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Aizawl, 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 state but still very remote. Aizawl is located at 3715 feet from the sea level, and is a religious and cultural center of the Mizos. Aizawl lies just north of Tropic of cancer.

Aizawl at a glance
Population 260,000
Summer 20° C to 30° C
Winter 11° C to 21° C
Rainfall 3,000 m
Altitude 1132 metres/ 3715 Ft
Best time to visit October - March
Official Language (s) English, Mizo
STD/dialing Code 0389

How to reach

By Air

Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, ( 1 hr 45 min ) and Imphal ( 30 min ). Indian Airlines ( Alliance Air ) flights Kolkata - Aizawl - Kolkata ( daily service ) and Kolkata - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl - Kolkata ( monday, wednesday, friday ), Guwahati - Aizawl (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday).

By Train

Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away). From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.

By Road

NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl ( 6-8 hrs ). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Taxis are the chief mode of transport in the city and rates negotiable. Buses ply on route within the state.

Place of Interest

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 baskets.

Luangmual Handicarfts Centre

7 Kms away takes half an hour to reach by car. The 'Khumbeu' ceremonial bamboo hat is made here using waterproof 'hnahthial' leaves.

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 of Aizawl.

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 interest around Aizawl

Bung (15 Kms)

A beautiful picnic spot situated on a hill. It can be reached by car, local bus and local taxis. It is around away.

Paikhai (16 Kms)

A quiet and enchanting picnic spot. It can be reached by car, local bus and local taxis.

Tamdil (85 Kms)

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. It is around away. It can be reached by car, local bus and local taxis.

Dampa (133 Km)

At the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram, this wildlife sanctuary is home to the tiger, elephant, bear, bison and birds species. It is accessible by car, local taxis as well as Maxi cab.

Kolasib (142 Km)

Kolasib's main attraction are the Bairabi Hydel project and fishing in the Tlawng river in the state. It is accessible by car, local Taxis as well as local bus and Maxi cab.


It is the highest and most beautiful waterfall in Mizoram and is accessible by car, local taxis as well as local bus.

Champhai (192 Kms)

It is a busy Commercial town and is a Naturalist's paradise. It is an important agriculture and sericulture 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. It is accessible by car, local taxis, luxury bus as well as Maxi Cab & taxis.

Lunglei (235 Kms)

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.

Phawngpui (300 Kms)

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. One can be reached by Jeep/Maxi Cabs which can be hired.

Saiha (388 Km)

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. It is accessible by car, local buses as well as taxis and Maxi cabs.