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Arrival and information

The only recommended road out of Mizoram leads to Silchar, 180km north in Assam; Sumos (4–6hr) are the best way to travel, and there are several agents in Zarkawt. Private bus companies in Zarkawt also run services to Silchar. Sumos and state buses both travel to Shillong and Guwahati (both 14–18hr). Aizawl’s airport, 35km west, has flights to Guwahati, Imphal and Kolkata. A taxi to the airport costs around Rs500. There’s a tourist office in the Chandmari district (Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; t 0389/231 2475). The State Bank of India, near First AR Ground, has an ATM and a foreign exchange counter.

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