Travel to Along

Along Tourism

Located in Arunachal Pradesh, Along is a little market town and is the headquarter of the West Siang district. Along is located around 150 km from Likabali, which is situated at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. This little town is famous for its natural beauty and is surrounded by mountains and has two rivers running through it, the Sipu and Yomga.

Climate of Along

Since Along is not located at a very high altitude, it experiences a temperate climate.

Best Time to Visit Along

The best time to visit Along is between October to April.

How to Reach Along

A small little town, Along is gaining popularity as a tourist destination gradually and here is how one can reach Along.

By Rail

The closest railway station to Along is at Silapathar. This is a very small station and only one train stops here, which is the Arunachal Express. One can hire a taxi from here to reach Along.

By Road

Along has a good road network and the road which runs from north Lakhimpur to the capital city of Itanagar, connects the town of Along to the city. Regular bus services to Along run from Itanagar.

Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) buses are available to and from Along. There is a 5 hours journey by bus from Pasighat to Along (106 km) while from Moying (150 km) the bus will take around 6.5 hours to reach Along.

By Air

The nearest airport to Along is at Lilabari, which is situated in the state of Assam. Lilabari is connected by flight services to Guwahati and Dibrugarh. One can take a bus or hire a taxi from Lilabari to Along.

Tourist Places in Along

Given its temperate climate and beautiful surroundings, Along is a perfect and peaceful place for a vacation. Here are a few of Along's popular tourist attractions:
  • Ramakrishna Ashram
  • Patum Bridge
  • Darka Village
  • Donyi Polo Temple
  • River Rafting at Silom River
  • Orange Orchards
Along is a wonderful place for adventure lovers and one can enjoy river rafting, angling, trekking and hiking here.

Kazu Village

2 km north of Along is a village by the name of Kazu, inhabited by the Adi tribe. Before entering the village, one must take permission from the village headman who charges Rs.500 as a fee. Kazu is a beautiful little village and an interesting and lesser known of tourist destination in the area.

Worth checking out is the longhouse architecture which is typical of Adi villages. Also worth taking a look at is the cable-tussed and bamboo- decked suspension bridge over the river.

When visiting the Kazu village remember that locals aren't very comfortable with having their pictures taken, so be discreet with your camera and ask for permission before clicking.

Last Updated on : 30/09/2013