capital of Arunachal Pradesh, India

Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Ita Fort
Athletic meet at Itanagar

Get in


By plane


Another option is Lilabari Airport (IXI IATA) in Lakhimpur (67 km (42 mi)).

By bus


Overnight super express buses connect Itanagar with Guwahati and takes about 12 hours. Arunachal State Transport buses connect Itanagar with other North East cities in India.

By train


Naharlagun is the nearest railway station, which is nearly 15 km. away from the city. Taxi and bus services are easily available from the railway station to Itanagar. Donyi Polo Express can be availed which runs on all days of a week from Guwahati and Shatabdi Express is available thrice a week from Guwahati.

Inner Line Permit


Before you enter Arunachal Pradesh you need to get an inner line permit either from Arunachal Bhavan located at New Delhi or in Kolkata. There is a checkpost at the Assam Arunachal Border in Bandardowa where you need to show the permit and explain your reason for travelling. Foreign tourists too need to get this permit before they can enter in the city.

Get around

Map of Itanagar
  • Buddhist Temple.
  • 1 Ganga Lake (Geker Sinying). A green lake popular for its scenic beauty and a place for recreation and picknicking    
  • 2 Indira Gandhi Park.
  • Ita Fort.
  • 3 Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum (State Museum).    
  • Rafting
  • Cafe Vantage Point.




  • Hotel Arun Subansiri, Ziro Piont Pinali. From ₹700.
  • Hotel Donyi Polo Ashok, Sector C, +91 360-2212626, fax: +91 360-2212611, . Hotel with 18 rooms with heater, TV with international channels, and fridge in some. The hotel is partly renovated, and the rest of the rooms could do with a renovation too. Has a restaurant serving Indian, Chinese and Western food with extensive out-door catering facilities. A bar is also available. Doubles from ₹2,700.

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