The word “Mizo” is a generic term and is used to mean hill men or highlanders. Mizoram is considered to be a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate.
There is also a rare record of the wild water buffalo. Bambo Dance is a very special and traditional dance which is originated from this place and is unique of its kind. The youngest state of North East is flanked by two international borders, viz, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
Exploring the Area:
Mizoram is a collective name given by the neighbors to a number of tribes which are settled in the areas. It is predominantly a Christian populated state, where the simplicity and humbleness of the local people is also an important aspect to be noticed. They are originally believed to have come from North Western China and gradually pushed them to their present homeland, about 300 years ago. Mizoram is a sylvan and scenic land, where clumps of bamboo flower grow periodically. It has a great natural beauty and endless variety of landscapes and is very rich in flora and fauna. The state has thick bamboo forests. Rivers run in narrow ribbons that seem to be challenging onlookers.
Bung, Tamdil Lake, Kolasib, Champai, Lunglei, Sibuta lung, Palphui Grave, Pangzawal, Mangkahia lung, Tualchang, Tomb of Vanhimailian are the major tourist attractions in Mizoram. Also, Pukzing cave,Milu Puk, Lamsial Puk, Phulpul grave and War Symmetry is the major things to look around.
How to Get Around:
By Air: Lengpoi Airport of Aizawl which is around 32 km from the city is the only Airport of Mizoram.
By Rail: So far as rail transport is concerned, Guwahati Railway Station is the nearest railway station.
By Road: All important towns and villages in the state are well connected with the neighboring states by road. Day and Night bus services, as well as private taxis are available to all major place of Arunachal.
For local travelling, you can hire cabs, bus, traveller, city bus etc according to your requirement.
Where To Stay:
There is wide range of good hotels, resorts & home stays with good taste and quality of food in Mizoram. One can find a variety of hotels and resorts according to the need and requirements with best of the amenities. Also, there are fully vegetarian hotels also available here. Also, there are arrangements for stay in Boat House and river side camping for the adventurous and nature loving tourists.
Fairs & Festivals:
Mizos are agriculturalists and they practice Jhum cultivation. All their activities, celebrations and festivals revolve around agriculture and jhum cultivation. The main festival is Chapchar Kut or Spring Festival celebrated after jhum operations. Mim Kut is another festival celebrated in September while Pawl Kut is a harvest festival celebrated in December. These festivals however faded with the popularity of Christianity.
Culture & Customs:
The fabric of social life in the Mizo society has undergone tremendous change over the last few years. Previously the village and the clan formed units of Mizo society. The Mizo code of ethics or dharma focused on “Tlawmngaihna”, an untranslatable term meaning that it was the obligation of all members of society to be hospitable, kind, unselfish, and helpful to others.
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