Lushai & Aizawl
time to visit
Pleasant and cool in summer and not very cold in winter. Heavy
rain from May to September
Mizoram is a treasure - a potpourri of natural beauty, with its emerald
valleys, gurgling streamss, amazing fields of blooms and a teeming fauna
population.The third youngest state of the Indian Union, Mizoram is perched
on the high hills of the north eastern corner of India.
Mizoram, has international boundaries with Myanmar and Bangladesh while
it shares its domestic borders with the states of Assam, Manipur and Tripura.
Mizoram's highest peak 'The Blue Mountain' rises to a height of 2165 metres.
Mizos, the people of Mizoram, are primarily, cultivators. The word Mizo
means highlander, a collective name given by their neighbours to a number
of tribes which settled in the region.They are originally believed to
have come from North-Western China around three centuries ago. Almost
all festivals of Mizoram are connected with agricultural activities. Mizoram
has a high literacy rate of 87 %, surpassed only by the state of Kerala.
Most of the Mizos are Christians and speak Mizo and English.
How to get here
There is daily Vayudoot air service between Calcutta and Aizawl.
Silchar, at a distance of 180 kms from Aizawlis the closest railstation.
Buses run by the Mizoram State Transport ply regularly between Silchar
To enter Mizoram, all people apart from Government employees, must obtain
a Inner Line pass from the Liaison Officer, Government of Mizoram, at
Silchar or Calcutta.
Places to visit
Aizawl - The
Cultural Sub-Centre - State Museum
- Tamdil - Vantawng
Falls - Champhai -
The capital is perched at an altitude of 4000 ft. above sea level. It
is accessible from Shillong, Guwahati and Silchar by bus, road and car.It
stands on a high ridge, fringed on the east by the sylvan valley of the
river Tlawng and on the north bounded by the craggy hills of Durtlang.
The word Mizo means highlander.
.: The Cultural Sub-Centre
This cultural centre has been set up on a beautiful hill range, to the
north of Aizawl, with the most modern recreational facilities.
.: State Museum
The State Museum at Macdonald's Hill houses historical relics, ancient
costumes and traditional implements.
85 kms from Aizawl, near Saituai village, is the wonderful lake of Tamdil,
an ideal picnic - spot. The lake boasts of fine boating facilities.
.: Vantawng Falls
137 kms from Aizawl and 5 kms from the town of Thenzawl are the largest
and most magnificent falls in Mizoram, the Vantawng Falls. The waterfall
is 750 feet high and is surrounded by a lush forest teeming with bamboo
204 kms from Aizawl, at the other end of Mizoram, is Champhai, the subdivisional
headquarters, which affords a fantastic view of the Myanmar hills.
Known as the 'Blue Mountain', Phawngpui is the highest peak in Mizoram.
With splendid trees and flowers of all hues, Phawngpui presents a fairytale
view of the blue hazed hills.