Along / Aalo Travel Info in Arunachal Pradesh, India

Along or Aalo is a small town in the West Siang district around 304km north east of Itanagar, the state capital of Arunahal Pradesh. An unexplored tourist hub situated at an altitude of 300m in a scenic valley carpeted with orange orchards at the convergence of the Sipu and Siyom (or Yomgo) rivers. Tourists can find many beautiful Adi villages around the town that offer a glimpse into the unique culture of the Adi people. A paradise for adventure sports Aalo is having the opportunities for trekking, hiking, river rafting and angling in Arunachal Pradesh.

The 146m long Patum Iron bridge is one of the major highlights of the town over the Siyom river approximately 4 kms from the main city. It also exhibits breathtaking views of the town for the holidaymakers. Another popular attraction is the Siang river bridge (approx 70m) constructed by cane and bamboo, which is a fine example of craftsmanship in Arunachal Pradesh. Few nearby tourist attractions are Mechuka approximately 180 kilometers with the 400-year-old Samten Yongcha Monastery, Pasighat (105km) which offers the scenic sunrise over the Siang river.

You will get multi varied home stays of varied budgets which are the best option to stay and explore the local culture and hospitality. There are also cottages and government bungalows for tourists. The weather between Octobers to February is cool and comfortable to explore and witness the charming natural beauty of the place along with family or friends.

To Reach

Nearest Airport is at Lilabari (241 km) while Route from Itanagar via NH52; then turn right onto NH229 and reach Along by road. Regular bus services operate from Itanager to Aalo. Likabali is the nearest airport to Aalo, Likabali is connected by flight services to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. Guwahati has well established air connectivity with all major cities of India. The nearest railway station for Aalo is at Silapathar which is around 150 kms.

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