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Phawngpui | Sibuta Lung | Phulpui Grave | Buddha's Image | The Lakes | The Caves

Phawngpui
Phawngpui, the Blue Mountain of Mizoram is a highly revered peak, considered to be the abode of Tlawng Riverthe Gods. Phawngpui Peak is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, rising about 2165 m high near the Myanmar border in Chhimtuipui District. Phawngpui Peak is famous for orchids and rhododendrons. With spectacular trees and flowers of all colours, Phawngpui presents a fairytale view of the blue hazed hills, and vales unfolding below.

Phawngpui Peak in Mizoram exhibits the most enchanting view of Mizoram. 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.

Getting There
Airport : Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata and Imphal by air. Indian Airlines connects Aizawl to rest of India via Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl.

Railhead : Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away). From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl.

Road Transport : NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl. Night services are also available. Aizawl can also be approached by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl.

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Sibuta Lung
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.

Getting There
Airport : Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata and Imphal by air. Indian Airlines connects Aizawl to rest of India via Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl.

Railhead : Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away). From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl.

Road Transport : NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl. Night services are also available. Aizawl can also be approached by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl.

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Phulpui Grave
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.

Best Time to Travel : Through out the year.
Location : Phulpui Grave is situated at Phulpui village of Aizawl district in Mizoram India. Phulpui is about 159 km from Aizawl

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Buddha's Image
An engraved image of Lord Buddha has been discovered about 8 km away from Mualchang village and 50 km from Lunglei town in Mizoram. On both the side of the Lord Buddha's image there are images of dancing girls. On another slab of stone there are engraved foot marks and various articles like spear head and dao. It seems that these engravings were done by metal chisels as there are marks in stones found nearby, which signifies the sharpening of metal implements. This is place you must visit.

Best Time to Travel : Through out the year.
Location : Found about 8 km away from Mualchang village and 50 km from Lunglei town in Mizoram India. Lunglei town in Mizoram is about 275 km from Aizawl.

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The Lakes of Mizoram
The state of Mizoram has a number of beautiful lakes situated in different parts of its territory. Lakes are scatteredThe Palak lake through out the state. But there are few, which are worth a visit. The most important of them are Palak, Tamdil, Rungdil; and Rengdil. The lake of Mizoram are ideal of boating and fishing. All the locations are distinct and picturesque, providing a lovely sight to the onlookers.

Tamdil Lake
Tamdil is situated in Aizawl district. The Tamdil lake is a natural lake situated about 110 km south-east of Aizwal town and 7 km from Saitual village. Legend has it there was once a huge mustard plant in the place of the lake. When the plant was cut off, jets of water sprayed out from the plant creating a pool of water, and thus the name Tamdil which means of 'Lake of Mustard Plant' was born. Today the lake is a major tourist spot and a holiday resort.

The lake is encircled by tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forest with species like Sehenia Wallichii, Chikrassia tabularis, Albizzia sp., Artocarpus sp., Merus sp., bamboos etc. The aquatic fauna here consists of fish. There lake has plenty of prawns. The forest surrounding the lake inhabits bear, deer, wild pig and common avi-fauna.

Palak Lake
The lake is situated in an inaccessible land in the southern part of Mizoram. The Palak lake is situated in the Lakher region of Chhimtuipui district, 130 km south-west of Saiha, the district headquarters and 5 km from Pahu village. It is an oval lake, 200 m long and 150 m wide, occupying an area of 30 ha. It is said that, the lake came into existence as a result of an earthquake or a flood. The local people believe a village which was submerged still remains intact deep under the waters of the lake.

The lake is bounded by tropical evergreen and moist deciduous forests including species like Dipterocarpus sp., Michelia sp., Schina Wallichin, Mesua ferrea, Chikrassia tabularies, cedrella tonna, Albizzia sp., Termemalia sp., Lagerstromia sp., Biscofia Javamica, Ficus sp., Artocarpus sp., Tetrameles nudiflore, bamboos, canes etc.

Rungdil Lake
Rungdil Lake is situated 14 km from Suangpuilawn village in Aizwal district. It has an area of 2.5 ha. Rungdil (lake of partridge) has acquire, because at one time it was the home to a large number of partridges.

Rungdil Lake consists of two lakes, more or less similar, separated by a narrow strip of land. It is said that if a pumpkin is cut into two halves and one is put in one lake, it will surface in the other lake. The two lakes are believed to have a subterranean connection. The lake is bounded by tropical evergreen deciduous forests. Its flora and fauna are of similar type as found in and around the other lakes in Mizoram.

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The Caves of Mizoram
The caves are the most ideal place for the tourists, who are inclined towards the adventurous tour of Mizoram. The state of Mizoram has a wide array of caves, some of which are

Pukzing Cave
Situated at Pukzing village near Marpara in the western hills within Aizawl district is the Pukzing Cave. Pukzing cave, which goes 25 m inside is the biggest cave in Mizoram. The legend says that the cave was carved out of the hills by a very strong man called Mualzavata, the name meaning a person who could clear hundred ranges of forest in just one day.

Milu Puk
Milu Puk (cave of skulls) is a big cave situated near the village Mamte in Lunglei district, about 130 Km from Lunglei town in Mizoram. You will find a big heap of human skeletons in this cave. The skeletons seems to be of people who were taller than the Mizos and might have belonged to some other race, domesticating the area before the Mizos came. It is believed that, these people belonged to a tribe called 'Tlau".

Lamsial Puk
The cave Lamsial Puk is located close to the village Farkawn in the south-eastern part of Aizawl district. 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. The village is no longer exists. But there are many skeletons in the Lamsial puk which recall the horrible incident.

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