About Itanagar

About The Capital City Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh

The picturesque town of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh’s capital, is located in the southern foothills of the Himalayas. Itanagar is located at 27.1°N 93.62°E. It has an average elevation of 320 metres. Itanagar has a humid subtropical climate with dry, warm winters and hot, unpleasantly humid and wet summers. The first month of the pre-monsoon summer, March, is a moderately hot month in Itanagar, with average temperature fluctuating between 25°C (77°F) and 14.7°C (58.5°F). In Itanagar, the average high-temperature is relatively the same as in February - a moderately hot 25°C (77°F). Overall, the State of Arunachal Pradesh has a pleasant weather during November-March.

Some Places of Attraction in Itanagar

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.

Itafort, the fort of bricks from which the state capital derives its name, is situated in the heart of Itanagar. The fort has an irregular shape, it is built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th centuries during the reign of Ramachandra, King of the Jitari Dynasty.

Geykar Sinyik (Ganga Lake) is a beautiful natural lake, locally known as GeykarSinyik is surrounded by a landmass of hard rock. The name GeykarSinyik 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. There is also a Buddhist Monastery at Itanagar (Gompa) near the Museum.

Craft Centre and 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.

Indira Gandhi Park is a popular park located at Itanagar.

Polo Park is a small botanical garden located on top of a ridge at Naharlagun (the twin capital city).

Some Popular Places of interest for Visitors in Arunachal Pradesh
Tourist Spots Popular Tourist Circuits Attractions Distance from RGU, Rono Hills, Itanagar
Itanagar Itanagar-Ziro-Daporijo-Aalo-Pasighat Ita Fort, Thupten Gatseling Monastery, Ganga Lake or Geker Sinying, Theravada Buddhist Temple, State Museum 25 km
Tawang Tezpur-Bhalukpong-Tipi-Bomdila-Sela Pass-Tawang Sela Pass and Lake, Sangetsar (Madhuri) Lake, Tawang Monastery, Urgelling Monastery, Nuranang Falls, War Memorials, Bumla Border. 450 km
Bomdila Tezpur-Bhalukpong-Tipi-Bomdila-Sela Pass-Tawang Bomdila Monastery, Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, Kameng Elephant Reserve, Tippi Orchid Centre, Heritage Village Thembang, Hot water spring (Dirang) 300 km
Ziro* Itanagar-Ziro-Daporijo-Aalo-Pasighat Ziro, The Subansiri Lower Dam 110 km
Pasighat Itanagar-Ziro-Daporijo-Aalo-Pasighat Daying Ering Wildlife Sanctuary, Sirki Waterfall, Ellam textile industry, Bodak angling centre, Raneghat Bridge, Mebo, Komlighat, Siang River view 263 km
Tezu & Namsai Tinsukia-Tezu–Hayuliang- ParasuramKund Parasuram Kund, The Kamlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Chowkham, Tengapani 346 km

Note: There will be a travel desk at the Conference venue to facilitate travel arrangements of the delegates. On 4th March 2023, depending upon the number of interested people, the Organisers can arrange a day long trip to Ziro on payment. Those interested in the trip, should contact the Conference Local Secretariat by 15 February 2023.