the scenic capital of Mizoram, with its surrounding area and the
rest of the state have been developed to meet the influx of domestic
and foreign tourists. The largest city in the states, but still
very remote. Aizawl is located at 3715 feet from the sea level,
and is a religious and cultural centers of the Mizos. Aizawl lies
just north of Tropic of cancer.
Population : 260, 000
Weather: Summer : Max : 30 degree C Min: 20 degree C
Winter: Max: 21 degree C Min 11 degree C
Rainfall: 3,000 m
Altitude 1132 metres/ 3715 Ft (more information about some locality
Best time to visit: October - March
Wear: Cottons during summer and woolen during winter
Health issues: Mineral water should be consumed and food should
from licenses outlet
Language (s) Official : English
Spoken: Others: Mizo
STD/dialing Code: 389
Air travel and nearest airport : Alliance Air operates flight
from Calcutta - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl thrice a week. This flight
are operated on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Indian Airlines flight
is also available from Calcutta - Silchar, Silchar - Calcutta. Silchar
is 180 kms away from Aizawl. The nearest Airport is 45 kms from
Aizawl which is Lengpui Airport.
Nearest Railhead is Silchar (Assam) which is 180 km. Buses take
8 hrs and light vehicles 6 hrs.
By road it is connected with
Kms, Lunglei 235 Kms, Saiha 588 Kms
buses service between Aizawl and Shillong/Guwahati via Silchar are
Buses also ply between Aizawl and Silchar.
Local Transport: Taxis are the chief mode of transport in the
city and rates negotiable. Buses ply on route within the state.
Place to visit
Bara Bazar: This is the main shopping center with stalls
selling garments and other commodities. The main bazaar is where
the people are best seen in their traditional costumes selling produce
from farms and homesteads including river crabs with little wicker
Luangmual Handicarfts Centre: 7 Kms away takes half an hour to reach
by car. The 'Khumbeu' ceremonial bamboo hat is made here using waterproof
Mizoram State Museum: This museum is situated at Mc Donald
Hill in the town center. Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5
PM. Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Though small, it has an interesting collection
of historical relics, ancient costumes and traditional implements.
Durtlang Hills: These beautiful, craggy hills offer a good view
Mini Zoo: Home to species of animals and birds found only
in the hills of Mizoram
Berawtlang Tourist Complex: This is a recreational center situated
7 kms away from Aizawl City center. There are facilities of Restaurant
as well as Tourist Cottages
Place of attraction nearby to Aizawl
attraction how to get there Distances:-
Bung: A beautiful picnic spot situated on a hill by car, local
bus and local taxis are available 15 Kms.
Paikhai: A quiet and enchanting picnic spot by car, local bus
and local taxis are available 16 Kms.
Tamdil: A natural lake surrounded by cool virgin forests. Tamdil
is the largest lake in Mizoram cultivated as a fish farm and with
provision for boating. by car, local bus and local taxis are available
Dampa: At the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram,
this wildlife sanctuary is home to the tiger, elephant, bear, bison
and birds species. By car, local taxis as well as Maxi cab 133 Km.
Kolasib : Kolasib's main attraction are the Bairabi Hydel project
and fishing in the Tlawng river in the state. (i)By car, Local Taxis
can be hired as well as (ii) Local bus, as well as Maxi cab are
available. 142 Km.
Vantawng: It is the highest and most beautiful waterfall in
Mizoram By car, local taxis as well as local bus. 142 Km.
Champhai: is a busy Commercial town and is a Naturalist's
paradise. It is an important agriculture and seri-culture centre.
5 km away from Champhai is the Ruantlang village where glimses of
the ancestral way of life of the Mizos can still be seen. By car,
local taxis, luxury bus as well as Maxi Cab & taxis. 192 Kms.
Lunglei: This rapidly developing town is an excellent place
to visit the interiors of South Mizoram By Car, local buses as well
as luxury buses, local taxis and Maxi cabs are also available. 235
Phawngpui: Literally meaning 'Blue Mountain' is located
at a height of 2165 metres. Rich in exotic flowers, orchids, medicinal
herbs, it is preserved by the Government of Mizoram and is open
only to trekkers and hikers. U can be reached by Jeep/Maxi Cabs
which can be hired. 300 Kms
Saiha: With its picturesque landscape and the Chhimtuipui river
rich in fish, Saiha is a paradise for anglers 45 km from Saiha is
the Lake Palak. By car, local buses as well as taxis and Maxi cabs