Logistics Related Information

How To Reach Itanagar?

By Air: Itanagar is well connected by air. Lilabari airport in Assam is around 50 km away from RGU with air connect with Kolkata and Guwahati and takes around 75 minutes depending upon the traffic situation. Flights from all major cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, etc. operate to Guwahati. Shared Taxi and buses are available from Guwahati to reach Itanagar which takes around 8 hours. Further, Dibrugarh Airport in Assam is around 220 Kms, from RGU and takes around 4 hours to reach RGU. Taxis and trains are available from Dibrugarh to Itanagar. Itanagar also has its own regular chopper service from Guwahati. There is a direct helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun. Rajiv Gandhi University is around 13 Kms away from Naharlagun.

Donyi Polo airport located at Hollongi is around 28 km from RGU, and is scheduled to be operational by mid October 2022. This airport will provide hustle free connectivity to Itanagar and RGU.

By Rail: There are also overnight train services (Dony-Polo Express) between Guwahati and Naharlagun. Naharlagun is the nearest railway station, where direct train Doni Polo Express runs every day from Guwahati Railway Station. Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express too run-on alternate days from Naharlagun to Delhi and Guwahati. Trains are also available between Dibrugarh and Naharlagun stations.

Advance booking is advisable from IRCTC website for comfortable journey. The nearest railway station to the University is the Gumto station. By Road: There is daily night and day super bus service available from ISBT Guwahati. Many premium Volvo bus service is also available in the same route. It will take about 8 hours to reach Itanagar from Guwahati by bus. Shared/Reserved taxi is also available from Guwahati airport to Itanagar (8 hours journey).

Reception to the Delegates

On 28 February and 1 March 2023, the delegates will be received at the Donyi Polo airport located at Hollongi and Lilabari airports and helipad at Naharlagun. They will also be received on Naharlagun railway stations as well as ISBT, Lekhi at Naharlagun.

Inner Line Permit: The State of Arunachal Pradesh falls under restricted area. Official permission is required to enter the state, and therefore the visitors other than natives of Arunachal Pradesh are required to obtain an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Arunachal Pradesh. Inner line Permits are issued by the Secretary (Political), Government of Arunachal Pradesh, respective Deputy Commissioner and Additional Deputy Commissioner of the Districts. These can also be obtained from Resident Commissioner’s office / Deputy Resident Commissioner & Liaison Offices. Online ILP can be obtained from the official website of the Arunachal Pradesh Inner Line Permit Management System. In practice, inner line permit is quite easy to obtain on line within two to three working days. For applying online, please visit the website www.arunachalilp.com on which details and procedures are also available. All the registered delegates will be sent the scanned copies of the invitation letter which they may show at the check gate/railway station/airport of the State.

For Foreigners

Individual foreigner visiting Arunachal require Restricted Area Permit (R.A.P) from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government. of India, F-1, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi- 110 001. Group tourists consisting of at least 4 (four) members can obtain the R.A.P from

  • All F.R.R.O at Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai.
  • Chief Immigration Officer, Chennai;
  • The Commissioner Home, Government of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar- 791 111
Weather in Itanagar in March

The first month of the pre-monsoon summer, March, is a warm month in Itanagar, with an average temperature fluctuating between 25°C (77°F) and 14.7°C (58.5°F).