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Itanagar Buddhist Temple Tour

Itanagar Buddhist Temple
The Itanagar Buddhist temple, located on top of the hill in Arunachal Pradesh, is one of the latest Budhist temples in India. A yellow-roofed shrine, the temple reflects an extensive Tibetan influence. There is a stupa in front of the temple which carries the portrait of a Buddhist monk. Frequently visited by the tourists, the temple has a tree on its one of the sides which was planted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.


The capital of Arunachal Pradesh, the easternmost state of India, Itanagar is also known as 'the land of the dawn lit mountains'. Situated on the foothills, 350 meters above the sea level, Itanagar is a modern city that was developed not prior to the 14th-15th century CE. Today, Itanagar, which is first to embrace the rays of the rising sun in India, is the place adored by a large section of the tourists.

Location and Accessibility

The Itanagar Buddhist temple, situated in Itanagar, is easily accessible. The nearest airports from Itanagar are at Lilabari, 67 kilometers away and Tezpur, 216 kilometers from Itanagar. Lilabari is a small airport and flights operate only from a few destinations, whereas the Tezpur airport entertains flights from Kolkata and other cities. The nearest railhead from Itanagar are at Harmuti in Assam, 32 kilometers away and North Lakhimpur in Assam, at a distance of 60 kilometers. Bus services are also available from Guwahati(state capital of Assam) and other north eastern places to reach Itanagar.

Best Time To Visit

The temple can be visited throughout the year, but the best months to visit the place are during the months of October to April, owing to the pleasant whether of the place.


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