The emerald border town of Mizoram

Set in the beautiful state of Mizoram with its colourful tribal traditions, orchids and butterflies, Champhai boasts a fabulous view of the Myanmar hills. It covers an area of 3,185.83 sq km and has a population of 127,660 (2011 Census). This frontier district has a special place in the history of the tiny north-eastern state and its people. It is said that the history of Mizo starts from Champhai and ends in Champhai. Major towns are Ngopa, Khawhai and Khawzawl. It is a fast developing venue on the Indo-Myanmar border. The famous Rihdil Lake is only about 50 kms away from the town of Champhai.

Fig: Rice bowl of Mizoram Fig: The Famous Rih dil (Lake)

Champhai has a salubrious climate and a number of tourist attractions. A picturesque spot here is the Champhai valley known as "The Rice bowl of Mizoram" located towards the base of the town. A chain of green hills encircle luxuriant rice fields, which add to the beauty of this place.

Fig: View of Champhai town from the west
 Champhai is a bustling commercial town at the Indo-Myanmar border, in the beautiful state of Mizoram, 192 km from the capital Aizawl. Champhai offers a wonderful view of the Myanmar hills. A storehouse of ancient relics, monuments and memorials connected with legends and folklores, Champhai has a background of rich heritage. The small hamlets around the town are dotted with monuments and monoliths that depict success in war, valorous hunting, personal distinctions and achievements.
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Population (2011 Census)


* The details of "East Lungdar and Biate", Champhai District which fall under Serchhip PCO also included.


Range of Temp in Summer

15-30 C

Range of Temp in Winter

10-20 C

Principal Languages

Mizo and English

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Time zone

IST (GMT+5:30)

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Cotton, light woolen clothing.


2328'28"N & 9319'32"E.

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