Misty Mizoram, also known as the 'Land of the Blue Mountain’ or the ‘Hill People’s Land’ is virtually under the cover of magnificent mountains and deep gorges. In fact, ‘Mizo’, is a combination of the words ‘Mi’ or man and ‘Zo’ or hill or high altitude, meaning the land of the highlander, a collective name given to the inhabitants of this land, by its neighbours. Mizoram was carved out of the state of Assam, it became a Union Territory in 1972 and was made the 23rd state of the Indian union in February 1987. This predominantly Christian populated State is inhabited by fun-loving, hospitable and sociable people. It is in fact regarded as the ‘most peaceful State of India’. The Mizo society is practically free from division on the basis of caste, creed and sex.
The Mizo’s code of ethics is based on ‘Tlawmngaihna’, which means “be kind, unselfish and hospitable to others”. It is also the second highest literate State of India and is witnessing multidimensional development. Mizos, are known for their plentiful folk and community dances and are perhaps the finest choir singers in the North East. The dances provide a glimpse of the tribal heritage of the State. The nimble fingered craftsmen create articles in bamboo and cane and also create exquisite hand loom articles like, shawls. Textiles bags etc.
The beautiful remote state is endowed with immense natural beauty and has rich wealth of flora and fauna. There are many kinds of orchids, wild flowers and over thousand varieties of medicinal herbs growing in the wild. About 300 varieties of colourful butterflies and different kinds of birds inhabit the region. A visit to Mizoram, a splendid panorama of pristine beauty, peace and progress provides one of the most fascinating experiences.
Main languages: Mizo, English, Hindi
When to go: March to May, October to December
Getting There & Away: How to reach Mizoram
Road: The road network in Mizoram is quite convenient. NH-54 links Aizawl to the rest of India via Silchar in Assam.
Rail: The state does not have a railway station. The nearest railway station is Silchar in Assam, which is connected to the Guwahati-Dimapur-Tinsukia-Dibrugarh line.
Air: Mizoram has its airport in the capital city of Aizawl and has regular flights to Kolkata.