Mizoram is the most distant and inaccessible state in India. The state is bounded by hilly tracts of the Rakhaine state of Myanmar to its South and East; most of its West is covered by the Rangamati Hills of Bangladesh. Only to its North and North West there are Indian states of Manipur, Assam and Tripura.

Mizoram is a hilly state. The hills are not very high in altitude, the entire state is covered with long ridges that run from North to South. Mizoram means ‘Land of Native Inhabitants or Mizo’. Aizwal is the capital of Mizoram.

Reaching Mizoram

By Air –  Mizoram is a landlocked state with its airport at Aizwal. The airport has direct flights to Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal.

By Rail - There is a small railway station on the Mizoram – Assam border known as Bairabi. However, there is hardly any passenger train here and all tourist destinations of Mizoram are quite far from the Bairabi station. So although technically there is a train connection to Mizoram, it is of little use to the tourist.

By Road – NH 108 connects the Jampui hills of Tripura with Aizwal, the state capital, alternatively, NH306 connects Assam with Mizoram.

Among the alternatives, air travel is the best option for tourists to travel to Mizoram.

Tourist Places

Aizwal - is the capital city and also the hub of tourism and economic activity of the state. Situated about 1132 meters above sea level, Aizwal has several tourist attractions such as Durtlang Hills, Bung, Tamdil Lake, Paikhai, Mizoram State Zoological Garden, Sibuta Lung etc.

Champhai – This is another important town of Mizoram close to the Mizoram – Myanmar border. At an altitude of 1678 meters, Champhai is also known as the ‘Fruit bowl of Mizoram’. Famous tourist attraction of Champhai includes Murlen National Park, RihDil Lake, Kawlkulh, Phawanphui Peak, Lenteng Hills and Wildlife Sanctuary.

Lunglei - is another important city in Mizoram. Lunglei is famous for nature, flora and fauna. Famous tourist places in Lunglei include the bridge of rock, Serkawn, Khawnglung wildlife sanctuary, Theiriat Tlang, Saza Wildlife Sanctuary etc

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