Places To Visit
MAKE YOUR TRIP WORTHWHILE VISITING THESE STUNNING MIND GLORIFYING PLACES OF MIZORAM
No sight can be as pleasant as that of lush greenery. Those who are passionate about hills would love Mizoram. The state that has 21 major peaks of varied heights. High hills and breathtaking valleys along with rivers and lakes make Mizoram one of the most sought after holiday destinations in North East India. It is one of the ‘Seven Sister States’, as the seven states in the north eastern India are referred to. Mizoram shares borders with three states in India namely Assam, Manipur and Tripura and also with Bangladesh and Myanmar, the two neighboring countries. One visit to any of these lush green states can be rejuvenating enough for you to face the pollution and hustle bustle of your urban life. Here are some suggestions that we put forward while you make your trip in Mizoram; places that have stood the test of time and the brutal brunt of modern development.
Aizwal: The captivating capital of Mizoram
Unplug yourself at Aizawl, the capital state of Mizoram and a peaceful travel destination. It is the largest city in the state and is a melting pot of numerous cultures and communities. This charming city lies on a mountain ridge and its roads run more or less parallel to the mountain side along elevation contours. The best way to go around this place is to take the winding footpaths which will throw open to you the doors to exasperating Beauty of the mountains worth witnessing.
Aizawl clings to a vertical ridge and is one of the most languid and unhurried place among the Indian state capitals. Make a visit to this spot where the time stands still. Get soaked up or stay relaxed and experience the peaceful city life. Travellers from all over the world come here in search of some solitude, clean air and virgin natural beauty. Located in hills and away from the usual touristy places, this place is perfect to spend some time with your loved one, family or even alone. Luckily, Aizwal enjoys cool and pleasant weather all the year round. The city also boasts varieties of jungle products, monuments and memorials connected with legends and folklores. This lively and bustling city, also the headquarter of Aizawl District is absolutely enchanting and worth visiting.
Lunglei: A simpler paradise
Literally meaning ‘the bridge of rock’, Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. It is an ideal destination if you want to take a break and look away, towards nature’s simple offerings. Trekking, bird watching and adventure sports are frequently enjoyed by tourists.
This town is situated in the southern part of the state of Mizoram, and got its name after the actual bridge like rock found here. The natural beauty, cool weather, scenic views of Lunglei restores itself as a popular tourist destination in its own. The town is also well known since it is close to the city of Aizawl.
With beautiful butterflies, tribal traditions and other cultural richness, the city of Champhai takes pride in a wonderful view of the Myanmar hills. It is a commercial town in Mizoram strewn with mesmerizing scenery around. Main tourist attractions of the place are Rih Dil Lake and other ancient ruins and stones such as Lamsial Puk, Mura Puk, Sikpui Lung, Fiara Tui. One can add a dash of subtle adventure with trekking at the Thasiama Seno Neihna, enjoy the typical Mizo food items and relish here. Champai is a good base for trekkers, especially in the spring. The rhododendrons around the hills are especially beautiful. 5 Kms away from the city of Champhai is the traditional village of Mizos, Ruantlang, where age old traditional Mizo way of life is still preserved.
A model village depicting the lifestyle of the Mizo people, Falkawn village is a unique cultural extravaganza for first time visitors to Mizoram. Falkawn village depicts the livelihoods and cultures of the Mizo people, who form the biggest tribe of the state. Located 22 km away from the capital city of Aizawl Falkawn village is a unique concept and an effort to provide people with an insight into one of the greatest tribal cultures of Mizoram. Falkawn Village is a year round destination, open to people all year. Take a day trip to Falkawn Village, while you are in Aizwal. Spend the day here, to experience livelihoods, cultures and colors you probably did not know existed and make the most out of it.
The highest mountain peak in Aizawl is the Phawngpui Mountain, which means “vast meadow”, and is also known as “Blue Mountain”. Once you reach the Phawngpui Mountain peak, you will feel exhilarated and witness the breathtaking site of a garden full of Rhododendrons with their pleasing scent. The view of the blue hazed hills and valleys from the peak is magnificent.
The highest mountain in the state at 2100 meters, Phawngpui Peak is considered to be the abode of the goddess of the Mizo tribe. The peak is located within the Phawngpui National Park and oversees a wondrous landscape full of deep crevices and amazing cliffs. Trekking to the summit of Phawngpui is an experience no adventure lover can let go of. Being here between the mighty mountains and the sky will make you feel rejuvenated, happy and peaceful at the very least providing an ethereal experience.
Tamdil (Tam Lake)
The largest lake in the state of Mizoram, Tamdil Lake serves as a natural attraction for the state’s tourism scene. Tamdil Lake which literally translates into ‘Lake of Mustard ‘ in Mizo, is a wonderful lake with great landscape, clear, blue water and serene environment. Tucked between evergreen forests and hills, the lake is located in quiet wilderness of the hills of Mizoram, some 100 odd kilometers east of Aizawl.
The place is favorite for relaxation and gives one an opportunity to be away from the crowd, in the lap of nature. Besides being a tourist destination, Tamdil Lake is also very crucial for the fisherman in the locality. One can boat in the Lake, walk around its shores or just spread a carpet, lie down and read a book- there are one too many ways to spend some enjoyable time at the lake.
The highest waterfall in the state and the 13th highest in the country, the Vantawng Waterfalls is one of he most mesmerizing waterfalls of the North East. Vantawng falls are the pride of Mizoram and one of its prime attractions. The waterfall which is located 137 km away from the capital city of Aizawl is a gem in its own right. Tucked in between the verdant valleys with thick greenery around the waterfall seems like a river of white milk from distance. It is located in the Vanva River near Thenzawl which is known for its rampaging speed of flow. Vantawng Falls are testament to the amazing natural beauty that is hidden within the North-East.
Reiek: Land of myths and flowers
Reiek Tlang is one of the highest hills of Mizoram. A place to find peace and serenity, Reiek Tlang calls out to the lovers of nature, adventure and romance. Located some 35 km away from the city of Aizawl, Reiek Tlang provides its visitors an opportunity for trekking with the backdrop of sceneries borrowed from the Mizo Hills.The virgin forest of the Reiek Hills on one side and steep rocky cliff on the other make it a unique place to be at. The road to Reiek peak is a trekkers’ delight. It meanders up through thick forests, enchanted with the songs of birds. Reiek consists of distinctive traditional huts of different Mizo sub-tribes, the Mizo chieftain’s house and a bachelor dormitory amongst others, offering visitors a peek into the glorious past of these highlanders.
Hmuifang is a beautiful hill station at a distance of 50 kms from capital Aizawl in Mizoram. Located at an elevation of 1619 m above mean sea level, the hill is canopied with virgin forests. It’s a paradise for nature lovers as one can enjoy nature in a tranquil and serene manner. Hmuifang is a paradise far away from the pollution, hustle and bustle of urban life. The air is pure, the atmosphere is pure, and the entire setup seems to be handcrafted by god for men to take a break away from city life. It is a spiritual and a mesmerizing feeling visiting Hmuifang.