Buddha Temple

Buddha Temple

  • Itanagar
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • India

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Buddha Temple, Itanagar Overview

Buddhist temples or gompas are scattered across India and one can find a number of such Buddhist temples in the country. The Buddha Temple, Itanagar is one of the most beautiful and unique temples in the nation. It is perched on a height above a hill and offers a panoramic view of the region surrounding the Buddhist Temple. It is a very unique Buddhist temple owing to the fact that there is a stupa present right in front of the temple complex. Nowhere in India can you find a similar Buddhist Temple where there is a stupa and a temple placed one in front of the other. The Temple has a Tibetan influence which makes everyone find peace and serenity. Its roof is yellow in color that makes it even more beautiful.

Things to Do

You can find your inner peace and serenity when you visit the beautiful temple of Buddha in Itanagar. Perched on top of a hill, this temple also offers a complete view of the region around. The photography buffs can click some unique pictures of the yellow-roofed stupa and temple. Apart from that, you can also explore some eye-catching portraits of the monks of Buddhism along with a huge statue of the Buddha inside the stupa. Apart from that, you can go and visit the holy and sacred tree at the end of the temple. This tree, as is believed by the Buddhist followers, was planted by the holy Dalai Lama.

Best Time to Visit

Being a Buddhist temple, there is no specific time when you can visit this beautiful temple of Itanagar at any point in time. Seeing the weather in Itanagar, you can visit this beautiful Buddha temple in Itanagar between the months of late August to early June. These are the months when the weather is pretty pleasant. The mountains around the Buddha Temple in Itanagar are covered with heavy snow during the winter months. And during spring, the entire area brightens up with lush greenery and newly blossomed flowers.

How to Reach

Located in the capital city Itanagar of the northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh, Buddha Temple is an epitome of beauty. You can reach here conveniently while viewing the beauty of nature and the splendid views of the landscape. From all the major northeast cities, you can reach Itanagar easily via road. Guwahati, Tezpur, Lakhimpur, and Banderdewa are some other cities that are easy to reach by road from here. You can find ASTC buses taking you to the city.
If you plan to come from some distant city by air, Lilabari Airport, located in North Lakhimpur, is closest to the city at a distance of just 57 kilometers.

For those that are making a trip to the Buddha Temple in Itanagar by railways, The Harmuti railway station located in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh’s Naharlagun Railways station are two of the nearby stations to Itanagar.

Nearby Attractions

Itanagar is not just famous for its natural beauty but also for the many other sightseeing options that it offers to all the tourists. Along with the Buddha Temple, you can also go visit the Ita Fort, Ganga Lake, Itanagar Zoological Park, and Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary when you visit this city for its mesmerizing views. Visiting all these places would make sure you have a memorable visit.


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