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Lunglei – The Bridge Of Rock Town Of Mizoram


Lunglei is one of the seven districts of Mizoram. It is the second most populous district of the state and its district headquarters by the same name is the second largest town here. Lunglei, also referred to as Lungleh, literally means the ‘bridge of rock’. A rock which looked like a 'bridge was found in a riverine around Nghasih, a small tributary of the river Tlawng. It is from this rock that Lunglei got its name.

The town of Lunglei is rich in flora and fauna. It is any nature lover’s paradise, as there are many hideaways in the surrounding area of the town. In the Mualcheng village, 50 kilometres from Lunglei is an engraved image of Lord Buddha. What is interesting is the fact that this is the only Buddhist relic found in the state, and it remains a mystery as to how it came here, which makes Lunglei tourism interesting.

Tourist Places In And Around Lunglei

There are several tourist places in Lunglei district such as the Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Kawmzawi Park, Saikuti Hall and the second turf football ground in Mizoram – Thuamluaia Mual. Lunglei tourism is also famous for its several picnic spots along with the rivers and riverine.

How To Reach Lunglei

The district headquarters of Lunglei is located 175 kilometres from Aizawl – the capital of Mizoram. Apart from being well connected to the capital of the state, Lunglei is also well connected to the other parts of Mizoram.

Lunglei - Weather

Lunglei district largely experiences a pleasant climate throughout the year. The temperatures in all the three seasons rarely rise above the tolerable levels, making it great for tourists to visit the place at any time of the year.

Lunglei Weather

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  • Wind: SSW 15 km/h

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How to Reach Lunglei

  • By Road
    National Highway 54 which traverses through the length and breadth of Mizoram connects Lunglei to the other parts of the state. Roadways continue to be the main mode of transportation. There are buses from all parts of the state to Lunglei while private vehicles can also be hired.
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  • By Train
    There are virtually no railheads in the state of Mizoram and thus the railway station at Silchar can be considered to be the nearest railway station. The Silchar railway station has a narrow gauge line to Lumding from where travellers will have to take another train towards Guwahati.
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  • By Air
    The Lengpui Airport is the nearest airport to Lunglei though it lies at a distance of 193 kilometres. It takes a little more than three hours to reach the district headquarters from the airport. The Lengpui airport is connected to other parts of the country as there are direct flights to Guwahati, Imphal, Agartala and Kolkata.
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