Champhai is a bustling commercial town at the Indo-Myanmar border that offers plenty of tourist attractions. Apart from its natural beauty, Champhai has interesting places to visit and is a store house of ancient relics, monuments, and memorials of legends and folklore. Situated at a distance of 192 kms from Aizawl, the town stands at an elevation of 1678 mts. Champhai is also known as the “fruit and rice bowl of Mizoram” because of the large production of rice and grapes.
Believed to be the entry point and settlement of the first Mizo migrants to India, Champhai has a rich heritage background. At Champhai’s tiny villages and hamlets are monuments and monoliths that depict success in war, hunting, personal grieves, and achievements. Places to visit in Champai:
Lamsial puk is a natural cave on the edge of a cliff at Lamsial, Farkawn area, Mizoram. Many human bones including skulls, ribs, thigh bones are found. The bones are still a mystery till date, as there is not clarity from where bones came in the cave.
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Champhai district in eastern Mizoram. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. It was declared a protected area in 1999, and a national wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on 31 May 2001.
Murlen National Park
Murlen National Park is a national park located in the Champhai district Mizoram in India. The size of the park area is 200 km2. The park is situated close to the Chin Hills. The tropical, semi-evergreen and sub montane Forests of Murlen are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. About 15 species of mammals, 150 species of birds, 35 species of Medicinal plants, 2 species of bamboos, and 4 species of orchids so far have been recorded in this Park.
Phawngpui Peak also known as Blue Mountain is the highest mountain peak in the Mizoram and in the state of Mizoram, India, with an elevation of 2157 m. It is located in Lawngtlai district, in the southeastern region of Mizoram near the Myanmar border.