Things To Do in Aizawl, Mizoram

Ben Jenks selife taken at Lengpui Airport in Mizoram near Aizawl

Aizawl is a lesser-known hill station in India because it’s over 1600 km (1000 miles) by air from Delhi and much more by bumpy roads.

However, if you like off-the-beaten-path destinations and beautiful views from your guesthouse, then it is a must-see on your India trip.

Here are the things to do in Aizawl you won’t want to miss:

  1. Lalsavunga Park
  2. Solomon’s Temple
  3. Mizoram State Museum
  4. Durtlang Hills
  5. Bara Bazar
  6. Reiek Heritage Village
  7. Tam Dil Lake
  8. Vantawng Falls

Below, I share what I learned on my trip to Aizawl in 2024 for 9 days.

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Things To Do in Aizawl

1. Lalsavunga Park

Lalsvunga Park hanging bridge in Aizawl with mountains in the distance taken by Ben Jenks
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Open all days
  • Ticket Cost: INR 20 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners
  • Pro Tip: Come early for those quiet nature moments. It gets more crowded as the day goes on.

Lalsavunga Park is a spacious nature park with two suspension bridges and many viewpoints. It’s perfect for a morning visit to avoid the crowds and enjoy peaceful surroundings. The park also features playgrounds and cabins for overnight stays, making it a great family destination.

Lalsvunga Park hanging bridge in Aizawl with mountains in the distance taken by Ben Jenks

Hiking trails in the park lead to secluded viewpoints, offering stunning views of Aizawl. There’s a tower you can climb for an even higher vantage point. The park’s scenic spots are excellent for photography.

My Experience: I spent a couple of hours here just roaming around and taking photos and videos. The bridges were fun to walk on and provided great views. Renting a taxi for half a day (2500 INR or $30) made the trip convenient.

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2. Solomon’s Temple

Solomon Temple in aizawl from close up taken by Ben Jenks
  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed on Sundays
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry
  • Pro Tip: Walk around the church to the backside for more secluded photo spots.

Solomon’s Temple is a striking church with unique X-style architecture. Its beautiful spires and flowers make it a picturesque spot for photos. Despite the distance, it’s worth the trip for its serene ambiance.

solomon temple in aizawl from far away taken by Ben Jenks

The church offers a peaceful setting and a glimpse into the local religious culture. Visiting during service times can provide a unique cultural experience. The drive takes about an hour due to winding roads.

Solomon Temple in aizawl from close up taken by Ben Jenks

My Experience: I enjoyed exploring the church and taking photos of the spires and flowers. The backside of the church was less crowded, perfect for quiet moments. The taxi ride, though long, was scenic and interesting.

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3. Mizoram State Museum

Mizoram State Museum in Aizawl taken by Ben jenks
  • Timings: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Closed on Sundays
  • Ticket Cost: INR 10 for Indians, INR 50 for foreigners
  • Pro Tip: Don’t miss the room with the paintings of rulers and the pipe with a bullet hole.

The Mizoram State Museum offers a rich insight into the local culture and history. It showcases tribal artifacts, traditional weapons, and paintings of influential figures. The museum is small but packed with interesting exhibits.

A visit here will deepen your appreciation of Mizoram’s heritage. It’s a great place to learn about the tribes and their traditions. The friendly staff add to the experience, often sharing stories and insights.

My Experience: I found the museum fascinating, especially the paintings and the pipe with the bullet hole. Meeting locals added a personal touch to my visit. It’s definitely worth a stop to better understand the region.

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4. Durtlang Hills

  • Timings: Open all day
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry
  • Pro Tip: Best visited at sunset for stunning views of Aizawl.

Durtlang Hills offer panoramic views of Aizawl, ideal for hiking and photography. The moderate hike is rewarded with breathtaking scenery. It’s a perfect spot to end your day with a sunset view over the city.

The hills provide a quiet escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. The fresh air and beautiful landscape make it a rejuvenating experience. It’s a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

If you fly into Delhi, you can also take some solo trips near the big city before you leave.

5. Bara Bazar

  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Closed on Sundays
  • Ticket Cost: Free entry
  • Pro Tip: Visit in the morning for the freshest produce and best deals.

Bara Bazar is Aizawl’s main market, bustling with activity and local goods. It’s the best place to experience the local culture and buy unique souvenirs. The market is busiest in the morning, so plan your visit accordingly.

You’ll find everything from fresh produce to traditional crafts here. It’s a vibrant spot to immerse yourself in the daily life of Aizawl. Bargaining is common, so be prepared to haggle for the best prices.

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Day Trips near Aizawl

Reiek Heritage Village

  • Timings: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Closed on Sundays
  • Ticket Cost: INR 20 for adults, INR 10 for children
  • Pro Tip: Wear comfortable shoes as there’s a bit of walking involved.

Reiek Heritage Village is a cultural gem located about 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Aizawl. The village showcases traditional Mizo huts, offering a glimpse into the architectural styles and daily life of various Mizo tribes. It’s a living museum, providing an immersive experience into the rich heritage of Mizoram.

Apart from the cultural exhibits, Reiek offers stunning views from the nearby Reiek Tlang hill. The trek to the summit is moderately challenging but rewarding, with panoramic views of Aizawl and the surrounding valleys. Birdwatchers will also enjoy spotting rare species like the Peregrine Falcon.

Tam Dil Lake

tam dil lake near Aizawl in Mizoram
Coolcolney, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons
  • Timings: Open all day
  • Ticket Cost: Entry fee applicable (INR 10-20)
  • Distance from Aizawl: 81 kilometers (50 miles) takes 2.5 hours to reach
  • Pro Tip: Perfect for a picnic or boating. Visit during weekdays to avoid the weekend rush.

Tam Dil Lake offers a serene escape with opportunities for boating and picnicking. The surrounding forests add to its natural charm. It’s a peaceful spot to enjoy a day out in nature.

The lake is also great for bird-watching and photography. The tranquil environment makes it a perfect getaway from the city. It’s less crowded on weekdays, providing a more relaxing experience.

Vantawng Falls

  • Timings: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Closed on Sundays and public holidays
  • Ticket Cost: INR 10 per person, INR 20 per vehicle
  • Distance from Aizawl: 137 kilometers (85 miles) takes 3 hours to reach
  • Pro Tip: Best visited during the monsoon season for the fullest view of the falls, but be prepared for potential roadblocks.

Vantawng Falls is the highest waterfall in Mizoram and 13th in India. This stunning waterfall cascades from a height of 750 feet, surrounded by lush bamboo groves and dense forests. The falls are named after Vantawnga, a legendary Mizo swimmer known for his incredible skills.

To fully enjoy Vantawng Falls, visitors can view the cascading water from a specially constructed viewing tower, as the steep and slippery terrain makes direct access to the falls difficult. The view from the tower is breathtaking, especially during sunrise and sunset when the mist creates a magical atmosphere. The area around the falls is also great for photography and bird watching.

How to Reach Aizawl

Hills of Mizoram taken from a plane by Ben Jenks

By Flight: The most convenient way to reach Aizawl is by flying into Lengpui Airport, about 32 kilometers (20 miles) from the city center. Direct flights are available from major cities like Kolkata and Guwahati. A one-way ticket from Kolkata typically ranges from $50 to $100. Once you land, pre-paid taxis are available to take you to your destination in Aizawl (cost me 1600 INR ($20) and took almost an hour). I flew in from Kolkata, a smooth and quick journey that cost $84 from Agartala.

By Train: Although Aizawl has no railway station, you can take a train to the nearest major station in Silchar, Assam. It’s a scenic 6-8 hour drive to Aizawl by road. Trains to Silchar are available from major cities like Guwahati and Kolkata, with tickets costing around $15 to $30. Once at Silchar, you can hire a taxi for approximately $50-$70 or take a shared Sumo taxi for about $10-$15 to reach Aizawl.

By Bus: Budget travelers can take buses from Guwahati and Silchar to Aizawl. The bus journey from Guwahati can take around 18-20 hours and costs approximately $20-$30. From Silchar, the bus ride takes about 8-10 hours and costs around $10-$15. Buses are a good option for a more economical and adventurous route.

By Taxi: Sumo taxis (shared) are a popular and economical option for reaching Aizawl from nearby towns and cities like Silchar. These taxis are known for their frequent service and are available at major bus and taxi stands. The journey from Silchar to Aizawl by Sumo taxi offers a scenic route through the hills and takes around 6-8 hours. A shared ride is usually around $10-$15. Reserved taxis cost about 4 to 5x more.

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Benjamin Jenks

Traveler, Filmmaker, and Lover of India. I've been living, writing and sharing what I've learned about traveling in India since 2018. Learn more about me here or Youtube.

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