Best Things To Do in Aizawl, India

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  • Mizoram State Museum: The museum located at McDonald Hill in Aizawl is home to Mizoram’s history as it houses relics and pieces from history including traditional garb and implements used here.
  • Dampa wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over 572kms the Dampa wildlife Sanctuary is home to tigers, bison, bears and other animals from the East Himalayan region. The birds, butterflies and varied flora are also a big attraction.
  • Champai and Ruantlang: Champai is a scenic location with a view of the rhododendron covered surrounding hills a riot of colors and the clear view of the hills of Myanmar in the foreground.
  • Vantawang: Set amidst lush bamboo forests, Vantawang waterfalls are rated among the highest waterfalls of the country. The hill station of Thenzawl which is located very close to these falls is also worth seeing.
  • Tamdil Lake: Tamdil Lake is a scenic picnic site which also has fish farms in its vicinity and is a good spot to spend the day.


  • Aizawl is a partial dry state where Mizoram made grape wine Zawlaidi with low alcohol content is available. There are no nightclubs or pubs in Aizawl and the town shuts down after sunset. The hotel lounge or restaurant is the only place where one can spend one’s evenings.


  • Aizawl is famous for its native handicrafts, handlooms and art works. The main shopping area in Aizawl is the Bara Bazaar which has a large number of shops selling handlooms, handicrafts and bamboo articles from the area. Ritz Market, Burma Lane Solomon Cave, New Market, etc are the other marketing areas in Aizawl. The Luangmual Handicrafts Centre is also a good shopping place for the Mizo Khumbeu Ceremonial bamboo hat which is created from waterproof wild Hnathial leaves.
  • Aizawl is a small town but its charm lies in its fresh, untainted small world lifestyle, the modern outlook of its youth, the beauty of the surroundings, the gentle and welcoming nature of its people and the opportunity to see a new unknown culture and tradition which enhances the fabric of India.

Below we have a list of things to do in Aizawl and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Aizawl getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Aizawl with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Aizawl

Here is the list of things to do in Aizawl and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Durtlang Hills

    Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Hill

    Durtlang Hills, situated on the northern side of Aizawl, are craggy hills that offer a fine view of this north eastern hill station. Tourists and locals visit the hills for a panoramic view and also often indulge in trekking and hiking. Though you have to trudge a rocky and seemingly dangerous trail, the view from the highest point is breathtaking. While you are at Durtlang, you can also visit ...Read more
  2. Mizoram State Museum

    4.1 (93 Votes)
    Mizoram State Museum

    Art Museum, Museum, History Museum, Historical Site

    A plethora of ethnological artefacts and objects, the Mizoram state museum is rich with information and facts about Mizoram, its people and its heritage. Visit this place before you start exploring this enthralling state to learn about its scenic wonders and the history behind them.
  3. Vantawng Falls


    One of the highest waterfalls in India, Vantawng is beauty personified. Surrounded by thick bamboo forests that protect this unspoiled, untouched enchantress, Vantawng is truly a sight to behold. The waterfall is two tiered and looks spectacular gushing milky white water in all its glory. Vantawng is located at a distance of 137 kilometres from Aizawl and makes for an unforgettable day trip.
  4. Tamdil Lake

    4.3 (84 Votes)
    Tamdil Lake

    Forest, Lake, Nature, Resort

    The Tamdil lake is situated at a distance of 64 km from Aizawl. This lake is set amidst astonishing natural beauty, one can smell the freshness in the air.The lake is reconstructed as part of building a fishing reservoir by the Fisheries Department, Government of Mizoram. There are lake-side resorts that are maintained by the Tourism Department. A great place for fishing and boating; this lake ...Read more
  5. Burra Bazaar

    Market, Street Market, Shopping Center, Street Food

    This is the main shopping centre with stalls selling garments and other commodities. Burra Bazaar is the main bazaar where people are seen in their traditional costumes selling produce from farms and homesteads including river crabs with little wicker baskets. A charming ambiance with quaint kiosks and friendly faces, this market offers many priceless treasures like the taste of Mizoram hospita...Read more
  6. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary

    Outdoors, Wildlife Sanctuary , Bird Watching

    Situated at the tri-junction of Bangladesh, Tripura and Mizoram, this wildlife sanctuary is home to the beloved tiger, mammoth elephants, bear, bison and birds species. Located at a distance of 133 km from Aizawl, this sanctuary is remote and relatively undeterred by human interruption. The result is that you get to experience animals in their true, wild habitat and experience nature in its tru...Read more
  7. Champai & Run Tlang

    Outdoors, Village, Hiking Trail, Hill

    Champai is a trekker’s paradise. Amidst the rhododendrons and the rich greenery, the undulating landscape makes for one of the best views in the world. Ruantlang is a small village, located 5-7 kilometres from Champai which has retained its traditional Miso lifestyle. A visit to this village is like visiting a museum about the culture and heritage of Mizoram. Carry appropriate trekking g...Read more
  8. Solomon's Temple

    4.5 (100 Votes)
    Solomon's Temple

    Religious Site, Temple

    Tucked away in the clouded hills of west Aizawl stands the Solomon’s Temple, an architecturally magnificent white structure that has been attracting curious tourists from around the world. When travelling upon the dusty uneven roads leading up to the temple, one doesn’t expect to come upon a place of worship so structurally magnificent. On a clear day, the temple, made purely of whi...Read more
  9. Paikhai & Bung

    Outdoors, Leisure, Picnic Spot

    Both Pakhai and Bung are perfect places to spend some quality time with your loved ones. Their picture-perfect vistas, pollution free air and peaceful surroundings leave the tourists with treasured memories. Paikhai is located around 16 km from Aizawl and Bung is also located nearby. You can choose to go boating or just picnic in the lush, inviting meadows. Makes for a great day trip ...Read more
  10. Hi-five Restaurant
    Fast food restaurant Hi-Five Restaurant, Glenary’s, Earth Rock café, Twins,etc are also popular hangouts for young and old alike.
  11. David's Kitchen
    David’s Kitchen serves good non vegetarian,Continental and native cuisine.
  12. Tourist Home
    There are also the Government Guest Houses –Tourist Lodge and Tourist Home which has comfortable rooms at reasonable rates.
  13. Lengpui Airport

    4 (89 Votes)
  14. Durtlang Leitan

    4 (1 Vote)