4 Forests to explore in Mizoram
Mizoram is a state in northeastern India, with Aizawl as its capital city. The name is derived from "Mizo", the name of the native inhabitants, and "Ram", which means land, and thus Mizoram means "land of the Mizos". Within the northeast region, it is the southernmost landlocked state, sharing borders with three of the Seven Sister States, namely Tripura, Assam and Manipur.
Dampha Tiger Reserve is a tiger reserve of western Mizoram, India. It covers an area of about 500 km2 in the Lushai Hills at an altitude range of 800–1,100 m It was declared a tiger reserve in 1994 and is part of Project Tiger. It consists of forest interpolated with steep precipitous hills, deep valleys, jungle streams, ripping rivulets, natural salts licks.
Lengteng Wildlife Sanctuary is a protected area in Champhai district in eastern Mizoram, northeast India. It is an alpine forest and contains the second highest peak in Mizoram. It is specially a conservation interest on rare species of birds. It was declared a protected area in 1999, and a national wildlife sanctuary by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests on 31 May 2001.
The Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park or simply Phawngpui National Park is a gorgeous conservatory forest in Mizoram housing several rare animals and birds, adorned in tropical forests. The park overlooks rivers and mountain ranges further adding to its natural beauty and attractiveness. It also houses several species of birds and animals such as the Asiatic black bear and the black eagle. The pleasant climate allows tourists to truly enjoy the serenity of the park and what it has to offer.
The Vantawng Falls is located in the Serchhip district in Mizoram. Vantawng Falls is the highest waterfall in the state. It is also the 13th highest waterfall in the country. The waterfall is named after an excellent swimmer, named Vantawnga. The Vantawng waterfall is located in the Vanva River and is 137 away from the capital city of Aizawl.