The capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar is located to the east of Tawang and has been identified with Mayapur, a city dating back to the 14th -15th century AD. The major attractions of Itanagar include the Itafort, Buddhist monastery, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Museum.

Ganga Lake is a beautiful natural lake locally known as Gekar Sinyi (Confined water in the Nyishi dialect) surrounded by a landmass of hard rock. Primeval vegetation, orchids masses on tall trees and tree ferns contribute to its popularity as a picnic spot. Boating facilities and a swimming pool are available at the site.