Nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, and also the largest city of the state. It is referred to as Mini India as people from almost every corner of the country live here.
Top Tourist Places to Visit in Itanagar
- Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum : Established in 1980, the museum is dedicated to tribal collections of the state. Here you can explore archaeological artefacts, clothing, weapons, jewellery, headdress, music instruments and handicraft. The museum is famous globally.
- Ganga Lake : The is one of the prominent tourist attractions of Arunachal Pradesh. It is famous as Gekar Sinyi or Gaikar Saenyik. Situated 6 km from the capital city, the lake is surrounded by a lush green forest. Tall trees, orchids and ferns enhance the beauty of the lake.
- Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary : It is one of the eight sanctuaries of Arunachal Pradesh. The sanctuary sprawls across 140.30 sq km. Owing to diverse climatic and topographical conditions, you can find a variety of flora and fauna.
- Parks in Arunachal Pradesh : Diverse climatic conditions in Arunachal Pradesh have to the growth of innumerable plant species forming tropical and subtropical evergreen forests. Apart from these forests, sanctuaries and parks, Itanagar nestles some of the most beautiful parks. Indira Gandhi Park is one of the tourist spots of the capital city. Polo Park is famous for a botanical garden. It is located on a ridge at Naharlagun. Zoological Park at Chimpu in Papum Pare district is a prime attraction for its variety of flora, fauna and birds.
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