Mizoram is one of the states of Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (hill) and Ram (land), and thus Mizoram implies "land of the hill people". In the northeast, it is the southernmost landlocked state sharing borders with three of the seven sister states, namely Tripura, Assam, Manipur. The state also shares a 722 kilometre border with the neighbouring countries Bangladesh and Myanmar.
About 95% of current Mizoram population is of diverse tribal origins who settled in the state, mostly from southeast Asia, over waves of migration starting about 16th century but mainly in 18th century. This is the highest concentration of tribal people among all states of India, and they are currently protected under Indian constitution as Scheduled Tribe. Mizoram is a highly literate With 91.58% literacy.
The state has dense bamboo forests. Rivers run in narrow ribbons that seem to be challenging the onlookers to plunge in for some adventure and entertainment. The hill ranges standing in north-south direction are brilliant with green plantations throughout the year. Orchids are abundant in Mizoram. The highest peak, Phawngpui Mountain (vast meadow), also known as Blue Mountain, a garden of rhododendron of arboretum and veitchianum species is 2,065 m (7,100 ft) high. There are a number of hilly streams and rivers.
Best Places to Visit in Mizoram:
Aizawl: is the largest and is the capital city of Mizoram.
Lunglei: It is the second-largest town in Mizoram. Earlier, it served as the capital of South Lushai Hill District. Now, Lunglei or Lungleh is one of the well-known destinations in Mizoram.
Phawngpui, also known as the Blue Mountain, is the highest peak in Mizoram. The enticing vistas of Phawngpui is one of the must-visit places in Mizoram.
Reiek Mountain is around 29 km from Aizawl. It is one of the beautiful tourist attractions in Mizoram. Interestingly, the plains of Bangladesh are also visible during some favourable seasons.
Champai: Surrounded by the enchanting hills of Myanmar, Champai is one of the important districts of Mizoram in North East of India, strategically located at the Indo-Myanmar border town. This beautiful landscape village town is an interesting tourist destination for adventure lovers and heaven for trekkers who loves exploring nature in its true form. The town serves some spectacular tourist visiting places like Mura Puk, Rih Dil Lake, the Thasiama Seno Neihna and the famous Murlen National Park and Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary.
How to get to Mizoram:
Aizawl is the base of Mizoram. It is well connected with major cities like Guwahati and Kokata by air, road and rail. Here is how to reach Mizoram.
Aizawl has a domestic airport and is well-connected to many cities like Guwahati, Imphal and Kolkata through regular daily flights. Flights to Dimapur and Agartala also operate from Aizawl.
Mizoram is connected through its rail head in Bairabi in Kolasib District.
Mizoram is connected through National Highway 54 from Silchar, Assam. Mizoram State Transport buses ply regularly from Aizawl to Guwahati, Silchar and Shillong.
Best time to Visit:
November to March is the best time to visit Mizoram with the mercury dropping to a comfortable range between 11º and 29°C. The sky is a brilliant blue and the morning mists envelope the valleys between the hills presenting a visual treat. This is lovely time to go trekking in the hills and also see nature at it's very best.