Famous For: Literally meaning ‘The Bridge Of Rock’, Lunglei is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting. There are some interesting places to visit in Lunglei. Such as –Saza Wildlife Sanctuary, The Nghasih Stream, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Saikuti Hall, Lunglei Bridge, Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Lunglei Sightseeing, Zobawk Sports Academy, Thuamluaia Mual etc.Major Attractions: Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Saza Wildlife Sanctuary, The Nghasih Stream, Saikuti Hall, Lunglei Sightseeing.Ideal Visit Time: You can visit Lunglei at any time of the year but September to April will probably be the most perfect time to plan a trip. It is never too cold or too hot, just the right amount of chill with clear azure skies and relaxing winds which will help you unwind and explore in the best possible way.
Lunglei is a famous town and it’s situated in the south-central part of Mizoram state, northeastern India. It is the largest town after the capital, Aizawl, located 165 km south of Aizawl. Lunglei, literally meaning ‘Bridge Of Rock’ got its name from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area around Nghasih – a small tributary of Tlawng the longest river in Mizoram. Filled with enchanting natural beauty, Lunglei attracts a lot of tourists from far and wide, who are absolutely thrilled by the enchanting sight of this place. Its beauty is beyond description, the wonder of wonder.
Some of the attractive tourist spots of the district of Lunglei are described below –
Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary
Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary is such an incredible place for animal lovers. Spread over an area of 35 sq km, this wildlife sanctuary is known for its variety of species of wildlife like the wild boar, hoolock, gibbon and the sambar deer. This sanctuary is located at the height of 1300m from sea level. The feeling of having a holiday with wildlife is indescribable.
Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary
Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary is an evergreen forest that represents the liveliness and green beauty of nature. It covers an area of about 50 sq km, which is a reliable habitat for various species of wildlife. One of the features of this sanctuary is the elephants that migrate to this place from Bangladesh. The sanctuary is also home to a variety of animals. Such as- Wild Dog, Barking Deer, Leaf Monkey, Jungle Cat, Sambar, Hoolock Gibbon, Tigers, Leopards, Porcupine and more.
Bird lovers will also find Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary worth visiting as there are a variety of bird species in the area, making bird watching an exciting and fulfilling experience.
Saza Wildlife Sanctuary
Wrapped in greenery, Lunglei is full of sanctuaries. There is also another sanctuary and it’s Saza Wildlife Sanctuary. This is a must visiting place while you are at Lunglei. There are many species of animals and birds in the vicinity of nature, including lush trees, wild flowers, exotic plants and animals. This wildlife sanctuary will immerse you in the lap of nature. It not only indulges your senses, it also refreshes your mind.
If you have traveled all over Mizoram State and come back without experiencing or knowing about the local culture, then your tourist mind is not full! And that is why it is a must to visit Saikuti Hall. In fact, it is a very large building with an auditorium, library, restaurant, museum, a conference hall and many other small rooms. Its auditorium prefers you such a lage space where 1,200 people will seat at a ones.
On the first floor is the District Museum, which was established in 2006. Some rare art, sculptures and other collections symbolizing Mizo art and culture can be found here. Many works of art by local artists are displayed here. Tourists will be able to get more detailed information about this art from the artists. There is a great library on the fourth floor of Saikuti Hall, providing more than 21,000 rare and valuable books on various subjects.
This city is like a painted image by a qualified artist. Instead of any spectacular options like artificial monuments, structures or view-points, there is a complete landscape, which is a paradise for nature-loving tourists. This greenery can be a short trekking route for you. In addition to exploring the culture here, you can also enjoy interactions with the local people.
How To Reach
By Road: Lunglei is not well-connected to other cities of India. Located at a road distance of about 170 km from the capital city of Aizawl, Lunglei is easily accessible by road.
By Train: Lunglei has no any airport of its own. The nearest major railway station from Lunglei is located at Silchar at a distance of around 340 km. Once you have reached the Silchar railway station, you can either hire a cab or take bus to Lunglei.
By Air: Lunglei has no any airport of its own and that’s why it is not well-connected to other major cities by air. Hence, you need to take a flight to Aizawl Airport, which is located at a distance of around 200 km from Lunglei. From the airport, you can easily hire a taxi or catch a direct bus to Lunglei.