Chawgtlai a historical village in Mizoram

Chawgtlai: A historical village in Mizoram

Author: TG Contributor
Date: 2020-10-19

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One of the historical places of Mizoram is Chawngtlai and it is located in the northeastern state of India. The Chawngtlai is near Khawzawl and the distance from the Champhai is approximately 45 kilometres which is one of the districts of Mizoram and the distance from Aizawl is approximately 168 kilometres and it is the major city of Mizoram. In the year of 1887 the great Zahau chief, Nikuala founded the village and there are a number of historical sites and artefacts in and around the village which makes the village a historical village of Mizoram. The villagers have been making efforts to make Chawngtlai Village a Chawgtlai flower village since the flower in Chawngtlai is found in a large quantity. Among the many interesting places to visit is a red-coloured rock that is believed to be a fortune-telling rock. The village also has the tallest monolith of about 25 ft.

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There are many historical places in the village like a house of Chawngtlai Chief Nikuala, who guarded the western part of Mizoram from the eastern enemies, a Sahlam tree where the heads of the enemy of the Mizo warriors are hung as trophies of war, a Zawlbuk where the unmarried men or a young newly married man used to sleep and every time the youths were trained for fire, tribal warfare, hunting, wrestling etc and were ready for any kinds of emergency and it was built almost in every village, the clothes of the earliest Mizo warriors were also originated from Tawlhlohpuan, a first graveyard village of Mizoram, a worship place of Chief Nikuala’s, a monument offered by the family of the chief, the ancient famous Mizo warlock stone crushed, the resting place of Chief Nikuala where the British Army captured him and many more.


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