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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Mizoram is one of the smallest states in North East India. Also called as the Land of the Blue Mountains, this state is situated at the southernmost tip of the North eastern region and borders both Bangladesh and Myanmar. The mighty hills, the unique fauna and flora, and its vibrant culture make it an attractive tourist destination.
Aizawl, the state capital is abounded with lush green hills and the picturesque scenery makes it one of the most beautiful capitals of the North East. The Tlawng River, flowing past the capital city provides a stunning view. One can visit the State Museum to get a feel of the vibrant culture and traditions of the Mizos.
There are numerous sites of tourist importance in Mizoram. The Vantawang falls is one of the most popular tourist destinations. It is located around 152 kms from Aizawl. Tamdil or the Tam Lake is another popular picnic spot where one can take boat rides or spend a night in one of the jungle resorts in and around the lake. Adventure tourists can have a good time at Phawngpui, the highest peak in Mizoram, where one can undertake trekking and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of nature all along the trail. Tourists can travel to Saiha, where they can enjoy angling in the river Chhimtuipui, the largest river in Mizoram. Around 45 kms away from Saiha is the lake Palak, the largest lake in Mizoram. Wildlife enthusiasts can have a good time viewing different species of animals and birds by visiting the Dampa Tiger Reserve and the Murlen National Park.
Mizoram showcases its rich cultural heritage through two festivals-the Chapchar and the Thalfavang festivals. These festivals are a must visit for any tourist.
Aizawl is well connected by air to the different cities of India. The nearest railway station is Silchar while it is connected to all major cities of the North east by road. The best time to visit Mizoram would be from September to March.

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