Mizoram Industrial tour will be beneficial for those who wants to understand an economy sustained by locally available recourses, Mizoram comprises mostly of cottage industries of handloom, handicraft and bamboo products. Mizoram has plenty of raw materials for industry mostly from forest, agriculture and horticulture.A craft centre at Aizwal produces floor rugs, bags, aprons, cane works etc. Some ginger and fruit processing plants have come up in the state, Zoram industrial development corporation (ZIDCO) was set up for this purpose. Another government unit, Zoram Electronics Development Corporation, has been set up to promote electronics industry.
Mizoram is veritable treasure trove of natural beauty with its endless variety of landscape, hilly terrains, meandering streams, deep gorges, and rich wealth of flora and fauna. Flanked by Bangladesh on the west and Myanmar on the east and south, Mizoram occupies an importance strategic position having a long international boundary of 722 km. Mizoram is one of India’s most sparsely populated states but has a dazzling mix of cross-cultural vibrancy. Renowned for their hospitality, Mizos are a close-knit society with no class distinction or discrimination on grounds of gender. The entire society is knitted together by a code of ethics — ‘Tlawmngaihna’ — an untranslatable term meaning that everyone has a duty to be hospitable kind, unselfish and helpful to others.
Sights to See
Aizawl, a 112-year-old city stands on the ridges of steep hills, at an altitude of 1,132 m above sea level. On the east it has Tuiral River, on the north the Durrtlang hills and on the west the Tlawng River. Aizawl, the scenic capital of Mizoram, is the largest city in the state, but still very remote. It is a religious and cultural centre of the Mizos.
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- Samuel tea factory
- Bnei Menashe Industry
- Oriental Food Industries
- Malsom Bamboo Industry (p) Ltd.
- Mizoram food and Allied Coorporation
Lunglei (235 km): This is the second largest city and district headquarters and an ideal place for nature lovers for exploring the rich flora and fauna. An image of Buddha was found near Mualchenga village, 50 km from Lunglei. Accommodation: Lunglei Tourist Lodge, Tel: 0372 2342013/ 9436157014
Champhai (194 km): A bustling commercial town, located near the Myanmar border. The town lies 27 km from the Zokhawthar, the border town through which India-Myanmar trade is being conducted. It is a picturesque place and also a convenient base for visiting the neighbouring villages with fabled landmarks and trips into the surrounding forest-clad hills and deep narrow valleys which are rich in flora and fauna. Accommodation: Champhai Tourist Lodge, Tel: 03813 234015.
Reiek village: Located only an hour’s drive from the capital city, this is a typical Mizo village consisting of distinctive traditional huts of the different Mizo sub-tribes. This is also the venue of annual Anthurium festival and the best time to visit is April.
Phawngpui Peak: This is the highest peak in Mizoram, at an altitude of 2,157 m. Popularly known as ‘Blue Mountains,’ it is a garden of orchids, flowering trees like rhododendrons, medicinal herbs and wild flowers. Phawnpui has been declared a National Park covering an area of about 50 sq km due its rich flora and fauna.