Snuggled between the mighty Himalayan foothills and the plateau of Meghalaya, Mizoram is a pure beauty, unsullied by the past. It's clean, green and you might never want to leave this place once you set foot on it. Its capital is Aizawl which is marked by quaint timber houses and each house has its own window box of immensely blooming orchids. The streets echo with music which the youth play in almost every nook and corner. The main places of interest are listed below.
Capital of the state, home to the Aizawl State Museum, also the cultural and religious capital of the Mizos.
Famous for its natural setting and scenic beauty, Lunglei literally means 'The Bridge of Rock'
A popular tourist place in India made more famous by the fact that it is the district with the highest literacy rate in India.
Phawngpui National Park
Also called the Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park, is a gorgeous conservatory forest in Mizoram which is decorated with tropical forests and houses several rare species of animals and birds. You can also have a view of rivers and mountain ranges which adds to the beauty and majesty of the park.
A quiet and serene village at an elevation of 2157 m, this village offers picturesque views. The high mountains, the verdant plains and the lush greenery magnifies the beauty of the place manifold.
For the first time, a model village depicting the lifestyle of the Mizo people has been made. This village is a unique development and culturally extravagant. This village portrays the livelihoods of the Mizo people who form the biggest tribe of the state and their culture and traditions and is located 22 km away from the capital city.
A mountain revered by the tribes of the state and also the highest point here, this beautiful and magnificent mountain located about 300 km away from Aizawl is a place that will definitely hit you hard. You will be stunned and mesmerized by the splendour of the place which is located within the Phawngpui National Park.
This place is strategically placed and known for its beautiful area nestled amidst hills and also for its budding culture.
Magnificent and stunning are what describes Mamit best. The fourth largest district in the state is known for its exquisite scenic locations.
A town for the angling enthusiasts, at an average height of 729 m above sea level, this place is calm and serene located in the Saiha district in Mizoram.
This district is known for its scenic beauty and its calm, clean and fresh greenery. This place is a getaway from the everyday common life and here you can experience North-East India in its very raw form.
Dampa Tiger Reserve
Amidst the dense forests of Mizoram, located deep in the woods, Dampa Tiger Reserve houses a plethora of flora and fauna which draw tourists and nature lovers to the state. It is located about 125 km away from Aizawl.
Also called HmuifangTlang, This place is one of the most spectacular desinations in Mizoram. A mesmerizing hill station located at the heart of the state of Mizoram, a distance of 50 km from Aizawl, it stuns tourists with its hypnotizing gaze.
This waterfall is the pride of North-East as it is the highest waterfall in the state and the 13th highest in the country. The Vantawng Falls is one of the most dazzling, spectacular and mesmerizing beauty of the state. The pride of Mizoram and one of its prime and prominent destinations. It is located 137 km away from the capital city.
Also called Tam lake, it is the largest lake in Mizoram. It is a man-made lake created exclusively to encourage and develop the tourism of the state. The name translates into 'Lake of Mustard.' The lake is a clear blue and one can find peace within himself sitting there with the panoramic landscape as the background.
At a whopping elevation of 1800 m, ReiekTlang is one of the highest hills of Mizoram. This is place where you can definitely connect with your core. It calls out seekers and nature lovers and tourists who visit here take a piece of this place in their hearts. You will not be able to shift your gaze. Such is the beauty of this place. So do visit this place for a lifetime of experience.
Festivals of Mizoram
Anthurium is celebrated with an objective of promoting tourism and is held in the month of September. This festival is named after a famous flower, Anthurium and is a significant festival in Mizoram. Folk dance, cuisine and music are the highlights of this festival. The venue of the festival is Reiek, a small village which is about 70 km from Aizawl.
ChapcharKut marks the time of planting in the state. An agriculture based festival, it is celebrated in the month of March. The highlight of this festival is the Cheraw or Bamboo dance. Apart from this other dances like Khuallam, Chheihlam, Sarlamkai and Chai are also performed during the festival. Also traditional songs are sung amidst the beat of the drum, cymbal clashes and sound of the gongs. Handicraft, art and flower show along with music and food competition are organized during the festival.