Explore Mizoram
Mizoram
A hidden gem of Northeast

Mizoram is a landlocked state situated in the Northeast India blessed with abundant greenery. It boasts surreal natural beauty and breathtaking landscapes. Mizoram is also home to the famous Phawngpui, also called as Blue Mountain as the hills are crisscrossed by high waterfalls and shimmering rivers. Popular as one of the Seven Sisters States of India, Mizoram is a melting pot of rich tribal culture, thrill, relaxation and adventure for all. 


Popular cities/districts: 

  • Aizawl 

  • Mamit

  • Champai

  • Lunglei 

Climate
Climate of Mizoram is quite mild with cool summers and not so cold winters. The best time to visit the state is between October and March.

  • January — Cool
  • February — Cool
  • March — Hot
  • April — Hot
  • May — Humid
  • June — Wet
  • July — Wet
  • August — Wet
  • September — Wet
  • October — Cool
  • November — Cold
  • December — Cold
Things to do
City Life
Aizawl is a quaint city and the capital of Mizoram. It is primarily dominated by the Mizo tribe. With rolling hills and abundant greenery, Aizawl is the perfect place to relax while enjoying local culture and food. You can buy souvenirs made of cane and bamboo such as hats, utensils, baskets, furniture and other decorative items from Zion Street, Zohanco and Bara Bazaar. Falkawn provides an insightful look into the authentic lifestyle of the Mizo tribe. A cultural tour to this village is a must if you are interested in some fascinating tales about a place.
Museums
Mizoram State Museum offers an insight into the culture, history and traditions of Mizos. It has an eclectic collection of tribal weapons, musical instruments, archeological objects and wildlife specimens.
Nature & Adventure

Hmuifang has a lot to offer to discerning travellers. The hill station is known for its adventure activities, abundant nature and a cultural festival called the Thalfavang Kut. Hiking and trekking will make your trip to this scenic place even more memorable. Vantawng Waterfalls, surrounded by thick bamboo forests, is one of the major tourist attractions in Mizoram. The cascading water from a height of 750 ft. will leave you stunned. River Tlawng is considered to be the longest river in Mizoram. Boating is an ideal way to enjoy the innate serenity of this river. Chhimtuipui river, Tuirini river and Serlui river also grace the state with their shimmering water. Durtlang Hills, situated on the northern side of Aizawl, houses viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the capital city. You can indulge in light hiking and trekking as well. Reiek is one of the highest hills in the state. It is an excellent viewpoint overlooking kaleidoscopic views of Aizawl and surrounding valleys. The journey to the peak is also a thrilling trekking opportunity. Phawngpui Peak, located within the Phawngpui National Park, is the highest mountain in the state. Full of amazing cliffs and wondrous landscapes, trekking to the summit of Phawngpui is an unforgettable experience. This beautiful blue mountain is also considered to be an abode of the Mizo tribe's goddess. You can also indulge in trekking at the Thasiama Seno Neihna and Mount Mawma.

Lakes
Tam Lake is one of the treasured gems in Mizoram. Tamdil which means 'Lake of Mustard Plant' has an interesting local story associated with its creation. Surrounded by dense jungle, the crystal clear lake makes for a peaceful holiday. Palak lake is the largest lake in southern Mizoram believed to be created as a result of a natural disaster. As its location falls under Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, the lake is rich in animal and plant species. Rih Lake is another scenic spot worth exploring in Mizoram.
Wildlife

Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) National Park is a gorgeous conservatory forest that houses rare animals and birds. The scenic beauty of the park and its flora and fauna makes hiking a thrilling experience worth trying. Overlooking mountain ranges and shimmering streams, this park offers stunning views of natural beauty. Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary in Mamit is home to animals such as tigers, sloth bears, barking deer and leopards. It consists of hills, deep valleys, rivulets, lush greenery and jungle streams. Murlen National Park, situated in Champai district, is a haven for a variety of flora and fauna. Hoolock Gibbon, leopards and Himalayan black bear are spotted here. Saza Wildlife Sanctuary in Lunglei is popular for hosting migratory and endemic birds. Palak Wildlife Sanctuary is an exquisite display of biodiversity. Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary are few other must-visit wildlife and biodiversity reserves in Mizoram.

Places of Worship
Evangelical Church in Chapi is one the three Mizoram churches founded by English missionaries. The Gothic architecture of the white marbled structure will leave you spellbound. Solomon's temple, situated in the forest area or Kidron Valley, is an astounding structure to behold. The pillars embedded with pictures of Jesus Christ, the angels, the Cross, sprawling complex add to the charm of this place. Founded in 1894, Baptist Church of Mizoram is one of the most famous Protestant churches in Mizoram. Salvation Army Church, Mizoram Presbyterian Church, Roman Catholic Church, St. Mary Church are just a few of the many quaint churches in Mizoram.
How to spend time / how long will it take?
Most of the prominent places in Mizoram can be visited in 7 to 10 days. Starting off in Aizawl, spend two to three days in the city exploring the natural attractions such as Hmuifang, Reiek Tlang, Khuangchera Puk, Durtlang Hills, Tam Lake; different parks, markets and the nearby Falkawn village. Spend a day in Champai to visit the Murlen National Park and trek the treacherous Thasiama Seno Neihna. Make a day trip to the magnificent Vantawng Waterfalls in Serchhip. From here you can spend a day at the Phawngpui National Park and enjoy trekking or hiking at this scenic spot. In Lunglei, spend a day or two exploring the quaint towns and nature-rich attractions such as Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Saza Wildlife Sanctuary. Spend a day or two in Mamit to explore the quaint hamlets and the famous Dampa Tiger Reserve.
Cuisine
  • Cuisine of Mizoram (Mizo cuisine) is majorly dominated by non-vegetarian dishes. It shares characteristics of other regional cuisines in Northeast India. Some popular dishes include Panch Phoron Tarka, Mizo Vawksa, Bai, Bamboo Shoot Fry, Koat Pitha, Chhum Han and Misa Mach Poora, among others.
Costs
  • While meal prices in Mizoram can vary, the average cost of food is approximately INR 100 per meal.
  • Sim card cost depends on the package you opt for but the starting price is mostly INR 100. Certain important documents may be required for identity proof purposes.
Visa
  • Indian Passport and OCI Card holders do not require a Visa.
  • Others need to apply for an Indian Visa.
Season to Visit
  • October
  • November
  • December
  • January
  • February
  • March

Typical Duration to Visit
  • 7 - 10 days

Known For
  • Hills
  • Waterfalls
  • Lakes
  • Wildlife
  • Churches
Areas to Visit
  • Mamit and Leilung for wildlife and biodiversity
  • Aizawl for nature and cultural tour
  • Phawngpui Peak, Durtlang Hills and Reiek for trekking

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