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Aizawl: Discover The Home Of The Highlanders!

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Aizawl Discover The Home Of The Highlanders!

If you are someone who is curious about the North Eastern side of India and would like to spend a vacation in the region, Aizawl can be an unmistakable choice for you. This city is situated in the state of Mizoram and it is also the capital city of the same.

Considering the other cities in the state of Mizoram, Aizawl is the biggest among them. If you are a lover of mountains, you would fall in love with the vacation in this particular city. The tribal culture and lifestyle of this city are also quite popular and unique so if you would like to explore the same, Aizawl would never disappoint you.

The handicrafts done by the local artisans of the city are also impressive. Here are the major destinations you can explore in the city.  Below we have mentioned a few best places to visit in Aizawl.

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Mizoram State Museum

Since the city of Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram, you can see a lot of major tourist destinations here. The Mizoram State Museum is one among them. It is in the year 1977, that the museum got established in the city of Aizawl.

  • Mizoram State Museum
  • Mizoram State Museum

Since then, it has been a destination for the tourist crowd in the city. The modernization of the museum happened in the year, 2008. The entry timings to the museum will differ according to the seasons.

The ethical side of the state of Mizoram can be understood by visiting this particular museum in the city. There are a total of 5 galleries in the museum for you to visit. The glory of the textile industry of the state is also evident in the artifacts displayed in the museum. 

Reiek

This is a popular mountain you can explore while traveling to the city of Aizawl in Mizoram. Over the years, the mountain has become a popular tourist destination in the city so you can see a greater crowd in the surroundings of this mountain.

Reiek

From the city center of Aizawl, you are required to travel a distance of 29km in order to reach the location of the mountain. 1548m is the elevation measurement of the mountain of Reiek. This mountain is also a perfect viewpoint you can visit in the city of Aizawl.

The lush green and calming view of the city of Aizawl can be enjoyed with all its aesthetics from the mountain. The environmental richness of the mountain is also noteworthy and impressive especially if you are a nature lover. 

Hmuifang

Hmuifang is another mountain you can visit while on a vacation in the city of Aizawl. Even if Hmuifang is located in the city of Aizawl, it is on the outskirts of the city. You will be required to travel a distance of around 50km in order to reach the destination of this picturesque mountain in the city.

Hmuifang

1619m is the altitude measurement of the mountain of Hmuifang. Hmuifang Tlang is the full name of this particular mountain. Many regions of this mountain fall under the category of reserved forest. Even if it is located on the outskirts, many heritage resorts and premium accommodation facilities are available nearby the mountain.

So that there are no restrictions for you to enjoy the scenic beauty of the mountain without time constraints. 

Falkawn Village

If you would like to explore the rustic beauty of the city of Aizawl, Falkawn is the village you should visit while traveling to the location. This is a small rural area that can be found in the territory of the city of Aizawl. You can come across a lot of cultural practices, traditions, rituals, and customs of Mizo tribes by visiting this particular village.

Falkawn Village

Their authentic lifestyle without any adulterations can be experienced from this visit. Moreover, interacting with the locals would be a mesmerizing experience you can ever have. Apart from all these, their art and handicrafts are absolutely exotic and worth collecting on your visit.

The houses of the tribal people and their style of construction etc. can impress you throughout the visit. From the main center of the city of Aizawl, this village can be reached by traveling around 18km to the south. 

Phawngpui

This is one of the most scenic mountains you can visit in the city of Aizawl. Phawngpui is spread in a total of two countries, viz. India and Myanmar. Blue Mountain is the other name attributed to this particular mountain in the city.

Phawngpui 1

This mountain lies at an elevation of 2157m from the ground. This mountain is quite special since the biodiversity present in the region is considered exotic. Due to the same reason and its environmental vulnerability, it has been included in the list of protected forest regions since the year of 1992.

The mountain and its surroundings belong to the Phawngpui National Park region. Entry to this mountain is only possible during the months between November to April on account of governmental protocols. 

Vantawng Falls

If you are someone who is fond of the mesmerizing beauty of flowing water, Vantawng Fall is where you should visit during your Aizawl vacation. You need to travel quite a long distance from the city center of Aizawl in order to reach the destination of this waterfall.

Vantawng Falls

It may take you a distance of around 137km. But all the efforts you take to reach the destination would be proven worthwhile once you experience the magnificence of the surroundings of waterfalls. 750 feet is the cascading height measured for the waterfall.

It is also an excellent viewpoint you can ever explore in the city of Aizawl. If you have that spirit of adventure inside you, you will definitely fall for the location and the falls. The biodiversity of the region is also quite remarkable. 

Dampa Tiger Reserve

For those wildlife enthusiasts visiting the city of Aizawl, Dampa Tiger Reserve is an inevitable destination. The reserve is spread over an area of around 500 sq. km. The rich rainforests present in the area become the main factor of attraction in the region.

Dampa Tiger Reserve

You can visit a lot of exotic species in the reserve. However, the celebrity species of the reserve is none other than tigers. Apart from tigers, swamp deer, leopards, elephants, and gibbons can also be seen in plenty of locations. If you are a bird watcher, you can also enjoy visiting the reserve since the diversity of bird species in the location is also commendable.

A lot of species facing the threat of extinction other than tigers are also preserved in the location of this tiger reserve. 

Durtlang Hills

Yet another hilly region you can visit while planning a vacation is the city of Aizawl. These hills are located on the northern side of the city. Every kind of tourist would fall in love with this ambient location with lots of greens and vibrance.

Durtlang Hills

Visiting these hills is a kind of mood-lifter in every aspect. You can consider visiting the location in order to destress from the hustle and bustle of city life. Scenic views are also possible from the location of these hills. Hiking is also practiced extensively in the location of the hills.

If you would like to explore the destination, a travel of around 50km would be required from the city center of Aizawl. From the ground level, the hills are situated at an elevation of 1619m. 

Tamdil Lake

Tam Lake is the other name attributed to this particular lake in the city of Aizawl. It is also known as ‘the lake of mustard’ among the tourists visiting the place. The spiritual village is the exact location of this lake in the city of Aizawl.

Tamdil Lake

If you are traveling from the city center, you will be required to travel a distance of around 87.5km in order to reach the destination of the lake. You can spot a lot of holiday resorts serving the perfect vibes nearby the location of the lake. People visit this lake to indulge in the exact Mizo vibes intertwined with nature.

Moreover, the flora and fauna found in the surroundings of the lake are also quite impressive and exciting. You will also be able to hear a lot of Mizo folklore and legends from the locals here by traveling to the location of this lake. 

Salvation Army Temple

Even if this is a temple by its name, it is actually a church in existence. Social services are the main agenda behind the temple and its authorities. The members associated with the church work toward the progress and betterment of humankind without the barriers of any kind of discrimination.

Salvation Army Temple

The professional volunteers of the church take care of the people who are mentally, physically, or spiritually ill. The organization functioning under the church fight against social hazards such as poverty and starvation.

In order to function well and smoothly, the church gets funded by people who recognize and appreciate its activities and services. It also raises its voice against all kinds of social injustices happening in and around. 

Best time to visit Aizawl

Summer months of the year

How to reach Aizawl?

Nearest airport: Lengpui Airport

Nearest railway station: Silchar Railway Station (SCL)

Conclusion

Best place to visit if you are looking for a northeastern nature and cultural vacation. 

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