Tucked away in the picturesque hill ranges of north-east, Mizoram has always been a favourite among tourists. But now Mizoram is making headlines for another reason.
Mizoram is the happiest state in the country. The north-eastern state has topped the India Happiness Report 2020.
This is the first time that India is releasing a happiness report. It was prepared by a professor of strategy, Rajesh K Pillania, of the Management Development Institute in Gurugram.
All the states and the union territories in the country were part of the survey. Mizoram is followed by Andaman-Nicobar Islands, Punjab, Gujarat, and Uttar Pradesh on the happy list.
Family relations and friendships, income and growth, work-related issues, social issues, physical and mental well-being, religious and spiritual matters and whether COVID-19 affected lives are the major parameters on which happiness was measured.
The survey also pointed out that gender differences did not affect the happiness quotient. Instead, age, marriage, income, and education had a more crucial role in determining a person’s happiness.
Married couples are more happy than single people, as per the survey.
Why you should visit Mizoram
If you want to embrace nature, you should head to Mizoram.
Mizoram is blessed with an abundance of hill ranges, grassy landscape, spectacular waterfalls, dense forests, and fabled caves. Not just the pleasure of watching nature up-close, you can also go for boating, bike safari, and get a taste of their traditional cooking. The unique culture of the land and the distinctive festivals too will leave a mark in you. There are museums too.
Situated at a height of 1132mt above the sea level, Aizawl is a quiet town and the capital of Mizoram. At the central part of Mizoram is Serchhip, the highest literate district in the country. This serene piece of land will leave you refreshed and tranquil.
But Indians need to have Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter Mizoram. The best time to visit Mizoram is from December to March.