The easternmost district of Mizoram, Saiha is sparsely populated and far away from bustling cities and developing infrastructure. Saiha is home to one of the enriched Indo-Myanmar biodiversity hotspot for its wide range of flora and fauna.
The place is less explored in the recent time which makes it a perfect spot to get lost in the wilderness. The name Saiha corresponds to 'Elephant’s tooth’ and in local cultures it is home to native tribal population who are said to have inhabited this area since time immemorial. An interesting feature of the place is the wide lakes and hills covered in the thin cloudy atmosphere which soak the entire area into dampened mist that never fails to tingle your senses on every visit.
Best Time To Visit Saiha
Saiha experiences a temperate climate that is pleasant round the year. Visitors planning to visit here should preferably visit during the moderate summers or pleasant and cool winters. Monsoons in Saiha are extensive and heavy rainfall continues for days over the area.
How To Reach Saiha
Saiha is remotely located close to the Myanmar border. However remoteness of the area is all that makes it more beautiful and pristine. The virgin ecology has been left untouched for thousands of years. The continuous state government effort to improve transport in the remote areas of this district is worth praising.
By Air- the nearest airport is Aizawl which is 167 km away. From Aizawl flights are connected to other cities of India.
By Rail- Silchar is the nearest station which is at a distance of 258 km from Saiha. The rail route network is very far for tourists and is still in the developmental phase.
By Road- The district headquarters of Saiha is well connected to Aizawl via the NH54 and regular buses and private taxis are available for journey.
Local transport in Saiha is well developed and cheap fare auto rickshaws are available till late hours for easy accessibility all around the district.