The youngest state Mizoram, formerly known as the Lushai Hills is situated in the Norrth Eastern Corner of India. Mizoram, in the local language, means the land of Mizos. Aizwal is the capital of Mizoram. The Chapchar Kut is a major agricultural festival, which is celebrated with great fun in the month of March. The people dress up in their traditional dresses and ceremonial costumes. It has pleasant weather throughout the year. The state has thick bambo forest, rivers run in narrow ribbons that seem to be challenging onlookers to plunge in for some excitement. The hill range runnings in north south direction are resplendent with green vegetation throughout the year.
|Languages Spoken||Mizo and English|
|Best Time to visit||September to May|
Mizoram was inhabited by the tribal groups of Tibeto-Burmese race. In 1966 the Mizos resorted to the use of armed struggle to put forth their demands to set up a homeland. With the implementation of the North-Eastern Reorganization Act in 1972, Mizoram became a Union Territory and as a sequel to the signing of the historic memorandum of settlement between Government of India and the Mizo National Front in 1986, it was granted statehood on 20 February 1987.
Aizawl is connected by National Highway No.54 to the rest of the country via Silchar. Some of the distances : Guwahati 506 kms, Imphal 374 kms, Kohima 497 kms, Shillong 430 kms, Agartala 443 kms etc.
By AIR :
Vayudoot service connects Aizwal with Guwahati, Silchar & Calcutta which inturn is connected by Indian airlines flights to major cities in India.
Nearest railway station Silchar (Assam) is 180 kms from Aizwal, where as Guwahati, 397 km from Silchar, is the most convenient railhead connected with the most of the major places in India. 204/203 Tripura Passanger, 5811/5811 Barak Valley Express and 5801/5802 Cachar Express connect Silchar with Guwahati.