Aizawl – The Home Of The Highlanders

0 Posted by - April 6, 2012 - Adventure Holidays, Family Holidays, Holiday, Weekend Holidays

Aizawl is a bustling town in the remote northeast part ofIndia. It is the scenic capital of the north-eastern state of Mizoram. It is the largest city in the whole state with an area of 3576 square kilometres. Aizawl literally stands for “the home of the highlanders”, which has been rightly proved by the beauty and people of the city. The city comes under the administrative district of Aizawl and is thus, the centre of all prominent government offices, state assembly house and civil secretariat. Aizawl is positioned at an altitude of 1,132 meters above the sea level, on the north of Tropic of Cancer. The city makes a nature delight with River Tlawng flowing softly in the east and serrated hills of Durtlang in its north. Aizawl has a rich tribal cultural burlesque and is blessed with natural beauty. It is well known for its exotic handicrafts worldwide.

Location of Aizawl

Aizawl (lat-23,7244 (2343’27.840″N) long-92,7175 (9243’3.000″E) is the largest city as well as the capital of the state of Mizoram in India. The City is located north of the Tropic of Cancer in the northern part of Mizoram and is situated on ridge 1132 metres (3715 ft) above sea level, with the Tlawng river valley to its west and the Tuirial river valley to its east. In the summer the temperature ranges from 20-30 degrees Celsius, and in the winter 11-21 degrees Celsius

History of Aizawl

N.C.Hills district was a part of KachariKingdombefore 1832. The kingdom was extended from Jamuna in the North to the foot-hills of Lushai Hills in the south. The Dimasa Kachari kings had their Capitals successively at Dimapur, Maibang, Kashpur & lastly at Horitikor ( Karimganj district near Badarpur ).

In 1830, the Dimasa king Gobinda Chandra was assasinated by his own general Gambhir Singh, after that the British annexed the southern part of the kingdom on 14th August 1832 under the doctrine of Lapsi. The rest was ruled by last Dimasa General Tularam. In 1837 a portion of Tularam’s kingdom was further annexed to the British Empire & constituted into a sub-division of Nagaon district in 1837 with Head quarter at Asalu. In 1854, on the death of Tularam, the remaining portion of his kingdom was finally annexed to the British Empire & added to the Asalu sub-division. In 1867 this sub-division was abolished & apportioned into three parts among the districts Cachar, Khasi & Jaintia Hills & Nagaon. Later on it became a part of India.

It’s a place filled with adventure, fairy tail stories and festivals. All the fun loving people will find it a charming place amongst the hills.

Place to visit

Rungdil Lake

Three hours journey from Aizawl, Rungdil is a manmade lake that covers an area of about 3 hectares. Rungdil, which stands for Lake of Partridge, is the territory of a large number of partridges. Bordered by steamy evergreen deciduous wildlife, Rungdil Lake proliferates in environment




Vantawang Falls:

It is one of the must see destination surrounded by a vast elongate of substantial bamboo forests seal to Thenzawl hill station, the highest waterfall Vantawng



Luangmual Handicrafts Centre

Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is 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

Durtlang Hill is hovering on the northern side of Aizawl that is perfectly located as a hill resort. It offers a superb observation of the scenic outlook of the capital city and the surrounding areas. The State Museum at Macdonald’s hill, Zoo, Zoological Garden, and Bung Picnic Spot are some of attractions in the surrounding areas of the city.




Mini Zoo

Home to species of animals and birds found only in the hills of Mizoram 

Bara Bazar

This is the main shopping centre 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


Berawtlang Tourist Complex

This is a recreational centre situated 7 kms away fromAizawlCity centre. There are facilities of Restaurant as well as Tourist Cottages

How to Reach?


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


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.


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.


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 (more information about some locality )
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
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