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Aizawl Travel Guide:

Introduction
Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram in India. With a resident population 228,280 (26% of the population of Mizoram), it is the largest city within the state. It is also the center of all important government offices, state assembly house and civil secretariat. The population of Aizawl strongly reflects the different communities of the ethnic Mizo people.

History
In 1890, Officer Dally of the Assam Police and his 400 men arrived at the site that is now Aizawl, to support Colonel Skinner's troops during a British military operation against the tribals. On Dally's recommendation, Aizawl was selected as the site of a fortified post that Colonel Skinner had been ordered to construct. The troops constructed stockades and buildings at the site.
Aizawl was the site of a tribal uprising in 1890, and was besieged from 9 to 28 September. Robert McCabe, Deputy Commissioner of the Lakhimpur district, restored order in the area and forced 15 tribal chiefs to surrender. After this, more troops were stationed at Aizawl. Another uprising in 1892 was also quelled by McCabe.
The city later became the headquarters of the 1st Assam Rifles (AR). During the March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising, the Mizo National Front (MNF) members took control of the city and the AR headquarters at the center of the city was besieged. The Indian Air Force carried out air strikes on the town, following which the MNF withdrew to Lunglei

Climate
Aizawl has a mild, sub-tropical climate due to its location and elevation. Under the koppen climate classification, Aizawl features a humid subtropical climate albeit a more moderate version of the climate. In the summer the temperature ranges from 20-30 degrees Celsius, and in the winter 11-21 degrees Celsius.

Road
Aizawl is connected by road with Silchar through National Highway 54, with Agartala through National Highway 40 & with Imphal through National Highway 150. The Yellow & White Taxis are widely available, Maruti Taxis are widely used. The Blue & White Mini bus is being operated by Private operators.

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