Mizoram, one of the Seven Sister States of India, is extremely popular for its amazing landscape and scenic beauty. From huge valleys, lush green meadows, rivers, high hills to dense forests, Mizoram has everything that a tourist can ask for. The state shares its borders with three Indian states, such as Tripura, Manipur and Assam, and with two neighbouring countries of India, namely Myanmar and Bangladesh. The state has a rich culture and heritage and offers a vibrant experience to its visitors. If you are planning to escape from the heat wave of the summer, then here's a list of summer destinations in Mizoram that are perfect for an ideal vacation.
Located at an elevation of 1132 m, Aizawl is the largest city in Mizoram. This beautiful hill station overlooks mountain ranges and valleys offering a spectacular view to the tourists. Aizawl is popularly called the Home of Highlanders. During the summer, Aizawl experiences a mild temperature that ranges between 20 degrees Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius. Thus, it's one of the best destinations to escape the scorching summer heat wave.
Places To Visit In Aizawl: Durtlang Hills, Reiek, Vantawang Falls, Falkawn Village, Solomon Temple, Dampa Tiger Reserve, Phawngpui Peak, Saiha, Tamdil and Salvation Army Temple
Best Time To Visit Aizawl: March to May
Popularly known as the Fruit Bowl of Mizoram, Champhai houses a number of ancient monuments and relics that reflect the rich history of the state. The town, which is located on the Indo-Myanmar border at a height of 1678 m, offers a stunning picturesque view of the hill ranges in Myanmar.
Places To Visit In Champhai: Murlen National Park, Rih Dil, Kawlkulh, Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary, Lengteng Hills, Palak Wildlife Sanctuary and Lamsial Puk Cave
Best Time To Visit Champhai: April to July
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Lawngtlai district shares its boundary with Bangladesh, one of the neighbouring countries of India. Spreading over an area of about 2557 sq km, Lawngtlai has an amazing blend of natural beauty with rivers, mountains, valleys and dense forests. It has six major rivers, namely Ngengpui, Chhimtuipui, Chawngte, Tuichong, Tuiphal and Kaladan, which flow through Lawngtlai. It is one of the best places for a perfect summer vacation away from the scorching sun.
Places To Visit In Lawngtlai: Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary, Chawngte, Uiphum and Mullianpui
Best Time To Visit Lawngtlai: December to April
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Lunglei is the second largest city in the state of Mizoram and is perched at an higher altitude than Aizawl. This hill station is quite popular for its stunning scenic beauty and cool weather. The lush green valleys and lofty hills attracts a huge number of tourists, especially during the summertime. It is said that Lunglei got its name from a rock that resembled a bridge in the city. Lunglei is also known for adventure sports such as trekking, rock climbing and birdwatching.
Places To Visit In Lunglei: Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary, Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary, Saikuti Hall, The Nghasih Stream, Lunglei Bridge and Saza Wildlife Sanctuary
Best Time To Visit Lunglei: October to April
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Serchhip is extremely popular for waterfalls and it houses the highest waterfalls of Mizoram. Serchhip is also the home to the 8th highest mountain and attracts a lot of tourists for its natural setting. The city provides a vibrant and colourful experience with its rich culture and heritage. A wide range of rare endangered species are also found in Serchhip. This place is quite famous for a variety of traditional items that are available at the Mizo handloom industry.
Places To Visit In Serchhip: Vantawng Falls, Chhingpuii Thlan, Thenzawl, Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung and Neihloh Village
Best Time To Visit Serchhip: March to October