Mizoram is one of the seven sister states in the northeastern part of India.
It is one of the most artistic states in the country, with numerous peaks, evergreen mountains, forests, waterfalls, and untouched natural beauty. The state shares its borders with Bangladesh and Myanmar. The majority of the state’s population is Mizo. The condition gets its name from ‘Mizo.’ While the origin of the word ‘Mizo’ is not known, ‘Ram’ means land in the Mizo language. Mizoram means the land of Mizo people. Mizoram was a part of Assam till 1972. It first became a union territory and then the 23rd state of the country in 1987.
Like any other northeastern state, Mizoram is a heaven for travelers and adventure lovers who come here to spend some time amidst the untouched natural beauty and the state’s majestic peaks. The form is famous for its natural beauty and forests and the unique culture and local people who welcome travelers with an open heart. The rich flora and fauna, strategic importance, and essential contribution to the tourism sector make Mizoram one of the country’s most critical states. Tourism is one of the vital patrons to the state’s economy and prosperity. There are numerous places to visit in this beautiful state. Every traveler must explore the gorgeous valleys and the adventurous trekking trails of the state.
Aizawl is the capital city and the most important city of the state. If there was a competition among all the Indian states’ capital cities in terms of beauty, Aizawl would win the match by quite some distance. The hilly town has an abundance of scenic landscapes and trails that will soothe your soul. There are plenty of tourist spots to visit in the town. Hmuifang, Tamdil Lake, Chanmari, and Handicraft museum are some of the most popular sites to visit in Aizawl. You can also attend the popular Mizo festivals that are organized in the quaint town.
Lunglei will change your perspective about the villages. It is a small village away from the city’s pollution and the hustle and bustle. The village is famous for the breathtaking views and magnificent natural sites. Spending some time under the clear sky amidst the dense green forest covers is an experience in itself. Lunglei means a bridge of rock. It is established at a distance of just 165 km from Aizawl, and you can reach there by public transport of your own vehicle.
If your love for forests and wildlife has attracted you towards Mizoram, Mamit is the place to head to. It is one of the prime tourist temptations in the state. The Dampa Wildlife sanctuary in Mamit is one of the best places to visit in the district. Mamit is located near the Bangladesh border, and you can actually see the landmass across the border from the district. The majestic Sajek River divides Mamit and Bangladesh.
For someone who loves to find his/her way through the challenging and steep hikes of gigantic mountains, Reiek must be on your travel list. Located just 29 km away from Aizawl, Reiek is one of the state’s most popular tourist attractions. Standing tall at an altitude of 1465 meters, the peak offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the village and the nearby areas. Not only the nearby towns, but you can also actually get an idea of Bangladesh from the top of the mountain.
Kolasib district in Mizoram is mainly famous for River Tlawng that gets its charm from extremely clear water and the serene Tamdil Lake. It is a perfect laidback tourist destination nestled amid lush green hills that guard the village and add to the region’s scenic beauty. Living among the local population of villagers and enjoying the local dishes adds to the experience of visitors. It is an ideal spot to enjoy your vacation on the sides of a river.
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Not just the forests, the state has numerous gorgeous waterfalls as well. Hundreds of tourists visit the waterfall every month. Vantawng waterfall has the distinction of being the 13th highest waterfall in the country. While flowing down in its full flow, the waterfall pierces through the dense forests while making the entire scene look stunning. It is a perfect spot to get yourself clicked amid the thick forest covers.
Murlen National Park
Murlen National Park is a top-rated national park located in the Champhai district. Spread across an area of 200 km sq, the national park is located just 245 km away in the east of Aizawl. The semi-evergreen forest is home to a very rich variety of flora and fauna. The national park houses nearly 15 mammal species, 150 bird species, and hundreds of diverse plant species. It is the place where nature flourishes in its full might.