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Mizoram travel guide Tucked away, between the lush green mountains, Mizoram is the youngest state in the Northeastern Corner of India. Formerly Known as the Lushai Hills, this tiny land is flanked by Bangladesh and Tripura in the West and Burma in the East. Mizoram is a dazzling treasure trove for the discerning travellers with its amazing array of cultures, festivals, dances, handicrafts, and rich flora and fauna. This beautiful land of the Blue Mountains is dotted with steep hills, wooded forests, verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls, and placid lakes, and offers unmatched tranquility and serenity.

Tourism in Mizoram With a salubrious climate, dense forests and hilly terrains, 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. With a proper development work, Mizoram Tourism Department is hoping to witness a dramatic growth in tourist arrival in coming two years. Mizoram tourism has identified several destinations and tourism circuits for infrastructure, accommodation and other developments. These select destinations and circuits of Mizoram tourism would be developed in terms of tourist amenities, wayside amenities, accommodations and other infrastructure. Mizoram tourism is also developing the places near the capital city, Aizawl that include Reiek and Hmuifang for the convenience of the tourists travelling from Aizawl as the only airport of Mizoram is in the capital city. The tourist receptions of Mizoram tourism would be opened in various cities across the country, which would provide travel information about Mizoram, offer Mizoram tourism guides, maps, and travel books at nominal prices.

Best time to visit Mizoram The best time to visit Mizoram is between the months of October to March when the climate is temperate but pleasant.

Tourist Attractions Mizoram Bung, Tamdil Lake, Kolasib, Champai, Lunglei, Sibuta lung, Palphui Grave, Pangzawal, Mangkahia lung, Tualchang, Tomb of Vanhimailian are the major tourist attractions in Mizoram.

How to reach Mizoram Travel to Mizoram by Air: Mizoram has its airport in the capital city of Aizawl. Several domestic airlines operate regular flights to Aizawl from Kolkata, Imphal, Guwahati and other important cities of India.

Travel to Mizoram by Rail: Mizoram does not have any Railway Station in its boundary. Silchar (Assam) is the nearest railway station, which is 184 Kms from Aizawl. Silchar is serviced by several important trains and is linked to the rest of India with convenient Railway network.

Travel to Mizoram by Road: National Highway-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Aizawl is easily accessible from other prime northeastern cities like Shillong (450kms) and Guwahati (506kms, Imphal 374 Kms, Kohima 497 Kms, and Agartala 443 Kms by a good road network.

Travel in Mizoram Private taxis are the major mode of transport with in the state. Mizoram State transport and private buses ply from Aizawl to Champhai, Lunghai, and Silchar etc.

State Capital : Aizawl
Population ('000s in 1991) 690
Area : ('000 sq. km) 21
Principal Languages :Mizo and English