Mizoram is one of the 8 states of Northeast India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura), with Aizawl as its capital city.
The name is derived from Mi (people), Zo (lofty place, such as a 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, now with the addition of Sikkim, Eight sister states, namely Tripura, Assam, Manipur.
It is the second least populated state in India and stands second in the literate states after Kerala.
There are 5 major tribes in Mizoram - Lushei, Ralte, Hmar, Paihte, Pawi (or Poi).
Mizoram is one of three states of India with a Christian majority (87%).Its people belong to various denominations, mostly Presbyterian in its north and Baptists in south.
Rice is the staple food of Mizoram. According to a lot of people there are some must try dishes in Mizoram.
The main languages used in Mizoram are Mizo, English and Hindi. Mizo is the oldest language used there. It originated from the Duhlian dialect, also known as the Lusei.
A percussion instrument Dar (Gong) is used with pride in Mizoram along with Khuang (drums).
Lengzem Zai are love songs. Puipun Hla are the songs used during festivals.
Cheraw is the folk dance of Mizoram, 6-8 people perform this dance form with bamboo staves.