Welcome to Aizawl
Clinging to a set of near-vertical ridges by its fingernails, Aizawl (eye-zole) is the most languid and unhurried of Indian state capitals. There’s not much to do here apart from soaking up its relaxed feel, gazing at the large number of large churches, and organising a trip into the Mizoram countryside. The predominantly Christian people don't drink, go to bed early and – hard to believe until you actually hear it – don't honk their horns! According to India's 2011 census, the Aizawl and neighbouring Serchhip districts have the highest literacy rates in India, nearly 98%. The area around Chanmari, the heart of Aizawl’s low-key hotel and shopping district, is the most interesting, and most tourism-related establishments are located in or near it.