The State of Mizoram has its capital at Aizawl lying at a height of 3715 feet above the sea level. Aizawl is a hilly area and is the largest city in Mizoram consisting of more than 290000 people residing there. The people living here belongs to different communities of ethnic culture. The main language used in the city are Mizo, English and Hindi. The major tourists spot in Aizawl includes Aizawl Bazar, Zion Street, Bara Bazar, Mizoram State Museum, Reiek Tourist Resort, Durtlang Hills, Hmuifang, Berawtlang Tourist Complex, Baktawng Village, Solomon’s Temple and Khuangchera Puk. The best time to visit the place is between October and March. Through out the year the temperature remains comfortable for the viewers. The city is very remote place with many beautiful places and sights. At the western side, there lies the Tlawng River Valley and to the east lies Tuirial River which adds more beauty to the city. In addition to sightseeing, there are many Government offices like State Assembly House and Civil Secretariat in Aizawl. The major shopping areas includes new market at Bara Bazar, TS market at Chinga Veng, Millenium Centre at Dawrpui etc. Mim cut, Pawl cut and Chapchar kut are the festivals celebrated by the people in Aizawl irrespective of religion. Moreover, there are budget hotels and luxurious hotels near Aizawl for the tourists to stay.
Lengpui Airport: The Lengpui Airport is located close to Aizawl which is just 35 kilometers away. This airport is linked with major other airports that enable the visitors to reach the city very easily. The Lengpui airport is connected with Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata , Imphal International Airport in Imphal and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. The Air India as well as Jet Airways carry out regular services in the airport. In 2012, helicopter service was also initiated by Pawan Hans which links the city with Lunglei, Hnahthial, Chawngte, Lawngtlai, Champhai, Saiha, Khawzawl, Serchhip, Kolasib etc.
Railway Services in Aizawl: The State of Mizoram is linked to Bairabi through railway. The Government is planning to have a broad gauge rail track that links Bairabi and Sairang which is near to Aizawl. This will enable much better rail transport to the State and thereby to Aizawl. Another nearest railway station is Silchar in the State of Assam. State Transport buses can be availed regularly from these places. The State is also taking steps to construct monorail which carries out service between Zemabawk and Kulikawn which can be reached by traveling 5 kilometers. Barak Valley Express, Tripura Passenger and Cachar Express are available from Guwahati to Silchar.
Road transport in Aizawl: The NH 54 connects Aizawl with Silchar and it takes nearly six hours to reach the city. It is also connected to Agartala by NH 40. Aizawl is linked with Imphal by NH 150. The visitors can take the assistance of Taxi which is extensively used. The private buses which is blue and white are also available regularly. In addition, the Mizoram State Road Transport runs buses to other states like Shillong situated in the State of Meghalaya and Guwahati in the State of Assam. The tourists can also take services of sumo taxis which can be availed from Silchar, Shillong and Guwahati. By road, people can reach Guwahati from Aizawl by travelling 523 kilometers and to Silchar by 180 kilometers. To Shillong and Agartala, one will have to travel a distance of 420 and 443 kilometers respectively. From Aizawl, Imphal and Kohima can be reached by traveling 374 and 479 kilometers. The tourists can take taxi or bus to reach these cities.
Best 5 Luxurious Hotels in Aizawl:
- Hotel Regency
B/49, Zakawt Main Street,
Ph: +91 11 0389 2349334, +91 11 0389 2344234
- Hotel Floria
Daurpui, Bara Bazar,
Ph: 0389 232 9555
- David’s Hotel Clover
Ph: 0389 2305736/37
- Chawlhna Hotel
Opposite of SBI ATM, Near ICICI Bank, Zawrkawt,
Ph: 0389-2342292, 2340108
- Hotel Royale
Bara Bazar, Dawrpui,
Ph: 0389-2311576, 2311577