Mizoram is extremely famous for its culture and natural beauty. Beautifully land-scaped Mizoram is famous for its dances and festivals. There are a number of fairs and festivals celebrated in Mizoram.
In 2015, it will be held in November.
Mizos practice what is known as ‘Jhum Cultivation’. They slash down the jungle, burn the trunks and leaves and cultivate the land. All their other activities revolve around the jhum operations and their festivals are all connected with such agriculture operations.
The festival of Thalfavang Kut is an extremely popular and widely celebrated festival in Maizoram. It is an annual festival, held in the month of November. Unlike other harvest festivals that are celebrated after the successful completion of harvest, the festival of Thalfavang Kut is celebrated before harvest.
Apart from Thalfavang Kut other important festivals of Mizoram include Pawl Kut, Mim Kut, Chapchar Kut.
Specifically speaking the festival is celebrated after the weeding is completed as a process of preparing the land for next harvest. It is also known as the “Autumn Festival”. Thalfavang Kut is extremely successful in depicting the cultural heritage of Mizoram. It also culminates the traditional games of Mizoram.
This festival is not only significant for its cultural aspects but also for the social ties it strengthens. The society through festivals like these gets an opportunity to renew their old ties and cherish the present social bonds.
How to Reach?
Mizoram is surrounded by Myanmar, Bangladesh, Tripura, Assam, and Manipur. Mizoram is situated in the North eastern zone of India. Reaching Mizoram is not a problem at all. Following are various means to reach here.
Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram is the nearest airport to Mizoram. Several airlines operate regular flights to and from Aizawl.
The state does not have any Railway Station in its boundary. The most convenient Railway Station is Silchar, which is a 6/8 hours drive from Aizawl. Silchar is serviced by important trains and is linked to the rest of India with convenient Railway network
The road network in the state is quite convenient. National Highway 54 connects the capital city Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Aizawl is also accessible from other important northeastern cities in India like Shillong (450kms) and Guwahati (506kms).