(Last Updated on : 10-09-2019)
Aalo, earlier known as Along, is a hill station of North eastern part of India
. It is a census town located in the West Siang District
of Arunachal Pradesh
. The most popular tourist attraction of this town is the Shiwalik Himalayan Range
. It is the headquarters of the West Siang District. Aalo is located near Likabali, which is located at the border of Assam
and Arunachal Pradesh. The oldest town of the state, Aalo, is also the confluence of the Sipu and Siyom Rivers.
Demography of Aalo
According to the 2001 Indian census, Aalo had a population of 16,834. Males are 56 percent of the population and females are 44 percent. The town has an average literacy rate of 69 percent; 75 percent of the males and 61 percent of females are literate. 15 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
Climate of Aalo
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 Aalo typically ranges 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 average total annual precipitation is 2,476.6 millimeters. 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.
Culture of Aalo
Majority of the population of Aalo is of Galo
people and Galo is the main language of the town. Major religion is Donyi-Polo, followed by Christianity
and some followers of Tibetan Buddhism
Festivals of Aalo
is the major one of Aalo. This festival is held from 5th April to 6th April. It is celebrated 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 the rich cultural heritage of the town.
Tourism in Aalo
Apart from the scenic beauty of Shiwalik Range, Aalo has several other tourist attractions. Some popular tourist spots are the picnic spot near the Patum Bridge over the Yomgo River; Aalo District Museum; Donyi-Polo Dere; Menchuka town with picturesque valley; high altitude natural lake Tso Pasang Sonam and Samtem Yongcha Monastery- one of the Arunachals oldest Buddhist monasteries
Visiting Information to Aalo
Aalo has a road network, which runs from north Lakhimpur
. Arunachal Pradesh State Transport Service (APSTS) buses are available to and from Aalo. Pasighat
is 106 km from Aalo and Moying is 150 km. The nearest airport
to Aalo is at Likabali which is situated in the state of Assam. Likabali is connected by flight services to Guwahati
. One can take a bus or hire a taxi from Likabali to Aalo. Nearest railway station
of Aalo is at Silapathar.