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"Mizoram's Enthralling Off-Beat Paradise"

Lunglei Tourism

Literally meaning 'the bridge of rock', Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. It is a small town, located around 170 km south of Aizawl whose name is derived from a bridge shaped rock found along Nghasih which is a tributary of the river Tlawng. Lunglei is an ideal offbeat destination for those who love natural sightseeing and adventure activities bundled into one. Trekking, bird watching and camping are among the popular activities opted by tourists coming to visit Lunglei.

Lunglei is a biodiverse region, home to Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary and Saza Wildlife Sanctuary. While Saza Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for hosting migratory and endemic bird species, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is home to several animal species such as leopards, tigers, porcupines and leaf monkeys among many. Visiting the Lunglei Rock Bridge at the Nghasih stream is another popular activity while here. For those looking to learn about the culture and traditions of the region, the Saikuti Hall is a must-visit.

Things to do in Lunglei

1. Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary

Khawnglung 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 (Read More) of 1300 m from sea level.

2. Lunglei Sightseeing

Lunglei Sightseeing
This town is picturesque in itself. Rather than certain sightseeing options like monuments or view-points, one can enjoy the lush greenery, trekking routes and interacting with the local people here.

How to Reach Lunglei

How to Reach Overview

Lunglei is well connected to other places within the state, with buses being the most convenient mode of transport. The nearest airport is Lengpui airport which is around 200 kms away and the nearest railway station is at Silchar in Assam which is around 345 Kms away.

How to reach Lunglei by flight

The nearest airport to Lunglei is the Lengpui Airport which is around 200 kms away. From the airport, or from Aizawl, regular bus and taxi services are available. Helicopter services are also available via Pawan Hans from Aizawl to Lunglei.

How to reach Lunglei by road

Lunglei is well connected to Aizawl by road and other towns of the state. The most common mode of traveling by road to Lunglei is from Aizawl via bus or by jeep taxis.

How to reach Lunglei by train

The nearest major railway station to Lunglei is located at Silchar which lies at a distance of around 340 Kms to its north in the state of Assam. Bus services and taxi services can be availed by someone looking to continue to Lunglei from Silchar.

Local transport in Lunglei

Going by cab is the best way to explore Lunglei.

Lunglei Photos

Lunglei, Mizoram
Lunglei,mizoram Night View from bazar veng
Staff Quarters of Mizoram Polytechnic, Lunglei, before Renovation.

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FAQs on Lunglei

What is the best time to visit Lunglei?

The climate here is pleasant throughout the year. However, October to April are the best months to visit Lunglei, winters being an ideal time to experience the views here.
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What is the local food in Lunglei?

Lunglei does not have too many restaurants, but the handful that it does are equally welcoming to both vegetarians and non- vegetarians. Though the local cuisine is dominated by non-vegetarian delicacies, the joints will provide an equally satisfying platter to those interested in vegetarian food. The local cuisine is mild, fresh and natural with rice, vegetables and fish being a staple meal. Local delicacies of Mizoram include Bai, Poora Mach, Misa Mach Poora, Koat pitha as well as some alcoholic beverages such as Zawlaidi, which make up fro the unavailability of liquor in the state, since Mizoram is a dry state.
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What is the best way to reach Lunglei?

Lunglei is well connected to other places within the state, with buses being the most convenient mode of transport. The nearest airport is at Lengpui and the nearest railway station is at Silchar.
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What are the places near Lunglei?

The top places near to Lunglei are Serchhip which is 45 km from Lunglei, Saiha which is located 52 km from Lunglei, Aizawl which is located 90 km from Lunglei, Champhai which is located 84 km from Lunglei, Mamit which is located 116 km from Lunglei

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Ninja Hyper

4 years ago
An absolute paradise,not your typical tourist spot but will be memorable and feel like coming back Small town, neatly arranged shops with tons of goods and friendly smiling people who are very welcom (Read More)ing the local market has an amazing variety of fruits and vegetables normally not found in other parts of India, needless to say the actual organic variety too winters can be cold and shops shut by pm A nice trip, worth a travel