Not many venture into this southernmost outpost of North East but who do are rewarded by scenic vistas, clean air, tranquil ambiance, and a culture curry that is hard to find in other parts of India. Mizoram can safely be termed as virgin land of the Blue Mountains. Manipur, Assam, Tripura and neighbouring countries of Myanmar and Bangladesh surround the state. A virgin and beautiful state, Mizoram has still to see the onslaught of tourism. This is perhaps what has kept its beauty intact. - hide more about Mizoram
That’s why the state makes for a perfect break to those looking for a big slice of nature. Its evergreen hills bloom of exotic flora. The state has thick bamboo forests. The hills and gorges here are criss-crossed by gushing rivers and inspiring waterfalls. The highest among its several peaks is the Phawngpui - The Blue Mountain.
The state is inhabited by swamp deer, tiger, leopard, elephant and hoolock gibbon. Dampa Sanctuary is the place to enjoy the wildlife in Mizoram. The sanctuary was established in 1976 at the north-western tip of Mizo hills. The best time to visit the sanctuary is from November to March.
The residents of Mizoram, Mizos in particular are believed to have migrated from their homeland in China about three centuries ago, in search of new pastures and settled here in Mizo Hills (Lushai Hills). In the 19th century this region was annexed to Assam, under the British rule, as the Lushai Hills District and in February 1972, it became the 23rd state of India.
Highlights of the state
Hill Stations: Aizwal, Phawngpui
Wildlife: Phawngpui National Park, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Lakes: Palak Lake, Tamdil, Rungdil, Rengdil
Adventure: Saiha (Angling)
NOTE: Domestic tourists need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Mizoram. The application is to be made out in a prescribed application and presented in person with two passport size photographs to any of the Liaison Officers posted in Mizoram Houses in selected cities and towns. However, tourists arriving by flight may obtain permit at Lengpui Airport, Aizawl. You may contact Mizoram House in Delhi (Ph: 011-26145360/26145401), Kolkata (Ph: 033-4757034), Guwahati (Ph: (0361-529626/224087), Shillong (0364-520315/520149), Silchar (0146-256823) and Vellore, Tamil Nadu (Ph: 0416-256823) to obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Mizoram.
Foreign Tourists: For a group of four or more persons, Restricted Area Permit (RAP) can be obtained from the Government of Mizoram through Liaison Officers posted at New Delhi (Ph: 011-3016408), Kolkata (Ph:033-4756430/4757887/4757064) & Guwahati (0361- 2529 448). For less than 4 persons, RAP has to be obtained from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.