Aizawl, the capital city of the state of Mizoram, is a favoured destination of solitude seekers. Located on the Tropic of Cancer, on the Himalayan ranges, the city is one of the foremost cities in the north-eastern region of India.
The 112 year old hill fortress offers ample opportunities for sightseeing, recreation and adventure. Set in the midst of beautiful landscapes, the destination is situated on an elevated platform at an altitude of 4,000 ft above sea level. One of the highlighting characteristics of the region is timber houses positioned between profusion of flowers.
The cloudless blue skies, dewy mornings and sunlight streaming through the woods are ideal for a relaxing holiday. Along with the Tlawng River, the Turial River Valley gives an opportunity to visit the high hills of Durtlang and other adjacent areas.
The hill station of Aizawl also houses administrative houses like
the State Assembly and Civil Secretariat. The state has several public
sector offices and is a beehive of economic activities of the region.
Some of the attractions in Aizawl are the State Museum on Mcdonald Hill, known as Zarkawt, which exhibits various artefacts and historical relics related with Mizo culture. Chapchar Kut, Min Kut and Pawl Kut festivals are hosted in the city, which is celebrated with zeal in the traditional Mizo style.
The group performance displaying foot movements and colourful costumes of the famous Cheraw (bamboo dance) is a spectacular sight to witness in Aizawl. The region is popular for items like cane and bamboo items.
The north-eastern city experiences a pleasant weather all round the year with inappreciable changes in mercury levels. The monsoon months are pleasant and gentle. Therefore, Aizawl can be visited throughout the year.