The isolated capital Aizawl (pronounced Eye-jull) is built along a central ridge and several surrounding spurs. White-painted churches stand out above the residential buildings which cling precariously to the hillsides.

Built on steep slopes, Aizawl could well be the world’s steepest capital. Houses often have front doors at street level while the backs stand precariously on stilts three times higher than their roofs.

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