Tripura & Mizoram

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30th Apr 2016

On the way to Zote from Tlangsam

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Ujjayanta Palace, Agartala, Tripura

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Unakoti, Tripura

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Aizawl, Mizoram

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Church, Champhai, Mizoram

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Champhai

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Champhai

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Champhai

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Indo-Myanmar Border

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Rih Dil, Myanmar

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taken @Zote village, Mizoram

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Vineyard, Mizoram

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Raw Grapes

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Church, Zote

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ROUTE:

Guwahati > Agartala > Melaghar > Udaipur > Agartala > Unakoti > Silchar > Aizawl > Champhai > Zokhawthar > Champhai > Aizawl > Silchar > Guwahati

NOTE:

  • Buses for Melaghar (for Neermahal Palace) leave from Nagerjala bus station in Agartala. Shared auto-rickshaws can drop you there. Buses for Kumarghat (for Unakoti) leave from ISBT Chandrapur from morning 6 am.
  • After exiting Ujjayanta Palace, take a left and walk for 100 meters to reach Sherowali sweets. Eat there. Trust me.
  • An hour or two at Unakoti would be more than enough.
  • Road from Dharmanagar to Silchar is terribly dusty and bumpy.
  • Shared sumo for Aizawl leaves from Mizoram house on Sanai road. 10 minute ride by shared auto-rickshaws.
  • Accommodation in Aizawl is over-priced and there is nothing much to see/do there. Trust me and eat at Cosy Den restaurant, near Khatla bus stop. There is take-away too. There’s a Subway in town and Hi-Five restaurant inside Millenium Centre which is crowded so must be good.
  • Shared sumo for Silchar leaves from Zarkawt taxi stand. For Champhai, go to Lower Zarkawt taxi stand. Sumo for Reiek leaves from Bungkawn taxi stand, a 10 minute walk from Khatla bus stop. Aizawl city buses ply on the main road, go in North-South direction and is pretty handy.
  • There is a winery in Tlangsam near Champhai. You can walk there (3km) or take the city bus. From Tlangsam, you can trek to Zote (6km) on a dirt road. Mura Puk (Eagle cave) in Zote is nothing more than a hole in the ground, but there is a vineyard nearby if you can find it.
  • Champhai to Zokhawthar is terribly bumpy. Cross the border to Myanmar but don’t pay any money to the Burmese border guard. I don’t think it is official. Hire guy-on-motorcycle to take you to Rih Dil.  Communicating could be a problem. Be prepared to walk back (~6 km easy downhill). My guy left me there and did not return to take me back. You can walk around the lake to the rice fields on the other side.
  • If you want to go to Manipur from Mizoram, I hear there is a shared sumo service from Kawlkulh (with overnight at Khawndungsei) to Churachandpur in Manipur. Sumo might be full when it leaves from Aizawl. Get tickets from Aizawl.
  • Buses and shared taxis to Imphal and Guwahati leave from Capital Travels early morning.

TRANSIT TIMES & APPROXIMATE FARES (INR):

  • Agartala to Melaghar ~1.5 hours (bus), 30
  • Melaghar to Udaipur: ~1.5 hours (sumo taxi), 30
  • Udaipur to Agartala: ~1.5 hours (bus), 30
  • Agartala to Kumarghat: ~5 hours (bus), 120
  • Kumarghat to Unakoti: ~1 hours (sumo taxi), 50
  • Unakoti to Dharmanagar: ~2 hours (sumo taxi), 30
  • Dharmanagar to Silchar: ~8 hours (bus), 200
  • Silchar to Aizawl: ~6 hours (sumo taxi), 400
  • Aizawl to Champhai: ~8 hours (sumo taxi), 450
  • Champhai to Zokhawthar: ~1.5 hours (sumo taxi), 30
  • Zokhawthar to Rih Dil: ~10 minutes (motorbike), 100
  • Silchar to Guwahati: ~9 hour (bus), 550
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