state capital is situated at an altitude of 4000 ft. above sea level. It
is accessible from Shillong, Guwahati and Silchar, by bus, by road and by car.
It stands on a high ridge, fringed on the east by the sylvan valley of the river
Tlawng, and on the north bounded by the craggy hills of Durtlang. Adorned by
picturesque scenery and peaceful surroundings with mild and enjoyable weather, Aizwal
is an ideal hill station for tourists looking for solitude, clean air and
IN AND AROUND AIZWAL
The many places of interest in Aizwal include:
The Museum at Macdonald's Hill :
The mini Zoological Garden,
Durtlangs Hills -Picturesque Hills for viewing
K.V.I Handloom &Handicraft Sales Emporium,
Zonunsang Handloom Show Room,
MAHCO Show Room, Treasury Square.
Bung Picnic Spot, 15kms away.
Mizoram is home to a rich
variety of wildlife, concentrated especially in the Dampa Sanctuary, founded in
1976, at the north-western tip of the Mizo hills. The Sanctuary is inhabited by
swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon. The best time to visit
is November to March.
More in Aizwal
Bung(15 kms) and Paikhai(16
, adjacent to each other, are cool breezy places for a days recreational
Tamdil(85 kms from Aizwal), near Saituai village, is the wonderful lake of
Tamdil, an ideal
picnic - spot. The lake boasts of fine boating facilities.
Vantawng Falls - 137 kms
from Aizwal and 5 kms from the town of Thenzawl, are the largest and most
magnificent falls in Mizoram, the Vantawng Falls. The waterfall is 750 feet high
and is surrounded by a lush forest teeming with bamboo groves.
Champhai - 204 kms from
Aizwal, at the other end of Mizoram, is Champhai, the sub-divisional
headquarters, which affords a fantastic view of the Myanmar hills.
Lunglei - For the
nature-lover, Lunglei, a District Headquarters town of south Mizoram, 235 kms
from Aizwal, is the perfect site.
Phawngpui - Known as the
'Blue Mountain', Phawngpui is the highest peak in Mizoram. With splendid trees
and flowers of all hues, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed
hills, and vales unfolding below.