Discover Mizoram Aizwal - Champhai - Rihdil - Zokhawthar - Hmuifang - Thenzawl 7D/ 6N
Mizoram is a hilly place located at the southern tip of northeastern India. Covered with verdant forests that teem with bamboo groves, vibrant wildlife, sheer cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls, the state has many unique landmarks of old folklores and picturesque villages of houses built on stilts – a land where a dramatic sea of morning mist unfolds throughout the hills and peaks. This is the land of the highlanders, or the Mizos, who are by nature carefree and friendly. For anyone looking for a quiet holiday or for some time in the outdoors, Mizoram is a destination worth your while. The state is a kaleidoscopic with its wide array of festivals and dances, handicrafts, flora and fauna, breathtaking natural beauty, and temperate climate. English is commonly spoken here. The joyful enthusiasm and the gregarious spirit of the local populace contribute to the simple wonders that the state has to offer. The places covered in this tour are;
This 112-year-old citadel-like city, with its timber houses and profusion of flowers is set on a ridge at an altitude of 4000 ft above sea level. Aizawl is the religious and cultural center of the Mizos, and the town lies just north of the Tropic of cancer. The town experiences cloudless blue skies, dewy mornings and sunlit days that carry a promise of quaintness all year round. Even the monsoon months are pleasant and gentle.
The drive to Champhai passes through some stunning landscapes of emerald rice fields that remain bordered by the smoky hills of Myanmar. Champai has the biggest stretch of plains in Mizoram which is used for rice cultivation. The bustling commercial hub on the Indo-Myanmar borderline also attracts nature lovers and the nights here bring out millions of stars in the sky. The town is also a convenient base for hikes to surrounding landmarks and historical places, including Rih Dil, the mythical lake located 5 kms from the border within Myanmar which is associated with the Mizo animist religion of yore.
Rih Lake is the largest lake in Mizoram, but is situated in Burma – goes the common saying. The legendary lake is believed to have been the inevitable passage that spirits of the dead crossed on their way to their future abode known as Mitthi Khua. Some even believed it was the final abode of the spirits. The many myths about this mysterious lake have been a source of inspiration for several Mizo writers and composers, and have immensely enriched their literary output.
Meaning the ‘lake of mustard’, Tam Dil is situated near Saitual village. Having been developed as an important pisci-culture centre by the Fisheries Department and a holiday resort by the Tourism Department, this is perhaps the most frequented lake in the state. The lake and the surrounding thick forest are home to wide species of trees, plants and animals.
It is an ideal getaway located at the scenic peak of Hmuifang mountain, 50 kms to the south of Aizawl. With an elevation of 1619 metres, the mountain is still covered with virgin forests reserved since the days of the Sailo tribal chiefs. Patches of grassy glades on the peak are also suitable for picnics and outdoor camping. From here one may visit the four Mizo villages situated on the hillsides, Hmuifang, Sumsuih, Lamchhip and Chamring to see the typical rural life of the Mizos.
Thenzawl was initially a dense forest with wild animals before being cultivated and inhabited in the year 1961. The Tropic of Cancer runs exactly through this verdant village. It is an important center for traditional Mizo handloom, producing rich and colorful varieties of weaves. One can observe the indigenous weaving techniques of the Mizos here and support local weavers by purchasing their rare commodities. Attractions around the village include the amazing Vantawng Falls surrounded in the middle of a pristine forest and hill scenery. The Tualvungi Thlan are two graves immortalizing the interesting love story between Zawlpala and Talvungi. Chawngchilhi Puk is a cave known for another love story, between a lady and a snake. The local deer park is another attraction to spend some heartfelt time with animals.
With clean and simple rooms providing breathtaking views of the valley, Hotel Arini is a quiet and homely abode centrally located in the hilly city of Aizwal. The lobby is charming with extensive woodwork. Staff are friendly and courteous.
Run by the department of tourism of Mizoram, the Tourist Lodge is the only decent accommodation option in Champhai. The highlight of the property is its location midst a beautiful and utmost peaceful campus. Rooms are simple and clean, however service can be pretty lousy, a trait common in many government run properties across India.
The Tourist Lodge located in the remote village of Zokhawthar has a scenic compound overlooking the valley. It is a simple government run property with clean rooms, basic facilities and courteous staff.
The Tourist Lodge at Thenzawl is run by the government and offers accommodation in simple and clean cottages. The property is surrounded midst the lush greenery of the hills and has a peaceful atmosphere to relax and reflect.
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