Located in the Southern most part of North-East India, Mizoram is one of the most beautiful states in India. The forests and wild life sanctuaries in the state are home to varied colored birds and animals found only in this part of the world. Natural fresh water lakes like Rungdil Lake near the capital city of Aizawl, Palak Lake and Tamdil Lake are visual treats for tourists and are still largely unexplored. Phawngpui Tlang, Durtlang Hill and Lushai hills are famous for its virginity and spectacular viewpoints. These hills have splendid trekking routes carved out for Eco-tourism and solitary walks amidst the thickly wooded hills. Mountain-biking is an extremely popular sport here especially in the hills of Hmuifang Tlang.
Being one of the least populated states in India and also having the highest literacy rate in the country, the hospitality of the people in Mizoram is unparalleled. Mim Kut, Chapchar Kut and Pawl Kut are the three major festivals in Mizoram, all of which are connected to agricultural activities. Bai (Steamed pork and spinach stew with bamboo shoot), Arsa Buhchiar (Roasted chicken with sticky rice), Vawksa Rep (Smoked pork with bamboo shoot) and Chhum Han (Steamed vegetable stew) are the most popular ethnic dishes of Mizoram that is a must for tourists travelling to Mizoram.
Major Tourist destinations in Mizoram are
AIZAWL: The capital of Mizoram is a beautiful old city situated in steep hills. It is the major center for trade and has numerous shopping complexes. Durtlang Hills, Bara Bazaar, Mizoram State Museum and Solomon’s temple are places worth visiting.
LUNGLEI: Mizoram’s 2nd largest city is a paradise for nature lovers. The famous Stone Bridge, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Saikuti Hall (Venue for art exhibitions and music and dance concerts) attracts thousands of tourists each year.
CHAMPAI: It is a flat land and is home to Murlen National Park which is home to many rare species of birds, mammals, medicinal plants and flowers. Rih Dil Lake here is a must visit if one wants to spend some time away from the bustling city.
HMUIFANG TLANG: This hill around 50 kms from Aizawl is the perfect place for Mountain-Biking. This place is extremely popular among Bikers and more adventure seeking tourists.