Places of Interest
This space highlights the tourist places to visit in the district. It also displays the information such as description, how to reach, where to stay, packages and other activities at tourist place.
At a mere 22 kms distances inside Myanmar, is the legendary Rih Dil, a beautiful heart shaped lake believed to be the passage of the Souls to their eternal abode. The lake is 1 km. Long and 70 mtrs. Wide. The wonder of this lake is that though it has no external inflow or outflow of water, it is constantly clear and has invoked many interesting folk-tales. Permission to visit this lake is easily obtainable from the Deputy Commissioner`s Office at Champhai.
A day excursion from Champhai to Farkawn village will take you to Kungawrhi Puk, a deep and wide gaping hole on the side of hill, which was once believed to be the entrance of an underground village inhabited by the spirits.
Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang
This is the legendary cliff with its projection protruding perilously far outside the rugged mountain where the lovers like the besotted Lianchhiari used to look-out for Chawngfianga. No wonder that this idyllic view should find natural and spontaneous attraction from the romantic tribal population, enthusing them to weave out sweet love-lores around the cliff. This enigmatic natural wonder is 64 kms south of Champhai on the way to Khawbung.
Thasiama Seno Neihna
This is a plateau on a steep rugged hillock that protrudes out precariously and is not easily negotiable by man. Located at Vaphai, a village about 86 kms. Away from Champhai, and a visit to this site is a thrilling experience. According to legend the plateau is the site where Thasiama`s Mithun used to calf, considered impossible for a Mithun to climb even today. However, legend tells us that Thasiama had an affairs with a beautiful Fairy named Chawngtinleri and that the Fairy had bestowed him a gift that his Mithun will multiply and make him prosperous. The Fairy used to guide Thasiama`s Mithun to this particular hill for safe delivery and guard it against the onslaught of tigers that haunt the area.
This unique and massive structure is a Memorial Stone with engravings of a series of human figures, believed to be guardians of the dead. Beside this structure are smaller stone creations with pictures of animals engraved.
The legendary Fiara Tui is situated 65 kms away from Champhai. The source of this water is Tan tlang (mountain). The story goes that due to shortage of drinking water, long distances had to be travelled for collection of water. Fiara, the only son of a poor widow, happened to turn a flat stone and to his great delight and astonishment found a crystal clear source of water. This was kept a secret by the widow and her son. In time it was found by the villagers that this water was better and sweeter than other water sources.
“Sikpui lung” is a stone platform arranged for the use of the persons (khuangpu,zaihruaitu) who lead the singing and dancing merriment at the time of Sikpui festivities. This festival has been celebrated by the Hmar community from time immemorial. As was evident from the monument above, this community preceded the Lushei group in the westward movement of the cognate groups. This festival, perhaps, was celebrated every year since they were in Shan.. On this particular stone it was inscribed – “HE LUNG HI HMANLAI HMARHO SIKPUINA A NI. TIN, KEINI KUM 28.2.1918-a HIAN KAN AWM TAN TA. JAHULA SAILO”. According to Pu L.Keivom, I.F.S(retd) there are only four known Sikpui Lung till date, one at Bishenpur in Manipur, two of them at Senvon and the fourth one, under reference above (The plantain standing on the left hand side above is Saisu plant, grown mostly for vegetables.) Words are mine but the substance are mostly lifted from Mr.Keivom from his article posted online from Delhi on 09/08/08 in his Keivom’s Diary.
Lamsial Puk (Cave) is situated near the Farkawn village, in Champhai District of Mizoram. A large heap of skeletons were revealed from here. According to records, a gruesome fight took place here between two neighboring villages, in which many warriors were killed. Some warriors were buried alive in the cave. This cave features a gruesome witness of a fight between two neighbouring villages in which many warriors were killed. The bodies of the warriors of the Lamsial village were kept in this cave. There are many skeletons in the Lamsial puk which recall the horrible incident.
Mura Puk is located in Zote village, about 10 kilometers from Champhai town. It consists of six caves, and though the origin or use of the caves are not known, legend has it that it was a hide out for villagers in olden days as they were preyed upon by a gigantic eagle called Mura for food. Mura was known to be cruel and his tactic for hunting was unique. He would perch on the roof of the huts, and then he would push his tail through the rear door that would force the people to try and escape through the front door. He would then catch the victim or victims with his beak and feed on it. He would repeat this almost every day. Therefore, the villagers dug these caves to hide from the Ferocious Eagle.
Vangchhia is close to the Myanmar border and comprises rolling hills and thick forests. The excavation was conducted after the director general of ASI visited the site in November last year and the objective was to study the structures that have floral, animal and human depictions on them. A team of archaeologists excavating the mysterious megalithic structures at Vangchhia in Champhai district of Mizoram was of the opinion that a city belonging to a greater lost civilization might have once existed there. The excavations concluded on Wednesday. Vangchhia is Mizoram’s only ASI-protected site.