Mizoram is a mountainous state nestling in the southern tip of the north-east region of India. Covered with verdant forests dominated by thick bamboo groves, teeming with vibrant wildlife, sheer cliffs and breath-taking waterfalls, dotted with unique landmarks of myriad folklores and picturesque villages of houses built on stilts, a land of dramatic seas of morning mists that enfold islands of hills and peaks. This is the land of the Highlanders or the Mizos. For anyone looking for a quiet holiday or outdoor activities in pristine and peaceful setting, this is a destination worth your while.
Standing aloof from the adjacent plains of Assam and the other neighboring states, Mizoram remains an exotic location sharing more than one-third of its boundary with Bangladesh and Myanmar and its capital, Aizawl is still one of the least-frequented cities in India. With a population of 888573 only, it is one of the most sparsely-populated states. Mizoram has a moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year, and is an idyllic land of great natural beauty having rich variety of flora and fauna.
Though still considered remote and hence, an unfrequented destination, the location of Mizoram itself helps maintain its quaint appeal, as do its scenic landscapes of bluish hills and mountains, steep rocky cliffs, serene lakes and deep valleys of gurgling streams plunging down sheer drops to form spectacular waterfalls. To the more adventurous spirit, the rugged terrains and rivers are ideal for various outdoor sports and activities. Again, the fantastic array of wildlife, especially the birds, is an added attraction to the nature lovers.
Mizoram at a glance
Area : 21,087 Sq. Kms
State Language :Mizo
Density : 45 Per Sq. Km.
Literacy : 91.5 %
Racial Origin of the People: Austric, Tibeto-Burman
Things to keep in mind before traveling
- Every tourist visiting Mizoram needs to obtain an Inner Line Permit and a Protected Area Permit which can be collected from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Tezpur airports. All foreign nationals have to register themselves within 24 hours of arrival at the office of Superintendent of Police CID (SB) Mizoram, Khatla, Bungkawn, Aizawl who is the designated Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the State.
- The weather in the north-east is pretty unpredictable, so be prepared to have delays due to the bad weather.
- Most roads in the Northeast are being converted into double-lane so right now they aren’t in the best shape.
- Locals are friendly and helpful. Be patient as not everyone will know fluent Hindi or English.
- Most cell phone networks don’t work well, so inform your family or friends about your whereabouts whenever possible.
- Don’t forget to carry some ready to cook food packets or instant noodles if you’re strictly a vegetarian.
- Carry extra batteries, power banks and most importantly warm clothing.
- Keep at least a couple of extra days in hand in case of any problems like landslides and bad weather on your way.
Lengpui Airport which is 1 hr drive from Aizawl is well connected by Air to Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal
Air India-Daily Flight to Kolkata and Guwahati from Aizawl are available everyday, Aizawl to Imphal is available on alternate days
Jet Airways- Daily Flights to Kolkata and Guwahati are available everyday
Enquiries at Lengpui Airport : Air India : 0389-2573355, Jet Airways :0389-2573277,
Kingfisher : 0389- 2573369
Nearest Railhead is Silchar in Assam which is about 6 hrs drive from Aizawl, Maxi Cabs are available from Zarkawt, Aizawl
NH-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.
Guwahati – 506 km
Imphal – 374 km
Kohima – 479 km
Shillong – 450 km
Agartala – 443 km
- Mizoram literally means land of Mizo people or land of hilly people. The tribes residing in the Mizo hills are called as Kukis.
- Mizoram is located in southernmost part of country and landlocked with three other states – Assam in north, Manipur in northeast and Tripura in the southwest. Mizoram shares international borders with two countries Myanmar in east and Bangladesh in the west.
- Tropic of cancer runs through the state nearly at the middle.
- Mizoram is the second least populous state of the country.
- The biggest river in the state is Chhimtuipui also known as Kaladan.
- The Palak lake is the biggest of the state covering about 30 hectares area.
- Mizoram faces a unique problem of rats. At every 48 years a particular species of bamboo flowers after which the population of rats becomes tremendously high and this is referred as Rat Flood (Mautam or Bamboo Death). This rat flood destroys entire villages, crops and farm yields.
- Mizoram is leading producers of Bamboo in India and supplies 14 % of India’s commercial bamboo.
Top Places To Visit
- Durtlang Hills
- Solomon’s Temple
- Mizoram State Museum
- Burrra Bazar
- Reiek Heritage Village
- Tamdil Lake
- Vantawang Falls
- Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
Climate. Mizoram has a mild climate, being relatively cool in summer 20 to 29 °C (68 to 84 °F)but progressively warmer most probably due to climatechange with temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius with winter temperatures ranging from 7 to 22 °C
Quick Climate Info
|Hottest Month||June (29 °C avg)|
|Coldest Month||January (18 °C avg)|
|Wettest Month||June (213.8 mm avg)|
|Windiest Month||June (5 km/h avg)|
|Annual Rainfall||1236.1 mm (per year)|
DAY 1: Pick up from Lengpui Airport. Drive to Reiek Mountain. Overnight at Tourist Resort Reiek.
DAY 2: After Breakfast hike to Reiek Peak, 30 minutes uphill trek at leisure. After Lunch drive to Champhai (194 km from Aizawl). Visit to Chawangtlai Village. Overnight stay at Champhai.
DAY 3: After breakfast visit Rihdil (inside Myanmar) and Zokhawthar Border Trade Centre. Drive to Serchhip to see Vantawang Falls. Overnight stay at Blue Mountain National Park
DAY 4: Early morning drive towards Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) which is the highest peak in Mizoram. Night halt at Blue Mountain Forest Guest House
DAY 5: After morning tea go for a hike to Blue Mountain. Drive to Aizawl. Night stay at Aizawl
DAY 6: After breakfast proceed to Durtlang Hills, KV Paradise, Sightseeing in and around Aizawl. Visit State Museum, Solomon’s Temple, Bara Bazar etc. Night halt at Aizawl.
DAY 7: Return to Airport and head out to onward journey.