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Top 5 Highlights of Heavenly Mizoram (North East India)

The North-Eastern states of India are blessed with unparalleled beauty. The moment you enter here, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into heaven. There are seven states in the North-East. Thus they’re called “Seven Sisters”. To check out some lovely sights of this region, read Best Places to Visit in North-East India.

Mizoram is one of the seven states of the North-East. The scenic beauty of Mizoram is indescribable. You’ll have to witness it yourself to realise that. So here are top five places in this state that are so beautiful you can’t help but fall in love with them.

1. Vantawng Falls

The magnificent waterfall
The magnificent waterfall. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

The reason for this place being on top of this list is primarily due to my immense love for waterfalls. But keeping that aside, Vantawng Falls deserve to be here because they’re one of the most beautiful waterfalls in India.

It is the largest waterfall in the state, falling from a large height of approximately 750 feet. With high cliffs, rocky terrain and bouts of greenery here and there, Vantawng Falls is a sight to behold.

You can trek all the way up here and click some amazing pictures. One of the best places to visit in the state.

2. Aizawl

Postcard view of Aizawl
Postcard view of Aizawl. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

Aizawl is the capital of Mizoram, but that’s not the only reason for it to secure a place on this list.

The set-up of Aizawl is so beautiful that you’ll be in awe. Amidst sloping hills full of natural greenery and fresh air lies a town with small buildings, markets and a considerable population. It is supposedly set up at an altitude of 1132 m above sea level, thus giving an incredible view of the valleys and hills of the nearby area.

Aizawl is the largest city in the state. Therefore, expect it to be culturally vibrant. Make sure to taste the local cuisines of Mizoram from the various small restaurants here.

Some places that you cannot miss during your visit to Aizawl are the Durtlang Hills, Tamdil Lake, Luangmual Handicrafts Centre and Paikhai.

3. Champhai

Rih DIl Lake
Rih Dil Lake. Photo by Mizoram Government Website

Set up at an altitude of 1678 m, Champhai is a fast-developing town in the Indo-Myanmar borders. It is a strategically important location.

Because of its high altitude, Champhai gives a superb view of the high Myanmar Hills. The town also has a rich past because locals believe that it’s here that the first settlement in Mizoram started.

But none of these facts endows as much popularity to Champhai as its abundant natural beauty. Filled with fruit trees, orchids and lots of varieties of butterflies, it is a must-visit place in not only Mizoram but India as well. Besides these factors, Champhai is also famous for its many numbers of tribal communities who display various cultural traditions. The town also has acres of rice fields that sustain the majority of the population in the state.

Some lovely places in and near Champhai are Rih Dil Lake and Murlen National Park. Also, don’t forget to stroll through the rice fields covering vast areas and watching the butterflies fly away. Sit on the hills and let the fresh wind soothe your senses.

4. Lunglei

Lunglei. Photo by Imnasenla Jamir

It is the second largest town in the state after the capital. Lunglei literally translates to “bridge of rock”. The locals believe that this is because of a large rock in the town that resembles a bridge.

Lunglei has a lot of monuments and ruins signifying its great past. But it’s best if you just trek on its hills and appreciate the fantastic view. You can also visit the many memorials in the town. Interact with the locals to know more about the various folklore and traditions existing in this quaint town.

5. Saiha

Palak Dil Lake
Palak Dil Lake. Photo by Mizoram Government Official Website

Saiha has not yet arrived into the list of must-see places in Mizoram, but it’s slowly leading itself onto that path. If beauty is what you aim for, then there is no better place than the lovely and small town of Saiha.

It is truly a paradise regarding the abundant and breathtaking natural beauty that it’s blessed with. With dense forests, beautiful lakes and an even amazing bunch of locals, Saiha easily becomes a significant place to visit.

The most impressive place in Saiha is the Palak Dil Lake. It is the largest lake in Southern Mizoram and naturally the most spectacular. An interesting folklore is associated with the lake so make sure you listen to that tale from the nearby villagers. Also, the forests surrounding the lake are home to many endangered and indigenous species of birds. Some elephants can also be spotted here.

A charming town indeed.

By Merlin Chacko

Currently studying English Literature at Delhi University. Obsessed with Harry Potter and NOT Shakespeare. I believe that nothing nourishes the soul like books and travelling. Constantly amazed by the Indian culture and its history. Personally feel that the old forts and ruined palaces in India are almost magical.

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