How to Reach
Nearest Airport is Lilabari in Assam, 67 km from Itanagar. Nearest Railway station is Harmoty in Assam , 33 km from ltanagar. Helicopter Service- Raj Bhawan helipad ground 700 mtrs and Naharlagun helipad ground 8 kms from Hotel TODO.
IItanagar is well connected by daily bus service from Guwahati and the other cities of Assam. Private transport operators also runs Deluxe Coaches on many routes. Direct bus services are available for Itanagar from the following places: Guwahati (381km), Shillong (481km), Tezpur (216km), Dibrugarh (375km), Tinisukia(415 km), Jorhat (245km), Nagaon (275km).
Local Transport : Un-metered Taxis & Tourist Deluxe buses are available on rent from the Director, Tourism, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Nahariagun. A few other transport agencies in town rent-out tourist cars and coaches.
Eye-captive places of Itanagar
Gompa (Buddha Temple)
The delightful effect of Buddha is observable on every portion and region of Itanagar and whole Arunachal Pradesh. One of the famous pilgrimage spots at Itanagar is the Buddha temple, which was blessed by His Highness the Dalai Lama, in Buddha Vihar. This mesmerizing Buddha Temple of Itanagar is located within the peaceful atmosphere amongst the magnificent hills. Tourist visiting this amazing Buddha temple will surely experience the essence of teachings of Buddha in the everyday life of the people and monks of Itanagar Temple.
Itanagar derives its name from the Ita fort which is located right at the center of the capital complex in Papum Pare district. The fort dates back to the Ahom rulers who constructed it somewhere between 14th and 15th century. The imposing but highly irregular fort which has been constructed with the help of more than 8 million bricks stand guardian to the capital city. The figures are immaterial today but still it is interesting to know that almost 45,000 man days were utilised to build this fort which has 3 gates, the Eastern, the Western and the Southern Gates. It is a unique fort in a land where such constructions are not very common.
Ganga Lake (Gyakar Sinyi)
The 6-Km drive from Itanagar takes the visitors through some superbly jungles. The beauty of Itanagar is further enhanced by the presence of an elegant and uncluttered lake the Ganga Lake or the Gyakar Sinyi. This lake has been spruced up with an aim to attract tourist and must say that the authorities have done a commendable job. The tourist spot enthralls with its clear waters, verdant greenery, imposing scenes of lush green mountains and the Itanagar city surrounding it. The stunning greenery that encompasses the lake is to be seen to be believed. One may be tempted to call it a forest lake since it is engulfed by the primeval vegetation, groves of tall and elegant forest trees and orchids masses. The lake is a must visit of Itanagar is part of the tour itinerary.
An amazing little botanical garden at the top of a ridge overlooks the Itanagar town developed by APEDA. One should notice the cane thickets; it looks a bit like a palm with spines on its stems, but grows as a bush. All the source of power is generated by using renewable engery i.e, Sun . So it is also known as Energy parky i.e, Sun . So it is also known as Energy park
Jawarlal Nehru State Museum
Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum provides a brief picture of Arunachal Pradesh and one can see woodcarvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts and archeological finds, while a workshop in the Handicrafts Centre specializes in traditional cane manufacture. It also houses a library section.