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Arunachal Pradesh: Along
Along, about 165 km from Ziro, crossing the heavenly valley of Daporizo, the head quarter of West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, is located at a height of 650 feet above the sea level. It is a popular picnic spot.
The place has got the popularity due to the presence of Ramkrishna Mission Ashram. The newly constructed Doini Polo temple is another foremost enticement. The temple houses a deity who is worshipped by Chandra and surya communities. The museum and craft centre, adjacent to the city hospital, deserve a visit.
The stream of Akashiganga waterfall, located at a distance of 25 km from Along, embraces the undulating hill on its way. This is also known as one of the shakti pithas of Hindu community. Visit the neighboring place by road during Chaitra sankranti (the last day of the Bengali calendar month, chaitra) to watch the remarkable fair. The wild waves of Brahmaputra River appear astonishing from the adjoining locus.
How to reach: A 14 hours ride will take you to Along from Ziro. Else you can avail a bus to Along from north Lakhimpur, about 147 km off Along. Buses are frequently going to Along from the nearest railway station Silapathar, located at a distance of 169 km from Along. The nearest airport Lilabari is situated at a distance of 263 km from Along.
Where to stay: Hotel Yambo, Hotel Magson, and Holiday Hotel Cottage are available hotels in Along. You can also stay at Silapathar. Refer to our hotel booking links below.