Mizoram set in the northeast of India is an unfrequented destination and its capital, Aizawl, is one of the remotest cities in India. If you are looking for a quiet holiday amidst idyllic surroundings, the state of Mizoram is the place to visit. Lakes, waterfalls, verdant hills covered with bamboo forests, morning mists and blue skies, whispering pine clusters, quaint villages and houses built on stilts......you are in the “land of highlanders”.
The capital of Mizoram, Aizawl set at at 1300 m above sea level, is a quiet and picturesque town, perched on a steep ridge with pleasant weather throughout the year. The Mizo love for music, song and dance is legendary. Don’t ever pass up an opportunity to witness a performance of their folk dances, particularly the ‘Cheraw’ (bamboo dance). These charming people have a close-knit society and are very progressive in their outlook, reflected in the fact that Mizoram can boast of the second-highest literacy rate in India. To the east and south of this north eastern state of India is Myanmar, to its west are Bangladesh and Tripura and Assam and Manipur are to its north.
Foreign tourists require Restricted Area Permit to enter this state, which can be obtained at Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi or Indian Foreign Missions overseas.
Domestic tourists require an Inner Line Permit to travel to Mizoram, which can be obtained from the Mizo Liaison officer at Delhi, Calcutta, Guwahati or Shillong.