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     Aizawl, the scenic capital of Mizoram, with its surrounding area and the rest of the state have been developed to meet the influx of domestic and foreign tourists. The largest city in the states, but still very remote. Aizawl is located at 3715 feet from the sea level, and is a religious and cultural centers of the Mizos. Aizawl lies just north of Tropic of cancer.

Population : 260, 000
Weather: Summer : Max : 30o C Min: 20oC
Winter:    Max : 21o C   Min 11o C
Rainfall: 3,000 m
Altitude 1132 metres/ 3715 Ft (more information about some locality )
Best time to visit: October - March
Wear: Cottons during summer and woolen during winter
Health issues: Mineral water should be consumed and food should be eaten from licenses outlet
Language (s)
Official :
English, Mizo
STD/dialing Code: 0389

Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata, ( 1 hr 45 min ) and Imphal ( 30 min ). Indian Airlines ( Alliance Air ) flights Kolkata - Aizawl - Kolkata ( daily service ) and Kolkata - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl - Kolkata ( monday, wednesday, friday ), Guwahati - Aizawl (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) .
Enquiries Telephone 2573355
Reservation Telephone 2341265, 2344733

Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away)

From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.

NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl ( 6-8 hrs ). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.

Local Transport: Taxis are the chief mode of transport in the city and rates negotiable. Buses ply on route within the state.
Place to visit
Bara Bazar: This is the main shopping center with stalls selling garments and other commodities. The main bazaar is where the people are best seen in their traditional costumes selling produce from farms and homesteads including river crabs with little wicker baskets.
Luangmual Handicarfts Centre: 7 Kms away takes half an hour to reach by car. The 'Khumbeu' ceremonial bamboo hat is made here using waterproof 'hnahthial' leaves
Mizoram State Museum: This museum is situated at Mc Donald Hill in the town center. Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 A.M to 5 PM. Saturday 9 AM to 1 PM. Though small, it has an interesting collection of historical relics, ancient costumes and traditional implements.
Durtlang Hills: These beautiful, craggy hills offer a good view of Aizawl.
Mini Zoo: Home to species of animals and birds found only in the hills of Mizoram
Berawtlang Tourist Complex: This is a recreational center situated 7 kms away from Aizawl City center. There are facilities of Restaurant as well as Tourist Cottages
Place of attraction nearby to Aizawl:

Nearby attraction how to get there Distances
Bung: A beautiful picnic spot situated on a hill by car, local bus and local taxis are available 15 Kms
Paikhai: A quiet and enchanting picnic spot by car, local bus and local taxis are available 16 Kms
Tamdil: A natural lake surrounded by cool virgin forests. Tamdil is the largest lake in Mizoram cultivated as a fish farm and with provision for boating. 
 are available
by car, local bus and local taxis 85 kms
Dampa: At the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram, this wildlife sanctuary is home to the tiger, elephant, bear, bison and birds species. By car, local taxis as well as Maxi cab 133 Km
Kolasib: Kolasib's main attraction are the Bairabi Hydel project and fishing in the Tlawng river in the state.  (i) By car, Local Taxis can be hired as well as
(ii) Local bus and Maxi cab are available.
142 Km
Vantawng: It is the highest and most beautiful waterfall in Mizoram By car, local taxis as well as local bus. 142 Km
Champhai: is a busy Commercial town and is a Naturalist's paradise. It is an important agriculture and sericulture centre. 5 km away from Champhai is the Ruantlang village where glimses of the ancestral way of life of the Mizos can still be seen. By car, local taxis, luxury bus as well as Maxi Cab & taxis.
192 Kms
Lunglei: This rapidly developing town is an excellent place to visit the interiors of South Mizoram By Car, local buses as well as luxury buses, local taxis and Maxi cabs are also available. 235 Kms
Phawngpui: Literally meaning 'Blue Mountain' is located at a height of 2165 metres. Rich in exotic flowers, orchids, medicinal herbs, it is preserved by the Government of Mizoram and is open only to trekkers and hikers. You can be reached by Jeep/Maxi Cabs which can be hired.
300 Kms
Saiha: With its picturesque landscape and the Chhimtuipui river rich in fish, Saiha is a paradise for anglers 45 km from Saiha is the Lake Palak. By car, local buses as well as taxis and Maxi cabs 388 Km

Accommodation (Government):

State Guest House, Bawngkawn
Telephone - (0389) 2340132, 2349979
Fax - 2340132
20 rooms, Double Rs. 350,
Double Deluxe Rs. 500,
Suite Rs. 600.
Tourist Lodge,  Chaltlang
Telephone - (0389) 2341083, 2349421
20 rooms, Single Rs. 200,
Double Rs. 250, Suite Rs. 500.
Tourist Home, Luangmual

Telephone - (0389) 2332263
14 rooms, and 4 dormitories,
Double Rs. 100,
Dorm Rs. 30 per bed.

Hotel In Aizawl

Hotel Chief,  Zarkawt
Telephone - (0389) 2346418, 2341097
21 rooms, Single Rs. 297,
Double Rs. 462,
Super Double Deluxe Rs. 528,
Suite Rs. 715


Hotel Ritz, Bara Bazar
Telephone - (0389) 2323358, 2310409
36 rooms. Single Rs. 150 - 175,
Suite Rs. 425 - 525
Chawlhna Hotel, Zarkawt
Telephone - (0389) 2342292, 2340108
36 rooms, Single Rs. 150 - 170
Double Rs. 180,
Double Deluxe Rs. 280,
Triple Rs. 420


Hotel Royale,  Bara Bazar
Telephone - (0389) 2311576, 2311577
14 rooms. Single Rs. 250,
Single Deluxe Rs. 350,
Double Rs. 400,
Double Deluxe Rs. 550
Hotel Ahimsa, Zarkawt
Telephone - (0389) 2341133
16 rooms. Single Rs. 150,
Double Deluxe Rs. 550
Hotel Imperial, Zarkawt
Telephone - (0389) 2348168
38 rooms. Single Rs. 100 - 150,
Double Rs. 250

The main shopping centers in Aizawl is Bara Bazar. Here all kinds of wears from garments, cosmetics, shoes too vegetable, poultry are available. This is the main city shopping center. For Handicraft, Zohanco in Zarkawt has shawls, puan, bags and furnishing materials. For bamboo works such as baskets, khumbeu the finely mizo woven bamboo cap are available at MKVI, Sales Emporium, Zarkawt. Besides, Solomon's Cave is the shopper's paradise for imported garments cosmetics and shoes.
Entertainment: (Cinema Hall)

  • Zodin - Zodin Square
  • Pushpak - Zemabawk
  • J.L.Cinema - Upper Khatla Road

Travel Agency:
Name Address
Morgan Milton Pvt Ltd. A/15 Lower Zarkawt, Aizawl.
Omega Travels Tuikual 'S'.Aizawl. 2323548/2325064/2322283
Quality Tours & Travels Chanmari, Aizawl. 2341265/2341266
Railways Out Agency Treasury Square, Aizawl. 232638
Overseas Courier Service 2348462/2341097
Cargo Transport  
ABC Dawrpui, Aizawl.
Doors Transport Babu Tlang, Aizawl. 2322316
ATC Zarkawt, Aizawl.
MS Frieght Courier Zarkawt, Aizawl.
Road Transport  
Ahimsa Travel Zarkawt, Aizawl 2340975/2350965
Moti Travel Zarkawt, Aizawl.
Sampat Zarkawt, Aizawl.
Greyhound Travel Zarkawt, Aizawl.
Jaganath Travel Zarkawt, Aizawl. 2342072/2342812
Capital Travel Zarkawt, Aizawl. 2340166/2340045

Foreign Exchange/Bank/ATM

  • State Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • MUCO Bank
  • Apex Bank
  • Mizoram Rural Bank


  • Civil Hospital, Upper Bazar, Aizawl
  • P.C.Synod Hospital, Durtlang
  • Greenwood Hospital, Bawngkawn
  • Seventhday Adventist Hospital, Seventhday Tlang, Aizawl.

Ministry of Communication & Information Technologyy
National Informatics Centre, Mizoram State Centre
Old Secretariat Building-2 , Aizawl - 796001