(Last Updated on : 19/02/2015)
Hill Stations of Mizoram
deals with the famous hilly towns of North East India. Some of the hill stations of the tourist importance are Aizawl
, Hmuifang and Reiek. Mizoram is a small state in the North-eastern part of India with Aizawl, a small hill station as its state capital. It is one of the Seven sister states of North-eastern India. Mizoram is landlocked by the neighbouring states of Tripura
and with the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The hill stations of Mizoram served its tourists with the medium sized hills, valleys, lake and rivers with a unique culture of its own. There are around 21 major hill ranges with splendid undulating luxuriant greenery weaved with small streams flowing across.
Aizawl is the capital of the state of Mizoram. Aizawl has the resident population of 291,822. It is the largest city in the state. It is also the centre of governmental management containing all the important government offices, state assembly house and Civil Secretariat. The population of Aizawl strongly reflects the different communities of the ethnic Mizo people of the North Eastern part.
Lunglei is a small hilly town, situated in the south-central part of Mizoram state, north-eastern India. Lunglei, sometimes spelled Lungleh in Mizoram, which is literally with the meaning "bridge of rock" got its name from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area around Nghasih - a small tributary of the Tlawng River. It is the second largest town after the capital, Aizawl which is located at about 165 km south of Aizawl. Lunglei was the capital of South Lushai Hill Districts for 10 years from the year 1888, as was Aizawl for the North Hill Districts. The two were united in 1898. Lunglei is the second-largest town in Mizoram and was an important town until the partition of India as it had direct access to Chittagong, a big city in Bangladesh which made Lunglei the commercial and education centre of Mizoram.
Champhai is a border town in Mizoram, in far eastern India. It is the headquarters of Champhai district, one of the eight districts in the state. It is located on the Indo-Myanmar border and is situated in a strategically important location. Because of this, it is the main business corridor for India and Myanmar in the area. The area of Champhai is 3,185.83 square kilometres. The average annual rainfall is 1,814 millimetres.
Hmuifang is a popular tourist spot near Aizawl of Mizoram. It is about 50 km from Aizawl with an elevation of 1619 metres; the mountain of Hmuifang is still
covered with virgin forests reserved from the time of Mizo Tribal people. Hmuifang is on the way to Lunglei.
Reiek is a popular tourist spot and it is about 29 kilometres from Aizawl. It rests at an elevation of 1548 metres overlooking Aizawl and offers view of the surrounding valleys and hills. The alluvial plains of Bangladesh can be seen from the top of the hilly region of Reiek. Reiek Hill is surrounded by thick lush green temperate trees and bushes.