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Mizoram is one of the most picturesque states in the North Eastern India. Aizawl is its capital city and Mizo is the language spoken. Mizoram attained statehood on 20th February 1987 and was the 23rd state to do so. There are around 21 hills scattered around the state, with the average height being 3,281 feet.

Mizoram shares its border with the states of Assam, Manipur, Tripura and countries like Bangladesh and Burma. They are classified as a Tibeto-Burman speaking Mongoloid race by anthropologists. The Mizos, like other Northeastern people, have an exotic culture and follow traditions that are vastly different from the traditions followed in the rest of India.

Attractions to Look Out For

Mizoram is widely known for its picturesque hills and enchanting climate. The state is rich in bird diversity and is a delight for eco tourists. The exotic festivals and traditions practiced in the state are what you should watch out for. The harvesting seasons witness many cultural celebrations and reflect its diverse heritage.

The largest river in Mizoram, Chhimtuipui, originates in Burma and flows through the state. The Palak Lake is the biggest lake in the state and covers an area of 74 hectares. It is said that the lake was built due to a flood or an earthquake. A view from Bawngkawn in Aizawl can be breathtaking, as you see a cluster of Blue Mountains.

The major festivals are Mim Kut, Chapchar Kut and Pawl Kut. Mim Kut and Pawl Kut are celebrated during the months of November and December and these are celebrated to signify the completion of the harvesting season. A lot of traditional songs, dance and games are carried out during the festival.

Chapchar Kut celebrates the onset of the harvesting season and this festival is carried out in the month of February. Many men and women with colorful and distinctive clothes and head gear sing songs and dance.

Thalfavang Kut is celebrated every November after the land is weeded, before the harvesting season. Christmas is the largest festival in Mizoram and every city, town and locality is lighted up during this time. Many community feasts are organized and these depict the rich cross cultural practice in the State. The state has winter vacations that are longer than summer vacations.

How to Reach

The Lengpui Airport connects Aizawl to Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal on a daily basis. Trains link the state at Bairabi, which is a few kilometers away from Kolasib; however it is a meter gauge rail route. The nearest major railway station is Lumding. The state is connected to the whole country by NH-54. The nearest railway station that connects the state with all metro cities in India is the Guwahati railway station.

For Foreign Tourists

Foreign tourists need to obtain an inner line permit or inner line pass before entering the state. The nearest international airport is the Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati, Assam, which has flights to Bangkok and Paro. The international airport at Kolkata has flights to Frankfurt, Singapore and Bangkok. The international airport at Delhi has flights to New York, Amsterdam, London, Paris, Tokyo and many major cities. From Delhi, rail routes will be available to the North East.




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