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Aizawl - The State Capital

Aizawl, the state capital of Mizoram came into being as a fortified post on the recommendation of Mr. Dally of the Assam Military Battalion in the spring of 1890. It is now 112 years old and is at an altitude of 4000 ft. above sea level. It has a population of approximately 2 lakhs. The city stands on a high ridge surrounded on the east by the deep green valley of the river Tuirial and on the west by the river Tlawng with its lush emerald valleys. On the north, Aizawl is protected by beautiful high craggy hills of Durtlang and the capital city stands like a huge citadel. It is adorned by picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings with mild and enjoyable weather throughout the year. Aizawl is an ideal hill station for tourists looking for solitude, clean and fresh environment and new destinations.

Aizawl is the political and cultural centre of Mizoram. It is here that the State Legislature is situated. It is also the seat of the Government and all important Government as well as Public Sector offices are located at Aizawl. It is also the commercial hub of the State and all commercial and economic activities are centred around the city.

General Information

 
Population : 260, 000
Weather: Summer : Max : 30o C Min: 20oC
Winter: Max : 21o C Min 11o C
Rainfall: 3,000 m
Altitude 1132 metres/ 3715 Ft
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, Mizo
STD/dialing Code: 0389
 

How to go there:
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) .
Enquiries Telephone 2573355
Reservation Telephone 2341265, 2344733

BY RAIL
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.

Local Transport: Taxis are the chief mode of transport in the city and rates negotiable. Buses ply on route within the state.
Places 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 attraction nearby to Aizawl:

 
Nearby 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.
are available

by car, local bus and local taxis

85 kms