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Mizoram is one of the states amongst the seven sisters of India. Interestingly, the name is derived from “Mizo", which is the self described name of the native inhabitants, and "Ram", which means land in the Mizo language. Thus, Mizoram means "land of the Mizos".
If you are planning to visit Mizoram then you must plan in the months of November to March because these months are ideal as the weather is pleasant and touring can be fun. Also, the temperature during these months varies from 11°C to 30°C, which is quite pleasant to feel.
So, visit these five beautiful places and make the memories stay with you for lifetime!
Aizawl- The largest city of Mizoram
Aizawl is the largest city in Mizoram and also the state's. This place is located in a beautiful setting on the ridges of hills at an altitude of 1132 m above sea level. At the same time, Aizawl is also called the 'Home of Highlanders'. Once you're in Aizawl, you can visit a lot of places like:
- Durtlang Hills
- Tamdil Lake
- Mini Zoological Garden
- Mizoram State Museum
- Sibuta Lung
- Khawnlung Wildlife Santuary
Tamdil Lake in Aizawl, Mizoram.Photo by Flickr.
- Murlen National Park
- Rih Dil Lake
- Phawngpui Peak
- Lengteng Hills
- Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Rih Dil Lake in Champhai, Mizoram.Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
- Lunglei- Bridge of Rock
- Nghasih Stream
- Theiriat Tlang
- Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
- Saza Wildlife Sanctuary
Serkawn in Lunglei, Mizoram.Photo by Flickr.
- Vantwang Waterfalls
- Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung
- Chhingpuii Thlan
- Thenzawl Deer Park
Vantwang Waterfalls in Serchhip, Mizoram.Photo by Wikimedia Commons.
Interestingly, Lawngtlai shares its boundaries with the neighbouring country, Bangladesh. The western side of the district is covered by dense unexplored forests. So, if you are looking to spend quality time with greens, then this place is a must for you! Also, after reaching Lawngtlai, you can visit:
- Vengpui Peak
- Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary
- Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary
- Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary
Lawngtlai- Mizoram's Nature Centre.Photo by Wikimedia Commons
Keywords: Mizoram, Tourism, Travel, India, Tourits.
By Sujit Chakraborty
Three northeastern states — Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram — are taking steps to protect the endangered clouded leopard, which was listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
In India, clouded leopards are restricted to the country’s northeast region — the eastern Himalayas, the Assam valley, and the hills south of the Brahmaputra.
According to an official document, Mizoram’s Dampa Tiger Reserve holds the distinction of housing the highest number of clouded leopards in Southeast Asia.
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The density of population of clouded leopards, locally known as “Kelral”, is 5.14 per 100 sq km in the reserve, situated along the Mizoram-Bangladesh and Tripura. A Forest officials said that in 2018, India added clouded leopards to its recovery programme for critically endangered species to aid more research and strengthen conservation efforts.
“The state animal of Meghalaya, the Clouded Leopard, a beautiful spotted cat, is a majestic sight to watch. Sadly, it has been declared vulnerable by the IUCN. Let us work towards preserving such rare species,”
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma tweeted on the occasion of the ongoing wildlife week.
Meghalaya wildlife officials said that they have taken steps to protect the habitats of the Clouded Leopard and their captive breeding.
The officials said that the Indian Olympic Association is considering holding the 39th National Games in Meghalaya in 2023 and the Meghalaya state animal ‘Clouded Leopard’ has been chosen as the mascot for the National Games.
“Besides the governmental steps, we are trying to make people conscious about the significance of the conservation of the endangered clouded Leopard,” a Meghalaya forest official told IANS on condition of anonymity.
Tripura’s Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Clouded Leopard National Park have also taken a series of steps for captive breeding of the species in the zoo. “Following the guidelines of the Zoo Authority of India, we have started the process of captive breeding in the zoo situated inside the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary and Clouded Leopard National Park,” Wildlife Warden Biplab Datta told IANS.
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He said that among the zoos in the country, the highest number of 9 Clouded Leopard is in the Sepahijala zoo (in western Tripura). “There are at least five wild Clouded Leopards in the Sepahijala Wildlife Sanctuary,” Datta claimed.
Wildlife scientists and the Mizoram Forest Department indicate that clouded leopard density in Dampa Tiger Reserve is perhaps the highest among forests of South and South-East Asia where the species is found.
The state’s Environment, Forests and Climate Change Department in recent years placed several camera traps at different places across the Dampa Tiger Reserve, which captured the clouded leopards 84 times. Wildlife expert Apurba Kumar Dey said that like the clouded leopard, much of the wildlife in India’s northeast remains elusive, poorly understood, and inadequately protected.
A six-year-old boy was recently mauled to death by a leopard in Maligaon, on the outskirts of Assam’s main city of Guwahati. Maligaon, headquarters of the North East Frontier Railways and a place prone to human-leopard conflicts, comes in the Guwahati Municipal Corporation area, which encircles several big hills and seven reserve forest areas.
Earlier also several people were injured after being attacked by leopards in Maligaon and the adjoining areas. Wildlife activists said that the habitats of leopards and other wild animals have been shrinking over the decades due to encroachment by the people leading to man-animal conflict.
There have also been incidents in the recent past when angry mobs killed leopards and other wild animals. Wildlife activist Mubina Akhtar said that the hills are where the leopards live but people have been encroaching upon their habitats.
“There are seven reserve forest areas adjoining Guwahati city. The forest department has neither demarcated them properly nor has it put up any signs or notice boards, resulting in encroachment of forest land,” Akhtar told IANS over phone.
She said: “Since 2010, men and wild animal conflicts are rising in Guwahati areas. However, authorities are doing nothing to stop such incidents.” (IANS)
The Mizoram government has launched an awareness campaign across the state on climate change and global warming, officials said on Wednesday.
The government took action after a report stated that Assam, Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir are among the 12 Himalayan states in India that are extremely vulnerable to global warming and climate change.
The Mizoram Remote Sensing Application Centre (MIRSAC) and Deputy Commissioners of various districts are organising awareness campaigns involving government officials, NGOs, media persons, academicians, village council leaders and students, said a state Directorate of Information and Public Relations (DIPR) official.
Addressing an awareness-cum-workshop in Lunglei district on Tuesday, Lunglei Deputy Commissioner K. Lalrinzuali said that India’s 12 Himalayan states, especially Assam, Mizoram and Jammu and Kashmir, are the most vulnerable to climate change.
“Himalayan communities are generally more vulnerable to climate change because they have fewer livelihood options, limited infrastructure and a high dependence on natural resources,” she said while referring to a recent study conducted by the Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi, IIT-Guwahati and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru.
Stressing on the gravity of the present situation, Lalrinzuali told people to plant more trees, use natural resources judiciously and adopt simple eco-friendly habits in their daily routines, a DIPR statement said.
Speaking at the event, Chief Scientific Officer of Mizoram’s Directorate of Science and Technology, R.K. Lallianthanga, highlighted the various initiatives and projects undertaken by his department to deal with the situation arising out of climate change.
According to an official of Tripura Science, Technology and Environment Department, states having low per capita income, low area under irrigation and low area under forests per 1,000 households and high area under open forests received a high vulnerability score in the joint study.
“Assam has the least area under irrigation, least forest area available per 1,000 rural households and the second lowest per capita income among the other IHR (Indian Himalayan Region) states, and thus scores the highest vulnerability score,” the official said on condition of anonymity.
Based on this assessment, the vulnerability index was found to be the highest for Assam (0.72) and Mizoram (0.71), followed by Jammu and Kashmir (0.62), Manipur (0.59), Meghalaya and West Bengal (both 0.58), Nagaland (0.57), Himachal Pradesh and Tripura (both 0.51), Arunachal Pradesh (0.47) and Uttarakhand (0.45).Sikkim is the least vulnerable state with the index being 0.42.
The Himalayas are the largest and tallest mountain range in the world, bordering five countries and covering an area of about 43 lakh sq km.
Nearly 1.5 billion people depend on the Himalayas for water, food and energy. The Himalayan ecosystem is considered as extremely fragile and diverse but vital for India. (IANS)
Mizoram’s first medical college is slated to open its doors in August.
The Mizoram Institute of Medical College of Research is located at Falkawn and has all the necessary infrastructures as required by the Medical Council of India (MCI), L. Fimate, the Director of the college, told IANS on Saturday.
“The MCI has recommended the Letter of Permission for setting up the college,” he said.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla initiated the institution’s establishment keeping in mind the rising number of medical aspirants in the state.
Fimate said:, “Mizoram has been getting just 10 seats every year in the Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, (RIMS), Imphal. It is a central college. The medical aspirants of Mizoram find it almost impossible to get a seat in other medical colleges in India.”
The college will initially capacitate 100 students, 85 seats reserved for Mizo students.
Fimate has previously served as the Director in RIMS for nearly six years. He has also served as the head of the Forensic sciences in RIMS and J.N. Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal. (IANS)