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Aizawl Travel Guide


Aizawl Travel Guide

The largest city in the state of Mizoram, Aizawl is a popular tourist destination. Though the rural scene still lurks in the place, the influence of the modern world looms large. Aizawl is perched at an altitude of 3715 feet above sea level. The religious and cultural ethnicity of the state of Mizoram can be ascertained from Aizawl. It lies at the southern fringes of Mizoram and has a wide spectrum of tourist places in its vicinity. It is the home to a number of Government offices, State Assembly House and Secretariat. It has a great association with fascinating legendary tales and folklores. The place is well connected with nearby places like Guwahati, Shillong and Kolkata through road, rail and air.

Some of the prominent tourist attractions of Aizawl areVantawng Water Falls, Mizoram State Museum, Pukzing Cave, Tamdil Lake, Palak Lake, Phawngui, Champhai, Lunglei, Weaving Centre, Luangmual and Handicrafts Centre.

At a distance of 137kms from Aizawl lies the largest, highest and most amazing waterfalls of Mizoram known by the name of Vantawng Water Falls. It is a great tourist spot. The Palak Lake not only captures the heart of the tourist through its scenic lake but, also by being the abode of a large number of aquatic birds, wild duck and fish of different species. Through the small state museum one can imbibe oneself of the cultural and historical diversity of the state of Mizoram. A large number of objects that are unique of the place can be found here. The Pukzing Cave is one of the biggest caves and as the legendary tale has it, the cave is believed to have been constructed with the help of a hairpin by one robust fellow by the name of “Mualzavata”. One must not miss the Tamdil Lake, the largest lake in the state of Mizoram. It is just the perfect hangout place that houses amongst its pristine surrounding a fish farm, picnic spot and a getaway. It is known to be another exotic abode for aquatic life. Another tourist place is the Phulpul Grave which has an intriguing legendary tale associated with it. Above all a visit to the Bora Bazar is a must. The inhabitants of the place are seen in their best light, wearing traditional dresses and selling home made things. You will come across a number of items that are distinctive of the place like traditional shawls and costumes.

Enjoying a sojourn in the wilderness of Aizawl will leave you mesmerised and the mysterious sparks that emanates from every nook and corner of the place will leave you intoxicated.

Last Updated: 29/03/2012

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