Monday, 6 May 2013

itanagar arunachal pradesh, India

Itanagar (capital of Arunachal Pradesh) has a rich mixture of archeological sites of great historical value and built up resources and institutions of great socio-cultural significance.

Itafort, ‘the fort of bricks’ from which the State capital derives its name, is situated in the heart of the capital complex. The fort has an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks dating back to the 14th-15th Century. The total brickwork is of 16,200 cubic metre lengths which have been identified by some scholars with Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of the Jitari Dynasty.

Gekar Sinyi (Ganga Lake) is a beautiful natural lake locally known as Gekar Sinyi (Confined water) surrounded by landmass of hard rock.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum has a rich collection of textiles, weaponry, household articles and handicrafts items reflecting the tribal culture and heritage of Arunachal Pradesh.

Craft Centre & Emporium at Itanagar is worth visiting where one can see and buy local artifacts like Wall painting, traditional costumes made of natural vegetable and herbal dye yarns, and attractive utility items made of cane and bamboo.

Zoological Park (Zoo) at Chimpu houses a variety of fauna including avi-faunal species.

Indira Gandhi Park at Itanagar

Polo Park a small botanical garden located on top of a ridge at Naharlagun (the twin capital city) are places worth visiting.

Akash Deep Market & Legi Complex are typical small town shopping complexes.