|Population: 265,300||Urban/Metro Population: 265,300|
|Date Founded: not known||Primary Language(s): Mizo, English|
|Name Origin: Mizo for Home of the highlanders|
|Alternate/historic names: Aijal|
Aizawl is the capital city of the state of Mizoram in India. Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram which lies at the southern side border, is a beautiful place that offers plenty of tourist attractions to tourists and habitants alike. Besides its breathtaking beauty, Aizawl is the storehouse of all important Government offices, State assembly house and civil secretariat. It also enhouses different communities of Mizos wherein they maintain peaceful coexistence as the main theme. Various varieties of jungle products , monuments and memorials connected with legends and folklores are also avalilable. This lively and bustling city is the headquarter of Aizawl District is definitely enchanting and worth visiting.
The State Museum at Babu Tlang is worth visiting and one can have a glimpse of Mizo dresses, implements, historic relics, and other traditional items. The mini zoo has some rare Asian animals in it and the most important one is the endangered sun bear. The Cultural Sub-Center is a good retreat center from the cacophony of modern life and is provided with modern amenities, while providing alluring natural sights. There are a few other attractions as well. These include the zoological garden, Bung picnic spot, MAHCO Showroom, Treasury Square, Vengthlang, and Bethlehem.
Aizawl as a town does not have a distinct past specifically. The whole state of Mizoram was a part of Assam until 1972 when it was made a Union Territory. There were insurgency problems in the region until 1987, when it was declared a State. Unusually enough, almost all problems of terrorism and demands for freedom have subsided since then. The Mizos are Christians by faith and most of them speak English. In fact, Mizoram has a literacy rate of 87%, which is the second highest in the country.