Nestled in the corner of the north-eastern region of the country, Aizawl is a picturesque dale and a perfect holiday destination for the tourists. With its sub-tropical climate, mesmerizing views, friendly atmosphere and colorful culture, Aizawl has many unexplored layers to it. From its hundred year old stronghold to its fresh variety of colorful blooms and modest timber made domiciles, Aizawl has a complete bucolic flavor to it. While you are in the city, you must ensure to visit the State Museum and the Mini Zoological Garden in your itinerary. The museum offers interesting and in-depth information on the way of life of the 'Mizo' tribe. The Zoological garden is a small little sanctuary that is home to some of the rare species that is commonly found in the region. Aizawl does have quite a few handicraft products that the place is famous for such as bamboo products, straw hats, cane items, flower vases, soft light woolies in vivid colors etc. Most of these items can be found in Bara Bazaar at throw away prices. While you are in the city of Aizawl, make sure to work up an appetite as the city has some of the most scrumptious food to offer. Aizawl is well connected to the nearby states. Scroll down the article to know more about how to reach Aizawl.
Traveling To Aizawl
The city of Aizawl is well connected by air. The closest airfield to Aizawl is Lengpui Airport situated 32 km away from the heart of the city. The Lengpui airport is one of the largest airports in the province. The runway authorities operate regular flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and alternative air flights to Imphal. The Lengpui airline is well known for its connectivity to its nearby airports in the north-east region. For those traveling from Assam to the capital of Mizoram can avail Silchar airport to reach Aizawl. Go Air, Jet Airways, JetLite, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and Air India are some of the domestic air carriers that commute to this region. However, Air India and Kingfisher are the only two domestic aircrafts that travel to this region regularly.
Trains are the best and easiest way to commute in the sub-continent. With its large network of trains in the country, the city of Aizawl can be easily reached by railways. The nearest railway junction from Aizawl is in Silchar. Silchar is located 140 km away from Aizawl. Once you reach Silchar, you can hire a cab and take the NH 54 route to reach the place. A journey by the local train is said to be an ideal way to commute, to catch a glimpse of the beautiful scenery of undulating terrain and interact with the local inhabitants in the region.
Aizawl is also connected through national highways. The NH 45 route connects Silchar to Aizawl while the NH 40 and 150 connects the city to Agartala and Imphal respectively. The roads are quite well maintained and there are several taxis available in the region. Since Aizawl is a hilly terrain with narrow roads, deluxe buses are not a common sight in the region. Instead you will find several mini buses and vans along with yellow and white taxicabs. Most of the mini buses and cars in the region are operated by private travel agents.