Stretching from the snow-capped eastern Himalayas, at an altitude of 6,000 metres, to the plains of the Brahmaputra valley, Arunachal Pradesh lies at the country's north-eastern tip, surrounded by Bhutan, China and Burma. Assam lies to its south (Interactive map of Arunachal Pradesh). Arunachal Pradesh orchids occur naturally in diverse habitats. In the rich tropical forests of the Tirap district, clusters of the beautiful blue vanda (Vanda Coerulea) adorn the trees. Their large blue - violet blooms are delicately veined. The bamboo orchid, Arundina Graminifolia, a pretty evergreen species attractive pink - purple flowers is common in open sunny areas near Tipi where an Orchid Research Centre boasts of a good collection of orchids. Wild jungle remains throughout 82% of the state, rock and snow 8%, leaving a modest 10% in towns and farmland. The species in the region have not been fully cataloged, but over 6,000 species of plants, 650 birds, and more than 100 mammals (29 of which are endangered) live here. Such wildness and diversity are now extremely rare in India. Arunachal Pradesh reminds the thoughtful observer of the unspoiled world described in the sacred Indian epic, the Ramayana. The major rivers of the state are the Brahmaputra and its tributaries (the Dibang [Sikang], Lohit, Subansiri, Kameng, and Tirap). The Brahmaputra (known as the Tsangpo in Tibet and the Dihang [Siang] in Arunachal Pradesh) flows eastward across Tibet before dipping south through the Himalayas into north-central Arunachal Pradesh. The climate of Arunachal Pradesh varies with topography and altitude. The foothill zone is subtropical and has a hot and humid climate; in the lower valleys, maximum summer temperatures reach 95° F (35° C), while winter minimums drop below 57° F (14° C).

Air: The nearest airport is Lilabari in Assam, which is 67kms from Itanagar. Another important airport is Tezpur (Assam), which is 216kms from Itanagar and is connected to Kolkata. Indian Airlines has regular operation to Tezpur. Rail: The nearest railway station Harmuty is only 33 km from Itanagar. Most convenient railhead is North Lakhimpur in Assam Road: Road network connects Itanagar with Guwahati (381 km), Shillong (481kms), Agartala (980kms), Kolkata (1,539kms) and other important cities in the region.

ITA Fort ITA Fort is situated at the heart of the capital city in Papum Pare district. It is a historical fort of an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks, dating back to the 14th -15th centuries . The total brickwork done on the fort comprise of 16,200 cubic mtr. length.