Mizoram, in the northeast of India.
Best Time to Travel
Through out the year.
Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) is situated near the Myanmar border in
Chhimtuipui District in the northeastern state of Mizoram in India. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl. The Blue Mountain, which is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, 2165m in height, is known as Phawngpui to the people of Mizoram. It is situated close to the Burma border, on the curve of the river Kolodyne, in the Chhimtuipui district. It is famous for Orchids and rhododendrons.
The nearest village is Sangau. This is a very sacred peak, considered to be the abode of the Gods. Once a year, ritual sacrifices are offered here.
Commanding a majestic view over the hills and the valleys, this peak presents the most enchanting scenic beauty in Mizoram. There is a semi-circular beautiful cliff in the western side called Thlazuang Khamm which has a sharp and deep fall. This is the habitat of the wild mountain goats. This cliff was believed to be haunted by spirits.
On the peak, there is a level ground about 200 hectares in area. This place is surrounded by matted bamboo groves and other beautiful flora. Varieties of butterflies, including some rare species, are found here. On the east one can see a deep green forest. On the other side at a great distance, villages are silhouetted in a big canvas of wavy hills.
Journey to the Phawngpui
Nearest airport is Aizawl. Aizawl is connected to Kolkata and Imphal by air. Indian Airlines connects Aizawl to rest of India via Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl.
Railhead : Nearest railhead is Silchar which is in Assam ( 184 km away). From Guwahati, travel to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl.
Road Transport : NH - 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl. Night services are also available. Aizawl can also be approached by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Sangau, the nearest village from the peak is about 229 km from Aizawl. Can reach the sight by road from Aizawl.
Staying Near the Phawngpui
Since Aizawl is not to far from the sight, you can have a night stay at Aizawl, from where you can go for a day trip to the Phawngpui sight. You can find all categories of accommodation at Aizawl. Though, the accommodation are not to luxurious, they are good enough to provide you proper comfort and satisfaction.