Mizoram

Mizoram


Mizoram is considered by many as a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate. The state is rich in bird diversity, which has the potential to make it a major Birdwatching destination., Mizoram is a stronghold for Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae. There is also a rare record of the Wild water buffalo from the state. There have been several past records of sightings of the Sumatran rhinoceros from Mizoram, and Lushai hills. A small population of wild elephants can be seen in Ngengpui and Dampa Sanctuaries. Other interesting sites are Mizo Poets’ Square also known as Mizo Hlakungpui Mual in Mizo and the Great Megaliths locally known as ‘Kawtchhuah Ropui’. Pu Ziona, who lives in Baktawng near Aizawl, also has lot of visitors due to his fame as having the largest Family in the World.

A panorama of Aizawl taken from Zemabawk.

1)Sibuta Lung

Sibuta Lung at Tachhip
Sibuta Lung at Tachhip

Sibuta Lung is situated at Tachhip village, 20 km from Aizawl town in Mizoram India.Sibuta Lung was raised by a Palian chief about 300 years ago. The memorial Sibuta Lung offer a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.

It is said that, a young orphan, Sibuta, was adopted by the chief. Sibuta killed his adoptive father and became the chief of over 2,000 houses. But he failed in his love life and was jilted by a girl. Sibuta went mad for revenge and he put a young and beautiful girl, Darlai, in a big pit on which he wanted to erect a memorial for himself. The huge rock was pulled with great pains from the bed of the Tlawng river, 10 Km away. The stone was bathed with the blood of three human beings who were sacrificed. The stone was raised putting Darlai alive on the pit below the stone.

2) Phawngpui Hill

Phawngpui hill
Phawngpui hill

 Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) is situated near the Myanmar border in Chhimtuipui District in the northeastern state of Mizoram in India. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl. Phawngpui,the Blue Mountain of Mizoram is a highly revered peak, considered to be the abode of the Gods. Phawngpui Peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, rising about 2165 m high near the Myanmar border in Chhimtuipui District. The Peak gives some of the best adventure trekking tour options where the trek winds amidst the famous orchids and rhododendrons flowers. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairy tale view of the blue hazed hills, and vales unfolding below. 

The other attraction of Phawngpui Peak is the most enchanting view of Mizoram form the hill top. There is a semi-circular beautiful cliff in the western side called Thlazuang Khamm, which has a sharp and deep fall. This cliff is believed to be haunted by spirits. On the peak, there is a level ground of about 200 ha in area. The area is encircled by matted bamboo groves and other alluring vegetation. You will come across varieties of butterflies, including some rare species found in this region.

3)Phulpui Grave

Phulpui Grave
Phulpui Grave

Phulpui Grave is situated at Phulpui village of Aizawl district in Mizoram India. Phulpui is about 159 km from Aizawl.

There are two graves at Phulpui village in the Aizawl district of Mizoram India. It is said that, Zawlpala, Chief of Phulpui village, married the legendary beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. Talvungi was subsequently married to the chief of Rothai, Punthia. But, Talvungi could not forget Zawlpala, her previous husband. After many years when Zawlpala died, grief stricken Talvungi came to Phulpui, dug a pit by the side of Zawlpala’s grave and asked an old woman to kill her and bury her in the grave. The love story, the graves ( of Zawlpala and Talvungi )and other related places at Phulpui are attractions to the visitors coming to Mizoram. 

There are two graves at Phulpui village in the Aizawl district of Mizoram India. It is said that, Zawlpala, Chief of Phulpui village, married the legendary beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. Talvungi was subsequently married to the chief of Rothai, Punthia. But, Talvungi could not forget Zawlpala, her previous husband. After many years when Zawlpala died, grief stricken Talvungi came to Phulpui, dug a pit by the side of Zawlpala’s grave and asked an old woman to kill her and bury her in the grave. The love story, the graves ( of Zawlpala and Talvungi )and other related places at Phulpui are attractions to the visitors coming to Mizoram. 

There are two graves at Phulpui village in the Aizawl district of Mizoram India. It is said that, Zawlpala, Chief of Phulpui village, married the legendary beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. Talvungi was subsequently married to the chief of Rothai, Punthia. But, Talvungi could not forget Zawlpala, her previous husband. After many years when Zawlpala died, grief stricken Talvungi came to Phulpui, dug a pit by the side of Zawlpala’s grave and asked an old woman to kill her and bury her in the grave. The love story, the graves ( of Zawlpala and Talvungi )and other related places at Phulpui are attractions to the visitors coming to Mizoram. 

The state capital Aizawl has an airport and is connected to Kolkata and Imphal. Silchar in Assam is the nearest railway station.

4) Tomb of Vanhimilian

Tomb of Vanhimailian
Tomb of Vanhimailian

Situated at Champhai in Aizawl district, near the Myanmar border. Champhai is about 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram. Vanhimailian Sailo was a great chief who ruled over Champhai. A tomb know as the ‘Tomb of Vanhimailian’ was erected in Vanhimailian Sailo’s memory, which overlooks the vast Champhai plain. Champhai is situated in the Aizawl District and is about 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram India. 

A monument of architectural brilliance dedicated to the memory of the chieftain named Vanhimailian. It is believed that he was the chief of  Champai plain, which is located in the District. The leader is said to be great warrior and hunter of all times. It is one of the major monuments of  Mizoran. It is a panoramic view that can be enjoyed by everyone.

5)Mangkahia Lung Memorial Stone

Mangkahia Lung Memorial Stone
Mangkahia Lung Memorial Stone

Situated at Champhai in Aizawl district, near the Myanmar border. Champhai is about 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram.

Mangkahia Lung is located at Champhai in Aizawl district of Mizoram India, near the Myanmar border. Mangkahia Lung is a very large memorial stone also called Mangkhaia’s stone. Mangkahia Lung is 5 m high with heads of mithun (the animal found in the northeast India) engraved on it. Mangkahia Lung was raised in and around 1700 AD in the memory of Mangkhaia, who was a very prominent chief of the Ralte tribe.

6) Vantawng Falls

Vantawng Falls
Vantawng Falls

Located at a distance of  about 137kms from Aizawl, Vantawng  khawhthla or Fall is the highest and most spectacular of  all the waterfalls and cascades in the fast flowing rivers of Mizoram. It is located in Vanva river near Thenzawl and is named after×Vantawnga who was said to be an excellent swimmer. So good a swimmer was Vantawnga that he could hover in the cascading water like a fish, but unfortunately during one of such performances, a drifting log fell from above and killed him.

The height of the fall is recorded as 750 ft and though it is difficult to get close to it because of the sheer forested hillsides surrounding it, a comfortable viewing tower has been constructed by the Tourism