The stunning hill station of Aizawl is also the glorious capital of Mizoram in Northeast India. One of the seven-sister states, Mizoram has witnessed a boost in tourism in the recent past with an increasing number of people booking cheap flights to the region. Placed at an elevated setting, the peaceful little town of Aizawl offers breathtaking views of the valley beneath. Among the most interesting characteristics of Aizawl region are its stunning flowers and adorable timber houses. Albeit not a very large place, the population of Aizawl is made up of different communities of ethnic Mizos. The ancient town is also the vital center for all Government headquarters, the Civil Secretariat, and the State Assembly House. Fly to Aizawl this holiday and come explore this amazing capital of Mizoram.
TOP ATTRACTIONS IN AIZAWL
There are plenty of interesting things to see and do when you visit Aizawl. Home to important offices and well as mesmerizing natural scenery, Aizawl is one of the most amazing places to visit.
If you wish to see the city of Aizawl in all its glory, head to Durtlang hills. They are the highest hills in the region which offer the most breathtaking views of the Aizawl valley beneath. Trek up Durtlang Hills in the evening and wait for the sun to go down. As sunlight fades and merges into the horizon, city lights come on and you will see the most stunning sight of Aizawl ever. Rays of the sun are replaced by bright, glittery city lights. You can spend hours there by yourself and contemplate on the philosophical mysteries of life.
Surrounded by hills and valleys, Reiek Hill is one of the top attractions people love to explore. At a distance of about 29 km from Aizawl, Reiek is a picture-postcard destination nature lovers will immensely enjoy. You can take a taxi or a rented vehicle to the hill for one of the most amazing treks ever. Everything, from the trail to the views while you’re trekking, offer you a thrill only naturally scenic places can. It’s also the perfect haven for birdwatchers. The region is an enigmatic blend of lush green forests on one side of the hill and rough rocky terrain on the other.
Mizoram State Museum
Placed right in the heart of Aizawl, the Mizoram State Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The museum unfailingly attracts a large gathering of tourists regularly and is a tribute to the Mizo way of life. Exhibits include photographs, archaeological artifacts, and natural history specimens. There is an entire gallery here which is dedicated to diverse Mizo tribes. The museum speaks of the rich culture, traditions and heritage of the hardworking Mizo people. This is the best place to visit if you wish to know historically more about the wonderful locals in Mizoram.
There are several nearby tourist attractions around Aizawl you can explore as well such as Chanmari, Hmuifang, and Tamdil Lake among others.
FOOD IN AIZAWL
Although there aren’t too many restaurants here, the variety offered by the ones present is surprising to say the least. Dine out at a restaurant in Aizawl and you will find a wide splatter of diverse cuisines offered on the menu. You can choose from Continental, Indian, Korean, Chinese, Japanese and other cuisines. The subtle yet zesty local cuisine is offered as well. One thing to try for sure in Aizawl is the various types of momos available here. Other mouthwatering local items to try include Bai, Changban, and Sawhchiar among plenty of others. You won’t find any alcoholic beverages here as Mizoram is a dry state. However, a local drink ‘Zawlaidi’ which is a popular grape wine is a delicious alternative and contains a mere 14 percent alcohol.
Also read: THE LIVING ROOT BRIDGES OF MEGHALAYA