Mizoram is a state in the north east of India. Mizoram is considered as a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate. There are many opportunities to increase revenue through tourism but many potential tourists find the lack of facilities to be a hurdle. However, the state continues to promote itself and many projects have been initiated. The tourism ministry continues to maintain or upgrade its tourist lodges throughout the state. Foreign tourists are required to obtain an ‘internal line permit’ under the special permit before visiting The permit can be obtained from Indian missions abroad for a limited number of days or direct from Mizoram Government authorities in India. The state is rich in bird diversity, which has the potentiality to make it a major birding destination. For Mrs Hume’s pheasant (Syrmaticus humiae), Mizoram is a stronghold. There is also a rare record of wild buffalo from the state. There are several past records of the Sumatran rhinoceros from Mizoram, then Lushai Hills. The small population of wild elephants can be seen in Ngengpui and Dampa Sanctuaries. Some of the interesting sites are Mizo Poets’ Square also known as Mizo Hlakungpui Mual in Mizo, the Great Megaliths locally known as’ Kawtchhuah Ropui .
Best Time to Visit
Mizoram witnesses three seasons- summer, winter and monsoon. However, extreme temperatures are not observed in any of the seasons. Summer starts in March and then monsoon season starts taking over from May onwards. Winter is the best time to explore the state. The cool weather along with lovely landscapes will swoon you. The temperature during this period remains in perfect range for travellers.
How to Reach :-
BY AIR – Lengpui Airport is the only airport located near Aizawl and is connected by flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal. Mizoram can also be reached from Kolkata via Silchar Airport which is 200 kms from Aizawl.
BY RAIL – the closest railway stataion for Aizwal is Silchar in Assam. There are many trains from Guwahati also which take 19 hours to reach Aizwal.
BY ROAD – Mizoram have a good road network and connects all the major cities and villages. Mizoram is connected to Silchar and Shillong through National Highway NH 54. NH-150 connects the state with Seling Mizoram to Imphal Manipur and NH-40A links the State with Tripura. Distance from Aizwal to Guwahati is 506 Km, Imphal is 374 Km, Kohima is 479 km, Shillong is 450 km, Agartala is 443 km.