Mizoram and Manipur

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Has anyone any recent travel experience in Mizoram and Manipur? Any tips on sightseeing and accommodation would be much appreciated.
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Mizoram
Tamdil: 85 km drive from Aizawl
Go for boat rides, relax by the tranquil waters and if you can bestir yourself, take a drive into the nearby jungles, which are home to an assortment of fascinating flora and fauna. You can also stay here overnight. The resort village of Saituai is just 10 km away.

Vantawang 152 km from Aizawl
Surrounded by a vast stretch of thick bamboo forests close to Thenzawl hill station is Mizoram's highest waterfall Vantawang (750 ft). This popular water body is worth a visit. If you can't get enough of it you can stay overnight for it's equipped with a cafeteria and cottage for hire.

Phawngpui 300 km from Aizawl
One of the finest encounter with Mizoram's splendid vistas is Phawngpui , its highest peak, which is extremely popular with trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The Blue Mountain, as it is often referred to, is close to the Myanmar border. Fragrant herbs and rare species of orchids and rhododendrons are found here.

Saiha 378 kms from Aizawal
Saiha is an angler's paradise on the Chhimtuipui, Mizoram's biggest river. Overnight stay can be arranged at the tourist lodge at Saiha. Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) is 30 km away.

Mizoram is one of the safest State in Northeast India in terms of crime and personal safety. Most people, including single female travellers, will not face any problems walking along the streets alone at night.

Saiha Tourist Lodge, Ph. (03835) 26132, 9 Rooms
Tourist Home, Luangmual, Aizawl, Ph.No. (0389) 332263, 14 rooms and 4 Dormitories

Manipur
Keibul Lamjao National Park:
Kelbul Lamjao National Park is situated 53km from Imphal on the fringes of Loktak Lake.
The only floating National Park in the World, on the Loktak Lake is the last natural habitat of "Sangai" - the dancing deer of Manipur . A glimpse of the deer in this unique wetland ecosystem is a must for any wildlife enthusiast. Other wildlife : Hog Deer, Otter and a host of water fowls and migratory birds can also be sighted during November to March. The Forest Department maintains watch towers and two rest houses within the park.

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: Loktak Lake is a largest fresh water lake in the North-Eastern region located 48km from Imphal. Loktak Lake is a huge and beautiful stretch of water spread upto 312 sq. km area and looks like a miniature island sea. From the Tourist Bungalow set atop Sendra Island, visitors get a birds eye view of life on the Lake-small islands that are actually floating weed on which live the Lake people

Phuballa Resort: Phubala is a charming resort 40km south from Imphal in Bishnupur district.It is situated on a little island on the western fringes of the Loktak lake. It is connected to the mainland by a low causeway. Boating and other water sports are being introduced here. There is also a tourist bungalow for tourist to stay.

Hotel Imphal(Govt.) North AOC Ph: 05672-220459,224354,223250,223723
Youth Hostel KhumanLampak Ph: 05672-223423
Hotel Deesh Delux Thangal Bazar Ph: 05672-220608
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Mizoram Manipur

Dear Rajered,

Many thanks for your reply.
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I'm an Indian national and I went there a few years ago. Just to add to the exhaustive compendium above:

- Try contacting a local guide. Mizoram is very new to tourism (hence its charm) so you might need help.

- I stayed at the government guest houses in the city and it was fantastic value. Book in advance.. i think there are two in the capital city and our first choice was booked out.

- You'll need to hire a car for most days since most of the 'sights' are a fair distance away. But i found the overall scenery and way of life to be main attractions.

- You need to be open minded about food - there aren't too many options. They use a lot of pork, and dinners are served at 6pm. Personally, I enjoyed it a lot but I can see a few people put off by the lack of choice.

I took the erstwhile Air Deccan (now KF Red) from Kolkata and stayed there for just 2 days. I'd like to take a more leisurely trip the next time I'm there.

- Mizoram is free from internal strife so it's all safe. I had cellphone coverage in most areas.

- It's a 'dry state', ie no alcohol is sold there. So the best gift you can take with you is a bottle of vodka, or whiskey .
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We (Indian nationals) are on a trip (www.hitchhikingindia.com) touring all the states in the North east and just came back from Aizawl yesterday.
Theicarus has given quite comprehensive info about the places to go to in mizoram. We could not do all the places we had initially planned - were just too exhausted after being on the road in public transport. Do remember that the roads in Mizoram are winding and quite narrow - even a hired vehicle may exhaust you after a day's driving.
There are a few couchsurfers in Aizawl, but sadly they aren't very active. You could contact some of the members here too.
We've been advised that Manipur is not safe for outsiders right now because of some agitation going on there. Also, the only road to Imphal has been blocked - there is an armed escort going in when there is a group of vehicles - but be prepared for delays. If you are flying in though, you can escape all this. Good luck with your trip!
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I am planning to go to Mizoram in November,2011. Any suggestions and advice is welcome. I am alone travelling from mumbai and co traveller is welcome.
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I too am intending to travel in this region shortly. Could anyone please update me as to the quality and reliability of public transport links in these areas.

I would also appreciate information on what places to see/blunder into

TIA

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See these two threads for info
http://www.indiamike.com/india/other...ravel-t130925/


http://www.indiamike.com/india/other-areas-f42/places-to-visit-and-information-of-mizoram-t131900/


There are almost always sumos (shared Indian jeeps/SUV) to most villages but they are usually a radial network going to district capitals and the state capital for smaller villages usually there is a vehicle going from the village in the morning to the biggest nearby town and returning in the afternoon (for villagers to shop). Travel is time consuming in the area do to winding roads and sometimes infrequent transportation, basically figure about a day to a half day to get anywhere.

There is a good network of tourist lodges in Mizoram for accommodation, though in some of them neither English nor Hindi are spoken. Aizwal I recommend my friends newly renovated hotel http://www.hotelriakmawinn.com/ but there a number of places to stay in Aizwal as well. She is a good source of info on Mizoram as well.
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I am planning to go to mizoram on trekking on 1 nov,2011 but I have 2 days extra as I am reaching on 28 of october. I am thinking to go to tripura, Is it correct what I am thinking ? Should I do it or not ?
I am based in mumbai. Can anybody please advice me ?
I am travelling alone and i dont know any localites there.
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Originally Posted by rajered View Post Mizoram
Tamdil: 85 km drive from Aizawl
Go for boat rides, relax by the tranquil waters and if you can bestir yourself, take a drive into the nearby jungles, which are home to an assortment of fascinating flora and fauna. You can also stay here overnight. The resort village of Saituai is just 10 km away.

Vantawang 152 km from Aizawl
Surrounded by a vast stretch of thick bamboo forests close to Thenzawl hill station is Mizoram's highest waterfall Vantawang (750 ft). This popular water body is worth a visit. If you can't get enough of it you can stay overnight for it's equipped with a cafeteria and cottage for hire.

Phawngpui 300 km from Aizawl
One of the finest encounter with Mizoram's splendid vistas is Phawngpui , its highest peak, which is extremely popular with trekkers and adventure enthusiasts. The Blue Mountain, as it is often referred to, is close to the Myanmar border. Fragrant herbs and rare species of orchids and rhododendrons are found here.

Saiha 378 kms from Aizawal
Saiha is an angler's paradise on the Chhimtuipui, Mizoram's biggest river. Overnight stay can be arranged at the tourist lodge at Saiha. Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) is 30 km away.

Mizoram is one of the safest State in Northeast India in terms of crime and personal safety. Most people, including single female travellers, will not face any problems walking along the streets alone at night.

Saiha Tourist Lodge, Ph. (03835) 26132, 9 Rooms
Tourist Home, Luangmual, Aizawl, Ph.No. (0389) 332263, 14 rooms and 4 Dormitories

Manipur
Keibul Lamjao National Park:
Kelbul Lamjao National Park is situated 53km from Imphal on the fringes of Loktak Lake.
The only floating National Park in the World, on the Loktak Lake is the last natural habitat of "Sangai" - the dancing deer of Manipur . A glimpse of the deer in this unique wetland ecosystem is a must for any wildlife enthusiast. Other wildlife : Hog Deer, Otter and a host of water fowls and migratory birds can also be sighted during November to March. The Forest Department maintains watch towers and two rest houses within the park.

Loktak Lake and Sendra Island: Loktak Lake is a largest fresh water lake in the North-Eastern region located 48km from Imphal. Loktak Lake is a huge and beautiful stretch of water spread upto 312 sq. km area and looks like a miniature island sea. From the Tourist Bungalow set atop Sendra Island, visitors get a birds eye view of life on the Lake-small islands that are actually floating weed on which live the Lake people

Phuballa Resort: Phubala is a charming resort 40km south from Imphal in Bishnupur district.It is situated on a little island on the western fringes of the Loktak lake. It is connected to the mainland by a low causeway. Boating and other water sports are being introduced here. There is also a tourist bungalow for tourist to stay.

Hotel Imphal(Govt.) North AOC Ph: 05672-220459,224354,223250,223723
Youth Hostel KhumanLampak Ph: 05672-223423
Hotel Deesh Delux Thangal Bazar Ph: 05672-220608
Rajered, i will be visiting Mizorum and hopefully Manipur this month. Could you just clarify which of these places you have been to?
The text is identical to some tourist websites on the internet so i want to know if this is genuinely your opinion.

Nick
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nickirvinefortescue.wordpress. com
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Hi hugobaur,

How many days in Manipur? What are your interests?

Other than Loktak, there are several places.
In May/June, Siroi Lilly trek is wonderful.
Netaji memorial enroute Loktak as well as the world war memorial are good.
Imphal zoo has some unique animals that you wont find elsewhere (just half a day is enough)
Moreh visit is worth it.
They have mountaineering areas as well.
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Hi All,
Is there any itinerary that anyone wants to suggest for a week long tour of Mizoram ?

Thanks
Saurav
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I am planning to go to Mizoram in Dec 22nd-31st,2017. Any suggestions and advice is welcome. I am alone travelling from Kolkata and co traveller is welcome.
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If you're going to Mizoram from December 22nd to 31st, all I can say is best of luck. From what I heard from people when I was there, pretty much everything shuts down for Christmas. Even normally, all the shops and restaurants are closed on Sundays as Mizos take their religion very seriously. You'll probably have a difficult time getting around.

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