States Mizoram

MIZORAM TRAVEL GUIDE

Mizoram is one of the best tourist destinations in northeast India. Taking a cruise on a river that cuts through the dense forest is as adventurous as visiting its waterfalls. Visiting the sites which have witnessed major episodes in history provides you an understanding of its culture. In its capital city, Aizawl, you come across the world’s largest existing family. Planning a tour with Mizoram tourism makes you feel exhilarated and wish this was a place which you could call your home permanently.

Capital: Aizawl Location: Northeast India

Best Time to Visit Mizoram:

The months from December to March are the best for visiting Mizoram.

Why Visit Mizoram?

You should visit Mizoram for its lakes, waterfalls, hills, forests, lakes, caves, boating, bike riding, traditional cuisine, museums and concerts.

Temperature
  • 33°C to 38°C

    Summer
    March to June

  • 23°C to 32°C

    Monsoon
    June to September

  • 10°C to 15°C

    Winter
    November to March

An Insight into Mizoram Tourism

Mizoram Tourism is about enjoying all that nature has to offer, in the forms of lakes, valleys and rivers. A first time tourist may be surprised by the dense greenery that accompanies him everywhere. The state boasts as many as 21 hill ranges which extend throughout the state. The hills gain in height as they stretch from west to east. A major feature of its landscape are the lakes and rivers.

One of the top tourist attractions in Tripura are its heritage sites. The foremost among these is the Ujjayanta Palace, a gleaming white structure stretched out leisurely in the heart of the city of Agartala. The magnificence of the structure stands as a reminder of its past glory, at a time when it was ruled by illustrious rajas and maharajas. Built by Maharaja Radha Kishore Manikya in 1901 AD, it impresses the visitor with its floor curved wooden ceilings and exquisitely crafted doors. It was the Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore who gave this palace its name.

Some of the famous rivers of the state are Tut, Tlawng, Tuirial and Tuivawl. There are several lakes scattered across the state, and you can enjoy a boat ride on many of them. Those in search of adventure will find it in abundance here, thanks to the dense forests and places located at higher altitudes including Hmuifang Tlang and Vanzau. In many of its towns and cities you come across historical sites which witnessed a significant episode in its history.

Many of the popular tourist places in Mizoram are also to be found in its cities and towns, the most famous of which are Aizawl, Champhai, Khawbung, Lunglei and Thenzawl. One of the top places to visit in Aizawl is Baktawng Village, where you come across the largest family in the world. This village is also home to Ziona Chana, a man who holds the Guiness World Record for the World’s Largest Family with 39 wives, 91 children, 33 grandchildren and 14 children in law.

The district of Champai is very famous for the Murlen National Park. What makes this park special is the thickness of its forest covers, which has drawn comparisons to the forests found in the Amazon region in South America. The district of Thenzawl is also famous for one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the northeast. Located at a distance of about 137 km from Aizawl, Vantawng Falls are the highest waterfalls in the state and fall from a height of almost 750 ft. Although it can only be viewed from a distance, that hardly matters because even then it is an incredible sight. There is a tower from where you can view the waterfall.

Mizoram is also popular for its lakes, with the two most famous among them being Palak Dil and Tam Dil. Palak Dil lake is one of the largest natural lakes in Mizoram and located in close proximity to a village called Phura. It may not seem like it at first sight, but this lake is home to a thriving wildlife. Beside some wetland and hill birds, it is also visited by Pintail Ducks during winters. Surrounded by mountain ranges on three sides, its isolation does much to enhance its beauty. The other famous lake is Tam Dil. Also known as Lake of Mustard, it lies in the midst of thick vegetation. Its waters are so clear that they reflect the huts, trees and mountains surrounding them. In 2010, a new frog species called leptolalax tamdil (its scientific name) was spotted at this lake.

Exploring the wildlife is another of the sightseeing & tourist attractions in Mizoram. Two of the famous parks here are Dampa Tiger Reserve and Murlen National Park. Dampa Tiger Reserve is the largest wildlife sanctuary in the state and is dominated by tropical forests. It is a part of Project Tiger and is home to a variety of flora and fauna. Several rare ginger species have been reported in the park. Even though it is called a tiger reserve, it is home to a very large number of clouded leopards. Murlen National Park, besides its flora and fauna, is famous for the thickness of its vegetation cover. It is so thick that only a fraction of sunlight manages to penetrate through it. The park is also home to trees that are over 350 years old. Apart from these two wildlife parks, there is Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary which is located in the Champhai district. It is named after Mt. Lengteng which is the second highest mountain in the state with a height of 2141m. A particular attraction in this park is Vavu, the endangered state bird. Some of the mammals found in the park are leopard, slow loris, stump tailed macaque and Asiatic black bear. Rhododendrons and cherry are prominently noticeable by their presence.

Another of the must visit places during your trip to Mizoram is the village of Falkawn. In this village, you get to observe the traditional lifestyle of the people. It was created by the Department of Art and Culture and has been modelled after the villages inhabited by the Lusei tribe. In the village, you also come across an enormous stone commemorating the lives of Mizo people who lost their lives fighting against British colonisation.

If you are an avid paragliding fan, then you should visit the district of Serchhip. Located in the central part of the state, it also attracts trekking enthusiasts in large numbers. A major crowd puller of this district is the sinkhole which goes by the name of Tuilut. Locals, and certainly the visitors, are confounded by the enormous crack on the ground which is fed by a stream without any outlet. This phenomenon increases in intensity with the arrival of the monsoon season when the increased supply of rainfed water empties itself into it. It is believed that the sinkhole has a height of about 40 ft from the entrance and can be explored upto 213 m.

The district of Serchhip is also home to one of the most important historical places to visit in northeast India, North Vanlaiphai. It is the only village to be bombed by Japanese fighter planes during World War 2. This incident occurred on 28th March, 1944 and the Japanese had bombed it because the British government had built a hospital there. Even though the hospital was built in 1913 and bombed subsequently, it has not suffered any noticeable damage and stands as a reminder of the British rule and the unfortunate bombing.

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Best Places to Stay in Mizoram

There are excellent accommodation options in Mizoram, and you certainly don’t have to worry about them while visiting it. You will find the right staying option depending on your budget and preferences. There are several three star hotels in the cities which provide decent lodging, food and hospitality. There are also several budget hotels which you can go for. You could also opt for homestays, which are available in various villages and towns across the state. All these places promise a satisfactory experience to the visitor.

Popular Tourist Attractions in Mizoram

Mizoram is one of the best states to visit in the northeast because it delivers a variety of experiences. Enjoy boating on one of its many rivers like Tut, Tlawng and Tuirial and meet the largest family in the world at Baktawng Village in Aizawl. Admire the Vantawng Falls, or enjoy an outing to famous lakes like Tam Dil and Palak Dil. Spot a clouded leopard at the Dampa Tiger Reserve and observe the dense forest cover at Murlen National Park. At Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, you come across the Vavu, the state bird which is also endangered. Try paragliding at Serchhip and discover the mystery of the sinkhole at Tuilut.

Top Things to Do on Your Holiday to Mizoram

There are many top things to do on your holiday to Mizoram. Its landscape, characterized by mountains, lakes, rivers and valleys, offers remarkable opportunities for sightseeing and exploration. During your Mizoram sightseeing tour, you can enjoy boat rides on its pristine lakes, explore the caves, spend time by its waterfalls, visit the world’s largest family, go trekking, try paragliding and taste its traditional cuisine.

Mizoram Travel Information at a Glance

In the Mizoram travel guide, you will find every kind of information related to travel in Mizoram. Questions such as the best time to travel, how to reach by train, air and road will be found here. You will also find information on places that are must visit for tourists during their trip.