The state of Arunachal Pradesh is the North Eastern state of India. It lies at the north-easternmost part of India. It shares its borders with the states of Assam and Nagaland. It also shares its borders with Bhutan, Myanmar and China. The borderline between the state of Arunachal Pradesh and China is known as the McMohan Line. Arunachal Pradesh is also known by some nicknames such as the ‘Land of the Dawn-Lit Mountains’, the ‘Orchid State of India’ and the ‘Paradise of the Botanists’. Arunachal Pradesh happens to be the largest state among the ‘Seven Sisters States’ of India. It covers an area of about 83,743 sq. km. A large part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh is claimed by the People’s Republic of China and they mention those parts as ‘South Tibet’. The official language of Arunachal Pradesh is English.
Capital of Arunachal Pradesh
The city of Itanagar is the capital of Arunachal Pradesh. It has the population of around 59,490. As per the 2001 census report, the male is about 53% and the female population is 47%. The average literacy rate of Itanagar is 66.95%. Some of the widely spoken languages of Itanagar are Assamese, Bengali and English.
Itanagar is a prominent and important city of Arunachal Pradesh. The Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly seat, the seat of Government of Arunachal Pradesh and the permanent bench of Guwahati High Court is located in Itanagar.
History of Itanagar
The mentioning of Arunachal Pradesh can be found in the epics of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Arunachal Pradesh also finds its reference in the Kalika Purana. It is said the sage Vyas had mediated in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. The state of Arunachal Pradesh was ruled by the Jiti Dynasty in the 11th century and was known as Mayapur. It is also believed that Mayapur was the capital of the Jiti Dynasty.
Places of Interests
Ita Fort: Ita Fort in Itanagar town, is a standout amongst the most imperative recorded locales in the territory of Arunachal Pradesh, India. The name truly signifies “Fort of Bricks”(bricks being classified “Ita” in the Assamese dialect). It likewise loans its name to the city Itanagar, the Capital of Arunachal Pradesh. The Ita Fort at Arunachal Pradesh is believed to be established in around fourteenth or the fifteenth century. The fort has an uneven shape, manufactured predominantly with blocks going back to the fourteenth-fifteenth Century. The complete brickwork is of 16,200 cubic meter lengths which was most likely worked by rulers of the Sutiya kingdom which decided the locale amid that time. The fortress has three distinct doors at three unique sides, which are western, the eastern and the southern sides.
Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum: The Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum was built in the 1980s in Itanagar. It depicts the tribal life of Arunachal Pradesh. The items which can be seen in the museum are related to clothing, weapons, handicrafts, music instruments, and jewelry. It is one of the most important tourist destinations of North Eastern India.