Alang

Alang is a a small town near Bhavnagar in Gujarat, India.

A French ship watitng the ship breakers at Alang

Understand

Alang is best known for its shipbreaking yards, where more than 1500 ships per year are dismantled and recycled, often with bare hands and welding torches. Tourists are not welcome, but some photographers have been able to sneak in and get amazing photos of massive ships being dismantled for parts and steel. (See also Chittagong, Bangladesh).

Get in

Alang can be reached by bus from Bhavnagar, 52 km or Palitana, 51 km. It is 219 km from Ahmedabad. The nearest railway station is Bhavnagar.

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