Itanagar

Itanagar

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Itanagar () is the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Itanagar is situated at the foothills of Himalayas. It comes administratively under Papum Pare district.

As a capital city, Itanagar is well connected with the rest of the country by road and air communications. There is a helicopter service between Guwahati and Naharlagun (Itanagar). Buses are available from Guwahati. The nearest railway station is Harmoti in Assam.

Interesting places around are historical fort called Ita-fort which dates back to the 15th century (after which the city is named), legendary Ganga Lake or Gyakar Sinyi and the new Buddhist temple known as Buddha Vihar consecrated by the Dalai Lama. As of today, Itanagar has two churches.

Important economic activities include farming and agriculture.

Regarding institutions Arunachal Pradesh has got one of the finest and premier engineering and management institute named NERIST(North Eastern Regional Institute of Science And Technology) which was founded by ex president Gyani Zail Singh.

Geography

Itanagar is located at . It has an average elevation of 440&nbsp;metres (1443&nbsp;feet).

Culture

The people: They are the gentle and cultured Monpas of West Kameng who received Buddhism from Padma Sambhava; the Thongi (Sherdukpens) whose chiefs trace their treaty relationships with the powers in the valley to a thousand years back; the Hrusso who for thirty...
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