Mizoram Aizawl Hill Station
The capital of Mizoram state of India is Aizawl. Aizawl is the largest city of Mizoram with population of 291,822. All important government offices, state assembly house and civil secretariat are situated of Aizawl. The population consistsof different communities of the special Mizo people.
In the year 1890, Colonel Skinner’s troops were involved of a British military operation against the tribal. At that time Officer Daily of the Assam Police and his 400 men arrived at present Aizawl to support the troops. Order was passed to Colonel Skinner to build a fortified post at Aizawl.
The troops built enclosures and houses at the site.
A tribal revolt took place of 1890 at Aizawl. It occurred from 9 to 28 September. Robert McCabe, Deputy Commissioner of the Lakhimpur district, re-established order and made it possible for 15 tribal chiefs to surrender. There was another uprising of the year 1982 and it was also suppressed by McCabe.
Later Aizawl became the headquarters of the first Assam Rifles (AR). of March 1966 Mizo National Front revolt took place. At that time the city was under the control of Mizo National Front (MNF) members and the AR headquarters was surrounded by them. The Indian Air Force fought with them and thus they moved away.
How To Reach
Aizawl is well connected through air. The nearest airport is Lengpui which is very near to Aizawl. The airport is well connected with Kolkata (Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International) Airport, Guwahati Airport and Imphal Airport. The three airlines which operate daily flights to and from Lengpui Airport are Air India, Kingfisher Airlines and Jet Airways.
Railway services are available of Mizoram up to Bairabi. Plans are there to connect Bairabi with Sairang through Broad Gaurge Railway Track, near Aizawl.
Aizawl is well connected with Silchar through National Highway 54, with Agartala through National Highway 40. National Highway 150 connects Aizawl with Imphal. Taxi services are there of Aizawl- yellow and white taxis are found. Maruti taxis are also used.
Places To Visit
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is a place which one must visit at Aizawl. People can travel the distance of 7 km by car. Waterproof “hnahthial” leaves are used to make “Khumbea” ceremonial bamboo hats. These hats are the special items of Luangmual Handicrafts Centre.
Mizoram State Museum
Mizoram State Museum is situated at Mc Donald Hill which is at the center of the town. It reveals an interesting collection of historical objects, ancient dresses and traditional instruments.
From Durtlang Hills, one can get a beautiful view of Aizawl. The beautiful spot will definitely attract visitors.
Berawtlang Tourist Complex
Berawtlang Tourist complex is located 7km away from Aizawl city center. Restaurant facilities are available here. There are also tourist cottages nearby.
Weather And Best Time To Visit
Max - 30 deg C; Min - 20 deg C
Max - 21 deg C; Min - 11 deg C
The Best time to Visit Aizawl is Novembers to March.
Language And Culture
Mizos are mainly Christians and the majority of them are English-speaking. The literacy growth is very high which is 87% and it is the second highest of India.
Unlike most Indian women wearing sarees, ghagras, salwar kameez etc., Mizo women wear Puan which is very colourful.
People living of Aizawl mostly speak Mizo, English and Hindi.
Aizawl offers lodgings which are quite cheap. There are some good hotels like Hotel Ritz, Hotel Chef, Hotel Royale and Ahimsa. Apart from these there are options like Tourist Lodge Chaltlang, Tourist Home Luangmual, Tourist Lodge Lengpui, Berawtlang Tourist Recreation center etc. There are dormitory accommodations available also.
Chaltlang, Aizawl, India
Kolasib Tourist Lodge
Colasib, Aizawl, Aizawl 796081, India
Festivals And Activities
Opportunity is there around Aizawl for adventure activities and trekking.
Phawangpui or Blue Mountain offers some great trekking tracks for the visitors. People can enjoy the beauty of the blue hills and valleys.
Chapchar Kut is a festival where fields and jungles are cleared and cleaned. The next sowing process begins. It is celebrated of the months of February-March.
Pawl Hut is a harvest festival which is celebrated of December.
Mim Kut is another harvest festival where homage and thanks giving are paid to ancestors. It is celebrated during September.
Christmas and New Years’ Day are some other festivals which are also celebrated.
Dawrpui, Aizawl 796001, India
Bara Bazar, Aizawl, Aizawl 796001, India
Zarkawt, Aizawl, India
Zarkawt, Aizawl, India
Near Shumkuma Point, Zarkawt, Aizawl Dist. India
Hazari Khot, Zarkawt, Aizwal, India
Mizoram State Transport connects the entire State as the means of Public transportation of Mizoram termed MST. There are various bus terminuses that generally carries the operation throughout the state. The depots are located of the capital Aizawl, Lunglei, Saiha and Silchar. The facility provided by the State transport is very reasonably priced and relaxed to the community. Moreover, MST runs various types of transportation of the state as common, exclusive and mini buses also assist of support for transportation of public.
Saiha is treated as an angler's haven on the Chhimtuipui, where the Mizoram's greatest stream, 378 km runs from Aizawl.
Dampa is situated of Western Phaileng region and is 127 km away from Aizawl. It is better to publicize the govt villa well of progress. You need permit from the forest official staying of Western Phaileng to get into the Dampa naturalenvironment. This can also be acquired from naturalenvironmentdepartment of Aizawl. This Refuge has different kinds of wildlife and creatures, like lions and elephants.
This is a very awesome position near Aizawl and is a must-see. If you seek the services of a complete cab (Maruti 800/ Alto), it would price you about Rs. 1300-1400. A employed non AC little car (you never need an AC car of Mizoram!) like Chariot R, Indica, Santro etc., will price you roughly Rs. 1800/-
garments, cosmetics, shoes, vegetable and poultry.
Zohanco of Zarkawt
Handicraft items, shawls, puan, bags and home furnishing materials.
MKVI, Sales Emporium of Zarkawt
Bamboo worked handicrafts, bamboo baskets and all kinds’ bamboo items.
Imported garments, cosmetics and shoes.
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
Handicraft items and the specially made 'Khumbeu'hat.