Known for its evergreen hills and dense bamboo jungles, Mizoram lies in the southern most tip of north east India. Called the Land of Blue Mountains, the hills are crisscrossed by gushing rivers and high sparkling waterfalls. The word Mizo means highlanders.
It is the capital of Mizoram and is a beautiful old city situated on steep hills. The main attractions here are the Durtlang Hills, Bara Bazaar, Mizoram State Museum, and Solomon’s Temple. Reiek is a resort meant for tourists which is 45 km south of Aizawl.
2. Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
If your idea of a vacation is to explore and connect with nature, then Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary should be your stop! Located about 130 Km away from Aizawl, the sanctuary is one of the most visited places in Mizoram due to the biodiversity, and wilderness it offers. This wildlife reserve spreads across a massive 35 Sq Km and is abode to several rare and exotic animals such as Royal Bengal Tiger, Gibbon, Sambar, Barking Deer, Sero and the Hoolock, to name a few! Besides the wildlife, the lush valleys and the stunning views of the Sanctuary are hard to miss!
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.
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.
5. Phawngpui Hills
Located in Chhimtuipui District near Myanmar border, Phawngpui Hills is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram and claimed to be one of the best places to visit in Mizoram. Dubbed as the ‘House of Gods’, this quaint hill station is rich in vibrant species of orchids, fragrant herbs, exotic fauna and colourful rhododendron. The panoramic views of the lush green hillocks spread across the region of Phawngpui and the bamboo groves enriched surroundings are must witness during your trip to Mizoram.
6. Solomon’s Temple
Solomon’s Temple is a church which was constructed in the year 1996. Today, a lot of Christians visit this religious place to offer their prayers to the lord.
Are you looking for a place to relax and unwind? A place far away from the hustle-bustle of the city; then go to Lunglei! This is one of the most breath-taking places in Mizoram and one of the top places to see in Mizoram. Most of the tourists visit Lunglei for its lovely landscapes and the scenic setting. There is a rock-like bridge structure in the village and thus, the name Lunglei is given to it.
8. Vantawng Falls
Falling from a height of 750 feet, Vantawng Falls is the highest waterfall in Mizoram. It is situated at a distance of 135 Km from Aizawl and is a popular attraction for nature enthusiasts and tourists from all across the world. Also, one can involve in activities like hiking and trekking to enjoy the surrounding hills and thick forests. Moreover, this hotspot can be viewed from a distance, and it is truly a mesmerising sight, even from afar.
The Mamit district is the fourth largest district of the state of Mizoram. Known for its exquisite scenic locales and magnificence, don’t miss out to add this place in your itinerary in Mizoram.
It is flanked on the north by Hailakandi district of Assam state, on the west by North Tripura district of Tripura state and Bangladesh, on the south by Lunglei district and on the east by Kolasib and Aizawl districts.
10. Phulpui Grave
Around 159km from main Aizawl town, Phulpui Grave is a popular element of sightseeing tour in Mizoram and known among the travellers for its twin graves. The legend behind the formation of the grave revolves around a love story which states that once Zawlpala, the Chief of Phulpui village, married the gorgeous beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. During those days polygamy used to be practised. That is why Talvungi was later married to the chief of Rothai, Punthia. But she could not forget her former husband. After a long time when Zawlpala died she could not resist the shock and out of grief she dug a grave next to the one of Zawlpala and asked an old lady to kill her and burry in the grave.
11. Dampa Tiger Reserve
Dampa Tiger Reserve is one of the top wildlife destinations in Mizoram. This reserve forest is a home to a number of wild animals such as leopards, barking deer, Indian Python, wild boar, slow loris, etc. It was declared as a Tiger Reserve area in 1994.
This is one of the best places to experience life away from the city. The crystal clear waters of River Tlawng and the Tamdil Lake would give an experience to remember for a lifetime. The lush green hills at the backdrop and the crystal clear water from these two water bodies make it a picture-perfect destination. So, this is one of the top Mizoram visiting places.
It is a beautiful town in the middle of Mizoram. The main attraction here is the Vantawng Falls, and is the highest waterfall in the state. It is situated in Vanva River and is surrounded by lush greenery.
14. Rih Dil
The Rih Dil is a heart-shaped pool positioned at the border of Myanmar and Mizoram. According to a popular Mizo folk tale, this lake is believed to be the place where spirits retire before they cross over to the afterlife. The lake is open to Mizo people and visitors with special permits. And for tourists to explore this natural haven, the special permission has to be obtained by the Deputy Commissioner’s Office.