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|Area||AIZAWL , India|
|Language||Mizo, Lushai, Chakma, Hindi and English|
|Weather||Summer 20°C to 30°C, Winter 10°C to 21°C|
|Plan before:||153 days|
Mizoram is a small state in the north east but is still beautiful enough to attract tourists from all over the world. Known for its tribal cultures and geographical features, this state has something for every travel enthusiast. Here are some of the best things to do in Mizoram-
Dance in Chapchar kut spring festival- It is one of the oldest and most popular festival of Mizoram. It is celebrated in the month of March, after the fields have been prepared for the jhum cultivation. People dress up in colorful clothes and perform local dance forms like Cheraw, khuallam and chai. The celebrations continue for 4-5 days.
Do mountain biking in Hmuifang hills- Hmuifang hill is known for its offbeat and thrilling bike trails. The hill spans from north to south and are home to several trails like Trail Baktawng, Trail Sialsuk and Trail Lungleng. For the newbie bike riders the hill top of Chawilung or Hmuifang village are the best option.
Trek in virgin forest- Mizoram has a lot of unexplored beauty to offer to the tourists. Trekking in these virgin and scenic forests both calms and thrills the mind. Phawngpui, Lengteng and Mawmrang are some of the trails that are not be missed.
Experience the Khuangchera Puk Cave- this is by far one of the best caves to be explored in Mizoram.it is located in Ailawng, around 30kms west of Aizawl. Not only the best, it is also the longest cave and spans over 160m. The cave offers beautiful acoustics and stalagmite formations to the visitors.
Phawngpui hills- also known as the “House of gods”, these hills are the highest mountain peak in Mizoram and a must visit. Located near Myanmar border, anyone visiting these hills will get to experience a diverse variety of orchids, herbs, lush green paddocks and bamboo groves.
Vantawang falls- being one of the highest waterfalls in the state, Vantawang falls attracts tourists in large number. Located at a height of 750 feet, it generates a 7 storey cliff on its fall. This waterfall is surrounded by lush green bamboo groves and is a must see for tourists visiting Mizoram.
Aizawl – The capital city, situated on steep hills, is a must go for all the tourists. It is a beautiful city offering attractions like Durtalang hills, Bara bazaar and Solomon’s temple.
Lunglei- the city is named after the stone bridge Lung-lei. It’s the second largest city in the state and perfect for people looking to connect with the nature. Besides offering scenic views to the tourists it is also known for Khawnglung wildlife sanctuary and Saikuti hall.
The cuisine of Mizoram is a blend of Chinese and north Indian cuisine. This cuisine mainly focuses more on non-vegetarian preparations. Fish prepared in mustard oil is a favorite among the locals. Another renowned Mizoram preparation is Paanch Phoron Torkari which is prepared with 5 different spices. Food here is usually served on banana leaves.Tourists visiting Mizoram should once try BAI- a non vegetarian delicacy which combines steamed vegetables with pork, spinach and bamboo shoots.
Lubrusca grape wine and Zu, a form of tea is popular all across the state.
Bara bazaar is the main market in Aizawl, which sells all the local handicrafts and handlooms. A traditional take away from Mizoram is the Khumbeu bamboo hat which is made of waterproof Hnathial leaves. Some of the other shopping places are Burma lane, Solomon cave and Ritz
Mizoram state buses operate daily between Silchar and Aizawl and takes about 6 hours. The state transport service also runs buses to Shillong (Meghalaya) and Guwahati (Assam).
A number of Taxi services run from cities of Guwahati, Shillong, Silchar, Tripura and Manipur to the capital city of Aizawl. The roads are well built and connect the state with the neighboring states.
Aizawl doesn’t have a railway station and the nearest station is in Silchar located around 120km away from the capital city. Another option is taking a bus or taxi from Guwahati railway station which is around 500 km away from Aizawl.
Aizawl, is well connected by air and regular flights operate six days a week from Kolkata, Silchar, Guwahati and all other major cities of the country.
Nearest Airport – Lengpui Airport
Mizoram Distance From Nearby Places
Mizoram From Guwahati-523 KM
Mizoram From Silchar-180 KM
Mizoram From Shillong- 420 KM
Mizoram From Inphal-374 KM
Mizoram From Pohima-479 KM
Mizoram From Agartala-443 KM