Mizoram is considered by many as a beautiful place due to its dramatic landscape and pleasant climate. The state is rich in bird diversity, which has the potential to make it a major Birdwatching destination., Mizoram is a stronghold for Mrs. Hume’s Pheasant Syrmaticus humiae.
There is also a rare record of the Wild water buffalo from the state. There have been several past records of sightings of the Sumatran rhinoceros from Mizoram, and Lushai hills.A small population of wild elephants can be seen in Ngengpui and Dampa Sanctuaries. Other interesting sites are Mizo Poets’ Square also known as Mizo HalkungpuriMual in Mizo and the Great Megaliths locally known as ‘Kawtchhuah Ropui’. Pu Ziona, who lives in Baktawng near Aizawl, also has lot of visitors due to his fame as having the largest Family in the World.
Sibuta Lung is a memorial stone found at Tachhip village, 20 Km from Aizawl town. Sibuta Lung was raised by a Palian chief about 300 years ago. The memorial Sibuta Lung offer a story of jilted love and lust for revenge.
It is said that, a young orphan, Sibuta, was adopted by the chief. Sibuta killed his adoptive father and became the chief of over 2,000 houses. But he failed in his love life and was jilted by a girl. Sibuta went mad for revenge and he put a young and beautiful girl, Darlai, in a big pit on which he wanted to erect a memorial for himself. The huge rock was pulled with great pains from the bed of the Tlawng river, 10 Km away. The stone was bathed with the blood of three human beings who were sacrificed. The stone was raised putting Darlai alive on the pit below the stone.
Phawngpui Adventure Trekking Tour on Blue Mountains of Mizoram
Phawngpui, the Blue Mountain of Mizoram is a highly revered peak, considered to be the abode of the Gods. Phawngpui Peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, rising about 2165 m high near the Myanmar border in Chhimtuipui District. The Peak gives some of the best adventure trekking tour options where the trek winds amidst the famous orchids and rhododendrons flowers. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills, and vales unfolding below.
The other attraction of Phawngpui Peak is the most enchanting view of Mizoram form the hill top. There is a semi-circular beautiful cliff in the western side called Thlazuang Khamm, which has a sharp and deep fall. This cliff is believed to be haunted by spirits. On the peak, there is a level ground of about 200 ha in area. The area is encircled by matted bamboo groves and other alluring vegetations. You will come across varieties of butterflies, including some rare species found in this region.
There are two graves at Phulpui village in the Aizawl district of Mizoram India. It is said that, Zawlpala, Chief of Phulpui village, married the legendary beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. Talvungi was subsequently married to the chief of Rothai, Punthia. But, Talvungi could not forget Zawlpala, her previous husband. After many years when Zawlpala died, grief stricken Talvungi came to Phulpui, dug a pit by the side of Zawlpala’s grave and asked an old woman to kill her and bury her in the grave. The love story, the graves ( of Zawlpala and Talvungi )and other related places at Phulpui are attractions to the visitors coming to Mizoram.
Memorial of Chhingpui
Memorial of Chhingpui is a memorial stone raised in the memory of a beautiful young woman called Chhingpui in a place between Baktawng and Chhingchhip village on the Aizawl-Lunglei road in the northeastern state of MIzoram in India. Chhingpui came from a noble family and was extraordinarily beautiful. From among the many suitors wanting to marry her, Chhingpui selected Kaptuanga as her husband and married him. But her happiness was short-lived, as a war broke out between the rival chiefs. Chhingpui was kidnapped and killed. For days all the villagers mourned her death. Kaptuanga could not bear the loss and killed himself. Memorial of Chhingpui, the stone memorial reminds one of the legendary love story of Chhingpuii and Kaptluanga.
Pangzawl village of Lunglei district in Mizoram is related with the tragic folklore of Chawngungi. Chawngungi was a very beautiful girl, whom every young men wanted to marry. But, her mother demanded a very high bride price which could not be afforded by anyone. Finally, the Chief’s son, Sawngkhara, won her by using a magic drug. However, Chawngungi died soon after the marriage. Sawngkhara, her husband lived the rest of his life mourning the death of his beautiful, young wife (Chawngungi).
Mangkahia Lung is located at Champhai in Aizawl district of Mizoram India, near the Myanmar border. Mangkahia Lung is a very large memorial stone also called Mangkhaia’s stone. Mangkahia Lung is 5 m high with heads of mithun (the animal found in the northeast India) engraved on it. Mangkahia Lung was raised in and around 1700 AD in the memory of Mangkhaia, who was a very prominent chief of the Ralte tribe.
Tomb of Vanhimailian
Vanhimailian Sailo was a great chief who ruled over Champhai. A tomb know as the ‘Tomb of Vanhimailian’ was erected in Vanhimailian Sailo’s memory, which overlooks the vast Champhai plain. Champhai is situated in the Aizawl District and is about 194 km from Aizawl in Mizoram India.
Tualchang is a row of stone slabs situated near Tualchang village in the eastern part of Aizawl district, in Mizoram. The largest of the rocks found here is 3 m wide 1 m thick and 4.5 m high. Tualchang is the biggest monolith in Mizoram India.
Know About the Lungvandawt
Lungvandawt means a stone reaching heaven. Lungvandawt is a very tall beautiful chiselled pillar made of stone, which is about 75 cm in diameter and 3 m in height. Lungvandawt in Mizoram is found between Biate and Lungdar in the eastern part of Aizawl district.
The Legend Says
It is believed that, in ancient times this stone pillar was very tall, almost touching heaven and hence nothing could go in between. Once a peacock squeezed into it and got crushed into pieces. It seems that this probably was a very tall memorial stone of a chief of the Biate tribe who was the inhabitant of the region before the Lushais came and defeated the Biates who went down to the plains of Cachar to settle there.