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Aalo - (Also Known as Along) Arunachal Pradesh.

Aalo a next destination for you by Indiantourist-spot team. This is the small town of Arunachal Pradesh also known as Along. Aalo is the census town also headquarters to West Siang region. We all know Arunachal Pradesh covered with beautiful hills, though tourism is not much popular in this state. Because of such reason the state government is offering impressive packages to the visitors.

Apart from climate issue people of Arunachal Pradesh are very co-operative. However, to reach Aalo you have to cover a day and 220 km distance from Likabali city that is a border of Assam and Arunachal.

As I said it is the small town, but surrounding are beautiful. People of Arunachal are friendly and they enjoy every festival season the same conditions are with Along as well.  Mopin is the main fest that celebrated in the month of April. I guess 5th April to 6th is the date fixed for this fest. It is the rich crops cultivation festival of Along. One of the other festivals of Aalo is Yomgo River Fest celebrated in January and February. Purpose of this festival is to improve tourism and introduce Arunachal Pradesh's culture to the world. Few other impressive parts of the town are their handcraft items and hand-loom products.

Along is having moderate temperature as it is not at high altitude. There are less spots to visit in Aalo, but still it is the adventurous place with natural beauty surround.

Attraction in Along:
Along the perfect peaceful destination for vacation is having limited spots to visit. Some key locations are Ramakrishna Ashram, Darka Village, Patum Bridge, Donyi Polo Temple, Orange Orchards and River Rafting at Silom River. Along is also famous for angling, rafting, hiking and trekking.

Kazu Village: A town closer to Along known as Kazu is next place to visit just 2 km away inhabited by the tribal of Adi community. This is the beautiful village with very small landscape area. However, entering the town paid and you have to take permission from the headman of village. You have to pay Rs 500 to enter the town. Kazu is not much popular; we can say it is the hidden tourism spot of Arunachal Pradesh having beautiful nature and interesting area to reach..

Cable Bridge: Don’t miss to visit cable-tussed & bamboo decked bridge built over the Sipu river. This jungle area is also in Adi Village that is close to Kazu.

Remember one thing local people of Aalo are not comfortable with clicking pictures. I mean they don’t like outsiders to click their photos so be careful before clicking any pic without their permission.

In Aalo you can also enjoy the wildlife safari, temples, heritage spots and homestay services. Overall its best place to visit specially for nature lovers. Temperature could cause you some trouble so that also need taken care in Aalo.

Best time to reach is between October to April and you can visit the Along town during festival seasons as well.

How to reach Along?
You can reach Along through Rail, Road and Air. However, the town itself is not having any station or airport but you can reach the nearby big cities of Arunachal Pradesh or Assam to reach Along.

By Rail: Nearest railway station for Along is Silapathar. It is the small station and you will get only one train for Silapathar and that is Arunachal Express. Private taxis are available from Silapathar to Along and that you will get from the outside station too.

By Road: Arunachal Pradesh is having proper road connectivity with many big cities of North East. Buses from Lakhimpur (capital city of Itanagar) are available for you. Some more cities are also having buses for Along, but you have to inquiry at local depot for the buses. APST Service (Arunachal Pradesh State Transport) buses are accessible for Along through different part of states. You can get the bus from Pasighat that will take nearly 5 hours to reach Along. Other bus station for Along is Moying located at 150 km distance only.

By Air: Closest airport for Along is located at Lilabari that is a reputed town of state Assam. Direct flights for Lilabari are available from Guwahati and city Dibrugarh, though airline services limited for Lilabari. You will get private taxis from here as well to reach Along.

We wish your journey will become the most excited and adventurous. Plan your trip to Along and make your holidays memorable.


Gaurav Bhatnagar said...

Hi. I will be going to Arunachal. Where can I stay in Along? Thank you for the article.