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The idyllic state of Mizoram is perched on the tip of the northeastern border of India.
Legend has it that, the Mizos emerged from a large rock known as Chhinlung. Two of the Ralte clan made a great noise while coming out. This annoyed "Pathian", the Mizo God, who felt that too many have been allowed to step out, so closed the door with a large rock.
This way, the entire land of Mizoram lingers in myths and mystery. Anthropologically the mongoloid people of Mizoram trace their ancestry in China and Myanmar. In 1986, the region became a full-fledged state of Indian Union.
The land promises you unbroken solitude as you travel to Mizoram. Mist clad peaks, lush green valleys, gushing streams and quaint tribal villages combine into Mizoram to offer you a perfect holiday retreat.
|Location||Southernmost outpost of North Eastern India
Surrounded by Myanmar, Bangladesh and the states of Tripura, Assam and Manipur
|Latitude||Between 21° 58' and 24° 35' north|
|Longitude||Between 92° 15' & 93° 29' east|
|Average Annual Rainfall||250 cm|
|Languages||English, Lushai, Zahao, Lakher, Hmar, Paite, Lai and Ralte and other tribal languages|
|Best Time to Visit||September to May|
|Clothing||Cottons throughout the year|
The state of Mizoram lies sandwiched between Myanmar, Bangladesh and the states of Tripura, Assam and Manipur. With its steep mountains, verdant valleys, cascading waterfalls, placid lakes and of course myriad wild lives, the land of Mizoram is bound in unmatched tranquility.
It is hard to ignore the invitation to Mizoram. Although Mizoram lies in a corner of North Eastern India, reaching Mizoram is not a worry at all.
Mizoram has its airport in the capital city of Aizawl. Several airlines operate regular flights to and from Aizawl. Important cities in the rest of India like Kolkata, Imphal are linked to Aizawl by air.By Road
The road network in Mizoram is quite convenient. National Highway 54 connects the capital city Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Aizawl is also accessible from other important northeastern cities in India like Shillong (450kms) and Guwahati (506kms).By Rail
Mizoram does not have any Railway Station in its boundary. The most convenient Railway Station is Silchar, which is a 6/8 hours drive from Aizawl. Silchar is serviced by important trains and is linked to the rest of India with convenient Railway network.
Like the entire northeastern region of India, Mizoram has also a rich tradition of handicrafts, which make for wonderful shopping in Mizoram. The handicrafts of Mizoram have a distinct identity, which is hard to conceptualize unless you see them. And seeing would definitely lead you to shopping in Mizoram.
The Mizos are great weavers. The tradition is deeply rooted in their tribal consciousness. They prefer to stick to a certain pattern of designs and motifs, which has become a part of their heritage.
Along with that, Mizoram boasts of plenty of bamboo productions. Naturally the Mizo artisans are traditionally skilled in making fantastic items made of bamboo, such as: baskets, utensils, hats, flower vases and furniture. Be it an objet d'art or a utility article, shopping in Mizoram must include an item or two made of Bamboo.
While shopping in Mizoram, check out:
There a number of shopping joints in Mizoram. Some are run by the government and others are private ones, while most of them are located in and around the capital city Aizawl. Bara Bazaar is the main shopping area in the city. Ritz Market, Burma Lane, Bazaar Bungkawn, Thakthing Bazaar, New market and Solomon cave are also good places for shopping in Mizoram.