Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, India. This is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. It is 112 years old town. Varieties of flowers and Timber houses are the major attraction of this place. Majority of population belongs to Mizo tribes. Muslims and Hindus can also be seen here but very small number. Major dances of this region are Sarlamkai, Chai, Chheihlam, and Khuallam. During these dance shows traditional games, Music competitions, Food festival and flower shows are organised here. Chapchar Kut, Pawl Kut, Mim Kut are famous festivals in Aizawl.
What to see in Aizawl:
Berawtlang Tourist Complex: This is the recreation centre. Plenty of cultural activities held here. Local people considered this as famous Picnic spot. Accommodations and restaurants are available inside the complex. Local Taxis are used to visit this complex by the foreigners.
Bara Bazaar: This is the main shopping centre of this hill station. Traditional garments, Wicker handmade baskets are main attraction of this Bazaar.
Durtlang Hills: Tourist attracts to this place for trekking. This offer fine view of the hill station.
Mizoram State Museum: This was established in 1977. More than 2500 items are placed here. Each item says the ethnic background and richest past to Mizoram. This museum is dedicated to tribes of the Mizoram. Some of the items of the museum are archaeological objects, Musical instruments and Photographs.
Mini Zoological Garden: This is located on the hill know as Bethlehem Vengthlan. Major attraction of this garden is Sun Bear. Several numbers of animals can be seen here.
What to see around Aizawl:
Bung: This place is situated 15kms away from Aizawl. It is the best picnic spot. Taxis, Bus and Cars are used to reach this place. This place is always busy with the tourists.
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre: This is located 7kms away from the centre. Handicraft objects are famous in this place. Waterproof Wild hnathial leaves can be seen exclusively in this place.
Reiek Tourists Resort: It is situated 45kms away from the city. For the trekking and natural lovers this is the best place. Music shows also conduct in this resort.
Ruanglang: Traditional Mizoram life of the people will be known from this village. It is situated 5kms away from the city. Local taxis are used to reach this place.
Falkawn: This village is situated 18kms away from Aizawl. Thousands of visitors come to place every year. This is the best place to known the lifestyle and culture of Mizoram People.
Paikhai: This is the best picnic spots. Waterfalls are the major attraction of this place. It is located 16kms away from the city.
Getting to Aizawl: Aizawl is well connected by road ways. From Shillong, Silchar and Guwahati buses are available to visit this place. Nearest railway station is located at Silchar which is 130kms away from the city. Aizawl is having domestic airport. This airport is well connected with Kolkata, Imphal and Guwahati.
Getting around Aizawl: Buses, Cars, Taxis and Autos are available to visit the surrounding place of Aizawl.
Best time to visit Aizawl: Best time to visit this place is between November to February. Heavy woollen should be preferred to wear during the winter season and cotton and light woollen are preferred for summer season.
Where to stay in Aizawl: Accommodations are very limited in Aizawl. Prior booking of the rooms and resorts are advisable. Only luxurious resorts are available but not luxury hotels. They were charging Rs.3500 per night. Budget hotels are charging Rs.500 per night where as midrange hotels are charging Rs.750 to Rs.1000 per night. Hot water facility is available throughout the year.
Where to eat in Aizawl: Limited Restaurants are available to eat food. Most famous local food is Baked Pork Momos, Chicken Momos and steamed fish.