The word Mizo means ‘highlander’ and Mizoram means the ‘Land of Mizos’ is one of the eighth sister states of northeastern India with the Mozo Hills that dominate the state topography. Tour to Mizoram is a storehouse of natural beauty with its endless variety of flora and fauna, landscape, steep hills and deep gorges, beautiful waterfalls, hilly terrains, dense bamboo jungles, the Blue Mountain, vibrant ancient Mizo traditions, cultural heritage and colorful customs are a kaleidoscopic ‘pleasure trove’ for the discerning visitor. The state of Mizoram is surrounded by the states of Manipur, Assam, and Tripura to the north, Myanmar to the east and south and Bangladesh to the west.
Tourist Attractions in Mizoram
Mizoram with its scenic capital city of Aizawl located nearly 4,000 feet above sea-level lures the tourists for its age old culture, traditions, folklores, art and handicrafts and its highest peak of the Blue Mountain. However, the tourism of Mizoram is famous all over the world for its various attractions. Some of the famous tourist attractions of Mizoram are Aizawl which is famous for the old citadel-like city, emerald Tlawng River Valley, State Museum on Mcdonald hill etc.; Tamdil or Tam Lake is famous for various water sports in the natural lake; Vantawang is the highest waterfalls of Mizoram; Champhai is famous for smoky hills of Myanmar; Phawngpui is famous spot for adventure tourism like trekkers, picnickers and campers; Saiha is an angler’s paradise on the Chhimtuipui River and Lunglei is popular for holidays in hill stations.
Adventure Tourism in Mizoram
The whole North Eastern mountainous regions of India offer the perfect spots for adventure tourism. Mizoram offers almost all types of adventure tourism like mountaineering, trekking, mount biking, kayaking, skating, rafting, climbing, canoeing, safaris etc. to the tourists coming to explore the hidden nature’s beauty. Mizoram has an abundant deep valley with wild flowers and splendid landscape scenery is the perfect spot for trekking and mountaineering. The famous sites of trekking and mountaineering in Mizoram are Champai, Phawangpui, Lunglei Town and Phawngpui National Park etc. Mizoram holiday offers different spots for cave adventurous tour like adventure tour in Pukzing Cave, Milu Puk, Kungawrhi Puk and Lamsial Puk. Mizoram adventurous tourism is famous in the world for water sports with beautiful lakes scattered throughout the state. Some of the distinct and picturesque water spots for adventure tourism are Tamdil Lake, Palak Lake, Rungdil Lake and Rengdil Lake.
Wildlife Tourism in Mizoram
Mizoram is the land of natural beauty and paradise for the environmentalists dotted with wildlife resting in the salubrious nature. Some of the famous spots of wildlife tourism are the Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park and Dampa Sanctuary.
Fair and Festivals of Mizoram
Fairs and festivals of Mizoram are the reflection of an age old vibrant traditions and cultures of Mizoram. The local word for festival is “Kut”, so the various fairs and festivals of Mizoram are Chapchar Kut, Mim Kut and Pawl Kut, Thalfavang Kut, Christmas etc.