LUNGLEI: Explore the raw beauty of a Mizo City

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Lunglei, a quiet, serene and tranquil city in the state of Mizoram is an ideal base for nature lovers for exploring the surrounding areas which are rich in flora and fauna. A 169 km drive from Aizwal, Lunglei is loftier than Aizwal, perched at an altitude of 1222 metres. Lunglei, sometimes spelled Lungleh, in Mizo means a bridge of rock. It derived its name from a bridge-like rock found in the riverine area around the Nghasih, a small tributary of the river Tlawng. Due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate, it is considered by many as one of the most beautiful places in the northeast.


Places To Visit:
● Saza Wildlife Sanctuary – It is spread over an overall area of 15 sq km and is nestled against lush green hills, making it a wonderful spot for both wildlife and nature lovers.
● Memorial of Chinningpui – A Memorial Stone erected in the memory of a charming young woman named Chinngpui.
● Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary – With evergreen forest that offers a lush green beauty, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is spread around 50 sq kms. A characteristic feature of the sanctuary are elephants that migrate to the place from Bangladesh.
● Khawlung Wildlife Sanctuary – Spread over an area of 35 sq km, this wildlife sanctuary is known for its variety of species of wildlife like the wild boar, hoolock, gibbon, and the sambar deer. This sanctuary is located at a height of 1300 m from sea level.
● Nghasih Stream – It is a small but beautiful riverine, which is actually a tributary of Tlawng River. The serene atmosphere around the stream along with its picturesque beauty makes the Nghasih stream very popular with tourists.
● Lung-lei Rock Bridge – It is a bridge of rock found around the Nghaish stream. In fact, it is from the name of this rock that the Lunglei district gets its name.

How To Reach
By Road:
National Highway 54 which traverses through the length and breadth of Mizoram connects Lunglei to the other parts of the state.
By Rail:
There are virtually no railheads in the state of Mizoram and thus the railway station at Silchar can be considered to be the nearest railway station. The Silchar railway station has a narrow gauge line to Lumding from where travellers will have to take another train towards Guwahati
By Air:
The Lengpui Airport is the nearest airport to Lunglei though it lies at a distance of 193 kilometers. It takes a little more than three hours to reach the district headquarters from the airport. The Lengpui airport is connected to other parts of the country as there are direct flights to Guwahati, Imphal,
Agartala and Kolkata.

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