We welcome you to the State of Mizoram!
The State of Mizoram is another among the Seven Sister States of India with Aizwal as its capital city. A State dominated by Christianity as its religion, Mizoram is often referred to as the “Land of the Hill people”. Mizoram is considered by many as a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate. Geographically, Mizoram is the southern most landlocked state sharing borders with three of the Seven namely Tripura, Assam, Manipur. The state also shares a 722 kilometre border with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Mizoram takes pride in being one among the State in India with the Highest Literacy Rate.
Mizoram is a land of rolling hills, valleys, rivers and lakes. As many as 21 major hill ranges or peaks of different heights run through the length and breadth of the state, with plains scattered here and there. Mizoram is one of the most scenic states in North East India. With its rolling hills covered with exotic blooms, sparkling lakes and valleys that magically vanish only to reappear out of the mist, it is unusually enchanting! Since the 19th century, Christian missionaries have played a defining role in the State’s religion. Today almost 90% of the population of Mizoram practices Christianity. This has also been instrumental in the westernization of its social life. The Mizo’s are basically Mongoloid. With a literacy rate of 87% (a fact that every Mizo is proud) and a gender equality that does not even exist in India’s metropolises, Mizoram is marching ahead. Tourism, agriculture and handloom industry powers the region’s economy. Aizawl, the citadel like capital city of Mizoram is the best place to start your exploration of the state.
Fairs and Festivals of Mizoram ~
The Mizos are considered the best choir singers. Mizoram has incredibly rich heritage with festivals that reflect an amalgamation of different cultures. The indigenous festivals of this State are usually associated with agricultural activities. At the end of February, when the winter starts receding, the MIzos prepare the land for sowing and ‘Chapchar Kut’ festival commemorates spring and the promise of a good harvest. One dance that is perennially popular is the Cheraw or bamboo dance where bamboo staves are used as props. This distinctive dance of the Mizos requires great skill and alertness. ‘Khual Lam’ is the ceremony that celebrates new beginnings. The ‘Mim Kut and Pawl Kut’ festival (Nov/Dec) celebrates the completion of the harvest season. Christmas is one of the most important events of the people of Mizoram and is usually celebrated from 24th to 26th.
Cuisine of Mizoram ~
The authentic cuisine of Mizoram is a blend of Chinese and North Indian cuisines. The people of Mizoram generally serve their dishes on fresh green banana leaves. The Mizo cuisine is not too spicy yet full of taste. ‘Zu’ is their local tea like drink which is worth a try on your visit to Mizoram.
Places of Interest in Mizoram ~
1| Aizawl ~ Bara Bazaar, Mizoram State Museum, Durtlang Hills, Baktawng Village, Solomon’s Temple, Lalruanga Lung
2| Champai ~ Murlen National Park, Mura Puk, Zokhawthar, Hnahlan, Chawngtlai
3| Khawbung ~ Kawtchhuah Ropui, Dungtlang, Lungdawhkan, Chuaibengi , Kungawrhi Hnuhluhna, Lungkeiphaw Tial , Chawngvungi Lungdawh, Lungpher PukLung, Lamsial Puk
4| Tenzawl ~ Vantawng Falls, Benkhuaia Thlan, Tualvungi Thlan, Chawngchilhi Puk, Thenzawl Deer Park
5| Lunglei ~ Kawmzawl Park, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Saikuti Hall, Thuamluaia Mual
Surrounded by the green valley of River Turial on the east, Tlawng river on the west and the Durtlang Hills on the north make Aizawl a perfect pleasure for its visitors. Aizawl offers a variety of interesting places like the State Museum on Macdonald Hill for deeper insight into Mizo culture; Bara Bazaar the main shopping center, Durtlang Hills and Mini Zoological garden which is dwelling place for many species of birds and animals and two famous picnic spots namely Bung and Paikhai. Other places worth visiting are the natural lake named Tam Lake which is home to prawns and fishes and offers boating experience to the tourists. Mizoram’s highest waterfall Vantawang close to Thenzawl hill station, Phawngpui, its highest peak often called the Blue mountains and the Dampa Sanctuary the best place to see bison and wild elephants.
So why wait?! Plan your visit to the Mystical State of Mizoram, North East India, Incredible India!
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