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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
Photo by Joe Fanai, CC BY 2.0

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.

  • Durtlang Hills
  • Bung
  • Tamdil Lake
  • Paikhai
  • Mini Zoological Garden
  • Mizoram State Museum
  • Luangmual Handicrafts Centre
  • Sibuta Lung
  • Khawnlung Wildlife Santuary

2. Champhai

champhai
Photo by rajkumar1220, CC BY 2.0

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.

  • Murlen National Park
  • Rih Dil Lake
  • Kawlkulh
  • Phawngpui Peak
  • Lengteng Hills
  • Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Lamsial Puk
  • Palak Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Fiara Tui
  • Kungawrhi Puk
  • Mura Puk
  • Thasiama Seno Neihna
  • Hnahlan
  • Lalruanga Lung

3. Lunglei

lunglei
Photo by Joe Fanai, CC BY 2.0 

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.

  • Lunglei – Bridge of Rock
  • Serkawn
  • Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Nghasih Stream
  • Theiriat Tlang
  • Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Saza Wildlife Sanctuary

4. Serchhip

serchhip
Photo by Lpachuau, CC BY-SA 3.0 

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.

  • Vantawng Waterfalls
  • Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung
  • Chhingpuii Thlan
  • Thenzawl Deer Park

5. Lawngtlai

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.

  • Vengpui Peak
  • Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kawmzawl
  • Ngengpui 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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