To the southernmost outpost f the North East India, is the land of the highlanders, Mizoram . It is known as the land of the Blue Mountains. A winding moutain road takes you into forests and bamboo-covered hills of Mizoram. Encirled by the Indian states of Manipur, Assam and Tripura and countries such as Myanmar and Bangladesh this state has a diverse culture and tranquility.
Evergreen ranges of Mizoram hills with blooms of exotic flora and dense bamboo jungles rise sharply from the plains of Assam in a north south direction. These hills and plunging gorges are criss-crossed by gushing rivers and sparkling waterfalls. Mizoram is lagely mountainous and its capital is Aizawl.
Main attraction of Mizoram:
Aizawl: The capital city of Mizoram is a secluded hill station. The Tropic of Cancer runs through the heart of the city. Perched on an elevated ridge, the 112year old city looks like a citadel with its typical Mizo hamlets and a sea of flowers. There is a museum featuring costumes, artifacts and historical relics of the Mizos.
Tadmil: 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.
Vantawng Falls: on the backdrop of the green hills, this is a picturesque waterfall.
Phawngpui: This is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Mizoram with the trekkers and adventurers. The highest peak in the state has many fragrant herbs and rare species of orchids and rhododendrons.
Dampa Sanctuary: In the northwestern tip of Mizo Hills. The sanctuary houses swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon.
How to reach Mizoram:
Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away)
From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. The journey takes about 19 hrs.
NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl ( 6-8 hrs ). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.