Aizawl

The hustling bustling capital of Mizoram never ceases to amaze – be it with its sheer size, architecture or a very distinct and heterogeneous population. This city, in fact, was born out of the misconduct of Khalkom, a Mizo chief, which forced the British to establish an outpost that later became Aizawl village. The misfortunate beginning aside, it is home to some of the more important government centres of Mizoram as well as nature’s finest – the Durtlang Hills & Hmuifang, a mountain covered with virgin forests and preserved since forever.

There is a lot to do for the everyday traveler making a visit to Aizawl. There is the Bara Bazaar, which is thronged by people in their lovely traditional dresses and is the hubbub of all market activity with its wide variety of garments on display. Wishing to catch up on Mizo history and culture? Look no further than the Mizoram State Museum located at the centre of the city. And it doesn’t end there as this 140 something year old city offers a lot more with breathtaking caves, decorated temples and a village that houses the world’s largest family.