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Saiha - The Southernmost Tip Of Mizoram


Saiha is one of the eight districts of Mizoram and is situated in the southernmost part of Mizoram. The district headquarters is also called Saiha; Saiha also serves as the district headquarters of the Mara Autonomous District Council. The Mara Autonomous District Council is one of the three such councils in Mizoram. The Saiha district is bound by the Lunglei district in the north and northwest, by the Lawngtlai district in the west and parts of Myanmar in the south and east.

The District Headquarters

The town of Saiha is one of the largest towns in Mizoram, after Aizawl and Lunglei. The word siaha comes from the local Mara language and can be broken into two – "sia" means "elephant" and "ha" means "tooth" – thus, Siaha means the elephant tooth. It is believed that a large number of elephant tooth was found in this place and hence, the name Siaha. The Mizos, however, say Saiha, the name it is now known by. Saiha is largely populated by the Mara tribe and Myanmarese.

There are quite a few things that comprise Saiha tourism, such as the Pala Tipo Lake, Saikao and Mount Mawma.

How To Reach Saiha

Saiha is located approximately 305 kilometres from the capital of Mizoram, Aizawl. National Highway 54 serves as the lifeline to this district headquarters. Tourists can travel to Saiha on road as there are several state transport buses that run from Aizawl to Saiha.

Saiha Weather

Saiha experiences a temperate climate and is quite pleasant throughout the year. The summers are moderate, the monsoons extensive and very humid while the winters in Saiha are pleasant and not very cold.

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Saiha Weather

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How to Reach Saiha

  • By Road
    The shortest route to travel to Saiha from Aizawl is to take the Silchar Road and the Lunglei-Thenzawl Road. National Highway 54B can be used to travel to Aizawl in about five and a half hours. The state runs regular buses between the two towns while there are several private transports available on the route.
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  • By Train
    The nearest railway station to Saiha is in Silchar, south Assam. Silchar is located about 479 kilometres from Saiha. Silchar has a small narrow gauge line to Lumding which then is connected to Guwahati. The railway line isn’t the most feasible modes of transport to reach Saiha.
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  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Saiha is in Aizawl located approximately 305 kilometres from this district headquarters. The Lengpui Airport, the only airport in the state has daily flights to Kolkata and Guwahati. The Lengpui airport is the second largest airport in the north east region. Tourists can get direct transport from Aizawl town to Saiha.
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