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Ita Fort, Itanagar

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-04-07

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Ita Fort is in Itanagar town in Arunachal Pradesh and it is also the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. Ita Fort is one of the most important historical sites in the state of Arunachal Pradesh, India. Fort of Bricks is the meaning of Ita Fort in Ahom Language and basically in Assamese language brick is called “Ita”. The Ita Fort was constructed around the 14th century by the kings of the Chutiya dynasty and it stands as proof of the in the field of architecture of the ancient people. We cannot question the historical importance and the supremacy of the ancient people in the field of architecture of Ita Fort. Though the fort that irregular shape and nowadays it has a few bricks but during a time of Chutiya dynasty the Ita Fort was built by the Ita which means bricks only. It is said that the total brickwork is of 16200 cubic meter lengths. The fort has three different entries at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides. The fort is initially built by the great Chutiya King Ratnadwaipal all around his kingdom from Biswanath till Disang and the Ita Fort is thought to be one of the early forts which the great Chutiya King Ratnadwaipal has built. Lilabari airport in North Lakhimpur is the nearest airport. The distance from Lakhimpur airport to Itanagar is approximately 57 kilometers. If one could not get the flight till Lakhimpur then one can fly till Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport which is in Guwahati Assam. From Guwahati to proceed further one can take a train. The nearest railway station to reach Itanagar is the Harmuti railway station in Assam which is approximately 34 kilometers away and Naharlagun railway station in Arunachal Pradesh which is approximately 15 kilometers away from Itanagar. A traveler can also reach Itanagar by road numbers of public transport are available from Banderdewa, North Lakhimpur, Tezpur, and Guwahati.


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