States of India
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 loacailty )
Best time to visit : October - March
Wear : Cottons during summer and woolen during winter
Health issues : Mineral water should be consumed and food should be eaten from licenses outlet
Language (s) Official : English
Spoken : Others: Mizo
STD/dialing Code : 389
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 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.
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 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 attraction nearby to Aizawl :
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 85 kms.
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, locak 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 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. 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 Kms.
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 388 Km.
Travel Information :
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.
Rail : Nearest Railhead is Silchar (Assam) which is 180 km. Buses take 8 hrs and light vehicles 6 hrs.
Road : By road it is connected with Silchar180 Kms, Lunglei 235 Kms, Saiha 588 Kms.
Daily buses service between Aizawl and Shillong/Guwahati via Silchar are also available 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.