The 'Treasure trove of Nature', Arunachal Pradesh is a picturesque state in India. Famous for its orchids, the state is a heaven for nature lovers and people who love adventure sports. The state has everything, natural beauty, historical monuments, rich culture and great traditions. Adventure Tours of India offers online booking of tours and holiday packages to this picture perfect place that is ideal for those who seek excitement and fun for their holidays.
Itanagar, the capital of Arunachal Pradesh is one of the famous adventure destinations in the Northeastern part of India. The city is bordered by Eastern Himalayas on one side and on the southern side, it is bordered by the plains of Brahmaputra River.
Arunachal Pradesh-Tourist Places in and around Itanagar
There are numerous tourist attractions in the beautiful Itanagar. One of the major tourist attractions is the Ita Fort, built in the 14th century, which gives the city its name. Another place that is a major landmark of the city is the Buddha Vihar, which as the name suggests is a Buddhist shrine. The temple with its yellow roof is located on a hill, amidst lush green gardens. The Hill on which this temple stands, offers a spectacular view of the city below. Another major tourists attraction of Itanagar, is the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum. The Musuem has many interesting objects such as weapons, traditional textiles/fabrics, woodcarvings and musical instruments. This is a great place for tourists because it gives them a better insight into the traditions, culture and crafts of the tribes that belong to Itanagar.
For outdoor lovers, Itanagar is a delightful place. They can enjoy picnics and strolls at Ganaga Lake or the Gyakar Sinvi. Some other places for the nature lovers are the Itanagar Sanctuary and the Polo Park. An exotic kind of Orchids can be seen growing by the side of Kameng River Tipi. One can also take a look at the Governor's office residence.
There are many places of interest close to Itanagar, for instance the Namdhapa National Park, which boasts of snow leopards and clouded leopards among other animals. Another tourist attraction is Bomdila. People come here to look at the scenic beauty, crafts center and beautiful monasteries. A few other places that can be visited are, Malinithan, Tawang, Hill town of Rupa on Tenga River among many others that are close to Itanagar.
Arunachal Pradesh-Things to do
While one is taking a tour of the exciting Itanagar, one can shop for marvelous gift items, such as handicraft items, shawls, rugs and bags. One can also get traditional handicrafts made of Bamboo, cane and wood. Of course, it is also the perfect place to get traditional Tibetan Buddhist paintings.
Itanagar is just the place for people who seek adventure sports. Here one can go for trekking. The best time for trekking is from October to February, so one can enjoy trekking in Arunchal Pradesh in pleasant weather. Arunachal Pradesh is also a great place for enjoying angling and river rafting, two of the most popular outdoor activities.
Arunachal Pradesh-Getting There & Accommodation
The Lilabari airport is at a distance of 67 kms and the Tezpur airport is 216 kms away.
The closest railway station to Itanagar is North Lakhimpur, which is 60kms away from Itanagar and is located in Assam.
The Naharlagun bus station is at a distance of 10 kms from Itanagar. There are buses to Guwahati, Shillong, Ziro, North Lakhimpur and Bomdila.
The tourists to the state can stay at one of the numerous hotels in and around Itanagar. There are hotels for every kind of budget, so accommodation is no problem in Itanagar. Though booking rooms prior to the visit is highly recommended.
Arunachal Pradesh-Things to keep in mind
One needs to carry restricted area permit to enter the Indian state of Arunchal Pradesh. So, if you are planning to take a tour of Itanagar, you must collect the restricted area permit too. This permit can be received from the Indian embassies abroad, all the Foreign Regional Registration Offices in India, Ministry of Home Affairs in Delhi or Home Commissioner.
A few other things to keep in mind while touring Itanagar are:
No individual tourist is allowed to visit the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh.
The group of tourists touring Arunachal Pradesh can visit the places in the tourist circuits only
After obtaining the permit the tourists cannot stay in Arunachal Pradesh for more than ten days.
All tourists have to pay fifty US dollars as an entry fee.
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