Aizawl is a buzzing town throbbing with energy. It is home to talented musicians, highly fashion-conscious youth, and local entrepreneurs. Musical gigs both gospel and rock, Aizawl City deep, dark woods, and wildlife sanctuaries are a part and parcel of the city. It is a complete tourist product that can serve as the base to explore the other districts' areas. The town offers a handful of privately-owned, small hotels that are comfortable, if not luxurious. At Bara Bazaar, you'll ﬁnd enterprising Mizo women selling handmade souvenirs.
You can also set off on picnics to places such as Bung (16 km) or Falklawn (18 km), a Mizo village, which is a major tourist attraction. To learn about Mizo history and culture, just hop across to the museum.
One of the highlights of your stay might be the Anthurium Festival held at a place 20 km from Aizawl in September. And nothing can be more exciting than visiting some of the wildlife sanctuaries in different parts of the state
FAMOUS TOURIST PLACES OF AIZAWL
Overlooking the Myanmar hills, Mizos refer to this district as the rice bowl of Mizoram because of the lush paddy ﬁelds. It is home to exotic orchids and rare species of butterﬂies. It's a bustling little commercial town at the Indo-Myanmar border and the small hamlets around the town have monuments and monoliths that depict victory in war, courageous hunting, personal distinctions and achievements as per the Mizo society.
The Tlawng River gently ﬂows through this district. Fishing is the only obvious interesting activity here owing to this river. Bairabi Hydel Project situated on the banks of the River Tlawng is adding to the prominence of this nondescript district, which also houses a brunch of the Rubber Research Institute of India.
Six rivers namely Kaladan, Tuichong, Chhimtuipui, Ngengpui, Chawngte and Tuiphal ﬂow through this district making it unique and attractive. Two wildlife sanctuaries: Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary and Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary are located here and you can spot leopard, wild boar, slow loris, barking deer, elephant, tiger, sambar and more.
This is one of the biggest Mizo districts that is also a popular tourist destination. Lunglei means, "the bridge of rock" in the Mizo dialect. Stunning views of dens bamboo woods, gorges, and gushing river add to the beauty. Home to Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, a famous forest reserve close to Lunglei, you can watch some migratory birds here.
This district is known for its dense teak plantation. Just 30 km from Aizawl, is surrounded by the hills of Assam and Tripura towards the north and west.
Loosely translated in the local Mara language, the name of the district means the tooth of an elephant. Apparently, the place had a large number of elephant teeth found around which justiﬁes the name. It's an important evangelical town, which hosted the ﬁrst missionaries from the West.
It boasts of the eighth highest mountain in Mizoram where many endangered species of ﬂora and fauna dwell. Hornbill, Mizoram's national bird can be found here. It is 112 km away from Aizawl and tourists love to see a sculpture built-in memory of the daughter of a tea estate manager in one of the Assam tea gardens.
- Festivals In Mizo
Festivals are a part and parcel of the Mizos who love entertainment. They celebrate life and make it meaningful with festivals that are mostly centered around different harvest times.
- Mim Kut
This festival falls during August and September after the harvest of maize. As the name suggests mim kut means maize festival. This is also an occasion for them to drink the home-brew rice beer and partake in singing and dancing. Feasting is a big part of the festival where traditional dishes are served. A customary ritual during the festival is offering a small portion of the year's harvest to the departed souls of the society.
- Chapchar Kut
In March, after they have toiled hard in their Jhum or ﬁeld and have completed their clearing that is, burning off the remnants to prepare new space for cultivation, they partake in the celebration. This is a typical spring festival celebrated with lots of dancing and feasting.
- Pawl Kut
An important festival of straw, Pawl, literally translated means "straw." It is a straw harvest festival. Straw is important for the agriculture-driven economy and it is considered an important festival celebrated in December.
- Tourism Initiative
Since its inception of over two decades ago, the Mizoram Tourism Department has achieved quite a distance quite a substantial number of facilities for tourists including infrastructure. Besides, the Government of India, Ministry of Tourism, has been sanctioning funds under Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) for construction of various tourist infrastructure in the tune of `094.46 lakh viz. Zokhawthar, Sakawrdai, Khamrang, Hmuifang, illumination of Tourist Centre, Saichho, Kanhmun, Tlabung, Tourist Recreation Centre Berawtlang, and others.
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