Location : Papum Pare district, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Drawing cards : Buddhist Temple
Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh has been derived from the Ita Fort and is located in the Papum Pare district. The fort is known for its plentiful History and significant importance. Arunachal Pradesh was ruled by the Ahom Dynasty back in between the 14th - 15th century. The ruin of the excavated fort is the major tourist attraction and is highly imposed for its irregular shape. The entire brickwork is comprised of about 16, 200 cubic length. It has got three gates sides on the Western, Southern and Eastern, which was built by the Ahom rulers.
The stone work done on the Ita Fort have employed more than 80 lacks of bricks to erect the construction during that era. The most interesting fact about the Ita Fort is that nearly 45, 000 workers were employ for building up the fort.
The major attraction of the Ita Fort is the beautiful yellow colored roofed shrine, Buddhist temple. The temple is well maintained around the stupo tress which is planted by Dalai Lama as His Holiness. The overview of the temple allows exquisite view of Itanagar Town from the top of the fort.
For reaching Ita Fort, the visitors have to reach first in Itanagar. The nearest airport is Lilabri situated in the north-east part of the Assam. Besides these there are regular trains from Harmuti to Guwahati, Assam.