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Mizoram – Beauty Of The Hills Amidst Bamboos & Bananas


Mizoram is a place which is known for its breath taking beauty. This State of India is known as one of the most beautiful cities because of its culture and the generosity of people living there. Mizoram has two languages – Mizo and English. Bamboo & Banana trees surround the hills which make it amazing to look at. Hills of Mizoram are also famous for orchids. The name comes from Mizos who migrated here hundreds of years ago.

Being a place which is renowned and vastly known for its beauty, Mizoram has attracted large number of tourists. Every year thousands of tourists visit just to see it’s never ending beauty. The area  is fully covered with vast mountains. On Jan 21, 1972 Mizoram gained the status of union territory after being carved out of Assam.

The economy  is maintained by the agriculture done by the farmers. Industrialization is not much and most of the people who are not farmers, practice weaving. There are various rivers in this hill country such as Tlawng, the Tuirial and the Tuivwal which flows to the Cachar district of Assam.

Mizoram is also widely known for its food as the cuisines are very much different from other regions in India. Most of the people residing in Mizoram are non-veg. The dishes of Mizoram are less spicy because residents prefer to have more nutritious food as compared to spicy ones.

Over the years, the culture of Mizoram has always been appreciated by numerous people throughout the world. It is said that Mizo women are born as weavers and can create numerous spectacular designs which are hard to find in other parts of the world. Festivals are celebrated in a disctinct manner in Mizoram. Mizo is the language of Mizoram where Kut refers to festivals. Pawl Kut, Mim Kut & Chapchur Kut are the three main festivals of Mizoram. Women perform different dance styles during these festivals which are not performed in any other part of the world. The most beautiful part of Mizoram festivals is the fact that all these festivals are somehow connected to agriculture activities.

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Not only the festivals but the costumes worn by Mizos are also different. Females use a type of shirt and sarong as an attire. Men prefer dhoti styles cloth around the waist. Men generally wear designed colorful shirts and wraparound piece of cloth on their waist.

Tourism is very vast, as thousands of people visit here to find peace amidst the beautiful hills. The State has many beautiful places to visit such as Sibuta Lung, Phulpui Grave, Phawngpui, Eastern Villages, Buddha’s Image, Thansiama Sena Neihna, Suangpuilawn and much more. The Museum and Mini Zoological Garden has also been acknowledged by tourists visiting there.  Some of the must see places here are Blue Mountain, Pukzing Cave, Milu Puk, Lamsial Puk, Kungawrhi Puk, Sibuta Lung, Chhingpuii Memorial, Mangkhai Lung, Budha’s Image and Thangliana Lung.

The State Government has  focused on improving and enhancing the education facilities for children. There are eight districts – Lunglei, Aizwal, Chhimtuipui, Mamit, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Champhai and Serchhip.

There are many traditional dances of Mizoram such as Cheraw, Khuallam, Chai and Chheihlam. These dance styles are unique in their own way. Mizo tunes on which dance in performed are very slow and gentle. Football is the only game played in Mizoram.

Featured Photo Mizoram at dusk. 2012 by steve kharmawphlang under CC BY 2.0


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