Travel Experience - Best Places to Visit in Aizawl

  After independence, Mizoram was included in Assam. In 1972, Mizoram became a centrally ruled area in the reconstruction of Assam. By the Treaty of Peace, it gained the status of a full kingdom in 1986 after the state dignity, the Indian National Congress has been in power for about 22 years at various stages. Lal Thanhola is one of the leaders here. 

Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram. It's Horn-free city in India. The City of Flowers is not a mistake to call Aizawl. A flower garden in front of every house. A beautiful beautifully decorated city, Aizawl. About 90 percent of the city's population is Christian. So there are churches everywhere. Aizawl is also called the church town. Its number is about a hundred. The lush green nature, the kind people, the pollution environment are the resources of this city. Due to some ignorance, this beauty is still untouched by tourists. Once the end of all fear is reached, the receipt will be filled. The defaulter's account will remain zero.

After independence, Mizoram was included in Assam. In 1972, Mizoram became a centrally ruled area in the reconstruction of Assam. By the Treaty of Peace, it gained the status of a full kingdom in 1986 after the state dignity, the Indian National Congress has been in power for about 22 years at various stages. Lal Thanhola is one of the leaders here.

TOURIST PLACE IN AIZAWL


REIEK TLANG





Reiek Tlang is one of the hills located just outside Aizawl (about 29 kms away) and is a popular destination for adventure seekers. The views surrounding the hill are breathtaking and makes the visit worthwhile. There is a heritage village set up by the tourism department in Reiek, that gives visitors a glimpse into the lifestyle of Mizo villagers. The tourism department also organizes Anthurium festival every year to showcase the lovely anthuriums that are grown in the surrounding and also to introduce the culture and arts of Mizoram to visitors.


BARA BAZAR AIZAWL




Bara Bazar is a popular flea market in Aizawl, and is the main shopping centre of the hill station. Located on the other side of the ridge, this market is lined with stalls selling garments and other commodities. The market is most famous for purchases like bright colourful traditional garments, handmade wicker baskets  and many other things.

  MIZORAM STATE MUSEUM  




Established in 1977, Mizoram state museum is an important tourist place to visit in Mizoram state of India. The museum is provided with separate galleried for the different tribes of Mizoram. Located on Macdonald Hill, Mizoram State Museum is situated in Aizwal, Mizoram. The museum is known for the dusty collection of wildlife specimens and tribal weapons. It also provides the opportunity to have the glimpse of impressive culture of this place. One can learn about Mizo tradition, culture and history at the museum.
          Mizoram State Museum houses some of the beautiful items that showcase the great cultural heritage of Mizoram state. There are about 2500 items displayed in the museum that reflects the rich past and the ethnic background of Mizoram. Some of these items can be categorized as
1)Arms and Weapons 2)Photographs,3) Stone sculptures 4)Natural history specimens, 5)Archaeological objects 6)Utensils 7)Musical instruments 8)Tribal textiles.
          Mizoram state museum remains closed on Sunday and public holidays. Timing 10 a.m to 4 p.m  .

SOLOMON'S TEMPLE



Tucked away in the lap of nature surrounded by lush green landscape, Solomon’s Temple, the biggest Church in Aizawl. It is worth mentioning that the foundation stone of this multi-storied temple was laid in 1996. Construction began in 1997, paving the way for the church which is inspired by the original Solomon’s Temple of Jerusalem mentioned in the Old Testament. The church has a seating capacity of 3,000 people within the main hall and 10,000 people within its courtyard which is called the ‘porch of Solomon’s Temple’. To make it convenient for visitors, 12 main doors have been constructed. The church opens everyday from 9.30am in the morning and closes at 4.30 in the evening.

KV PARADISE

KV Paradise is located only 8 km away, a 45 minutes’ drive from Aizawl town and is a three-storied mausoleum built in the memory of a Mizo local man Khawlhring’s wife Varte who died in an accident in 2001. The monument is also called Modern Taj Mahal of Aizawl and resembles a church. The beautiful memorial is built on the slope of Durtlang Hills and have a panoramic view facing the Aizawl city. The monument displays the photographs and the wardrobe of Varte before the accident.

 DURTLANG HILLS


Situated on the northern side of Aizawl offers a fine view of the hill station from either Durtlang Hospital or Aizawl Theological College.


HMUIFANG TLANG



Hmuifang Tlang is about 50 KMs from Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram and is a popular tourist destination. The Mizoram Tourism Department encourages tourism in Hmuifang Tlang by organizing Thalfavang Kut, a Mizo festival on a regular basis. Thalfavang Kut is a harvest festival that is usually celebrated in the month of November, after the weeding and various cultural performances are carried out.


SALAVATION ARMY CHURCH


Work in the region commenced on 26 April 1917 when Lieutenant Kawlkhuma, the first Mizo officer commissioned in India, returned to start the Army work. He was then joined by a group of earnest believers who shared his vision of an ‘Army like a church, very much in line with The Salvation Army’. India Eastern became a separate command on 1 June 1991 and became a territory in 1993.

HOW TO TRAVEL MIZORAM

Inner line permit is applicable in the beautiful state of Mizoram, located in the northeast of the country.
Inner Line Pass is required for entry into Mizoram and can be obtained from Liaison Officer, Government of Mizoram from the following cities- Kolkata, Silchar, Shillong, Guwahati and New Delhi. Government employees travelling for official purposes are exempted from obtaining ILP but are required to carry a photo identification card with them at all times.

Tourists arriving by air can obtain passes from the Security Officer on arrival at Lengpui Airport, Aizawl.

Domestic Tourists : 
Two types of ILP can be issued :
 1. Temporary: 15 days at a time which can be renewed once for another 15 days.
Fees to be paid :
Rs.20 Application Form
Rs.100 Processing Fee
Rs.20 Renewal Fee
Requirements : 4 passport size photo and a photo ID (Driving License/Voter ID/Department ID).

2. Regular: 6 months at a time which can be renewed twice for another 6 months each. However, sponsorship from a local resident or a Government Department is required.

Fees to be paid :
Rs.20 Application Form
Rs.200 Processing Fee
Rs.100 Renewal Fee
Requirements : 4 passport size photo and a photo ID

2 passport size photo of the sponsor

Renewal for both Temporary and Regular ILP can be done at District Commissioner’s Office located at Treasury Square, Aizawl

For tourists originating from Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj Districts of Assam State, Electoral Roll details are required due to porous international boundary with Bangladesh and so is the case with persons coming from the state of Tripura.

Tourists entering from Bairabi and Vairengte can obtain ILP from Sub-Deputy Commissioner, Bairabi and Sub-Divisional Officer Vairengte respectively.

Foreign Tourists : 

All foreign nationals have to register themselves at the office of Superintendent of Police (CID/SB) Mizoram who is the designated Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the State within 24 hours of arrival.

Citizens of Afghanistan, China and Pakistan and foreign nationals having their origin in these countries would continue to require prior approval of the Ministry of Home Affairs before entering the state.

HOW TO REACH AIZAWL

BY FLIGHT :

Aizawl is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. Mizoram has an airport, Lengpui Airport.

BY TRAIN :

There is no regular trains to Aizawl from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Agartala which is located at a distance of 145kms.

BY ROAD:

It is also connected with the cities like Shillong  Guwahati  by car, bus, taxi etc. Bus serviceis also good in city.

HOTELS IN AIZAWL

1) Hotel Hill Orchid
2) Hotel Royale
3) Hotel Ritz
4) Hotel Ahimsa

  If you want to enjoy Christmas and New Year away from the crowds and noise, Aizawl in the North East may be the best option for you. In Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, the lights are beautifully decorated on this occasion and Christmas and New Year are welcomed in a very unique way. This place is not much popular compared to other places but it can be a fun experience to enjoy here.  

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