How to Reach Mizoram

By Air:

There is only one airport in Mizoram and that is Lengpui Airport. It is closely located to the capital Aizawl and the length of its runway is 3,130 feet. The airport lies at an altitude of 1,000 feet. Aizawl Airport enjoys excellent connectivity with Kolkata and by plane, it takes about 40 minutes to reach there. Rough climatic conditions often create hindrances at particular periods and the flights become undependable. You can also get to Mizoram through Silchar Airport in Assam, which lies at a distance of around 120 miles or 200 km from Aizawl by roadways, (about 6 hour journey).

By Road:

The roadways transportation network of Mizoram spanned approximately 5,300 miles or 8,500 km comprising surfaced national highways and unsurfaced village roads in 2012. In addition, the number of registered automobiles was 106,000. The village ways are mostly unmetalled pathways or single lanes that are normally gently traveled. The length of national highways in the state is 871 km and of state highways is 1,663 km in Mizoram. Furthermore, the state had surfaced district roadways spanning 2,320 km. All weather roads join 59% of its 764 villages and all the 23 cities in Mizoram. Nonetheless, as a result of inclement climate and avalanches, traveling on these roads often becomes extremely troublesome. Mizoram joins with the other parts of India via Silchar, Assam through the NH 54. NH-150, one more highway, connects Imphal, the capital of Manipur with Seling. Tripura is connected with the state via NH-40A. Recommendations have been made for a route connecting Tiddim (Myanmar) and Champhai and it is pending support from the Myanmarese Government.

By Rail:

At Bairabi railhead, there is a railway connection. However, it is mostly used for freight movement. To Mizoram, the closest key railway station is Silchar, Assam. The distance of Silchar is around 110 miles or 180 km from Aizawl and Bairabi lies at a distance of around 68 miles or 110 km. The authorities have arranged to begin a broad gauge rail link Bairabi Sairang to improve accessibility in the area.

Short trips:

The places listed below are ideal locations for short trips or excursions:

  • Aizawl
  • Lunglei
  • Kolasib
  • Saiha
  • Champhai
  • Lawngtlai
  • Serchhip
  • Mamit
  • Reiek Tlang
  • Hmuifang Tlang
  • Vantawng Falls
  • Dampa Tiger Reserve
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