Mizoram

Discover Mizoram

Travel to Aizawl, Champhai, Kolasib, Lawngtlai, Lunglei, Mamit, Saiha, Serchhip

Known as the ‘Songbird of India’, the northeastern state of Mizoram is one of the smallest states in India. The moderate climate of Mizoram, which is comfortable even in during summer makes it an attractive destination for all the tourists. The vast culture and grand festivals of the state have a unique, irresistible charm which can not be explained or read; it can only be felt once you are in the peaceful, serene land of Mizoram. The dense greenery and the 21 hill ranges that stretch throughout the territory of Mizoram is sure to take you surrounded to a different world. An Inner Line Pass is required to enter Mizoram.

Mizoram offers you a calm, serene atmosphere with exciting outdoor activities in the beautiful lush green surroundings which keeps you close to the peaceful nature. With grand festivals, happy people wearing colourful traditional costumes, Mizoram welcomes you to explore its beauty and richness. Don’t forget to stop by the tribal artisans and get amazed by their unique talent and pick a traditional shawl for yourself as a souvenir. For non-vegetarian people, the food of the state will be a real treat while vegetarians will have to choose carefully from the dishes. If you love to be in nature’s arms, then Mizoram is the place for you! Indians need an Inner Line Permit (ILP) to enter the state. The cost is INR 170 for a 15-day permit. The process to get an extension is slightly difficult. One can get an ILP documentation done at the Lengpui Airport in Aizwal.

Aizawl: Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, one of the eight states of North-east India. Aizawl is a beautiful city spread over steep ridges, hills and valleys. The century-year-old capital city is situated 1132 m above sea level and is flanked by the majestic peaks of Durtlang on the north.

Famous Places in Aizawl: Durtlang Hills, Reiek, Vantawng Falls, Mizoram State Museum, KV Paradise, Solomon Temple, Hmuifang, Falkawn Village, Dampa Tiger Reserve, Salvation Army Temple, Saiha, Phawngpui Peak, Tamdil (Tam Lake), Phawngpui.

Durtlang Hills: Located on the northern side of Aizawl, the Durtlang Hills is a popular attraction which houses viewpoints offering panoramic views of the capital city. One can drive to the destination and once there engage in a bit of light hiking and trekking. The best time to visit the Durtlang Hills would be in the morning when the sun is not as harsh as it would be during the afternoon.

Reiek: At a height of 1465 meters, Reiek Tlang or simply Reiek is one of the highest hills of Mizoram. Located at a distance of 29 km away from the city of Aizawl, Reiek Tlang is an excellent viewpoint overlooking panoramic views of Aizawl and the surrounding valley with the backdrop of sceneries borrowed from the Mizo Hills. The journey to the peak is also an excellent trekking opportunity usually reserved for calm sunny days. As is the case with most North Eastern destination of India, the peak of Reiek is also relatively unexplored and sits pretty as a pearl in the hills.

Vantawng Falls: 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.

Mizoram State Museum: Located right in the centre of the city, this museum displays the rich heritage of Mizoram.

Along with the numerous archaeological artifacts, photographs and natural history specimens, an entire gallery here is dedicated to the Mizo tribes.

KV Paradise: This is a 3 storied mausoleum built in the memory of Varte who died in a 2001 motor accident. This beautiful structure showcases an odd collection of her wardrobe and shoe collections.

The marble fountain patio offers wonderful panoramic views of the valley. It is built by her husband Khawlhring who has since spent his entire savings and energy in this.

Solomon Temple: Located in Kidron Valley, this is a grand temple for the locales here in Aizawl.

Hmuifang: One of the most beautiful destinations in Mizoram, Hmuifang or Hmuifang Tlang is an amazing hill station with a lot to offer to the discerning traveller. Located a distance of 50 km from the capital city of Aizawl, Hmuifang is hill town at the heart of the state of Mizoram. The hill station is known for its adventure and wildlife-related activities which draws many enthusiasts to its hills. It is a land of virginal green forests and slopes untouched by human civilization. Hmuifang is also famous for holding a festival promoted by the Tourism Development of Mizoram called the Thalfavang Kut that gives you a peek into the Mizo culture by showcasing various dances such as Cheraw, Sawlakai, Siktuithiang lam and Chheihlam

Falkawn Village: 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 our land.

Dampa Tiger Reserve: Dampa Tiger Reserve or Dampha Tiger Reserve, the largest wildlife sanctuary in Mizoram, has been declared as a Tiger Reserve in 1994. Located in the western part of Mizoram, at the international border with Bangladesh about 127 km from Aizawl it covers an area of about 550 sq kms. The tropical forests of Dampa are home to rich flora and fauna. It consists of forest, hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, rivulets and natural salt licks. Dampa Tiger Reserve is a part of Project Tiger, financially aided by Government of India.

Salvation Army Temple: This place has wonderful bell chimes and these can be heard throughout the city on quiet mornings.

Saiha: Saiha is known as the fastest growing town in Mizoram, as the population has significantly risen in the last decade. Saiha is a census town in the Saiha district in Mizoram located at an average height of 729 meters above sea level. This town is considered to be a haven for angling enthusiasts.

Phawngpui Peak: The highest point in the state, Phawngpui Peak is a revered mountain among the tribes of the state. The beautiful blue mountain located some 300 km south of Aizawl is a wonderful place to be and to bring out the adventure enthusiast in you. The peak is located within the Phawngpui National Park and oversees a wondrous landscape full of deep crevices and magnificent cliffs. Trekking to the summit of Phawngpui is an experience no adventure lover can let go of.

Tamdil (Tam Lake): The largest lake in the state of Mizoram, Tamdil Lake is a human-made lake exclusively to serve as a natural attraction for the state’s tourism. Tamdil Lake, which translates into ‘Lake of Mustard ‘ in Mizo, is a beautiful lake with the magnificent landscape, clear, blue water and serene environment. Tucked between evergreen forests and hills, the lake is located in the wilderness of the hills of Mizoram, some 100 km east of Aizawl.

Berawtlang Tourist Complex: A popular picnic spot, this area is host to multiple ceremonial functions and houses cottages for tourist accommodation as well restaurants.

Phawngpui: Phawngpui is a quaint and serene village located in the state of Mizoram. Situated at an elevation of 2157 meters, this place proffers picturesque views. This place is surrounded by verdant trees and lofty mountains which in magnifying the beauty of the landscape. The place does not only have verdant and thick forests but is also bountiful in flora and fauna. If you want to add a bit of adventure to your trip, make sure to scale the Blue Mountain and enjoy the trek with mesmerizing scenic beauty. The trek to the top of the mountain will provide awestruck views of the whole place which will make you feel as if you are in heaven.

Champhai: The town of Champhai on the eastern border of Mizoram close to the Indo-Myanmar border is the administrative headquarters of the Champhai district. It is located at a distance of 188 Kms from the capital of Aizawl and is strategically and commercially important for the state of Mizoram as well as for India. Champhai and its surrounding regions are primarily known for their natural beauty and vast valleys of rice fields. It is known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Mizoram’ due to being a major region of rice cultivation. Also, its vibrant seasonal orchids lend it a certain romanticism and aesthetic appeal.

Famous Places in Champhai: Rih Dil, Murlen National Park, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary.

Rih Dil: This heart shaped lake is believed to be the passage of souls to the eternal abode. It cannot be visited without prior permission from the Deputy Commissioner’s Office.

Murlen National Park: Spread over 100 sq km with sub-tropical evergreen forests, this national park is famous for housing animals like the hoolock gibbon, and the Himalayan Black Bear. Leopards, tigers and many other species are spotted here.

Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary: Located very near the Murlen National Park, this sanctuary is home to animals like the barking deer, rhesus macaque, wild boar as well as leopard. Tigers and gorals are also found here.

Kolasib: Among the newer districts and the smallest of the eleven in Mizoram, Kolasib lies in northern Mizoram sharing a border with the Cachar district of Assam. It lies at a distance of 79 Kms north of Aizawl. Like most other districts of Mizoram, Kolasib is bountiful in culture and natural beauty. Tlawng river is the best attraction of Kolasib with its beautiful river banks and adjoining forests serving as a countryside getaway.

Famous Places in Kolasib: River Tlawng, Tamdil Lake.

River Tlawng: River Tlawng is located in close proximity to Tamdil Lake and is considered to be the longest river in Mizoram. It spreads out to about 185 km and is also called Katakha or Dhaleswari in the local language.

Tamdil Lake: The largest lake in the state of Mizoram, Tamdil Lake is a human-made lake exclusively to serve as a natural attraction for the state’s tourism. Tamdil Lake, which translates into ‘Lake of Mustard ‘ in Mizo, is a beautiful lake with the magnificent landscape, clear, blue water and serene environment. Tucked between evergreen forests and hills, the lake is located in the wilderness of the hills of Mizoram, some 100 km east of Aizawl.

Lawngtlai: The Lawngtlai town is situated in the district of Lawngtlai in Mizoram. The town is mainly a hilly region. The place is surrounded by of lush green hills and exotic landscapes. There are several beautiful places of interest in and around the town of Lawngtlai. There are also few sanctuary located in and around the town of Lawngtlai. The Sanctuaries include Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary and Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Famous Places in Lawngtlai: Chawngte, Uiphum, Blue Mountain, Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Chawngte: Located to the south-west of the Lawngtlai District, Chawngte is a small village in the state of Mizoram. Chawngte is located about 250 km from the capital city of Aizawl. The tourist coming here can know about the culture and tradition of the people here and also can enjoy the delicious local cuisine of Mizoram. Other nearby attraction is the Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary.

Uiphum: Uiphum is another important tourist place in the district of Lawngtlai. It is small town in Lawngtlai. The closest railway station to Uiphum is Silchar Railway Station.

Blue Mountain: It is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram. It is a highly revered peak. It is considered to be the abode of the Gods. Blue Mountain is also known as the Phawngpui peak. From the peak the tourist can enjoy the mesmerizing view of Mizoram.

Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary: Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary is located close to the Indo-Myanmar border and Indo-Bangladesh border in south western Mizoram. The sanctuary covers an area of 110 sq kms. The sanctuary is managed by Range Officer with headquarter at Ngengpui and 5 Beat Officers. Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 110 sq km. The altitude of the sanctuary ranges from 200 m to about 1200 m above the sea level.

Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary: Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Lawngtlai district in Mizoram. The sanctuary is rich in varied flora and fauna. It covers an area of 75.50 sq kms. The forest type existing in the sanctuary consists of tropical evergreen and tropical semi evergreen forests. The sanctuary is the home to many medicinal plants.

Phawngpui National Park: Phawngpui National Park is located in the Lawngtlai district in Mizoram. The park is about 300 km from Aizawl. Phawngpui National Park is also known as the Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park. The park encompasses the entire mountain and the surrounding reserve forest.The park is rich in natural beauty and in varied for and fauna.

Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary: Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Lawngtlai district in extreme southern part of Mizoram. It is home to varied flora and fauna. Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary is an important place of Mizoram tourism. It covers an area of 143 sq kms.

Lunglei: Literally meaning ‘the bridge of rock’, Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. It is a small town, located around 170 km south of Aizawl whose name is derived from a bridge shaped rock found along Nghasih which is a tributary of the river Tlawng. Lunglei is an ideal offbeat destination for those who love natural sightseeing and adventure activities bundled into one. Trekking, bird watching and camping are among the popular activities opted by tourists coming to visit Lunglei.

Famous Places in Lunglei: Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lunglei Sightseeing.

Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary: Spread over an area of 35 sq km, this wildlife sanctuary is known for its variety of species of wildlife like the wild boar, hoolock, gibbon, and the sambar deer. This sanctuary is located at a height of 1300 m from sea level.

Lunglei Sightseeing: This town is picturesque in itself. Rather than certain sightseeing options like monuments or view-points, one can enjoy the lush greenery, trekking routes and interacting with the local people here.

Mamit: The Mamit district is the fourth largest district of the state of Mizoram. The town of Mamit, the administrative headquarters of the district, is located around 95 kms from Aizawl to the west. Known for its exquisite scenic locales and magnificence, don’t miss out to add this place in your itinerary in Mizoram. The Dampa Tiger Reserve, among the famous natural protected regions of India, is a popular tourist attraction here. Adventure enthusiasts will also love visiting the longest cave network of Mizoram in Pukzing. Oranges are a major produce from this district, earning it the nickname, the ‘Orange Garden of Mizoram’.

Famous Places in Mamit: Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Saitlaw, West Phaileng, Kanghmun, Pukzing, Lungkulh,

Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary: Dampa Tiger Reserve, a splendid Wildlife Sanctuary, is located amidst the deep and dense forests of Mizoram in India. The forests are located about 125 kilometers from Aizawl and are rich with a variety of flora and fauna that draw tourists and nature lovers to the North-eastern state of India from all parts of the world. The name Dampa was derived from the lonely bachelors (Dam Pa meaning Lonely Men) left in the region after the passing of a majority of the female population. The Dampa wildlife sanctuary covers a sprawling area of over 500 square kilometers on the western side of Mizoram and touches the international boundaries of Bangladesh.

Saitlaw: Saitlaw is a small town situated around 11 km away to the west of Mamit, in the north-eastern region of Mizoram. It is surrounded by the Rengdil Village in the west and Bualpui Village in the north.

West Phaileng: West Phaileng is a village situated a few km away from Mamit. It is at an altitude of around 1,290 ft above sea level. The Dampa Sanctuary is in very close proximity to this town which is flanked by dense forest and teak plantations.

Kanghmun: Kanghmun is a village in the south-eastern region of Mamit District and is at a height of 2,841 ft above sea level. It is known for its immense contribution to the cultural values and traditions of the Mamit district.

Pukzing: Home to the biggest cave of the state of Mizoram, the 25 m wide Pukzing Cave is the village of Pukzing. It is located at a distance of 12 km north of one of the most famous villages of the Mamit district, Phuldungsei.

Lungkulh: Lungkulh is an attraction famous for its artificial lake that boasts of activities like fishing and boating. It is a brick structure that resembles a mound or a knoll. Lungkulh makes up for a beautiful picturesque location.

Saiha: Saiha is known as the fastest growing town in Mizoram, as the population has significantly risen in the last decade. Saiha is a census town in the Saiha district in Mizoram located at an average height of 729 meters above sea level. This town is considered to be a haven for angling enthusiasts.

Famous Places in Saiha: Palak Wildlife Sanctuary, Palak Dil.

Palak Wildlife Sanctuary: 130 km to the south west of the town of Saiha lies an exquisite display of biodiversity in the Palak Wildlife Sanctuary. It is situated in the Lakher region, which lies on the southern part of Mizoram.

Not the biggest of wildlife sanctuaries, it is spread across 15.50 sq. km of land. This place is sanctified with all the invigorating qualities of Mother Nature. To add to that, the Sanctuary also boasts of a range of species like the sambar, barking deer, leopard, elephant and rhesus macaque. The breeze here is simply beautiful and rejuvenating, do visit it.

Palak Dil: Palak Dil, also known as Pala Tipo which is Mizo for ”swallowing lake” is the located in Phura village in Saiha district, a few km away from the town of Saiha.

It is also the largest lake in Mizoram. The location of this place in particular is pretty rich in nature given the fact that it is located in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot and is in abundance of verdant environs. As it is a major component of the Palak Wildlife Sanctuary, it is also blessed with a lot of flora and fauna.

Serchhip: Most famous for being the district with the highest literacy rate in India, Serchhip in Mizoram is a place that can provide you a unique and vibrant experience.

This small town can give one the experience of a small village, the life, activities and colors that it sustains in the everyday. Some of the popular villages one can visit are the Neihloh and Buangpuri. The nature too plays a role in tourism with spots such as the Vantawng Khawhltha water fall. Other places here include the Chhingpui Thlan and Hriantrengna lung.

Famous Places in Serchhip: Vantawng Falls, Chhingpuii Thlan, Thenzawl, Paragliding in Serchhip.

Vantawng Falls: 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.

Chhingpuii Thlan: This stone memorial is named after a beautiful woman Chhingpuii who married Kaptuanga but was kidnapped and killed during the second civil war. It is after this that her husband was devastated and committed suicide.

Thenzawl: Another town in the Serchhip district, Thenzawl is a flat area with beautiful grassy landscape. Vantawng Falls is very near to this town.

Paragliding in Serchhip: During peak seasons, you can also get a chance to enjoy Paragliding here in Serchhip. Do ensure that the local vendor is following all security practices.