Ita Fort

Built in the 14th and 15th centuries, Ita Fort, which literally means fort of bricks, is an important heritage site in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. It is in an irregular shape and is made from bricks from the same era. The fort has guarded the kingdom from enemies for years with its high walls and its relevance is such that the name of the city of Itanagar comes from it.

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Ita Fort

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum

Jawaharlal Nehru museum is one of the oldest museums in the Northeast of India. For 46 years, Arunachal Pradesh was the only state in the Northeast to have a museum apart from the Assam State Museum. Jawaharlal Nehru museum stands as one of the most cherished ethnographic museums in the country. The museum has a vast and rich collection of household articles, musical instruments, cane products, religious objects, handicrafts, textiles, weaponry that reflects the tribal heritage and culture of the state. A workshop on how to make traditional cane products runs at the museum and a shop in the premises sells tribal handicraft items. The first person from the state to have successfully climbed Mt Everest, Tapi Mra, donated his entire expedition gear to the Jawaharlal Nehru Museum. While the ground floor of the museum displays traditional art, handicraft items, religious objects and musical instruments, the first floor comprises historical findings from Malinithan, Noksparbat and Ita Fort. Its establishment was sponsored by the State Implementation committee under the chairmanship of the then governor RD Pradhan and vice chairmanship of Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang.

Jawaharlal Nehru Museum