Situated at the southern extreme of the North-East, Mizoram is a
land of natural beauty, wildlife, waterfalls, caves and colourful
flowers. Flanked by Assam in the North, Tripura in the West,
Bangladesh in the South-West, Myanmar in the East and Manipur in the
North-East, Mizoram is one of the tiniest states in India.
Mizoram is any environmentalists dream with thick green carpet of forest covering the three fourth of the state. Be it the majestic Vantawng Water Fall or the serenity of Tamdil Lake, this little state resting in the salubrious nature will surely allure you. If you think there is no heritage of this state, then you are wrong. There are some interesting folklore and legendary tales surrounding the historical sites that emphasizes on the bygone era of Mizoram. Mostly dominated by Christianity, Mizoram has a literacy rate which is second highest in the country.
Aizawl - The Capital City
The beautiful city Aizawl, nestled on the steep slopes lies between the Tlawn and Tuirial river valleys is the capital of Mizoram. Aizwal, as its meaning goes is truly a home of the highlanders. The exotic natural beauty of white clouds hanging from the high mountains while driving around the serpentine black roads piercing the green hills in Aizawl, are ready to take your breathe away.
Wild Wild Mizoram
The excellent wild life resting in thick forests are another attraction that make Mizoram even more enchanting. The Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary situated at the mist laden valleys of the western Mizoram houses tiger, leopard, Indian elephant, Himalayan black bear and a huge variety of avian population. One more Ngengpui wildlife sanctuary also gives the tourists ample number of adventure options while interacting with the wild.
Vantawng Water Falls Gushes
The large and magnificent Vantawng waterfall is one of the numerous natural wonders of the world. A thick forest and bamboo bushes around to give it a mysterious look of the ancient world. Tourists coming to Mizoram make it a point to spend some time near this ageless beauty of nature.
Natural Wonders of Mizoram
Phawngpui, the Blue Mountain is the highest peak of Mizoram and offers some mesmerizing view of the multi hued orchids and rhododendron. The beautiful fountain and water pool at the legendary Phulpui grave and the serenity of Pangzawl are some of the other attractions that mesmerizes the tourists with their unadulterated beauty.
Recharge Your Adventure Bone
Recently, a number of trekking and mountaineering tour arranged by the ministry of tourism to unveil some of the captivating locations of adventure sport in Mizoram. Adventure loving tourists can not discard the call of the number of ancient caves resting here for millennia. But the pristine lakes of Mizoram have something different in plan. You can not resist to camp near the extremely beautiful Tamdil lake as if the you are in a different world.
Mizoram is connected by the Lengpui Airport of Aizawl which has well connectivity with Guwahati, Silchar and Kolkata, through Indian Airlines services.
The state has no rail service, the nearest rail head being Silchar (Assam), 184 km from Aizawl, where as Guwahati, 397 km from Silchar, is the most convenient railhead connected with the most of the major places in India. 204/203 Tripura Passanger, 5811/5811 Barak Valley Express and 5801/5802 Cachar Express connect Silchar with Guwahati.
Aizawl is connected by National Highway No.54 to the rest of the country via Silchar. Some of the distances : Guwahati- 506 km, Imphal- 374 km, Kohima- 497 km, Shillong- 430 km, Agartala- 443 km etc.
Unmetered taxi is best way to travel inside the state.