• Anthurium FestivalThis 3 day festival in Mizoram is organised with an intent to promote tourism in the state. Around 30 kms to the West ,about an hour’s drive from Aizawl sprawls a prominent mountain village, Reiek, where the festival is celebrated.
Mizoram puts to shame even the most civilized nations of the west and with the added humility, it just amazes you. Breezing through in a shared taxi heading towards Aizawl, we suddenly came to a halt. The driver went out to help a fellow taxi driver with a flat Tyre. To my surprise, none of the passengers protested. We were standstill for about 15 minutes and in the meanwhile, every taxi that was passing by us (when I say every taxi, I literally mean every taxi), stopped and offered to help. The taxi dropped me right at the Arini hotel. Ever smiling faces greeted me and I was given a grand wooden floored room with bamboo work and with a great view to the Aizawl city for a mere 600 rupees.
Divya Soundrarajan's account of Aizawal is a beautiful revelation for most travellers looking for an offbeat travel experience. A hill town on the steep hill slope with market places bursting with energy, Mizoram must not be missed on you travel quest to the seven sister states.Read the travel story here.