A travel Guide to Mizoram
Located between the rich green hills, Mizoram is as beautiful as any other Northeastern state. Earlier recognised as Lushai Hills, Mizoram India is bordered by Tripura and Bangladesh on the Western side and Burma on the Eastern side. The state is a hub for sagacious tourists who crave mesmerising shades of cultures, dances, handicrafts and festivals, along with rich flora and fauna.
Significant places for Mizoram tourist attractions are Lunglei, Aizawl, Champhai and Thenzawl. The highlight of the capital city Aizawl is the Baktawng Village, Champai is famous for Murlen National Park, Thenzawl is known for its hypnotic waterfalls and the Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary in Lunglei is a great place to visit for the wildlife enthusiasts.
Mizoram tours are also about relishing nature in the shape of waterfalls, hills, lakes and rivers. While Mizoram lakes let you enjoy boating activities, hills set themselves as an ideal place for hiking and trekking. The Tam Dil Lake, recognised as the 13th largest waterfall in the country, is located here.
Being a classically cultural state, Mizoram expects tourists all around the year. The hotels and other accommodation services of the place are well-managed. Thus, enabling travellers to enjoy a fantastic and comfy experience. So, plan your tour with this Mizoram travel guide and have a great time visiting the place.
Places to visit in Mizoram
1. Vantawng Falls
Vantawng Falls is known to be the highest waterfall among other Mizoram attractions. This two-tiered waterfall plummets down from a peak of around 750 feet and is located close to Thenzawl. Lush green forests accompanied by stone terrain around the falls exhibits a wow experience. The breezy and sparkling Vanva river leaves visitors awestruck with its calmness and beauty. One can also bathe in the falls via the path that leads to its bottom. The best time to capture the beauty of the place is during monsoons when the Vantawng Falls are flowing at their best.
2. Dampa Tiger Reserve
Dampa Tiger Reserve is a miraculous wildlife sanctuary located in the dense woods of Mizoram. Almost 125 km from the capital city, Dampa Tiger Reserve is very rich in fauna and flora. With tigers as the main attraction, visitors can even spot animals like Indian Python, Barking Deer and Leopard. The presence of Dampa Hills, Chhawrpial Hills and other valleys within the sanctuary boundaries assures a great experience. Nature lovers can visit the place to view birds, animals and hills, an integral part of Mizoram tourism.
Saiha or the Elephant Tooth City is a glorious tourist spot that tops the list of places to visit in Mizoram. The foremost attraction here is Pala Tipo or Lake Palak, which is surrounded by massive vegetation and pristine wetlands. Another is a two giant rock formation on both sides of the Koladyne River. It is believed to be jinxed with many folktales. Visitors also get to sightsee Mount Mawma and Beino Castle.
Around 12 km away from Aizawl is the beautiful hill station of Reiek. Mesmerising valleys surround the place from all sides. This magnificent spot is among the most prominent mountain ranges in Mizoram, with Durtlang and Hmuifang Hills, adding an unmatched experience. Bangladesh plains are visible from the valleys of Reiek and visitors also get to enjoy other nearby Mizoram attractions like- the Phawngpui Peak, Murlen National Park and more. The hill station experiences gratifying weather all around the year and is worth pinning on the list.
The capital city of Aizawl is an important part of Mizoram tourism. From knowing the culture of the Mizo tribe to enjoying eye-pleasing scenery, Aizawl city is a treat for the visitors. You will get to enjoy the culture and the local food of Mizoram here, among other Mizoram tourist places. In the centre of the city lies the fascinating Mizoram State Museum, connecting visitors to Mizoram’s rich heritage with many photos, history specimens, and archaeological artefacts. Another very famous place in the city is the three-storied mausoleum known as KV Paradise, made in remembrance of Varte. Plan a visit to enjoy the picturesque valley views from the fountain patio built by her husband Khawlhring in KV Paradise.
Things to do in Mizoram
Despite being a small state, Mirozam offers some heart-fulfilling activities and adventures. Some top things to do in Mizoram you must not miss are discussed below. Check out and choose your favourite.
Trekking to Phawngpui Peak
Phawngpui National Park is well-known for its rich flora and fauna. Visitors can spot animals like the Serow Goral, Capped Langur, Asiatic Black Bear and others. While the pine and deodar trees make up the dense forest of the national park. The Phawngpui Peak located here is known to be the highest peak of Mizoram. Thus, trekking to the Phawngpui summit is an episode one would not like to miss. The trek starts from the base camp of Sangau and ends at the top peak of Phawngpui. From the top, visible are the beautifully matted groves of bamboo and other rich vegetation.
Boating in Tam Dil Lake
In the Mizo language, Tam Dil Lake means the Mustard Lake. The area is among the gorgeous Mizoram tourist places, located a bit far away from the capital city of Aizawl, near Saitual village. This place is famous for its boating activity, wander around the lakeside or plan a picnic as per schedule. The area around the lake is also home to numerous trees, plants and animals.
Paragliding at Serchhip
The Chuanhai village of Mizoram, which lies between Serchhip and Keitum, owns an alluring view of the hills and dense green forests. This is the only Paragliding spot in Mizoram and is among the best in the country. Any Mizoram travel guide without a paragliding experience at Serchhip is incomplete. Adventurers will start from Chuanhai and will end in the fabulous valley of Zawlpui. A Paragliding Festival was organised here and Paragliders from all states of India participated in the festival.
Best time to visit Mizoram
Mizoram state doesn’t experience extreme temperature conditions in any season. Though summers are not too hot, it is still not considered the best season to visit Mizoram. Monsoons are generally humid and wet.
With such non-optimum monsoon and summer, winters, on the other hand, offer cool weather and a soothing environment. The temperature ranges between 11 to 21 degree celsius making it the best time to visit Mizoram.
Hot to reach Mizoram
Despite being a small state, Mizoram is well-connected to the entire nation via all means of transport. Here is more on how to reach Mizoram.
By Airways: The main airport in the state is the Lengpui Airport, Aizawl, operating flights to multiple Indian cities. It is approx 32km away from the city. Book any of the available flights to Aizawl as per your convenient schedule.
By Railways: The capital city doesn’t have any railway station. The nearest station is Bairabi. Another major rail station nearby is the Silchar Station, Assam. Pre-book any of the available hotels in Aizawl and take a cab/taxi as per convenience.
By Roadways: Mizoram is linked through NH 54 to Silchar, Assam. The state transport also provides bus service from Guwahati, Shillong and Silchar to Aizawl. Grab a taxi or cab to visit your favourite place from Mizoram tourism or travel in your vehicle and enjoy the state’s beautiful scenery.