Aizawl: City in Mizoram

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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 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.

Place of Interest

1. Hmuifang Tlang

2. Lungleng Lal In

3. Solomon's Temple

4. Typical Mizo Village - Falkawn

5. Sibuta Lung - Tachhip

6. Tualvungi leh Zawlpala thlan - Phulpui

Hmuifang Tlang, Aizawl District:

Located at a distance of 50 kms to the south of Aizawl, Hmuifang Mountain with an elevation of 1619 metres, is still covered with virgin forests reserved since the days of the Mizo chiefs. 

Hmuifang Tourist Resort, located at the scenic peak of the mountain, has been created and maintained by the Department of Tourism.

Photo of Park Tlang Road, Vengthar, Tlangnuam, Aizawl, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Hmuifang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Hmuifang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Hmuifang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Hmuifang, Aizawl, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

Lungleng Lal In, Aizawl District

It is a century old Residence of the famous Mizo Chief, Khamliana Sailo at Lungleng village in Aizawl District. 

It is the first house in Mizoram having a tin roof built back in 1918. 

A few structural replacements were made recently to prevent collapse due to wear and tear of the house. 

The house is surrounded by a huge clearing of grassy green glades ideal for picnics. It is about an hour drive approx. 30 kms from Aizawl city on the way to Hmuifang village.

Mizo Chief, Khamliana Sailo was the first literate amongst the Chief and was the first person to write a letter addressing to the British Missionaries. 

On 16th June, 1897, he even wrote a letter to Queen Elizabeth congratulating her for her 60 years of reign. He was a pioneer in establishing relations between the British and the Mizos. Due to his tremendous contribution, he was awarded 'KAISER-I-HIND' Medal in 1923 by the Colonial British Government.

Photo of Lungleng Lal In, N Lungleng, Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Lungleng Lal In, North Lungleng Road, Lungleng I, Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Lungleng Lal In, North Lungleng Road, Lungleng I, Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)

Solomon's Temple, Aizawl District:

A non denominational church founded by Dr. L.B. Sailo in 1984 built Solomon’s Temple. 

They are known as ‘Kohhran Thianghlim’ locally and the ‘Holy Church” in English. 

Members are known as 'the elects.' Dr. LB Sailo, the founder of the Holy Church saw a vision in his dream to build Solomon’s Temple in the year 1991. 

He was informed the detailed design and structure of the Temple. 

As per God’s instruction, construction began in 1996 at Chawlhhmun with donations coming in from members of the Church. 

The valley in which the temple is built is named as 'Kidron Valley' which is 10 Kms from the heart of Aizawl City. 

Though the temple is under construction it is nearing completion and is the most visited site in Aizawl by tourists.

Photo of Solomon's Temple Cafeteria, Solomons Temple Road, Aizawl, Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Solomon's Temple Cafeteria, Solomons Temple Road, Aizawl, Aizawl district, Mizoram, India by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Solomon's Temple Foundation, Springdale Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Solomon's Temple Foundation, Springdale Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Solomon's Temple Foundation, Springdale Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)
Photo of Solomon's Temple Foundation, Springdale Road Southwest, Atlanta, GA, USA by Rohit Prajapati (Aaric)