Tourism in AizawlAizawl is a beautiful city which is 112 years old and is set up on the ridges of steep hills of the state of Mizoram. Situated at a height of 1132 metres above sea level, the city of Aizawl overlooks the valley of the river Tlawng and the blue hill ranges beyond the valley. Due to its dramatic landscape and extremely pleasant climate, Aizawl has become one of the most attractive places of tourism. The amazing scenic pleasure of the place has been able to provide a very good platform for a better economy of the state.
Tourist Places in AizawlAizawl is a superbly beautiful city having amazing tourist spots. Though not a very big city, yet it is noted for its museum, nature parks and hills.
Mizoram State Museum
BungBung is a beautiful picnic spot on a hill situated at a distance of 15 Kms away from Aizawl. The green surroundings and green valleys in Bung make it a perfect picnic spot in Aizawl.
Situated on the northern side of Aizawl, the Durtlang Hills are exceptionally beautiful, craggy hills offering a good view of the Aizawl city.
Berawtlang Tourist Complex
Situated 7 kms away from Aizawl, Berawtlang Tourist Complex is a recreational center. Restaurant and tourist cottages are the facilities available here. A number of ceremonial functions and fairs are organised here for tourists. It is also a popular picnic spot in Aizawl.
The Mini Zoo in Aizawl is home to many species of animals and birds to be found only in the hills of Mizoram. The endangered sun bear is the major attraction of the zoo.
PaikhaiPakhai is another quiet and enchanting picnic spot situated at a distance of 16 kms away.
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
Luangmual Handicarfts Centre is situated 7 Kms away from Aizawl. The Khumbeu ceremonial bamboo hat made of waterproof 'hnahthial' leaves.
A small village situated 18 kms from the Aizawl city, Falkwan portrays the lifestyle, culture and tradition of the Mizo people.
Shopping in AizawlShopping can be an interesting activity in Aizawl if you are a lover of traditional and ethnic stuffs. Once you are shopping in Aizawl you will be offered to choose from products of cane and bamboo, wooden products, metal products and ethnic Mizoram jewellery. You can also get these stuffs from Bara bazar, the most famous shopping place here in Aizawl. Locals from the entire of Mizoram come to Bara bazaar to buy and shop for their necessary items and goods.
Bara bazar is the primary tourist attraction of Aizawl. It is a popular flea market in Aizawl. Once in Aizawl tourists should always visit Bara Bazar for doing shopping here as the Bara Bazar is the main shopping center in Aizawl having shopping complexes where one will find garments, footwear, ethnic jewellery, handicraft items and other commodities. In Bara Bazar one can see Mizo people at their best traditional costumes selling produces.
Hotels in AizawlThe city of Aizawl welcomes tourists to this beautiful place and who wants to visit and has also arranged for proper lodges and tourist guest houses. The famous hotels in Aizawl one can visit among others are Hotel Regency, Hotel Clover, Hotel Ritz and Chawngvawr Resort.
Transport in AizawlAizawl is a city which is also very easily accessible and hence people who want to visit the place and witness its scenic beauty can easily board the proper means of transport and reach the city. It has its own airport and also has properly constructed roadways via which one can travel in a car or bus. The nearest railway station from Aizawl is in Silchar which is just 184 kms away in Assam and takes around 19 hours.
Foreign tourist need to have ‘Inner Line Permit’ in order to enter the state union. These special permits can be attained from Indian missions abroad and even from the Mizoram government directly and the permits have a certain validity period.