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Champhai is in Mizoram, Northeast India.


Champhai Valley

Champhai is a local commercial hub on the Indo-Myanmar border, about 200 km from Aizawl, and has the biggest stretch of plains used for rice cultivation in Mizoram.

Get in[edit]

The only way to get into Champhai is by road. Sumos (10 passenger SUV) are available to/from Aizawl (₹450) and Lunglei (₹750, 12 hr).

Booking counters in Aizawl are around Lower Zarkawt (Electric Veng). The road to Champhai is narrow and winding, one should expect 8 hours journey including one meal stop on the way. Sumos leave both Champhai and Aizawl around 6AM and 6PM.

No Sumo runs on Sundays and Christian holidays.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 Fiara Tui. This river is 65 km from Champhai (known as "the purest summer water on Earth") has its source in the Tan Tlang Mountain.
Mizo Hlakungpui Mual
  • 2 Hnahlan. This is an area which near Champhai with vineyards and a beautiful climate. Hnahlan (Q24905875) on Wikidata Hnahlan on Wikipedia
  • 3 Lamsial Puk. Cave is near Farkawn village.
  • 4 Lianchhiari Tlang (Lianchhiari Lunglen Tlang). This is a rocky cliff ledge near the village of Dungtlang.
  • 5 Mizo Hlakungpui Mual. A monument at the southern end of Khawbung village that commemorates the Mizo classical composers. Mizo Hlakungpui Mual (Q6884655) on Wikidata Mizo Hlakungpui Mual on Wikipedia
  • 6 Murlen National Park. A home to a wide variety of flora and fauna.
  • Mura Puk. This lake is in Zote village. There are 6 caves (pits) at this site.
  • Tan Tlang. A legendary mountain (85 km from Champhai) located near Vaphai village.
  • Thasiama Seno Neihna. This is a plateau on a rugged hill near Vaphai village.
  • 7 Zokhawthar. A trading town on the border with Myanmar. Zokhawthar (Q24929741) on Wikidata Zokhawthar on Wikipedia



As a commercial hub for Indo-Myanmar trade, there are many Myanmar products available in the market. Cheap staffs are more Chinese origin come through Myanmar rather than from main parts of India.

Mizos are devout Christians, and all stores and restaurants close their doors on Sundays and after 6PM.




  • Hotel Holiday Home (go uphill from sumo counters), +91 3831-234871. Pleasant budget hotel. Nice view of the valley from its rooftop. ₹300 single.
  • Tourist Lodge, +91 9436143518, +91 3831-235866. Run by State Government. Clean and pleasant place to stay ₹600 and up.


Airtel has by far the best 3G coverage in the area followed by Aircel. Vodafone, idea, Reliance have 2G coverage in the town area.

Go next[edit]

  • Zokhawthar is a border town next to Rihkawdar in Myanmar side. 2-hour sumo ride will get you there and foreigners are allowed to enter Myanmar side for a day with a small fee. Onward travel further inside Myanmar is not allowed through this border as of 2015 April.
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