tawang is a classic scenery. For travellers, there's a bit of everything – epic treks, sparkling high-altitude mountain, lakes, Waterfalls and mighty rivers.
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Nameri National Park

Nameri National Park

Located in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. situated at a distance of 157 km from Itanagar, Nameri National Park is a Heaven for wildlife lovers. Together with neighbouring Pakhui (Pakke) Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. The Park covers an area of 1000 sq. km of deciduous forest interspersed with semi-evergreen and evergreen flora, cane and bamboo brakes and narrow strips of open grassland. river rafting, angling and trekking is the major attraction of Nameri.
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kaziranga National Park

kaziranga National Park

Situated at a distance of 198 km from Itanagar, Kaziranga National Park is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in Assam. kaziranga National park is the natural habitat of the one-horned rhinoceros. This vivid mosaic of habitats wet and dry, plain and hills, forests and grasslands support numerous plant and animal species. During winter various types migratory birds are also seen here.
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Tourist Map of Itanagar

Itanagar Tour Packages

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Arunachal Tribal Tour


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Ziro valley Tour

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