Mizoram, another independent state from among the Seven Sister States of India, is commonly referred to as the ‘Land of Blue Mountains’. Geographically, the state of Mizoram is located at the southernmost post and it is divided from Tripura, Assam, Manipur on one side and the countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar on the other. Mizoram has scenic valleys and quaint villages combined with hills and deep gorges. The lush green landscape along with the inhabitation of rare and endangered species of flora and fauna has boosted the elegance of natural beauty of Mizoram. At the same time, existence of waterfalls and rivers flowing alongside the high peaks of the Phawngui hills attracts tourists from other places of India in particular and world in general. If historical records are to be believed, the indigenous people of Mizoram, popularly know as Mizos, are believed to the the nomads from China who migrated there only to discover new pastures in the Lushai Hills, which is ultimately turned into Mizoram.
Mizoram Travel Guide
With a pleasant climate all the year round, far-reaching dense forests and hilly terrains, Mizoram tourism certainly attracts nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts to explore. According to recen reports, the state is gradually transforming into a prime destination of eco tourism and adventure tourism in Northeast India. It has witnessed a significant growth in the number of tourists from all parts of the globe for the past five years. With a proper development work, Mizoram Tourism Department is expecting to find a rapid hike in tourist arrival soon. It is believed that the tourism of the state is blessed with numerous destinations and circuits for infrastructure, accommodation and other developments. The main attraction of Mizoram tourism revolves around the capital city, Aizawl that include Reiek and Hmuifang. This is because the capital of the state is connected to airways and tourists find it convenient to travel.
Popular Attractions of Mizoram Tourism
Bara Bazar – Bara Bazar in Aizwal exhibit the cosmopolitan lifestyle of Mizoram where shopping arcades and stalls are mushrooming everywhere. It is in this place where people are best seen in their traditional costumes selling produce from the farms as well as imports from China.
State Museum – The state museum is situated in the center of the town at Zarkawt. This museum is a storehouse of items that best denote Mizo traditions, culture and history.
Reiek Tourist Resort – It is an elevated place located in proximity to the state’s capital, Aizwal where you can get a glimpse of a traditional Mizo Village.
Durtlang Hills – From top of Durtlang Hills, you can get a fine view of the hill station from either Durtlang Hospital or Aizawl Theological College.
Baktawng Village – It is a land where Pu Ziona lives with the “worlds largest existing family” with 39 wives, 94 children, 14 daughters-in-law and 33 grandchildren India.
Solomon Temple- Situated in Kidron Valley, it is a grand temple regulated Kohran Thianghlim of Mizoram.
How to Reach
Mizoram is linked with the rest of the country by Air, Rail and Road Transport.
By Air: Lengpui Airport which is 1 hr drive from Aizawl is the main airport of the state. It is thoroughly connected by flights from major cities like Kolkata, Imphal and Guwahati. By Indian Airlines,Jetairways etc.
By Rail: The closest railway stataion for Aizwal is Silchar in Assam at 6 hrs drive .. There are many trains from Guwahati also which take 19 hours to reach Aizwal.
By Road: NH-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar . Aizwal is accessible from Shillong and Guwahati by road.
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Aizwal : The capital city Aizawl is the “City on a Hill”.and is the political and cultural centre of Mizoram hallmark of tribal culture. Endowed with immense natural beauty, it has the meandering Tlwang river, the exquisite landscape, and peaked hills of Durtlang assuming a natural boundary to the South of Aizwal. The legendary folklores, the enchanting views make the city a place abuzz with activities and liveliness. the tourists are also fascinated to the city attractions of Aizwal as State Museum at McDonald Hill, Beraw Tlang Tourist Complex, Science Center, Beraw Tlang, Science Center, Beraw Tlang, Aizawl Zoological Park, Lungverh, KVI Handloom and Handicraft Sales Emporium, Zarkawt, MAHCO Showroom, Treasury Square, ZOHANDCO Showroom, Chaltlang, Martyr’s Memorial, Luangmual, , Muthi Hilltop, Horticulture Centre, Chite, K V Paradise, Durtlang , LAD park, Muthi. Aizawl is an ideal destination for people looking for fresh environment at the feet of nature. There is also great scope for adventure sports like paragliding in the Durtlang cliffs and rafting in Tlawng river. Millenium Center, Dawrpui, New Market, Bara Bazar, Lalbuaia Shopping Complex, Zarkawt, Solomon’s Cave, Zodin Square, TS Market, Chinga Veng are the shopping centres of attraction.
Reiek : Reiek Peak, also known as Reiek Tlang is situated about 10km to the west of Aizawl . Reiek Peak is an attractive hilltop in the state and is situated around 4000 ft above the sea level Reiek Hill is surrounded by thick lush green temperate trees and bushes.
Bewartlang Tourist Resort : Bewartang Tourist Resort situated on a peak surrounded by lush green hills with wonderful cafeteria and luxurious holiday cottage offers a panoramic view of Aizwal. It also has a center for fine arts and science.
Phawngpui Mountains : Phawngui in Chhimtuipui district also known as the Blue Mountain, is the highest peak of Mizoram and is considered to be the abode of Gods. It offers excellent view of azure Myanmar hills. It is rich in exotic fauna, many fragrant herbs and rare species of orchids and rhododendrons.