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"The land of the Mizos"

Aizawl Tourism

Lying at a height of 1132 m above sea level, Aizawl is a quaint city and the capital of the state of Mizoram in northeast India. Primarily dominated by the Mizo Tribe, Aizawl and its surrounding areas are lush with rolling hills and abundant greenery. The city, along with the majority of the state is known for its agricultural produce and ethnic handicrafts and apparel. Aizawl is well connected via roads and air connectivity to other major hubs of northeast India such as Silchar and Guwahati in Assam. An important thing to note is that an Inner Line Pass or ILP is required for entry into Mizoram which is available on Guwahati, Silchar, Shillong, New Delhi and Kolkata.

Among one of the oldest cities in the north eastern region of India, Aizawl, pronounced eye-zole, is a perfect place to relax while enjoying the local food and culture. Home to the Mizoram State Museum and few other tourist complexes, tourists have few options to enjoy a sightseeing tour in the city. Apart from these, one can take a tour to the nearby hilly areas of Hmuifang, Tamdil Lake and Chanmari.

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How to Reach Aizawl

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Aizawl is located almost in the center of the state. It is located at a distance of 469 Km from Guwahati, 375 Km from Shillong and 170 Km from Silchar. The nearest airport is the Lengpui airport. Bus services are also available to and from other capital cities of the neighbouring states. The nearest railway station is at Silchar in Assam (170 Km).

How to reach Aizawl by flight

Aizawl has its own airport in Lengpui Airport. Regular flights are available between Aizawl and other major cities such as Guwahati, Shillong and Kolkata. It takes around 2 hours to cover the distance from Aizawl to Kolkata. You can easily find taxis outside the airport to travel to any part of the city.

From the airport of Aizawl, helicopter service is run by Pawan Hans ferrying travellers to nearby destinations such as Lawngtlai, Saiha, Chawngte, Serchhip among others.

How to reach Aizawl by road

Aizawl can be easily accessed via road. It is connected to all major cities via road. Generally, to arrive at Aizawl, you have to take NH44.

How to reach Aizawl by train

Aizawl does not have a railway station of its own. The nearest railway station to Aizawl is in Silchar in southern Assam which is around 170 Kms away.

Local transport in Aizawl

Various bus routes run within the city along with the 5000 odd taxis that ply the roads, making it very convenient for the locals to travel within the city.

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Route Name Distance Time
Kolkata to Aizawl 1,463 km 1 day 10 hours
Delhi to Aizawl 2,390 km 1 day 22 hours
Chennai to Aizawl 3,108 km 2 days 12 hours
Bangalore to Aizawl 3,316 km 2 days 16 hours
Mumbai to Aizawl 3,252 km 2 days 12 hours

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FAQs on Aizawl

What is famous about Aizawl?

Has a rich tribal culture and well-known for its handicrafts. Offers majestic view of hills of Durtlang the city offers exotic beauty. Communicating is easy since most of the people speak English.

What is not so good about Aizawl?

Aizawl is not a completely developed tourist spot. Limited sightseeing options.

Who should visit Aizawl?

The place is meant for all. Families or couple or a group of friends can visit Aizawl for a peaceful vacation. Anyone who loves nature will have fun here. 

What is the best time to visit Aizawl?

Aizawl can be visited throughout the year. The summers are pleasant with maximum temperatures touching 25 degrees Celsius, while the winters are freezing with the temperature occasionally dropping to 3-4 degrees Celsius. However, this lovely city can be visited in winters owing to the holiday season and the various festivities it adorns.
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What is the local food in Aizawl?

The variety that Aizwal's cuisine fosters is almost surprising given the limited number of eating joints. One finds here Continental, Indian, Chinese, Korean, Japanese as well as the subtle and zesty local cuisines. While in Aizawl one must savor the flattering variety of Momos found here.
The local cuisine includes Bai which is a preparation of pork and vegetables such as bamboo shoots, Sawhchiar which is made of rice and cooked with pork or chicken, Chhangban which is boiled rice dough and much more to relish. Mizoram is a dry state, so you wouldn't find any alcoholic beverages here except for the 'Zawlaidi' which is a local grape wine and contains roughly 14% alcohol.
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What is the best way to reach Aizawl?

Aizawl is located almost in the center of the state. It is located at a distance of 466 km from Guwahati, 366 km from Shillong and 130 km from Silchar. The nearest airport is the Lengpui airport. Bus services are also available to and from other capital cities of the neighbouring states. The nearest railway station is at Silchar (130km).
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What are the things to do in Aizawl?

The top things to do in Aizawl are Durtlang Hills, Reiek, Vantawng Falls, Mizoram State Museum, KV Paradise, Solomon Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Aizawl here

What are the places near Aizawl?

The top places near to Aizawl are Serchhip which is 48 km from Aizawl, Mamit which is located 32 km from Aizawl, Kolasib which is located 56 km from Aizawl, Shillong which is located 222 km from Aizawl, Kailashahar which is located 98 km from Aizawl

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Q. Is Aizawl well connected to the other NorthEastern states?

Aditya Ranjan

6 years ago
yes, the city of Aizawl is well connected with its nearby major cities Gwahati, Kolkata etc. by Air and as well as
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Brahmani Keni

6 years ago
I have been to Aizawl for a very short vacation. It is a small town with very few places to visit. Yet the few amazing sightseeing and worth visiting places are K.V Paradise (a modern epitome of husb (Read More)and's love to his wife), Durtland Hills, Tamdil Lake and Mizoram state museum. In short, a trip to Aizawl is for solo or couple travelling and small getaway.
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