Day 4: Aizawl – ChamphaiChamphai is a commercial town located near the Burmese border. The place is known for its border trade, but its abundant natural beauty also attracts the tourists. The journey to Champhai will take about 8 hours. Champhai is also the agricultural centre and you will see the terraced paddy farms on the way.
Fall in love with the idyllic charm of Champai Valley.Legend says that the history of the Mizo people begins and ends at Champai. Called the ‘The Rice Bowl of Mizoram’, Champai boasts a fabulous view of the Myanmar Hills, besides having great weather throughout the year.
Through the hilly terrain and some interesting conversations with my fellow travellers I arrived at the small town of Champai. The town overlooks the biggest flat-piece of cultivable land in the entire Mizoram. It is a sight to behold when you look outside our hotel-room window which is perched on a hill and you see the clouds hovering over the fields laid out before you. I spent a few days here, getting to know the people and the place. I always went down to the same restaurant to have my meals. They always served me ‘sawchiar’ with a smile. Champai is close to the Myanmar (Burma) border and you can cross over without any paperwork. My fellow traveller, Ricky, who had since become my friends took me to Rih-dil; it’s a heart-shaped lake situated in Burma. The people of Champai believe that their souls travel to this lake after they die. My friend, Ricky, was explaining to me the disasters of the bamboo flowering in the Mizoram, the rise and fall of militancy and the everlasting peace. Rih-Dil: The heart-shaped lake in Burma/Myanmar Rock the boat and keep fishing
The town overlooks the biggest cultivable land in Mizoram. Champai is close to the Myanmar (Burma) border and you can cross over without any paperwork. There is also a heart shaped lake in Burma called Reh Dil. The local people believe that their souls travel into the lake after people pass away.