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Ita Fort Arunachal Pradesh

Ita Fort of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Ita Fort of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
The capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar has derived its name from the famous Ita Fort. The Ita fort of Itanagar is of ample historical importance and is located at the heart of the capital city in Papum Pare district of Itanagar. This historical monument the Ita Fort of Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh was established by the rulers of the Ahom dynasty, somewhere between 14th and 15th century. The excavated ruins of this historical fort are one of the major tourist attractions in Itanagar and being imposing it was highly irregular in shape.

The stone work of the Ita Fort at Arunachal Pradesh covers an area of 45 cubic meters and around 80 lakhs of bricks were required to erect the structure of the fort during that era. The volume taken up by the brick structure is about 16,200 cubic meters. Interesting facts about the fort is that almost 45,000 man days were used to build this fort. The fort has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.

For visiting the prestigious Ita Fort in Arunachal Pradesh, visitors need to travel to Itanagar. For the aerial route the airport closest to Itanagar is at Lilabari which is another north-eastern Indian state, Assam. The distance between this airport and Itanagar is 67 kms. Regular trains also travel from Guwahati to Harmuti and vice versa, which is at a distance of 33 kms from Assam.