Aizawl is a beautiful hill city and the capital of Mizoram flanked by the lofty peaks of Durtlang in the north. It 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. Aizawl is not only the state capital, but also the political and cultural centre of Mizoram.
Aizawl has a great scope for adventure sports like para gliding in the Durtlang cliffs and rafting in Tlawng river.
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.
This is one destination that one should not miss visiting. The mountain itself, though appearing to be of gentle slopes on its eastern side, has spectacular rocky cliffs notched with caves and caverns with luxuriant natural forest preserved since the days of the Mizo chiefs.
Explore the largest wildlife of Mizoram which is not only popular for its tiger reserve but also for amazing variety of mammals.
The nearest airport is at Lengpui which is 43 km from Aizawl and has flights to and from many major cities and towns in India.
The nearest railhead is Silchar in Assam, 180 km away. However, Guwahati railhead is highly recommended, which is connected to all major cities in India.
Aizawl is also accessible by road from Guwahati and Shillong.
Flanked by hillocks, the Burudih Lake in the Ghatshila Block in East Singhbhum is a favourite site for water sports. There are facilities for motor and pedal boating, with upcoming provisions for water surfing and banana rides. The hillocks surrounding the lake are a part of the oldest rock site in the world. The forests covering the low hills are a part of the elephant corridor from the Dalma range to Midnapur in West-Bengal.
You may be lucky to spot trekking elephants, along the hills. From the railway station auto rickshaws are easily available for reaching Burudih Lake.Ghatsila is 136 kms from Ranchi. Burudih lake is 9 kms from Ghatsila Block.
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