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Ita Fort, Itanagar

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Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, is a modern settlement built in the vicinity of the ruins of a medieval capital. It is a beautiful historic city, also known as 'the Land of the Dawnlit Mountains'. Itanagar is derived from his historical fort called Ita Fort situated at the heart of the capital complex in Papum Pare district. It is a historical fort of an irregular shape, built mainly with bricks. The total brickwork done on the fort comprise of 16,200 cubic mtr. length. There are also three gates on three sides viz; Eastern, Western and Southern, which is said to be built by Ahom rulers. It has been identified by same scholars with the Mayapur of Ramachandra, a king of jitari dynasty, which dates back to 1360 to 1550 AD. It is estimated that more than 80 lakhs of bricks, 45 centimeters of stone and 46,300 man-days were required to build the fort.

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