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town in Indian state of Mizoram

Champhai is in Mizoram, Northeast India.

UnderstandEdit

 
Champhai Valley

Champhai is a local commercial hub on the Indo-Myanmar border, about 200 km from Aizawl, and has the biggest strech of plains used for rice cultivation in Mizoram.

Get inEdit

The only way to get into Champhai is by road. Sumos (10 passenger SUV) are available to/from Aizawl (₹450) and Lunglei (₹750, 12 hrs).

Booking counters in Aizawl are around Lower Zarkawt (Electric Veng). The road to Champhai is narrow and winding, one should expect 8 hours journey including one meal stop on the way. Sumos leave both Champhai and Aizawl around 6 am and 6 pm.

No Sumo runs on Sundays and Christian holidays.

Get aroundEdit

SeeEdit

  • 1 Fiara Tui. This river is located 65 km from Champhai (known as "the purest summer water on Earth") has its source in the Tan Tlang Mountain.
 
Mizo Hlakungpui Mual
  • 2 Hnahlan. This is an area which near Champhai with vineyards and a beautiful climate.    
  • 3 Lamsial Puk. Cave is located near Farkawn village.
  • 4 Lianchhiari Tlang (Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang). This is a rocky cliff ledge near the village of Dungtlang.
  • 5 Mizo Hlakungpui Mual. A monument at the southern end of Khawbung village that commemorates the Mizo classical composers.    
  • 6 Murlen National Park. A home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Mura Puk. This lake is located in Zote village. There are 6 caves (pits) at this site.
  • Tan Tlang. A legendary mountain (85 km from Champhai) located near Vaphai village.
  • Thasiama Seno Neihna. This is a plateau on a rugged hill near Vaphai village.
  • 7 Zokhawthar. A trading town on the border with Myanmar.    

DoEdit

BuyEdit

As a commercial hub for Indo-Myanmar trade, there are many Myanmar products available in the market. Cheap staffs are more Chinese origin come through Myanmar rather than from main parts of India.

Mizos are devout Christian and all stores and restaurants close their doors on Sundays and after 6 pm.

EatEdit

DrinkEdit

SleepEdit

  • Hotel Holiday Home (go uphill from sumo counters), +91 3831-234871. Pleasant budget hotel. Nice view of the valley from its rooftop. ₹300 single.
  • Tourist Lodge, +91 9436143518, +91 3831-235866. Run by State Government. Clean and pleasant place to stay ₹600 and up..

ConnectEdit

Airtel has by far the best 3G coverage in the area followed by Aircel. Vodafone, idea, Reliance have 2G coverage in the town area.

Go nextEdit

  • Zokhawthar is a border town next to Rihkawdar in Myanmar side. 2 hour sumo ride will get you there and foreigners are allowed to enter Myanmar side for a day with a small fee. Onward travel further inside Myanmar is not allowed through this border as of 2015 April.
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