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Top 5 Places To Visit In Mizoram


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.

1. Aizawl

Aizawl
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Hills, Nature, Culture.
  • Major Attraction: Hmuifang.
  • Nearby Places: Serchhip and Champhai.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2 days.

The largest city in Mizoram and the state’s capital, Aizawl, is located in a picturesque setting on the ridges of hills at an altitude of 1132 m above sea level overlooking valley and hill ranges beyond. Rightly called the ‘Home of Highlanders’, Aizawl also boasts of cultural richness. Here are the leading destinations in Aizawl.

  • Air
Lengpui Airport near the city is connected to Imphal, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong and Mumbai. Take a cab from the airport to the city.
  • Rail
Bairabi rail way station (BHRB) is the nearest railhead, about 117 kms away from Aizwal. Take a cab or a bus from here to the city.
  • Road
Aizwal has good road connectivity and is connected to all other North Eastern states and West Bengal. Cabs are the preferred way but privately and state owned buses run too at good frequency. NH 306 is the national highway passing through the city.

Places to Visit:

Durtlang HillsBungTamdil Lake
PaikhaiMini Zoological GardenMizoram State Museum
Luangmual Handicrafts CentreSibuta LungKhawnlung Wildlife Santuary

2. Champhai

champhai
Photo by rajkumar1220, CC BY 2.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Border, Hills, Nature.
  • Major Attractions: Rih dïl and Murlen National Park.
  • Nearby Place: Aizawl.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

Located at an altitude of 1678 m, Champhai overlooks the largest plains in the state of Mizoram. It offers a spectacular view of Myanmar’s hill ranges. It is famously referred to as the ‘Fruit Bowl of Mizoram’. It is also home to ancient relics and monuments, which reflect the rich past of the land. Given below are some of the leading tourist attractions in Champhai.

  • Air
Lengpui Airport in Aizwal is the nearest airport (8 hours, 215 kms) and is connected to Imphal, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong and Mumbai. Take a cab from the airport to the city.
  • Rail
Bairabi rail way station (BHRB) is the nearest railhead, about 303 kms away from Champhai. Another option can also be Silchar railway station (SCL) in Assam about 363 kms away. Take a cab or a bus from here to the city.
  • Road
Champhai has good road connectivity and is connected to all other North Eastern states as it is an important trade corner for Myanmar. Cabs are the preferred way but privately and state owned buses run too at good frequency. NH 306 is the national highway passing through the city.

Places to Visit:

Murlen National ParkRih Dil LakeKawlkulh
Phawngpui PeakLengteng HillsLengteng Wildlife Sanctuary

3. Lunglei

lunglei
Photo by Joe Fanai, CC BY 2.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Nature, Flora, Fauna.
  • Major Attraction: Saikuti Hall.
  • Nearby Place: Serchhip.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

The second largest city in Mizoram only second to Aizawl, Lunglei is located at a higher altitude than the state’s capital. Lunglei derives its name from a rock resembling a bridge here. It is an ideal location to have some of the most spectacular views the state can offer. Majestic hills, lush greenery and rich culture of the land attract tourists in great numbers. Here are some of the top destinations in Lunglei.

  • Air
Lengpui Airport in Aizwal is the nearest airport (6 hrs, 200.9 km) and is connected to Imphal, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong and Mumbai. Take a cab from the airport to the city. A helicopter service can be also availed from Aizwal to Lunglei.
  • Rail
Bairabi rail way station (BHRB) is the nearest railhead, about 290 kms away from Lunglei. Take a cab or a bus from here to the city.
  • Road
Lunglei is connected to all cities of Mizoram. Cabs are the preferred way but privately and state owned buses run too at good frequency. NH 2 is the national highway passing through the city.

Places to Visit:

Lunglei – Bridge of RockSerkawnKhawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
Nghasih StreamTheiriat TlangThorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Saza Wildlife Sanctuary

4. Serchhip

serchhip
Photo by Lpachuau, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Nature, Flora, Fauna.
  • Major Attraction: Vantawng Waterfalls.
  • Nearby Place: Lunglei
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

Located between Mat and Tuikam Rivers, Serchhip is home to the state’s highest waterfalls and 8th highest mountain. A wide range of endangered species is found here. The district shares borders with Myanmar. Thenzawl, a town in Serchhip houses Mizo handloom industry where traditional items are available.

  • Air
Lengpui Airport in Aizwal is the nearest airport (4 hrs 37 min, 139 km) and is connected to Imphal, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong and Mumbai. Take a cab from the airport to the city. A helicopter service can be also availed from Aizwal to Serchhip.
  • Rail
Bairabi rail way station (BHRB) is the nearest railhead, about 228 kms away from Serchhip. Take a cab or a bus from here to the city.
  • Road
Serchhip is connected to all cities of Mizoram. Cabs are the preferred way but privately and state owned buses run too at good frequency. NH 2 is the national highway passing through the city.

Places to Visit:

Vantawng WaterfallsZoluti Hriatrengna LungChhingpuii Thlan
Thenzawl Deer Park

5. Lawngtlai

Visitor’s Information:

  • Famous for: Nature, Flora, Fauna.
  • Major Attraction: Vantawng Waterfalls.
  • Nearby Place: Lunglei,
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1 day.

Lawngtlai shares its boundaries with the neighboring country Bangladesh. The western side of the district is covered by dense unexplored forests. If you are looking for a place to enjoy oneness with nature with lesser sightseeing destinations, you would probably want to land in Lawngtlai. You would not miss these two destinations in Lawngtlai.

  • Air
Lengpui Airport in Aizwal is the nearest airport (9 hrs, 278 km) and is connected to Imphal, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Shillong and Mumbai. Take a cab from the airport to the city. A helicopter service can be also availed from Aizwal to Lawngtlai.
  • Rail
Bairabi rail way station (BHRB) is the nearest railhead, about 367 kms away from Lawngtlai. Take a cab or a bus from here to the city.
  • Road
Lawngtlai is connected to all cities of Mizoram. Cabs are the preferred way but privately and state owned buses run too at good frequency. NH 2 is the national highway passing through the city.

Places to Visit:

Vengpui PeakLohawka Wildlife SanctuarySinemon Wildlife Sanctuary
KawmzawlNgengpui Wildlife Sanctuary

There are more tourist destinations in Mizoram. More engrossed by the beauty of the land, I toured lesser than I had initially intended. I would come back with more when I get there next time. In the meanwhile, contributions from people of the land and those who have toured the state would be most welcome.

3 comments

  1. Have decided to visit Aizawal in the last week of Dec. this year for 5 days, reaching on 27th. Can you please give me a detail programme.

  2. Plans to visit Mizoram during April 2nd week. Family trip. Can my mother aged 71 old with climbing problems accompany.
    How many days should we spend there for a whirlwind tour to see the State?

    Regards,

    • Dude, take minimum 10 days. It’s better to visit during winter …although during summer you will feel a bit 30′ C heat at daytime .but at night it’s cool…at least you can sleep without fan or AC. There’ ll be little problem for your older mom to walk around the Aizawl city as it is at hill top ..have to climb up & down stairs all the way…

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