Mizoram is not your typical tourist destination. After being accustomed to the daily rush and noise of the city, Mizoram’s quiet landscape might take some time to get used to. Furthermore, although its capital city of Aizawl still might give you options to do touristy things, Lunglei which is approx.200 kms from the state capital is relatively unexplored. However, there are still a lot of points of interest in the city for you to check out. Here are 5 spots not to be missed while visiting the city.
1. Thorangtlang Wildlife Sanctuary:
A popular tourist destination for many, this place is visited by wildlife enthusiasts every year to witness the animals in their natural surroundings. Spread in about 50 sq. kms of area, this sanctuary is filled with lush greenery and provides the perfect passage for elephants which migrate from the nearby county of Bangladesh, which shares a border with this state. Major wildlife animals found here are leopard, elephant, gaur (Indian bison), and wild dog, sambar, barking deer, sloth bear, hoolock gibbon, leaf monkey, common langur, rhesus macaque, giant squirrel, porcupine, jungle cat, wild boar and varieties of birds.
2. Saza Wildlife Sanctuary:
Another option for wildlife enthusiasts in this area is the Saza Wildlife Sanctuary. Although it is much smaller than its other counterpart with an area of only 15 sq. kms., it is still a place not to be missed for nature lovers. With wild flowers, exotic flora and fauna and a variety of animals and bird species, it gives you an opportunity to relax in the lap of nature.
3. Saikuti Hall:
No visit to Mizoram would be complete without knowing about its history and culture. Which is why, a visit to the Saikuti hall is a must on your to do list. This place which looks like an average building from outside is a treasure house of stories about the state. It has a huge auditorium, library, museum and restaurants. A lot of the city’s concerts and events along with local art offerings are displayed at this hall. Statues, rare artifacts and other collections that are symbols of the Mizo culture can also be found here. The rare library in this building houses more than 21000 books.
4. Lunglei Bridge:
Found along the Nghasih stream, this is a popular tourist destination. The city gets its name from this rock. With scenic views being offered from the bridge, it offers the photo opportunity to remember the beauty of this city.
5. The Nghasih stream:
Close to the Lunglei bridge is small riverine which is a tributary of the Tlawng river. The picturesque beauty of this place makes it a popular choice for tourists. It is the perfect place to unwind and relax by the river while experience the calm of the city.
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