(Last Updated on : 20/01/2015)
Along or Aalo is a hill station of North eastern part of India. This hill station is located in the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh
. This hill station has the peak season from the month of October to March. The tourists of all parts of the world come and visit this place to see the Shiwalik Himalayan Range
Location of Along
'Aalo' or Along is a census town and headquarter of the West Siang district of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Aalo is located about a day drive of 220 kilometres from Likabali which is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.
Festivals of Along
Mopin Festival is the main festival of Arunachal Pradesh. This festival starts from 5th April to 6th April. The tribal and the urban people of Arunachal Pradesh and Aalo celebrate Mopin festival
to offer God the rich crops cultivation. Yomgo River Festival is held every year during peak tourist season and lasts for 3 to 4 days. This festival is celebrated from January 11 to January 15. This festival is celebrated with a view to promote tourism, indigenous culture and tradition, handloom and handicrafts and showcase its rich cultural heritage of India.
Climate of Along
Aalo features a humid subtropical climate under the Koppen climate classification. The climate of Along is predominantly cool during winters, and humid during summers. The temperature of Along typically range from near about 0 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius over the course of a year. The average temperature of Along during summer is between 19 degree Celsius and 27 degree Celsius, and between 0 degree Celsius and 10 degree Celsius in winter. The monthly precipitation varies between 24.1 millimetres (0.95 in) in November to 487.4 millimetres (19.19 in) in July. It is typically around 35.05 millimetres per month during winter and spring and around 388.13 millimetres (15.3 in) during June to September as the monsoon approaches. The average total annual precipitation is 2,476.6 millimetres. The snowfall in the region occurs mostly in late November to early January in upper reaches of the district. Aalo receives snow occasionally during the winter months.
Demography of Along
According to the Population Census of India, Along had a population of 16,834 males which constitute 56 percent of the population and female 44 percent. Aalo has an average literacy rate of 69 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent; with 75 percent of the male and 61 percent of female literate. About 15 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. The low sex ratio is about 916 girls for every 1000 boys in the year 2001. The majority of population of Aalo or Along consists of Galo natives of Arunachal Pradesh. Galo Language is the main languages. The major religion of Aalo is Donyi-Polo, followed by Christians and small minorities of Tibetan Buddhists, Hinduism and Muslims.
Aalo has a good road network and the road which runs from north Lakhimpur to the capital city of Itanagar
. It connects the town of Aalo to the city. The regular bus services to Aalo run from Itanagar. The Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) buses are available to and from Aalo. There is a five hours journey by bus from Pasighat to Aalo (106 km) and from Moying (150 km). The bus will take around 6.5 hours to reach Aalo. The nearest airport to Aalo is at Likabali which is situated in the state of Assam. Likabali is connected by flight services to Guwahati and Dibrugarh
. One can take a bus or hire a taxi from Likabali to Aalo. Aalo has no railway and the nearest railway station is at Silapathar.