Lunglei

Lunglei literally meaning 'the bridge of rock', is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting that is situated in the southern part of the state of Mizoram.

Updated: June 22, 2020

Lunglei literally meaning 'the bridge of rock', is famous for its scenic beauty and natural setting that is situated in the southern part of the state of Mizoram. Trekking, bird watching and adventure sports are offered by this place that makes it an ideal destination if one wants to take a break and relax.

The place got its name after the actual bridge like rock found here. Since it is close to the city of Aizawl, the town is also well known and  the natural beauty, cool weather, scenic views that it offers attracts many tourist towards it.

Sometimes spelled as Lungleh, is the second largest town after the capital, Aizawl, located 165 km (102 miles) south of Aizawl. Lunglei was the Capital of South Lushai Hill Districts for 10 years from 1888, as was Aizawl for the North Hill Districts.

Lunglei is the second-largest town in Mizoram and was an important town until the partition of India as it had direct access to Chittagong, a big city in Bangladesh which made Lunglei the commercial and education centre.

Most of the indigenous local inhabitants of the district of Lunglei depend on agriculture and earn their livelihood from growing crops. The cash crops of coffee and rubber help the district to earn its revenue. The farmers of the district mostly practice the traditional method of shifting cultivation, which is popularly referred to as jhum. Rice is the principal crop in the agricultural economy. Cottage industries produce handloomed cloth, furniture, agricultural equipment, woven textiles, and bamboo and cane work. Lunglei is also the Church Headquarters of Baptist Church of Mizoram.

Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary is known for its variety of species of wildlife that is spread over an area of 35 sq km. This sanctuary is located at a height of 1300 m from sea level. Wild boar, hoolock, gibbon, and the sambar deer are some of the species of wildlife found here.

Lunglei is a town that is famous for its picturesqure views. You can enjoy the lush greenery, trekking routes and interacting with the local people here apart from visiting certain sightseeing options like monuments or view-points.

Saikuti Hall where most of the concerts and celebrations are held. A unique museum has also been established in the hall where local painters demonstrate their skill and exhibit their works.

Thuamluaia Mual is the second football stadium with Artificial turf in Mizoram. Zobawk Sports Academy and Kawmzawl Park are notable tourist spots of the district of Lunglei.

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