Along (Aalo) "Home of the Mechuka Valley"

Aalo is a small town and headquarter of West Siang district in India Republic Arunachal Pradesh. The town is located in a beautiful valley at an altitude of 300 meter above the sea level. Surrounding of this small city is very beautiful. The people of Arunachal Pradesh are very friendly and helpful. There are limited spots to visit, but still Aalo is the adventurous destination along with natural beauty picturesque surrounding. It is an ideal picnic spot for family and friends. Angling, trekking and hiking are also available here.

Aalo is situated 297 km away from Itanagar. It is a place or valley where Sipu and Siyon Rivers meet. Due to Rives the place is filled with lush green surrounding which offers to view scenic beauty to the travelers. Likabali is the cross border line between Assam and A.P.

Aalo

Culture

Mopin is the main festival that is celebrated from 5 April to 6 April. The festival is mainly popular for crop cultivation and therefore people of Aalo (Along) consider that this place is sacred by nature. Yomgo is very attractive visiting destination and is another festival of Aalo, Yomgo river festival celebrated 11 January to 15 January. The festival shows customs of the state; promote tourism, indigenous culture, handloom   handicraft and much more. On these basic it’s culture heritage very rich.

Tourist spots in Along

Due to its temperate climate various visiting destinations available as like

  • Ramakrishna Ashram
  • Patum Bridge
  • Darka Village
  • Donyi Polo Temple
  • Orange Orchards
  • River Rafting
  • Hanging Bridge
  • Kamaki Hydropower Dam

Climate of Along

Climate of the region is moderate type so magnetize to visitors and the best time for visit in especially months April to October.

How to reach

By Rail: Nearest Railway station is at Silapathar. Due to halt (small Station), only Arunachal express stop here. One can hire taxi to reach Aalo from hare.

By Road: Road connective is very good from here that’s why you can reach easily here from Itanagar. Buses are easily available to and from Along.

By Air: Nearest airport is at Lilabari situated in the Assam State.

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