On hearing the name of Arunachal Pradesh, the first thing that comes in our mind is Mountains, monasteries, gompa, lush greenery, snow capped mountain. But do you know, Arunachal Pradesh is equally rich in cultural heritage? Do you know there are several historical monuments and archaeological sites. Yes, the foothills of Arunachal Pradesh are studded with ruins of forts, temples etc. that belongs to 10-16th centuries.
Basically, three categories of monuments and historical sites are to be found in Arunachal Pradesh.
1. The traces of political and cultural forces from Bramhaputra valley extending into the hills under which fall the ruins of forts, temple, ponds and ruins
2. The structure of Buddhist culture in the form of monastery, gompas and stupas
3. The stray traces of past events from the local history.
Today, we will discuss about Ita fort, situated in Itanagar and clearly it can be inferred easily that from the name of Ita fort the city got its’ name. Among the above mentioned three categories, Ita fort falls in the first category. The name literally means "Fort of bricks"( brick being called "Ita" in the Assamese language).