Where and Why
You can book a ticket on the Alliance Air which flies three days a week
- Calcutta - Aizawl - Imphal - Aizawl. (Monday - Wesnesday - Friday).
(Check it out as the airlines and the timings differ from season to
season). Your guide will be at the airport to show you the way to the
pre booked hotel . Hotel Chief is a good choice if you like so.
Its multi cuisine restaurant is famous for its cusines. Have a heafty
breakfast of the hotel. Usually its the perfected breakfast of jam,
eggs, butter, sandwitches, fruits and juice with tea and coffee as
compliment which makes up for the breakfast. After having your fill sit
in the hotel cab along with your tour guide to explore the hilly bounty.
The first place in Aizawl you can reach is the Chaltlang; highest point
in the city, standing at a height of 3,713ft . Near to this place is the
Tlangnuam; another place with the height. Standing here you can see the
entire city of Aizawl with lush greenery and the clouds passing by. As
you wave to the clouds, take out your camera to have some wonderful
If you are in the spring season here then take a chance to see the
Chapchar Kut festival
in the AR
Grounds. Click your camera at flashing light speed till the festival is
over (and yes the roll too!). (Other festival are there like the Mim Kut
(maize harvest in Aug - Sep) and Pawl Kut (post harvest in Dec-Jan). The
dress, the music, the beautiful colors and the bright plnk faced ladies;
all add to the charm of the dance and music festival. For a moment you
will loose yourself in this extravaganza.
In the afternoon have lunch at one of the llocal hotels in the open
greenery amongst the mountains. Food in Aizawl is expensive; even than
try out some pastries at the famous Glenary's and trying the Chinese at
And then there was one thing left to do. Shopping
! Typical iptichei bags, traditional puanchei wraparounds and small
purses are some of the things you can load youself with. It great to do
shopping here, do try yourself! Around the time to get back to the hotel
sit in the cab and move towards the the famous Dhaba Resturant; so
famous for its tandoori!
And when you are visiting Aizwal, I suggest at least two days stay at
the place so that you can also visit the nearby beautiful places like
Tamdil lake(about 85 kms from Aizawl) and Faalkwan (about 18kms ).