Mizoram is one of the small, beautiful states of Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi-Zo and Ram, and thus Mizoram literally means land of the hill people. The state is known for its dense tropical forests, verdant green paddy fields and admirable vineyards showcase the gifts that Mother Nature. Mizoram is one of the North Eastern states of India and is among the Seven Sisters. The state started with three districts Aizawl, Lunglei and Chhimtuipui. At present, there are Aizawl, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Lawngtlai, Lunglei, Saiha, Serchhip & Champhai. The major establishments or cities are Aizawl, Lunglei, Kolasib, Champhai, Saiha, Serchhip, Lawngtlai and Mamit. Mizoram offers an array of festivals and dances, beautiful handicrafts, diversified flora and fauna, breathtaking natural beauty and soothing temperate climate. Mizoram tour information provided is for planning the package tour accordingly.
It is also known as the land of the Blue Mountains. The northern part of the state is bordered by Manipur and Assam. Rest of the state is bordered by Bangladesh & Myanmar. The natives are called Crucis or Kukis by their neighbouring groups. The Mizo people are very friendly and hospitable and English has commonly spoken the language there. Mizo is the name used to call the native inhabitants and Ram means land / Highlands. Hence the name Mizoram. Kukis are subdivided to Biate, Hrangkhol, Lushei (or Lusei), Paite, Lai, Mara, Ralte, Hmar, Thadou, Shendus and make the bulk of the population. The main religion followed are Christianity, Hinduism and Buddhism. The main occupation is farming. Rice followed by Fruits, condiments and spices are mostly grown in the state. The state produces 27 species of bamboo and is nearly above 25% production of India.
Bru (Reang), Chakma, Tanchangya are the local tribe. The diversity of tribal groups reflects immigration patterns. The state is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. Over 20 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth with scattered plains. The average height of the hills to the west is about 1000 metres and in the east it rises up to 1300 meters. Phawngpui Tlang popularly known as the Blue Mountain in the south-eastern part is the highest peak at an elevation of 2210 metres. The tropic of cancer passes through the middle of the state. Palak Lake is the biggest and covers 30 hectares. The biggest river is Chhimtuipui also known as Kaladan. Other major rivers with gradual gradient are Tlawng, Tut, Tuirial and Tuivawl. Ţam Dil means of the lake of the mustard plant is a natural lake situated nearly 90 kilometres from Aizwal.
There are two National Parks and eighth wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram. Two National parks are Murlen National Park and Phawngpui National Park. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Pualreng Wildlife Sanctuary, Tawi Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Tokalo Wildlife Sanctuary. Other than flora and fauna the worth mentioning is the birds. Its over 600 species of birds many of which are endemic to the region, 27 are on the worldwide threatened species lists and 08 are on the endangered list.
Places of interest around Meghalaya are Aizawl, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Lunglei, Saiha, Serchhip & Champhai, etc. Some of the popular destinations in Mizoram are Hmuifang, Phawngpui (Blue Mountain), Reiek, Tamdil, Vantawng Khawhthla (Vantawng Fall), Rih Dil (Rih Lake), Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Lunglei, Siaha, Thlazuang Kham, Palak Dil (Palak Lake). Hmuifang is 50 kilometres from Aizwal and is nearly at an elevation of 1700 meters. Two annual event Anthurium Festival and Thalfavang Kut is organised here. Tourist can visit any one of the Mizo villages to have an idea of the place Hmuifang, Sumsuih, Lamchhip and Chamring village. Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) is situated in the southeastern border and is a National Park. Its a ridge nearly 10 kilometres long with cliff and the best is Thlazuang Kham with beautiful flowering trees like rhododendrons, orchids and splendid views of blue hazed hills. It is nearly 230 kilometres from Aizwal. Reiek is a popular destination and is nearly 30 kilometres from Aizwal. The place is known for its scenic beauty and the bird’s eye view of Bangladesh. Anthurium Festival is celebrated here and is worth watching. Palak Dil (Palak Lake) is the largest natural lake in the state. It is nearly 400 kilometres away from Aizwal and the lake is surrounded by lush green forest. Vantawng Fall is nearly 150 kilometres from Aizwal and close to Thenzawl hill station is surrounded by a vast stretch of thick bamboo forests. It is the highest waterfall Vantawng (750 feet high) in Mizoram. Tamdil is nearly 90 kilometres from Aizwal is known for the natural lake and is reputed for its fish and prawns. A drive through the forest or boating in the lake is worth it. Saituai resort village is worth staying. Lunglei is in South Mizoram. It is also spelt as Lungleh, literally means bridge of rock. Kolasib is also an attraction. The Bairabi Hydel project and fishing in the Tlawng river in the state can be enjoyed by the tourist. Siaha is a commercial hub for Mara people. Siaha in Mara dialect originates from 'Sia' for Masia which implies elephant and 'ha' which means tooth. It is said that lots of elephant tooth were found here. Champhai is the largest valley in Mizoram and is nearly 200 kilometres from Aizwal. Visit to the bustling commercial hub on the Indo-Myanmar borderline is an attraction. We Dreamway Destinations provide vehicle, arrange sightseeing, Arrange package tour, book hotels, homestay and resort. We take utmost care to arrange the whole package at a reasonable cost. We also help in attending major festivals and events.
Anthurium Festival is a festival promoting Anthurium grown in Mizoram and the rich Mizo customs and traditions at Reiek Tlang to tourists. The festival showcases the rich and rhythmic cultural dances and games of Mizoram. Fashion shows are also a regular feature of the festival.
The state is known for its mystic mountains, rare flora, fauna and thick bamboo forests. The capital city Aizwal along with other destinations has the potential of exciting tourism. Caves Tour of Mizoram includes Pukzing Tour Cave, Milu Puk Adventure Trip, Kungawrhi Puk Cave Trip and Lamsial Puk Cave. Palak, Tamdil, Rungdil, Rengdil are some of the beautiful lakes of the state.
Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972 when it was carved out as a Union Territory. It became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987. Over 95% of Mizoram’s population is of tribal origins and is the highest concentration of tribal people among all states of India.
Airways: Lengpui Airport (AJL) which is nearly 01-hour drive from Aizawl and is well connected by Air to Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. Air India has regular Flight to Kolkata and Guwahati. Imphal flight is on an alternate day. Jet Airways have daily flights to Kolkata and Guwahati. Inclement weather sometimes makes the flights schedule unreliable. Mizoram can also be reached via Assam's Silchar Airport, which is about 200 kilometres around 6 hours by road to Aizawl. Helicopter service connects the Aizawl with Lunglei, Lawngtlai, Saiha, Chawngte, Serchhip, Champhai, Kolasib, Khawzawl and Hnahthial, etc. The nearest major airport is in Guwahati, Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU)
Railways: Mizoram as such has no major railway network. Nearest major Railhead is Silchar in Assam which is about 06 hours drive from Aizawl, Private or commercial vehicle are available from Zarkawt, Aizawl. The nearest Railway station close to Mizoram is at Silchar in Assam. Bairabi is about 110 kilometres and Silchar is about 180 kilometres from the state capital. However, Government is now planning to start a broad gauge Bairabi Sairang Railway connectivity in the state
Roadways: The state has roads connected to Assam and Manipur and is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh. The state of Mizoram is small and beautiful. Aizwal is accessible from Shillong and Guwahati by road and is connected by buses and taxies with Silchar through NH 54. The state has over 850 kilometres of national highways, with two National Highway connecting it to Assam and Manipur. It is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Buses, private vehicles are available to travel.
Water Ways: Mizoram is in the process of developing waterways with the port of Akyab Sittwe in Burma along its biggest river, Chhimtuipui. It drains into Burma's popular port in Sittwe. The Indian government is planning a project is known as the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project