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"Gateway to the Mechuka Valley"

Aalo Tourism

Formerly known as Along, the town of Aalo functions as the headquarters of the West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. Lying close to several tiny villages, this small town is situated at the congregation of the two rivers of Sipu and Yomgo. Mechuka Valley, among the most beautiful offbeat places to visit, can be visited from Aalo to which it is well connected via road. With blooming orchards of oranges in and pleasant cum cool weather, Aalo is best visited in the winter season.

Aalo and its surrounding region cater to both adrenaline junkies and peace-seekers alike. On one hand, activities like trekking and river rafting are quite popular here. The surrounding terrain of rocky river banks and jungle cutting through the valley make for excellent hikes. 

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What is famous about Along?

It is an offbeat destination, hence the surroundings of this town is pure and free from human interference. The place is clean and filled with fresh air.

What is not so good about Along?

There are not many tourist destinations. The place is still an up and coming tourist location so it does not have any major facility.

Who should visit Along?

The place is meant for either young group of friends or a couple. The place can be very adventurous with friends. River rafting, trekking and hiking is something that attracts young generation over here. It is not ideal for a honeymoon but for a couple vacation or short trip. A romantic getaway for two days into the arms of nature.

What is the best time to visit Along?

Although as Along is not situated at a high altitude and has pleasant weather all - round the year, the best time to visit Along is from October to April.
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What is the local food in Along?

The essentials of the cuisine in this district of West Siang are Momos and Thukpa which are widespread in the town and are an almost staple item. Along with this, a local platter will include rice, meat, fish and a preparation of fresh vegetables. One can also sip into a local beverage called Apang which is the state's version of rice beer.
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What is the best way to reach Along?

Along is a small town so there is no airport or railway station there. The only way to reach is via road. Local buses from nearby cities are easily available.
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What are the things to do in Along?

The top things to do in Along are Mechuka, Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm, Hanging Bridge, River Rafting in Along, Kamaki Hydropower Dam, Ramakrishna Aashram. You can see all the places to visit in Along here

What are the places near Along?

The top places near to Along are Pasighat which is 52 km from Along, Daporijo which is located 60 km from Along, Yingkiong which is located 54 km from Along, Ziro which is located 119 km from Along, Dibru saikhowa national park which is located 78 km from Along

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Rahul Dev

on Mechuka 3 years ago
Its a wonderful place for camping...
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