Bung and Paikhai Picnic Spot
Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
Welcome to Aizawl,
Aizawl is the capital and the largest city of the state of Mizoram in India. It is situated on a ridge 1,132 metres (3715 ft) above sea level, with the Tlawng river valley to its west and the Tuirial river valley to its east. It is the seat of a rich tribal cultural extravaganza and is famous for its handicrafts. The town is blessed with exotic natural beauty.
The State Museum at Babu Tlang is worth visiting and one can have a glimpse of Mizo dresses, implements, historic relics, and other traditional items. The mini zoo has some rare Asian animals in it and the most important one is the endangered sun bear. The Cultural Sub-Center is a good retreat center from the cacophony of modern life and is provided with modern amenities, while providing alluring natural sights. Some other famous places are zoological garden, Bung picnic spot, MAHCO Showroom, Treasury Square, Vengthlang, and Bethlehem.
Bara Bazaar is the most famous and popular flea market in Aizawl for purchasing local items and traditional clothes. If you are stepping in Aizawl for the first time then Bara Bazaar shall be on your must visit list. Locals dressed in their traditional costumes sell produce from farms and homesteads including river crabs, wicker baskets, vegetables etc. Tourists mostly love to buy colourful traditional garments, shoes and cosmetic items from this market.
Less than an hour's drive from Aizawl to the east is the Berawtlang Tourist Complex. Situated on a peak surrounded by lush green hills it offers a panoramic view of the Aizawl and is connected by private taxi, sumo and state transport buses. Within the complex there is also a centre for fine arts and science. Moreover, the complex also has a meditation centre and auditorium and a multi-purpose hall under the purview of the Centre for Fine Arts.
Bung and Paikhai picnic spot is the best picnic spot in the city and is only 15 Kms away from Aizawl. It has a large lush ground that will make you feel really comfortable. Nice place to have a good brunch with family.
Dampa Sanctuary is the incredible variety of wildlife in the state of Mizoram is known all over the country. Rich flora and fauna can be experienced in the Dampa Sanctuary which is at the tip of the Mizo hills. Established in the year 1976, it is known to be inhabited by Elephants, Hoolock Gibbon, Leopards, Tigers etc. among other wildlife animals.
In this scenic land of countable tourist attractions, Durtlangs Hills stands as one of the most favourite one. By offering prismatic views of Aizawl city, the point has attracted the attention of hundreds of travellers. While the city looks like a shiny golden plate from here during the morning, at night it appears like a starlit cascade that can rarely be experienced anywhere. As the sun rays fades out of the horizon and the city gets lit up with golden lights under the dark sky, its view from Durtlangs Hills create the finest of memories for a traveller. The hills overlook Tlawng River and blue hued mountains and is the home to several important sites like Aizawl Theological College and View Tower.
Hmuifang is a tourist spot near Aizawl, Mizoram. It is about 50 km from Aizawl With an elevation of 1619 metres, the mountain is still covered with virgin forests reserved since the Mizo Chief's time. Hmuifang is on the way to Lunglei. Thalfavang Kut, a Mizo festival is being regularly being held in Hmuifang organized the Tourism Department of Mizoram to promote Tourism. Different Mizo dances like Cheraw, Sawlakai, Siktuithiang lam and Chheihlam are showcased in the festival.
Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at distance nearly 170 kms away from the region of Aizawl in the Indian state of Mizoram and the total area covered by the sanctuary measures about 35 square kilometres. It is based at an elevation of nearly 400 to 1300 metres and the most prominent vegetation of the sanctuary is Sub-Tropical and Semi Evergreen Forests. Visitors to this place will observe that general climate of this wildlife sanctuary remains pleasantly warm all the year round. Sambhar, Hoolock Gibbon, Himalayan Serow, Wild Boar, Barking Deer, Leopard and a large quantity of other wild creatures have found a safe refuge within the confines of the Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary.
Situated in Ailawng near Reiek, about 30 kms from Aizawl in the west, there is a cave named after Khuangchera, the legendary Mizo warrior who lived here in the late 19th century. There is a foot path from the Reiek-Ailawng road to the cave entrances which are both marked with sign boards. This is the longest cave in Mizoram with a length of 162 m. The vertical range of the cave is 10m deep. Khuangchera Puk is an ideal adventure sports ground because besides being easily accessible from Aizawl, it provides a variety of cave experiences like darkness, peculiar acoustics, specific odours, tactile interaction with earthly surfaces, etc.
Located at 7 km of distance from the main town of Aizawl, Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is a well-renowned centre specializing in handicrafts in the region. It is here that the traditional bamboo hat 'Khumbeu'- the ceremonial bamboo hat is made here using waterproof 'hnahthial' leaves. These leaves are exclusive to the hilly terrain. Here are also available an array of artefacts such as jewellery baskets made of bamboo, wicker baskets, wooden articles and hand woven purses etc at much economic prices.
Mangkahia Lung is located at Champhai in Aizawl district of Mizoram India, near the Myanmar border. Mangkahia Lung is a very large memorial stone also called Mangkhaia's stone. Mangkahia Lung is 5 m high with heads of mithun (the animal found in the northeast India) engraved on it. Mangkahia Lung was raised in and around 1700 AD in the memory of Mangkhaia, who was a very prominent chief of the Ralte tribe.
The Mizoram State Museum was established in April, 1977. The Museum is headed by the Museum Curator assisted by Technical Assistant, Taxidermist, Photographer, Museum Assistant, Counter Attendant and Gallery Attendants. There are four clerical staff as well. The State Museum started functions in a rented house. It was on July 1990 that a Museum Building was inaugurated and occupied. The State Museum located at Bawlhmun, Macdonald Hill, Zarkawt.
This Museum is located on the hill of Mac Donald and is a good place to visit and enjoy in Aizawl. The place is quiet and serene and the museum has interesting tales to tell. While in Aizawl, one should definitely visit the museum to discover the days of yore.
Phulpui graves are one of the most popular tourist spot in Mizoram. Similar to Taj Mahal, this tomb also have an eternal love story weaved to it. The Phulpui graves are located in the Aizawl district of Mizoram. The main attraction here is two graves and the legend surrounded by it. These two graves are placed next to each other with a story of eternal love.
Reiek is a mountain and tourist spot 29 km from Aizawl, Mizoram, India. It rests at an elevation of 1548 metres overlooking Aizawl and offers a view of the surrounding valleys and hills. On a clear day the plains of Bangladesh can be seen from the top of the hill. Reiek Hill is surrounded by thick lush green temperate trees and bushes. The forests in Reiek hills are home to a fascinating variety of hill birds, including the rare Peregrine falcon which one might see perched on a lofty ledge or swooping on cliff swallows.
Sibuta Lung is a memorial stone found at Tachhip village, 20 Km from Aizawl town. Sibuta Lung was raised by a Palian chief about 300 years ago. The memorial Sibuta Lung offer a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.
Solomon's Temple is constructed by a non-denominational church, known in Mizo language as Kohhran Thianghlim which is rendered 'The Holy Church' in English. The Temple area accommodates 2,000 people within the main hall and ten thousand people within its courtyard. The main building has twelve main doors, three doors each on one side, corresponding to the other side. The faces of the Temple exactly face South, North, East, and West. Above the porch, on all four sides, there are tall pillars, carrying Seven David's stars representing angels/messengers of the Seven Churches of Revelation on each of the pillar, a picture of the Cross of Jesus Christ and the emblem of the Holy Church is embedded. Atop of the porch, an idol of two Angels blowing trumpets, facing the top of the pillar, flanked the northern side of the pillar, which is now used as the main entrance.
Tam Dil is a reservoir lake situated 6 km from Saitual, the nearest town, and 64 km from Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram, India. In Mizo language, the word Tam is a contraction of an?am, which means a mustard plant; and Dil means "lake". A new species of frog called Leptolalax tamdil was described from this lake.
Vanhimailian Sailo was a great chief who ruled over Champhai. A tomb know as the 'Tomb of Vanhimailian' was erected in Vanhimailian Sailo's memory, which overlooks the vast Champhai plain. Champhai is situated in the Aizawl District and is about 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram India.
Zoological Garden is situated on a hill and is also called as Bethlehem Vengthlang. It has got some amazing variety of wild animals which is uncommon in some of the major zoos in India. A must visit place for all you animal lovers in Aizawl.
- Baktawng Village, Shiv Mandir