Ita Fort

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    Location: Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar, 791111,INDIA.

    Estimated Visiting Time: 2-3 hours.


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    In Arunachal Pradesh, India, one of the most significant historical places is Ita  Fort, Itanagar. Some people consider that Itanagar is named after the Fort. Ramchandra, a king of the Jitari Dynasty built the fort in an irregular shape. Materials used in that fort are bricks and granite. There are three different entrances at the defense on its three different sides (Eastern, Western and Southern sides)


    Ita Fort in Itanagar townIt is one of the top attractions of India.A lot of people visit this place every year.The name literally means “Fort of bricks”( brick being called “Ita” in the Assamese language)and  The Ita Fort at Arunachal Pradesh was built as early as the 14th or the 15th century.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 was probably built by kings of the Chutiya kingdom which ruled the region during that time. The fort has three different entrances at three different sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.


    From Biswanath till Disang the Fort is considered to be  one of the  early first which the great Chutia King Ratnadhwajpal initially built all around his kingdom. In the 14th-15th century, the bricks used in the fort hint at later repairs . As the ruins of the Tamreswari temple (Mukta-Dharmanarayan, The ruins of a hill fort on the banks of the Buroi river bear the same builder’s marks 1442 A.D.) which reveal that the Chutia fortifications were spread till Biswanath. 

                              Built in: 11th-14th century                          

                             Built By: Chutiya Kingdom

    Inside/Outside Views

    The overall view of this fort is very impressive words I cannot express it in words. This fort is very ancient. This is the best place for history lovers. The fort is enclosed by natural ridges and brick ramparts and 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 kilometer long rampart in the eastern side with just one gate and  while the western rampart is more than 1.40 km in length and has two gates. In the north and south of the fort, irregular steep ridges of more than a kilometer length can also be witnessed. The bricks of the fort are typical of the medieval and pre-Ahom periods.Ita Fort in Itanagar town

    Opening Hours

    Everyday 8:00 am- 4:00 pm

    Entry & Others Fees

    20 INR per person.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Lilabari airport in North Lakhimpur is the nearest airport to the Itanagar at a distance of about 57 kilometer’s. Lilabari airport receives regional Air India flights from Kolkata and Guwahati.

    By Road: You can reach Itanagar via bus from Banderdewa, North Lakhimpur, Tezpur and Guwahati.

    By Rail: Naharlagun railway station is the nearest railway station to reach itanagar. From the majestic fort the railway is about 11 km away. From the station you can take a  cab, taxi or rickshaw.

    Tips for Travellers

    Take a small bottle and some food in a small bag.


    Que-01: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: It is safe to visit.

    Que-02: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, it is allowed.

    Que-03: Who is the Builder of the Fort?

    Ans: Chutiya Kingdom

    Que-04: When the fort was built?

    Ans: 11th-14th century

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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