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Champhai - Commercial Gateway To Myanmar


Overlooking the majestic Myanmar Hills, adorned with culture and tradition, popularly known as the ‘Rice Bowl of Mizoram’, Champhai is one tourist destination in north east India that cannot be missed.

Champhai tourism is laden with tribal tradition which is boisterous and vibrant, the place where orchids bloom and add colour and richness to the area and where butterflies fly all around making it a place like in fairy tales.

The Champhai town offers a magnificent view of the blue Myanmar Hills. The villages in the district are dotted with small hamlets that seem to be far removed from the maddening crowd of the 21st century. Ancient monuments and monoliths depict the valiant history of the Mizo tribes and make Champhai rich in culture and tradition.

Champhai is a fast developing town in Mizoram and the district headquarters of the Champhai district. It’s strategic location and proximity to Myanmar has made Champhai a growing border town. It is regarded as the main business corridor for India and Myanmar.

Tourist Places In And Around Champ h ai

Champhai is not just a growing commercial town that opens trade ways to Myanmar and further south-east Asia, but it is one of those unexplored tourist destinations in India. The flat lands of Champhai seem to be decorated by the Myanmar Hills on all sides exemplifying the beauty of the place.

Champhai tourism is particularly famous for tourist places like the Murlen National Park, Mura Puk, Rih dïl Lake and the Thasiama Seno Neihna.

Cultural History Of Champhai

The cultural aspects of Champhai tourism interest discerning travellers. It is believed that the history of the Mizos start and end in Champhai. Thus, it is a storehouse of ancient relics, monuments and memorials that are believed to be connected with legends and folktales of the Mizos.

It is believed that many tribal communities that currently reside in many parts of Mizoram had once lived in Champhai. From the Hmars to the Raltes and the Sailo, many have made this agriculturally fertile land their home.

How To Reach Champhai

Champhai is located 192 km from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. Roadways are quite good between the two towns, and regular bus service is available. Apart from buses, private transport and taxis are available at regular intervals.

Champhai Weather

Champhai is blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year. Summers in Champhai are mild while the winters are moderate. Similar to the other parts of Mizoram, Champhai also experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon months. Tourists can visit the town throughout the year.

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How to Reach Champhai

  • By Road
    National Highway 54 connects Champhai to other parts of the state. Since Champhai is a bustling trading town of Mizoram, road connectivity is very good. Tourists can easily find regular buses and other small vehicles plying on this route. It takes about four hours to reach Champhai from Aizawl.
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  • By Train
    Mizoram doesn’t have a railway station and thus the nearest railhead to Champhai is Silchar in Assam, located about 352 kilometres away. It takes about six hours from Silchar on road to reach Champhai. The Silchar railway station is a small one and has a narrow gauge line to Lumding which is then connected to Guwahati.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Champhai is in Aizawl located approximately 192 kilometres away. The Lengpui Airport has daily flights to Guwahati, Kolkata, Agartala and Imphal. Though the flight charges are quite expensive, it is the fastest mode to reach Champhai. From the airport, direct shuttle are available to Champhai.
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