Mizoram - "The Land of Blue Mountains"
Mizoram, a scenic state, located in the north eastern most part of India is also known as "Land of Blue Mountains" because of the large number of mist-covered peaks located here....
Why Visit Mizoram
Mizoram is a must-visit place for nature lovers as there are quite a few hill stations, wildlife reserves, rivers and valleys and scenic accommodations in the state, providing a pleasant ambience....
Mizoram appears like a small island towards the south of North-East India. The area of the state is very small and it is covered by Tripura, Manipur and Assam towards its north and Burma and Bangladesh on its sides. Due to the presence of many mountains here, it is known as the “Land of Blue Mountains”.
There are many peaks in the state, with the Phawngpui or the Blue Mountain being the tallest of all. The plants and trees grown here are quite exquisite. Mizoram is known for its dense bamboo growth that covers almost all the entire plains of Assam and spreads into Mizoram as well. Serene Waterfalls with crystal-clear water and natural streams and rivers aggravate the beauty of the state.
The people of Mizoram are known as Mizos and they are known for their hospitality and warmth. There is a perennial festive and vibrant spirit in the state, mainly due the large number of tribal festivals and functions celebrated here. The folk dance, music, culture, handicrafts, arts and artefacts, natural extravaganza, pleasant climate, exquisite flora and fauna and the lively atmosphere of the state are some of the major factors that have contributed to the tourism sector of the state.
Mizoram has a whopping 87% literacy rate (2nd rank in India after Kerala) and it is a fact that every Mizo takes immense pride in. The people of the state are aware of their cultural heritage and treat men and women equally. Christianity is the main religion here, however, the people have also kept alive their tribal culture and customs till date, in addition to the Christian customs.
The months between May and September bring in a lot of rainfall to Mizoram. Other than this, the climate is pretty pleasant with cool summers and mildly cold winters. During winters, the mist-capped mountains, clear, blue skies and the pleasant aura of the state attract many tourists to the state. Except the rainy season, Mizoram can be visited during any part of the year.
Until Mizoram started functioning as an independent Union Territory during the year 1971-72, it was embedded into the state of Assam and was known as Lushai Hills. After it was given independent status, Mizoram broke open its wings and started working vigorously towards its development with the aim of making it one of the hot tourist destinations of the country.
Fairs & Festivals in Mizoram
Mizoram, dominated by tribal inhabitants has many colourful fairs and festivals celebrated every year. Some of them are Christmas, Chapchar Kut (Spring Festival), Mim Kut and Pawl Kut.
Attractions In Mizoram
Notable Personalities from Mizoram
The north-eastern state of Mizoram has produced some charismatic politicians over the years. The current CM of the state, Lal Thanhawla, of the Congress Party is one of them.
The MNF (Mizo National Front), is one of the recognised political parties of Mizoram. Zoramthanga, a pioneer leader of MNF, was the CM of the Mizoram for almost a decade (1998 – 2008).
In the early 19th century, many politicians of Mizoram had prior working experience in the British India Army. T-Sailo, the state’s second Chief Minister, is one of them.
Culture in Mizoram
The culture prevailing in Mizoram is mostly those of the tribes like Mongoloids, Kukis and the New Kukis. Christianity is the religion followed by a majority of the people here.
Other Tourism Sector in Mizoram
The perennial pleasant climate makes Mizoram a hot tourist spot. There are many hill stations and wildlife reserves located in remote and serene locations here, providing unlimited entertainment for the tourist.
Games of Mizoram
Inbuan (a game that is played like combat wrestling), Insuknawr (rod-pushing) are the traditional games of Mizoram. The latter is played only by men, while the former is a unisexual game.
Activities in Mizoram
Due to the large number of peaks, trekking is the most common tourist activity in Mizoram. Mountaineering, nature-walks, wildlife-viewing etc. are some of the other things to do here.
Cities and Destinations in Mizoram
There are quite a few tourist destinations in Mizoram like Tualchang monolith, Sibuta Lung, Vanhimailan Tomb, Mangkahia Lung, Phawngui, Dampa Sanctuary, Vantawng Falls, Tadmil, Lungvandawt and many more.