Thenzawl is one of the most exotic villages in Mizoram that should be on every tourist's itinerary of places to visit. Falling under the administration of the Serchhip district, it was once a dense forest.
Thenzawl tourism caters to those who look for off-beat travel. It is an out-of-the-way village that is rich in flora and fauna. There are a few breathtaking tourist places to visit in Thenzawl.
The Vantawng Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in Mizoram while the Thenzawl Deer Park is home to several kinds of deer. Here is a travel guide to Thenzawl.
The first tourist attraction in the Thenzawl is the Vantawng Falls. It is the highest waterfalls in the state of Mizoram and is ranked 13th among the highest waterfalls in the country.
It is a two-tiered waterfall that falls from a height of 229 mt. The waterfall is locally called the Vantawng Khawhthla and is very close to Thenzawl. The tourism department has created a view tower close by and restricts people from going close to the fall.
Scenic view of the waterfall.
Photo Courtesy: t.saldanha
Thenzawl Deer Park
Thenzawl once upon a time was only a dense forest. The Thenzawl Deep Park was created to give a protected home to the deer and is a must visit place in Thenzawl.
They are kept in their natural environment, and only the boundaries are protected. Tourists can visit the Thenzawl Deep Park and see these pretty animals quite close.
The Thenzawl Deer Park is located close to the village and tourists staying in the village can easily walk to the deep park.
A deer spotted at the park.
Photo Courtesy: Sankara Subramanian
How to Reach Thenzawl
By Air: The Lengpui Airport at Aizawl is the closest airhead to Thenzawl. It takes about one hour to reach the village from Aizawl town. It is directly connected to Kolkata, Guwahati, Agartala and Imphal.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Thenzawl is in Silchar located about 266 km from the southern Assam city. Though Silchar has a small railway station, it is connected to Agartala and Lumding on narrow gauge lines. Tourists travelling in train from Guwahati will first have to stop at Lumding and take a connecting train to reach Silchar.
By Road: NH 54 traverses through the length and breadth of Mizoram. Tourists can use this to reach Thenzawl from Aizawl. The distance between the capital city of Mizoram and Thenzawl is 43 km, and it takes about an hour to reach.