Mizoram

Introduction:

 Mizoram is a state in Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital city. The name is derived from “Mizo“, the name of the native inhabitants, and “Ram”, which means land, and thus Mizoram means “land of the Mizos”. Within the northeast region, it is the southernmost landlocked state, sharing borders with three of the Seven Sister States, namely TripuraAssam and Manipur. The state also shares a 722 kilometre border with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Like several other northeastern states of India, Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972, when it was carved out as a Union Territory. It became the 23rd state of India, a step above Union Territory, on 20 February 1987, with Fifty-Third Amendment of Indian Constitution, 1986.

Mizoram’s population was 1,091,014, according to a 2011 census. It is the 2nd least populous state in the country. Mizoram covers an area of approximately 21,087 square kilometres. About 91% of the state is forested.

About 95% of the current population is of diverse tribal origins who settled in the state, mostly from Southeast Asia, over waves of migration starting about the 16th century but mainly in the 18th century.This is the highest concentration of tribal people among all states of India, and they are currently protected under Indian constitution as a Scheduled Tribe. Mizoram is one of three states of India with a Christian majority (87%). Its people belong to various denominations, mostly Presbyterian in its north and Baptistsin south.

Mizoram is a highly literate agrarian economy, but suffers from slash-and-burn jhum, or shifting cultivation, and poor crop yields.In recent years, the jhum farming practices are steadily being replaced with a significant horticulture and bamboo products industry.The state’s gross state domestic product for 2012 was estimated at ₹6,991 crore (US$1.1 billion).About 20% of Mizoram’s population lives below poverty line, with 35% rural poverty.The state has about 871 kilometres of national highways, with NH-54 and NH-150 connecting it to Assam and Manipur respectively. It is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Best Travelling places in Mizoram:

Durtlang Hill,Solomon’s temple,Tamdil Lake,Burrra Bazar,Vantawang Falls etc.   

Mizoram best time to visit:

Best time of travel Mizoram March to May & October to February.

                  Thalfavang Kut Festival, Hmuifang (15th November)

                                            One of the most important festivals in Mizoram, the Thaifavang Kut Festival celebrates the completion of weeding of the crop fields. A perfect platform to represent their culture for the locals, colorful costumes and vibrant enthusiasm sum up the atmosphere of Hmuifang.

Tour programme:

 

DAY 1- AIZAWL

Upon arrival at Lengpui Airport in Aizawl, receive a pick up & transfer to hotel for overnight. Visit Bara Bazar, the main shopping center of the city to pick up the souvenirs of the state. Overnight in Aizawl.

DAY 2- AIZAWL – HMUIFANG MOUNTAINS – AIZAWL

Check out Aizawl for Hmuifang (40 km/1 hr) after breakfast. Enroute visit Heritage Site and Centre of Excellence in Thiak. Lunch at Hmuifang Tourist Resort. Visit Hmuifang Mountains and Vantawng Waterfalls at Thenzawl which is Mizoram’s highest waterfall. Return to Aizawl for dinner and overnight at hotel at Aizawl.

DAY 3- AIZAWL – MC DONALD HILL

After breakfast, visit State Museum at Mc Donald Hill. Visit various Handlooms and Handicrafts centres. Lunch at Hotel .Visit ATC, Durtlang for a view of Aizawl City. Proceed to Beraw Tlang Tourist Centre for dinner. Overnight at hotel at Aizawl. 

DAY 4 –AIZAWL – LUNGLENG – KHUANGCHERA CAVES – REIEK MOUNTAIN – AIZAWL

After breakfast proceed to Lungleng Village to visit Lungleng Chieftain. Heritage Home. Return to Tourist Lodge for Lunch. Leave for Reiek (50 Km/2 hrs.). On route visit Khuangchera cave.Visit Reiek Mountain for a breathtaking view of the hills. Cultural Show, entertainment and dinner at Reiek Tourist Resort. Leave for Aizawl (50 Km/2 hrs.) for overnight stay at hotel at Aizawl..

DAY 5- AIZAWL – HOME

 Depart for Lengpui Airport after breakfast to board the flight for own home.

Transport:

By road u can cover Mizoram.

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Nearest Airport-   Lengpui Airport ( AJL), near Aizawl and its runway is 3,130 feet long at an elevation of 1,000 feet.[93] Aizawl airport is linked from Kolkata – a 40-minute flight. Inclement weather conditions mean that at certain times the flights are unreliable. Mizoram can also be reached via Assam’s Silchar Airport, which is about 200 kilometres (120 mi) (around 6 hours) by road to Aizawl.Book Air Ticket – JUST CLICK

Nearest station –There is a rail link at Bairabi railway station but it is primarily for goods traffic. The nearest practical station to Mizoram is at Silchar in Assam. Bairabi is about 110 kilometres (68 mi) and Silchar is about 180 kilometres (110 mi) from the state capital. The Government is now planning to start a broad gauge Bairabi Sairang Railway connection for better connectivity in the state-

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