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Donyi Polo Airport has become the first full-fledged airport to be operational in Arunachal Pradesh. Conveniently connecting this northeastern state with the rest of the country, this greenfield airport is situated a short distance away from the capital Itanagar.

IndiGo is a prominent domestic airline in India that serves majority of Indian cities. It has already been operating flights on multiple domestic and international routes, and now, new local and international flights have been introduced by the airline. Furthermore, IndiGo operates flights on less frequented routes as well. It has also established links between countless tier I and tier II cities that were previously disconnected, along with the major airline hubs. 

With Donyi Polo Airport now up and running, passengers can book IndiGo flights to and from Arunachal Pradesh’s first civil airport using goIndiGo.in and get access to plenty of travel adventures waiting to happen. Cheap tickets are only the beginning; extra facilities like free online check-in and the ability to print your own baggage tags are also included. 

With so many services and offers at hand, do not wait anymore and book flights to Arunachal Pradesh with IndiGo. Let us delve deeper into the details of the new and first airport in Arunachal Pradesh.

Itanagar Flight Schedule 

Kolkata to Itanagar: Currently, a single IndiGo operates direct flight from Kolkata to Itanagar. The flight to Itanagar takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes. You can also book Itanagar to Kolkata flights for your return trip with IndiGo.

Flight no. Sector Departure Arrival Effective date Frequency
6E  6749 Kolkata - Itanagar 11:05 12:35 28-Nov-22 Daily except Wed
6E  5312 Itanagar - Kolkata 13:05 15:00 28-Nov-22 Daily except Wed
6E  6749 Mumbai - Itanagar via Kolkata 07:40 12:35 28-Nov-22 Daily except Wed
6E  5312 Itanagar - Mumbai via Kolkata 13:05 18:45 28-Nov-22 Daily except Wed
6E  0861  Kolkata - Itanagar 08:55 10:30 03-Dec-22 Wednesday
6E  0376 Itanagar - Kolkata 11:10 13:10 03-Dec-22 Wednesday

About Itanagar - Why you should add Arunachal Pradesh to your travel bucket list

In order to improve the state's connection by air, the government of Arunachal Pradesh is set to operate the new airport, located only 15 km away from the state capital, Itanagar. It is built by the Airports Authority of India (AAI). It has eight check-in counters and has the capacity to serve 200 passengers during the busiest times of the day.

Therefore, if you are thinking of taking a vacation during the holiday season, we recommend that you book flights to Arunachal Pradesh in advance. Arunachal Pradesh is sure to deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience, thanks to its abundance of unspoiled nature, secluded monasteries, peaceful hiking routes and relatively undiscovered culture.

Tawang is a beautiful town that is beautifully positioned between the Gudpi and Chong-Chung Mi ranges. This town offers everything that an adventure seeker and nature lover could hope for, including breathtaking hills, adventurous roads and gushing waterfalls, and a famous monastery, which is over 400 years old. You can explore the glacial lakes of Sangetser and Sela, meditate in the Taktsang Gompa, or go up the Gorichen Peak, which offers excellent views of the town below.

Things to do 

Make sure Arunachal Pradesh be at the top of your list for a sweet getaway this year.

Arunachal Pradesh, also known as the ‘Orchid Paradise in India’, is blessed with a plethora of attractions to visit and activities to indulge in. In order to make the most out of your time in this beautiful state, here are a few activities that you should consider adding to your travel itinerary.

  • Visiting Namdapha National Park: This park, which is the third-largest national park in India, extends to an area of approximately 2000 sq. km. You should be prepared to witness massive mountains, dense jungles and several bodies of water.
  • Capture the view from the snowy Sela Pass: It is a mountain pass that has an elevation of around 4,200 m (or almost 13,700 ft). It is well known that this mountain is revered as sacred by Buddhists, and it is said that there are 101 lakes in the area surrounding this pass.
  • Attend a music festival: The Ziro Music Festival is a one-of-a-kind event. Along with music, the natural beauty of the place will absolutely captivate your heart and soul. The music festival, which takes place between the valley and the mountains, adds an additional layer of delight to the experience.
  • De-stress both your body and your mind: Tezu is an excellent place to visit in Arunachal Pradesh if you are looking for a variety of activities to engage in while you are there. Like no other lake in the state, Glow Lake holds special importance. The lake is located in Wakro Circle near Tezu. It is a beautiful location with an abundance of wildlife. Mountains covered with snow further enhance the area's natural splendour. For those who love adventure, it is the perfect location. You will have to travel to Mishmi Hills in order to see this lake. Once you've arrived, you may take some time to relax and admire the view near the lake.
  • Experience one of the most beautiful sunsets: Roing is a calm and pleasant location, and the finest activity there is viewing the magnificent sunset. Located next to the bank of the Dibang River, it enhances the area's aesthetic value and has a surreal and calming environment. This place is very different from the bustling areas, where you can relax and soak in the greenery of the surroundings.
  • Explore Bomdila and the nearby snow-covered hills: It is a region where the tradition and heritage have not yet been forgotten, and this area's natural beauty will not disappoint you. You may even snap photographs in the apple orchards as this location will enchant you and win your heart.
  • Go for a trek in Dirang: The West Kameng District is home to the surprising little town of Dirang. Here, you can learn about many tribes and their distinctive cultures. Trekkers love going up to the Sangti Valley here. The Yak Research Centre, the hot water springs, and the Kalachakra Gompa are just a few of the attractions that you can explore and get mesmerised with.
  • Admire the beauty of Nuranang Falls: Among the many spectacular waterfalls in Arunachal Pradesh, Nuranang Falls of the Tawang District is by far the most-visited one. Regular buses can take you to this destination easily. The 100-metre-long waterfall will captivate you with its stunning splendour.

Best time to visit

Arunachal Pradesh is worth a visit at any time of the year. It is a north eastern treasure of India that offers wonderful vacations year-round, with mild summers and mild winters. However, if you want to escape the heavy rain during monsoons, the months of October through April are the best time to visit Arunachal Pradesh.

About Donyi Polo Airport

Arunachal Pradesh's new airport is officially called Donyi Polo Airport and its IATA code is HGI. It is situated around 15 km to the south of Itanagar. It is a small airport that can handle up to 200 passengers. The Airports Authority of India (AAI) will be in charge of it. Their blueprints show Greenfield Airport would be powered entirely by renewable energy sources. It will be equipped with a rainwater harvesting system.

The runway at Donyi Polo Airport is lighted up so that flights may land there even at night. The airport will have both English and the indigenous Nyishi language on its signs. A glass front is included in the airport's architecture. It is the very first airport in the state to be considered a ‘full-service’ or ‘full-fledged’ airport, which means it has everything needed to operate normally.

FAQs about flights to Arunachal Pradesh

Are there any connecting flights to Arunachal Pradesh?

At present, you can easily find direct flights to Itanagar from Kolkata.

How far is the Donyi Polo Airport from the state's capital, Itanagar?

Donyi Polo Airport is around 15 km from Itanagar.

What is the aerial distance between Itanagar and Kolkata?

The aerial distance between Itanagar and Kolkata is approximately 730 km.

Where can I check the status of my Itanagar flight ticket?

Check out the official website of IndiGo, goIndiGo.in, or download the IndiGo app. Go to the app's ‘Flight Status’ section. Simply type in your flight information, and you'll be updated on your flight's status.

How much hand baggage is allowed on flights to Arunachal Pradesh?

IndiGo passengers flying to Itanagar can carry 7 kg of hand baggage.

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