Mizoram is one of the small, beautiful states of
Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi, Zo and Ram, and thus Mizoram literally means land of the hill people. The state is
known for scintillating grandeur of its dense tropical forests, verdant green paddy fields and admirable vineyards showcases the gifts that Mother Nature. The
state experience has a moderate and pleasant climate throughout the year and is an idyllic land of great natural beauty having rich variety of flora and fauna.
Its landscape is stunning and varied, with dense bamboo jungles, plunging gorges, rivers, and lush paddy fields. Mizoram will hold a great deal of appeal for
nature lovers. The state's festivals provide a good dose of culture as well, with the Chapchar Kut being one of the most popular Aizawl, is located in a
picturesque setting on the ridges of hills at an altitude of 1132 meters overlooking valley and hill ranges beyond. It is also called the Home of Highlanders.
Those who are passionate about hills, the state that has 21 major peaks, high hills and breathtaking valleys along with rivers and lakes make Mizoram one of
the most sought after destinations. Phawngpui Tlang also known as the Blue Mountain, situated in the south-eastern part of the state, is the highest peak in
Mizoram at 2210 metres / 7250 feet. It is one of the Seven Sister States in the north eastern India. Mizoram shares borders with three states of India namely
Assam, Manipur and Tripura and also with Bangladesh and Myanmar, the two neighboring countries. The word Mizo means highlander and Mizoram literally means the
land of Mizos, The hedonists, who are very particular about their ethics and deontology. The cities of Mizoram are cocooned by the mighty mystic mountains,
rare flora, fauna and thick bamboo forests. It is surrounded by the precipitous hills with lavish green fields. The meandering river and the beautiful
waterfalls make up the exorbitant atmosphere of the state. The capital city Aizwal along with other destinations has potential of exciting tourism. Mizoram is
known for the jhum crops and people here for are renowned for the grand celebration of festivals and their unique Bamboo Dance. Wildlife in the state are
Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Dampa
Sanctuary, Murlen National Park, Lodaw Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the places of interest. Caves Tour of Mizoram includes Pukzing Tour Cave, Milu Puk
Adventure Trip, Kungawrhi Puk Cave Trip and Lamsial Puk Cave. Palak, Tamdil, Rungdil, Rengdil are some of the beautiful lake of the state. The major useful
rivers are the Chhimtuipui, Tlawng, Tut, Tuirial and Tuivawl. The Palak lake is the biggest in Mizoram and covers 30 hectares (74 acres) and Tam Dill is
another sacred lake.
Mizoram was previously part of Assam until 1972, when it was carved out as a Union Territory. It became the 23rd state of India on 20 February 1987. About 95% of current Mizoram population is of diverse tribal origins and is the highest concentration of tribal people among all states of India. The state has roads connected to Assam and Manipur and is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh. The state of Mizoram is small and beautiful.
Airways - The major airport of Mizoram is Lengpui Airport (AJL), near Aizawl. Aizawl airport is linked from Kolkata
with a 4 minute flight. Inclement weather sometime makes the flights schedule unreliable. Mizoram can also be reached via Assam's Silchar Airport, which is
about 200 kilometres around 6 hours by road to Aizawl. Helicopter service connects the Aizawl with Lunglei, Lawngtlai, Saiha, Chawngte, Serchhip, Champhai,
Kolasib, Khawzawl and Hnahthial, etc.
Railways - Mizoram as such has no major railway network. The nearest practical station to Mizoram is at Silchar in Assam. Bairabi is about 110 kilometers and Silchar is about 180 kilometers from the state capital. However Government is now planning to start a broad gauge Bairabi Sairang Railway connectivity in the state.
Roadways – Aizwal is accessible from Shillong and Guwahati by road and is connected by buses and taxies with Silchar through NH 54. The state has about 871 kilometers of national highways, with National Highway 54 and National Highway 150 connecting it to Assam and Manipur respectively. It is also a growing transit point for trade with Myanmar and Bangladesh. Buses, private vehicles are available to travel.
Water Ways: Mizoram is in the process of developing water ways with the port of Akyab Sittwe in Burma along its biggest river, Chhimtuipui. It drains into Burma's popular port in Sittwe. The Indian government is planning a project is known as the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project.