Ita Fort Arunachal Pradesh

The Ita Fort at Itanagar was built in the 14th or the 15th century. It is said that the city of Itanagar got its name from the fort itself. The fort is built in an irregular shape by a king of Jitari dynasty, Ramachandra. It is believed that 80 lakhs of bricks were used for constructing the structure of the fort. The fort is enclosed by natural ridges and brick ramparts. There are two brick walls and three gates, the brick ramparts can be seen in the western and eastern sides. There is more than half a kilometre long rampart in the eastern side with just one gate; while the western rampart is more than 1.40 kms in length and has two gates. In the north and south of the fort, irregular steep ridges of more than a kilometre length can also be witnessed. The bricks of the fort are typically of medieval and pre-Ahom period.

Getting There

Taxi on hire are available to reach Ita Fort but in order to explore this fort expect to walk a lot around.

Things to Do & See in and around

Apart from exploring this fort on foot, one can visit Indira Gandhi Park, which is at a distance of about 2 kms from here.

Ita Fort, Itanagar
Best Time to Visit

Itanagar is perfect to visit anytime of the year, however, winter is the good

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