Maizoram literally means the land of Mizo people. The state is one of the seven sisters situated in the northeastern India. Mizoram shares borders with Tripura, Assam, Manipur and with neighboring countries like Bangladesh and Myanmar. The state comes into existence on 20th February, 1987. Aizawl is the capital of the state. The biggest river flowing through the state is Chimtuipui which is also known as Kaladan that originates from the Chin state of Burma and passes through Saiha and Lawngtlai districts of the state. Palak is the biggest lake in Mizoram covering about 30 hectares of the area. The majority of the Mizoramís population is several ethnic tribes which are collectively known as Mizos. The Mizos include Hmar, Lushei, Paite, Lai Mara etc. Music is the essential part of the life of the people and guitar is very popular among the people. Cheraw is the most colorful and famous dance of Mizoram. Mizo is the official language of the state but English is also widely spoken and important language used for government administration. The majority of the people follow Christianity. About 70% population of the state is engaged in agriculture. Cottage industry and other small scale industries also play an important role in the economy of the country. About 30% of the state is covered with wild bamboo forests. The state harvest 40% of Indiaís 80 million tons of annual bamboo crop. The women of the state use handloom to make clothing and handicrafts. This pristinely beautiful state is a must visit on the map of India.
Places of Interest in Mizoram:
It will be an ecstasy to spend your holidays at this pristinely beautiful state in the lap of nature. Some of the major tourist spots in Mizoram include :
Treasures of Mizoram:
There is so much in the state to enjoy . Some spots are jewels that are the treasures of the state that include Lodaw Wildlife Sanctuary, Blue Mountain, Kungawrhi Puk etc.
How to Reach Mizoram
By Air: Mizoram has a domestic Airport Lengpuri Airport near Aizwal, that is linked with Kolkata. One can also reach Mizoram from Kolkata via Silchar which is about 200 Km from Aizwal.
By Rail: Mizoram does not have any Railway station in its boundary. The nearest rail head to the Mizoram is Silchar in Assam. It is serviced by important trains and is linked to the rest of major Indian states with a convenient railway network. The other major link is at Bairabi Railway Station which is primarily for goods traffic.
By Road: Mizoram has a wide and efficient road network spreading around 4000 km with in the state. The state is connected to the National Highway NH-54. Another highway NH-150 connects it to Imphal, and Highway NH-40 connects it to Tripura which also provides connectivity to Bangladesh.
Best time to visit Mizoram: Mizoram is a dazzling treasure trove which offers an amazing array of cultures, traditions, dances and handicrafts. It has Salubrious climate so one can visit Mizoram throughout the year. The best time to visit this state is from October to March.
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