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Introducing Phawngpui

Best time to visit : October to May
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Wild orchids, diverse vegetations, meandering rivers and enticing vales, exotic fauna and avifauna and the right dose of adventure – this amazing amalgamation leads to Phawngpui, a popular tourist destination in the state of Mizoram. One of the most frequently visited peaks in the Eastern India; Phawngpui is located in the Chhimtuipui District and offers the perfect expedition for trekkers. The added attraction is the Blue Mountain National Park at the foothill, known for riches of flora and fauna. Wildlife explorers, adventurers as well as nature lovers have a lot to discover in the region.

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Popularly known as the Blue Mountain for aesthetically showcasing blue hue and haze, Phawngpui is also believed to be the Adobe of Gods. From accommodating levelled grasslands to the patches of evergreen forests, along with bamboo groves and mesmerizing rhododendrons and orchids, the place is a nature’s miracle. Phawngpui is the highest peak in Mizoram and located close to the border separating India from Myanmar. With an elevation of about 2,157 m., the region enjoys pleasant weather throughout the year. A tourist guide is a must to obtain useful tourist information and make the best out of a trip to Phawngpui.

Authentic Mizoram cuisines can be enjoyed at the rest houses and small stalls present at the nearby locations like Farpak and Sangau. Simple dal and rice, along with vegetable dishes are common. While trekking within the park, one can find stalls offering tea and light snacks.

Phawngpui disappoints shopping enthusiasts. There are some small shops at the nearby town of Sangau that sell clothes imported from the neighbouring country of Myanmar. You may find them to be interesting and cheap.

Nearby Places:
  • Farpak (about 7 km.): Home to beautiful grasslands, the place acts as the base of the trek that leads to Phawngpui peak. It is also home to rare species like clouded leopard, sunbirds, golden throated barbet, bamboo partridge, grey sebia and many more. 
  • Sangau (about 20 km.): Another base for those who wish to enjoy a longer trek, the town offers a relaxing atmosphere and some good facilities for the tourists.
  • Saiha (about 32 km.): The place where many elephant teeth were found, Saiha has picturesque beauty and is ideal for activities like trekking, nature walking, angling and fishing. 
  • Lake Palak (about 138 km.): Mizoram’s biggest lake in an oval shape, Palak has many ghost stories associated with it.
  • Lunglei (about 174 km.): Tremendous natural beauty of this place enthrals the visitors. There are many picnic spots and tourist places like Kawmzawl Park and Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary.




While trekking to Phawngpui, there are many villages on the way from where panoramic views of the region can be enjoyed. Some of them include Lungpher and Vawmbuk.

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