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Aizawl
A beautiful hill city, Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram is situated at about 1132 metres above sea level. Flanked on the north by the lofty peaks of Durtlang, the hill city is set on ridges of steep hills overlooking the sylvan valley of the river Tlawng in the west and of the river Tuirial in the east and south. This picturesque and peaceful city also commands exotic landscape of verdant hills stretching away to the horizon. Aizawl literally means “a field of wild cardamom", a name which originated during the days of the great Mizo chiefs Lalsavunga and Thanruma who had set up villages in and around the present site of Raj Bhavan in the early nineteenth century. The area, however, was deserted when the British administration established a military outpost "Fort Aijal" in the spring of 1890, following which it became a permanent settlement and eventually, the headquarters of Mizoram. Being the state capital, Aizawl is also the political and cultural centre of Mizoram. It is the seat of the state government and the public sector as well as the commercial hub of the state.The Mizo people are mostly Christians and lead westernized life-style. They are warm and hospitable to visitors. With its moderate Aizawl is an ideal destination for people looking for fresh environment and the feel of nature. There is also a great scope for adventure sports like para gliding in the Durtlang cliffs and rafting in Tlawng river.
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Lunglei
Lunglei is the second largest city of Mizoram and is also the headquarters of Lunglei district in Southern Mizoram. It is an ideal base for nature lovers for exploring the surrounding areas which are rich in flora and fauna, hamlets and landmarks linked with folklores and legends. A 169 km drive from Aizawl, Lunglei is loftier than Aizawl, perched at an altitude of 1222 metres. An engraved image of Buddha found near Mualcheng village, about 50 kms from the town remains an enigma till date since no other Buddhist relics has been found elsewhere in the state. It is quiet, serene and tranquil. The least polluted and only Indian city with PM levels under the World Health Organisation’s prescribed level of 20/ug/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter), according to Greenpeace India.
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Siaha
Siaha is dotted with awe-inspiring hills that captivate the mind. It has fascinated many visitors with its picturesque scenery, hospitable people and the distinctive colorful culture that prevails. As one cruises through the road, one gets spellbound by the serene grandeur of the lofty hills and greenery.</p> <br><br> <p align="justify">Siaha is one of the eight districts of Mizoram and is located in the southern tip of Mizoram. It is bounded in the north by Lunglei District, on the west by Lawngtlai District and has an international border with Myanmar on the east and south. The majority of the inhabitants are Mara people having an autonomous district council called Mara Autonomous District Council.</p>
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Champhai
Champhai, a bustling commercial town at the Indo-Myanmar border is a beautiful place that offers plenty of tourist attractions. Besides its breathtaking beauty, Champhai is a store house of ancient relics, monuments and memorials of legends and folk lore. Located 192 kms from Aizawl at an elevation of 1678 mts, Champhai is also fast emerging as the fruit bowl of Mizoram. It is the capital of Champhai District which covers an area of 3185.83 sq.kms. Well tended vineyards, passion fruit and the recently introduced ‘Kiwi’ fruit plantations in the surrounding hill slopes that provide a kaleidoscope of colour are captivating scenes worth visiting. The market place at Champhai is a shopper’s paradise. Household items, cloths, electronics, cosmetics etc. of all ranges can be selected at bargain prices. Visitors are however warned not to indulge in excess purchase to avoid custom penalty. Believed to be the entry point & settlement of the first Mizo migrants to India, Champhai has a rich heritage background, scattered in small hamlets and villages are monuments and monoliths that depict success in war, hunting, personal grieves and achievements. Also preserved are landmarks wherein legends and folk lore’s were spun. Its beautiful landscape, the mingling overawe of history and legend and images of modern day development that subtlety blend together makes Champhai an ideal tourist destination both for the adventurous and the holiday maker opting for relaxation and recreation. At the base of the town, towards the Myanmar border is Champhai valley. Surrounded on all sides by undulating hills, is a wide expense of rice field, popularly known as the rice bowl of Mizoram, which viewed from Champhai is a spectacular scene, one of the most awe-inspiring views of Mizoram. The Department of Tourism has constructed a Tourist Lodge and Tourist Cottages for the convenience of tourist visiting the town.
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Kolasib
Kolasib District is one of the eight districts of Mizoram and Kolasib town is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district is endowed with beautiful sceneries untouched by pressures of commercialization. Kolasib town is a quaint hill station that provides pristine and peaceful atmosphere all year round. Not far from Kolasib town about an hour’s drive is a mesmerizing man made lake ‘Serlui B’ which is also 12 MW Small Hydel Project. It is being developed as a tourist destination by Mizoram Tourism with plans to create a water sport destination. Bairabi within Kolasib District is the only rail head of Mizoram which was recently completed on 21st March 2016 hence a significant destination. Vairengte at the Northern tip of the district is the main entry point for tourist travelling by road via Assam. The district is bounded on the north by Assam State, on the west by Mamit District and on the east by Aizawl District. The district headquarter is 117 kms from Aizawl. It is well connected by road and Pawan Hans helicopter service connects Kolasib town with Aizawl.
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Serchhip
Home of the highest waterfall in Mizoram, the district of Serchhip lies in the central part of Mizoram. It is bounded on the north by Aizawl District, on the south by Lunglei District, on the east by Champhai District and has an international border Myanmar. Serchhip town is the district headquarter. The district came into existence on 15th September, 1998. Considering its young inception and it boasts of the highest literacy rate recorded in India. Distance from Aizawl to Serchhip town is 112 kms. North Vanlaiphai, a town in the District of Serchhip is an ideal site for trekking and paragliding. Paragliding courses are often conducted here. It is also home to the Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary which has an area of 35 sq.km.
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Lawngtlai
A helicopter service by Pawan Hans connects Aizawl with Lawngtlai. The distance from Aizawl to Lawngtlai is 296 km through NH-54. There are Sumo services that ply daily and is the main mode of transportation to and from Aizawl. Lawngtlai is also going to be the nodal point in India for the Kaldan Multi Nodal Transport Project which will link sittive port in Myanmar to the Indo Myanmar Border, providing alternate access route for shipment of cargo and contribute towards the regions economic development.</p>
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Mamit
The district of Mamit lies in the North Western part of Mizoram. The district boasts of the most sought after and visited hill station of Mizoram, Reiek. The largest wildlife reserve ‘Dampa Tiger Reserve’ part of the ‘Project Tiger’ funded by the Government of India also lies within this district. The district of Mamit was bifurcated from Aizawl district in 1998. It is bounded on the North by Assam State, on the West by Tripura State, on the East by Kolasib and Aizawl districts and on the South by Lunglei district. It is the fourth largest district in Mizoram and Mamit town the administrative headquarter of the district is 105 km from Aizawl. Majority of the tribes inhabiting the district comprises of Mizo, Reang (Bru) and Chakma. The entire district is of a hilly terrain crisscrossed by valleys and deep gorges. The three major rivers that flows through the district are Teirei, Tut and Tlawng. The district lies at an elevation of 718 metres (2355 ft).
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Khawzawl
Khawzawl district is one of the eleven districts of Mizoram state in India. Khawzawl district was recently created in 3rd June, 2019. The district has four Legislative Assembly constituencies. These are Champhai North, Hrangturzo, Lengteng and Tuichang. The district is bounded on the north by Serchhip and on the south by Lawngtlai district, on the southeast by Saiha district, on the east by Myanmar. Khawzawl town is the administrative headquarters of the district.
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Saitual
Saitual district is one of the eleven districts of Mizoram state in India. Saitual district was recently created in 3rd June, 2019. The district is named after its headquarters Saitual.
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Hnahthial
Hnahthial district is one of the eleven districts of Mizoram state in India. The creation of Hnahthial District was first notified on 12th September, 2008 but until 2020, it remained non-functional despite a number of promises made by top political leaders and an all-out effort by Hnahthial District Function Demand Committee to let the state government make it functional. Hnahthial district was made functional only 12 years later on 3rd June, 2019 with the creation of the office of the Deputy Commissioner.
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