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Champhai

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"A simple town in Mizoram"

Champhai Tourism

The town of Champhai on the eastern border of Mizoram close to the Indo-Myanmar border is the administrative headquarters of the Champhai district. It is located at a distance of 188 Kms from the capital of Aizawl and is strategically and commercially important for the state of Mizoram as well as for India. Champhai and its surrounding regions are primarily known for their natural beauty and vast valleys of rice fields. It is known as the 'Rice Bowl of Mizoram' due to being a major region of rice cultivation. Also, its vibrant seasonal orchids lend it a certain romanticism and aesthetic appeal.

Champhai has a number of tourist attractions mostly including natural settings. These include a cave called the Kungawrhi Puk, a river called Tiau Lui, Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang and a few more. Rih Dil Lake is another famous natural attraction known to Champhai and the state of Mizoram. Adventure enthusiast can indulge in some trekking at the Thasiama Seno Neihna which is about 83 Kms south of Champhai.

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Champhai Highlights

1. Rih Dil

Rih Dil
This heart shaped lake is believed to be the passage of souls to the eternal abode. It cannot be visited without prior permission from the Deputy Commissioner's Office.

2. Murlen National Park

Murlen National Park
Spread over 100 sq km with sub tropical evergreen forests, this national park is famous for housing animals like the hoolock gibbon, and the Himalayan Black Bear. Leopards, tigers and many other species are spotted here.

3. Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary

Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary
Located very near the Murlen National Park, this sanctuary is home to animals like the barking deer, rhesus macaque, wild boar as well as leopard. Tigers and gorals are also found here.

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Mizoram's Gem

A go-to place for couples, Champhai is a beautiful town in Mizoram which brags a splendid view of Myanmar hills as it shares its border with Myanmar. Vested with heart whelming landscape, Orchids, hamlets and top of all, excellent weather, Champhai is indeed a gem of Mizoram. It has a background of rich heritage, the hamlets in the town have monuments and monoliths that depict success in war, valorous hunting, personal distinctions and achievements. There are many paddy fields alongside the valley, and hence it is rightly called as the " Rice Bowl of Mizoram". It also serves as a base point for trekking.

Suggested Itinerary for Champhai

Day 1: Start your day early and visit the famous Rih Dil Lake. Permission from Deputy Commissioner's Office and a public bus is all you need to reach the lake which is just 22 km away. The shape of the lake resembles a heart. You can enjoy the beauty of the lake and its surroundings, and once you come back, you can end your day by visiting the local markets and buying the souvenirs.

Day 2: Wake up by the charming landscape which is surrounding you, have breakfast and head to Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary. A trek in the sanctuary will make you witness a wide variety of animals and birds. The evening can be spent by meeting the local people in the market and having some local delicacies.

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FAQs on Champhai

What is famous about Champhai?

Breathtaking beauty. Storehouse of ancient relics, memorials and monuments. Splendid vineyards, orchards and kiwi plantations.

What is not so good about Champhai?

Limited eating joints available.

Who should visit Champhai?

A perfect getaway for couples as this place boasts of plenty of scenic views and excellent weather. A good place for people looking for a vacation in a unique destination. 

What is the best time to visit Champhai?

Champhai has a warm and temperate climate. The average annual temperature is 18 degrees Celcius. Since the climate is temperate, this place can be visited throughout the year, but it is advisable to skip the rainy months (June to September) as it rains heavily in these months and may put a halt to your tour.

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What is the local food in Champhai?

Champhai's choices for eating joints is somewhat limited. however one can find some popular and typical items to relish here. The local cuisine in Mizoram is popular for its fish preparations, Bai, which is a preparation of pork with steamed vegetables, Chhangban which is boiled rice dough as well as Jadoh, Kikpu, Tung-toh and pickled bamboo shoots. One might not find any alcoholic beverages here since Mizoram is a dry state. However one can enjoy the Zawlaidi which is a local grape wine and contains roughly 14% alcohol.
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What is the best way to reach Champhai?

The nearest airport is the Lengpui Airport near the main city of Aizawl, with connectivity to all major cities. Buses are regularly available to and from Aizawl, which makes it the most convenient way of travel. Also, a helicopter service has been started connecting it to Aizawl.
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What are the places near Champhai?

The top places near to Champhai are Serchhip which is 51 km from Champhai, Aizawl which is located 69 km from Champhai, Lunglei which is located 84 km from Champhai, Chandel which is located 117 km from Champhai, Mamit which is located 100 km from Champhai

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