Amazing tourist places to explore while in Mizoram
For the people who are in love with hills and want to explore the lesser-known northeastern state, then Mizoram is a state worth to explore. Inhabited by various tribes who practice a range of religious customs and cultural splendour, this Indian state has a lot to provide to travellers. Blessed with the diversified geographical area, small hillocks with winding trails, Mizoram is best known for adventures like trekking, mountain biking, and lots more. Enclosed with the beautiful picturesque landscapes, breathtaking valleys, Mizoram is one of the most sought holiday destinations in North East region of India. Known as one of the ‘Seven Sister States’, it shares a border with three states namely Assam, Manipur, and Tripura along with Bangladesh and Myanmar as the two neighbouring countries. Filled with natural beauty, here are some of the best places to see in Mizoram.
The largest city in Mizoram and its capital as well, Aizawl, is located in a scenic environment 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. Durtlang Hills, Bung, Paikhai, Mini Zoological Garden, Mizoram State Museum, Tamdil Lake, Sibuta Lung, Luangmual Handicrafts Centre, and Khawnlung Wildlife Sanctuary are the leading destinations in Aizawl.
The second largest city in Mizoram next to Aizawl, Lunglei is located at a higher altitude than the capital of Mizoram. Lunglei derives its name from a rock, which is popularly known as Lunglei – Bridge of Rock resembling a bridge here. It is a perfect 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 high numbers. Apart from that, Serkawn, Khawngulang Wildlife Sanctuary, Nghasih Stream, Theiriat Tlang, Saza, and Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the top destinations in Lunglei.
Located between Mat and Tuikam Rivers, Serchhip is home to the state’s highest Vantawng waterfalls. A wide range of endangered species can be found here. The district shares borders with Myanmar. Thenzawl, a town in Serchhip houses Mizo handloom industry where traditional items are available. It includes places namely Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung, Chhingpuii Thlan, and Thenzawl Deer Park to visit for the people.
Lawngtlai shares its boundaries with the neighbouring country Bangladesh. Dense unexplored forests cover the western side of the district. For relishing oneness with nature and going through lesser sightseeing destinations, you would probably want to roam around in Lawngtlai. Vengpui Peak, Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary, Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary, Kawmzawl, and Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary are some the places to visit in Lawngtlai.
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. Some of the leading tourist attractions namely Murlen National Park, Rih Dil Lake, Kawlkulh, Phawngpui hills, Lengteng hills, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Fiara Tui, Palak wildlife sanctuary, Lamsial Puk, Mura Puk, Thasiama Seno Neihna, Hnahlan, Lalruanga Lung, and Kungawrhi Puk are present in Champhai.