The capital of Northeastern Indian state of Mizoram, Aizawl is a beautiful hill station perched on a ridge about 1,132 meters above sea level. Aizawl is famous for its impeccably clean habitat, scenic natural beauty and tranquility. There are several places to visit in Aizawl for you to spend a memorable vacation in a hill station that exudes peace and relaxation. Aizawl’s culture is a perfect blend of China, Burma and Tibet, which can be seen in its dialect, food, arts and crafts, and dance and music.
Here’s a list of Neo Travellers’ list of places to visit in Aizawl for a refreshing and tranquil vacation.
You’ll love Aizawl for its greenery, peace, culture, landscapes, food, art and crafts, flora and fauna, and mountainscapes.
The Memorial of Chhingpui, built as a symbol of eternal love, is on the Aizawl-Lunglei Road between Baktawng and Chhingchhip villages. The memorial was built to commemorate the beautiful aristocratic lady in this region named Chhingpuii. A large number of young men were ready to die for her to marry this beautiful lady, but Chhingpuii selected Kaptluanga as her husband. After a couple of years later, she was abducted and killed. This incident shattered Kaptluanga and he took his own life. Chhingpui is one of the most famous tourist places to visit in Aizawl and Mizoram and reminds of the legendary love story of Chhingpuii and Kaptluanga.
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Khuangchera Puk Caves
Khuangchera Puk cave is one of the best places to visit in Aizawl. While there are several caves in the state of Mizoram, Khuangchera Puk is the showstopper. The cave is in Ailawng near Reiek, at a distance of around 30 km from Aizawl in the west. The cave is the longest cave in Mizoram with a length of around 162m. If you are an adventure seeker, then do visit the caves for its darkness, peculiar acoustics, and stalagmite formations.
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is around 7km from main Aizawl Town and is a popular place to visit in Aizawl to get a glimpse of the grandeur of Mizo handicrafts. Among the most intriguing things you can buy is Khumbeu, which is made of waterproof wild hnahthial leaves.
Mizoram State Museum
Mizoram State Museum is in the centre of Aizawl and exhibits the rich heritage of Mizoram. Visit this place if you wish to learn more about the culture, history and tradition of this state. In the museum, you’ll find several archaeological artefacts, photographs and natural history specimens. There is an entire gallery in the museum that is dedicated to the Mizo tribes.
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Reiek Tlang is one of the highest hills of Mizoram, at a height of 1,600 meters. The place is located just 35km away from Aizawl and calls out to the lovers of nature, adventure and romance. It is a peaceful and serene place that provides visitors with an opportunity to trek and get a glimpse of the Mizo Hills. On the one side, you can see the virgin forest of the Reiek Hills and on the other side steep rocky cliff. The place is a bird watchers’ paradise with countless birds in the region.
To get a beautiful view of Aizawl city and grab some breathtaking views of the city, then this is the place for you. This place in Aizawl will leave you with memories to cherish and offer a fabulous view of the city. At the Durtlang Hills, you can also visit KV Memorial and Aizawl Theological College. The hill is not a long hike and you can spend your time watching the sun go down. The place will make you literally feel like you are on the top of the world!
Falkawn Village is a model village that showcases the lifestyle of the Mizo people. It is a must visit place in Aizawl as it offers a unique cultural extravaganza for people who visit this state for the first time. The village showcases the livelihoods and cultures of the biggest tribe of Mizoram. It is situated 22 km away from Aizawl and offers a wonderful experience to understand the lives of people in the remotest corners of India.
Hmuifang Tlang is a beautiful hill station which is located 50 km from the capital city of Aizawl. This hill station is famous for its adventure and wildlife-related activities. Hmuifang Tlang is a paradise for adventure lovers, with activities such as trekking, mountain biking, bird watching and hiking. The state government also organizes an annual cultural festival known as Thalfavang Kut in the month of November to celebrate the completion of farming.
Vantawang Falls are the highest waterfall in Mizoram and the 13th highest in India. It is located in the Vanva River near Thenzawl. The waterfall is situated 137 km away from Aizawl and is tucked in between the verdant valleys. People come to see this magnificent beauty from all directions of the state and the country.
Since Vantawang Falls are situated amidst lush green forest, if can only be viewed from a distance. It is advisable to carry a pair of binoculars since a close view is hard to get. Best time to visit Vantawang Falls is between September and January. You can also trek in the forest area for a beautiful view of the surrounding.
Solomon’s Temple in Aizawl was built by Kohhran Thianghlim and is rendered ‘The Holy Church in English. It was founded by Dr. L.B. Sailo in 1984. The temple area can accommodate 2,000 people in its main hall and 10,000 people in its courtyard. Visit the place for its magnificent beauty and stunning architecture. Solomon temple complex also comprises natural park covered by several forest trees that provide shade and fruits for birds and other species of animals.
Best Time To Visit Aizawl
The best time to visit Aizawl is during the winters. If you are in the city during Christmas, you’ll see grand celebrations and festivities. The temperature during winters is between 12 and 23 degrees Celsius, with mostly clear skies.
How to reach Aizawl
By Air: Aizawl’s Lengpui airport is located around 32 km from Aizawl and is linked to the main cities like Kolkata, Guwahati and Silchar.
By road: Aizawl is well-connected by road with other main cities in North-East India. You can reach Aizawl via Silchar (180 km), Guwahati (510 km), Imphal (375 km) and Agartala (445 km).
Pro Tip: the road condition isn’t that great and commuters do feel some discomfort on the way.
Railway: Aizawl does not have a railway station. The nearest railhead options are Manu (75 km) and Silchar (180 km), from where rental cabs can be hired.
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