NORTH EAST INDIA - MIZORAM
There are *Eight states* in Northeast:
Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland.
There are nearly *220 languages* spoken in the Northeast, It is a mix of Tibetan, South-east Asian and East Indian Cultures.
Northeast is the only part of India that the *Mughal Empire could not conquer
The *Ahom Dynasty*, which ruled the Northeast for 600 years, is the longest unbroken Dynasty in Indian history.
The world's largest river island, the *Majuli* and the world's smallest river island, *Umananda* both are in the Northeast.
Seven prominent National Parks* of India are located in Northeast.
*Shillong* is considered as the Rock Capital of India.
*Mawsynram* in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the Wettest Place on Earth.
*Sualkuchi* in Assam is one of the World's largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving Silk Fabrics.
*Mugs*, the Golden Silk of Assam, is not produced anywhere else in the World.
It is the cleanest region in India. *Mawlynnong* in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in *entire Asia*.
70% of the country's *Orchids* are found in Northeast.
Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest *Literacy* rate in India.
There is *no Dowry* culture in entire Northeast.
The Jewel of India
Mizoram is one of the states of Northeast India, with Aizawl as its capital. The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (hill) and Ram (land), and thus Mizoram implies "land of the hill people". In the northeast, it is the southern most landlocked state sharing borders with three of the seven sister states, namelyTripura, Assam, Manipur. The state also shares a 722 kilometer border with the neighbouring countries ofBangladesh and Myanmar.
Population (2011): 1,091,014
Official language: Manipuri
Religion: Vaishnavite Hindu
Weather & Rainfall
Mizoram has a mild climate, relatively cool in summer 20 to 29 °C (68 to 84 °F) and winter temperatures range from 7 to 22 °C (45 to 72 °F). The region is influenced by monsoons, raining heavily from May to September with little rain in the dry (cold) season. The climate pattern is moist tropical to moist sub-tropical, with average state rainfall 254 centimetres (100 in) per annum. In the capital Aizawl, rainfall is about 215 centimetres (85 in) and in Lunglei, another major centre, about 350 centimetres (140 in). The state is in a region where cyclones and landslides can cause weather-related emergencies.
How to reach
By Air: Lengpui Airport which is 1 hr drive from Aizawl is well connected by Air to Kolkata, Guwahati and Imphal
By Rail: Nearest Railhead is Silchar in Assam which is about 6 hrs drive from Aizawl, Maxi Cabs are available from Zarkawt, Aizawl
By Road: NH-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.
- Durtlang Hills
- Solomon's Temple
- Mizoram State Museum
- Burrra Bazar
- Tamdil Lake