Aizawl is the capital city of the Indian state of Mizoram. It is a stunning city having an altitude of 1132 meters above the sea level. The majestic hills and the peaks of Durtlang are situated on the northern side. One can oversee the Tlawng River’s sylvan valley from this city on the western side and the Tuirial River on the south-western side. One can enjoy the panoramic and beautiful terrain of the majestic hills, which goes up to touch the sky.
The name of the city stands for ‘a field of wild cardamom’. The beginning of this name can be traced back to the time of the illustrious Mizo chiefs named Lalsavunga and Thanruma. During the initial part of the 19th century, villages were constructed in the location where, at present, the Raj Bhavan stands. In the year 1890, when the British government set up a military settlement called ‘Fort Aijal’, this region was abandoned. After this, this place came to be Mizoram’s headquarters.
The heart of the cultural as well the political activities of the state of Mizoram is this capital city of Aizawl. It is also the business centre for the Indian state of Mizoram. Aizawl witnesses a moderate climate all the year round. People, who want to enjoy a peaceful and fresh vacation, Aizawl presents before us the perfect location. One can also try their hand at the adventure sports.
TOURIST PLACES IN AIZAWL
Durtlang Hills: One can obtain a panoramic site of the town of Aizawl from these spectacular and rocky hills.
Mini Zoo: The animals and birds, which can only be seen in the hills of the Indian state of Mizoram, are also seen in this Mini Zoo.
Bung: One can enjoy an enjoyable picnic in this spectacular picnic location located on top of a hill.
Dampa: The Dampa Sanctuary is situated in the north western part of the hills of Mizoram. One can see here various kinds of animals such as swamp deer, tigers, leopards, elephants and other unusual species.
Kolasib: One can see the Bairabi Hydel Project in Kolasib. One can also pass time by fishing in the river named Tlawng.
Champhai: The town of Champhai is a hectic business centre and is wrapped by the beauty of the nature.
Vantawng Water Falls: The Vantawng Falls is the most renowned waterfall in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is also considered to be the biggest and most altitudinous waterfall in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is located in the south direction of the sub-division of Thenzawl, on the river named Lau. The altitude of the waterfall is 220 meters. Plush green intense forests encircles the water fall, thus enhancing the beauty of this place.
Palak Lake: This lake named Palak Lake is considered to be the most appealing and spectacular lake in the entire world. Numerous species of water birds, fishes, crabs and other living animals can be observed here. This lake is located in the southern portion of the Indian state of Mizoram.
Phawngui: One of the principal tourist spots of the state of Mizoram is Phawngpui. This place is apt for the people who especially love adventurous sports. This is also the most altitudinous peak of Mizoram. The height of the peak is 2,157 feet. This place is a home to numerous kinds of aromatic herbs and unusual kinds of orchids and rhododendrons. This place is also known by the name of the Blue Mountain of Mizoram. This hill is supposedly considered to be the place where the Gods dwell.
Mizoram State Museum: One can also visit the Mizoram State Museum, which is located right in the middle of the town. The several items in display give us an opportunity to look into the customs and traditions of the life of the Mizo people and also their history. The Museum houses some pretty rare items.
Pukzing Cave: The width of the Pukzing Cave measures 25 Kms. It is considered to be the largest cave. As per myths, it is so believed that a strong and powerful man named ‘Mualzavata’ have cut out this cave with the help of a hairpin.
Tamdil Lake: The distance between the Tamdil Lake and Aizawl is 60 Kms. The biggest lake in Mizoram is this lake named Tamdil Lake. People come to this location to have an enjoyable picnic and also to breathe in the tranquility and the calmness that the place offers. One can find many species of water animals in the lake like fish and prawns.
Phulpul Grave: This place is made up of two numbers of graves. The mythical stories linked to these places attracts crown here.
Bora Bazar: The principal hub for shopping is located in the Bora Bazar, which is situated on the further end of the ridge. Numerous apparel stalls and shops of music cassettes are present on the Zion Street. In the main bazar area, one can see the inhabitants selling the fresh vegetables from their farms and also food like river crabs.
The Weaving Centre: The shawls, which are woven in the Weaving Centre by the women, are kept for sale.
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre: The distance between Aizawl and the Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is just 7 Kms. With the help of the water tight H’manthial leaves, the traditional Khumbou bamboo hat is constructed.
HOW TO REACH AIZAWL
By Air: Aizawl has an air terminal.
By Rail: Silchar has the closest railway station, which is situated at a distance of 184 Kms from Aizawl.
By Road: Aizawl is linked to the other locations of India via the National Highway 54. One can reach this place via buses, taxis, jeeps and private cars.