Tourism in Mizoram
Mizoram, also known as the land of blue mountains, is known for its picturesque beauty. Standing aloof from the adjacent plains of Assam and the other neighbouring states, Mizoram remains an exotic location sharing more than one-third of its boundary with Bangladesh and Myanmar. It is a state sandwiched between the mighty Himalayan foothills and the plateau of Meghalaya.
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Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, dotted with quaint timber houses and a profusion of flowers. Each house has its own window box of profusely blooming orchids. The air is invigorating and pure. The streets echo with melodies emanating from the guitars of Aizawl youth playing at nearly every street corner Mizoram is a treat for any tourist while travelling on the straight roads coursing through the thick forests and vibrant villages.
Mizoram tourism has plenty to offer for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The state is emerging as a major eco-tourism and adventure tourism destination in Northeast India. During the last five years, Mizoram tourism received a good number of domestic as well as international tourists from all parts of the world. Mizoram as a destination has much to offer. The Mizos are very friendly and hospitable.
English is commonly spoken. The joyful enthusiasm and the gregarious spirit of the local populace has been are the main reasons for establishing some of the most attractive tourism features in this beautiful state. Just chill in the lovely, naturally fresh, naturally air-conditioned weather, understand the local culture and way of living, soak in the peace and tranquility and unwind for a while. Mizoram tourism has identified several destinations and tourism circuits for infrastructure, accommodation and other developments.
Places to See in Mizoram
Sibuta Lung is one of the most popular sites in Mizoram. Sibuta Lung is a memorial stone that was erected about 300 years by the Palian chief. The memorial Sibuta Lung offers a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.
Phawngui, also known as the Blue Mountain, is the highest peak of Mizoram and is considered to be the abode of Gods. Phawngpui located in the Chhimtuipui district, is famous for rhododendron and orchids. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills, and values unfolding below.
Lungvandawt means a stone reaching heaven. Lungvandawt is a very tall beautiful chiselled pillar made of stone, which is about 75 cm in diameter and 3 m in height. Lungvandawt in Mizoram is found between Biate and Lungdar in the eastern part of Aizawl district.
85kms away from Aizawl, it is a tranquil lake. Choose to pedal a boat through the placid waters or just relax. The nearby jungle has a plethora of flora and fauna. Dampa Sanctuary In the northwestern tip of Mizo Hills. The sanctuary houses swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon.
Caves of Mizoram Carved out of the mountainous hills that lie in northeastern region, the Mizoram Caves are one of the most frequently visited tourists’ destinations of the state. The caves are great repositories of the legends and the folktales that relate the glorious and valiant life of the people who resided in the region earlier. The caves of Mizoram also retell the stories of the villages that are now non-existent.
The Pukzing Cave is situated within the district of Aizwal. The cave is believed to be carved out single-handedly by one of the strongest men of the region, Mualzavata. The Pukzing Cave in Mizoram is frequently visited by the people who arrive for sight seeing in Mizoram. The natural carvings and formations in the cave lure tourists to visit it.
The Pukzing Cave of Mizoram bears a legend that the cave was carved out by Mualzavata who was believed to be the strongest man of the state. The name of Mualzavata in itself is self-explanatory as it means the person who could clear the forested regions of a hundred ranges in a single day. The Pukzing Cave at Mizoram is located in the western fringes of the Himalayas near the village of Marpara. The cave is one of the largest Mizoram caves in the state with a length of 25 meters. The adventure seekers often visit the cave.
Milu Puk is one of the popular Mizoram caves that is situated near the village of Mamte. It is part of the district of Lunglei. The tourists can reach the cave which is easily accessible from the town of Lunglei located at a distance of 130 kilometers. The buses ply regularly on the routes that connect the town of Lunglei to the Milu Puk, Cave which is one of the most frequented caves of the state of Mizoram.
The chief feature of the Milu Puk in Mizoram is that the cave is embellished with skeletons and carcasses of human beings. The cave is often referred to as the cave of skulls. It is often assumed that the skeletons belong to the people of the Tlau tribe who resided in the region. The heap of skeletons is a tragic display of the lost tribe that was a part of the state of Mizoram. Of the wide array of caves, Milu Puk of Mizoram is frequented by the tourists who arrive in search of adventure.
How to Reach Mizoram
The state of Mizoram lies sandwiched between Myanmar, Bangladesh and the states of Tripura, Assam and Manipur. With its steep mountains, verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls, placid lakes and of course myriad wild lives, the land of Mizoram is bound in unmatched tranquility.
It is hard to ignore the invitation to Mizoram. Although Mizoram lies in a corner of North Eastern India, reaching Mizoram is not a worry at all.
Mizoram has its airport in the capital city of Aizawl. Several airlines operate regular flights to and from Aizawl. Important cities in the rest of India like Kolkata, Imphal are linked to Aizawl by air.
The road network in Mizoram is quite convenient. National Highway 54 connects the capital city Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Aizawl is also accessible from other important northeastern cities in India like Shillong (450kms) and Guwahati (506 km).
Mizoram does not have any Railway Station in its boundary. The most convenient Railway Station is Silchar, which is a 6/8 hours drive from Aizawl. Silchar is serviced by important trains and is linked to the rest of India with convenient Railway network.