Visiting Places

Lunglei

Lunglei is a town, situated in the south-central part of Mizoram state, northeastern India. Lunglei, sometimes spelled Lungleh, literally meaning 'bridge of rock' got its name from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area around Nghasih - a small tributary of the river Tlawng. It is one of the most populous towns in the Mizo Hills, located 131 miles (235 km) south of Aizawl.

Lunglei district is one of the 8 districts of Mizoram state in India. The district is bounded on the north by Mamit and Aizawl districts, on the west by Bangladesh, on the south by Lawngtlai district, on the southeast by Saiha district, on the east by Myanmar and on the northeast by Champhai district. The district occupies an area of 4538 km. Lunglei town is the administrative headquarters of the district.

Geography

Coordinates :- 22.88N 92.73E / 22.88N 92.73E / 22.88; 92.73

Country :- India

State ;- Mizoram

District(s):- Lunglei

Time zone :- IST (UTC+5:30)

Area :- 4,538 km2

 

Elevation :- 722 meters (2,369 ft)

Demographics and culture

Lunglei is one of the prominent districts of Mizoram. Encompassing a total area of 4,538 km2, the district of Lunglei has a population of 1, 37,155. The district of Lunglei is situated at a distance of 235 km from Aizwal, the capital of Mizoram and is easily accessible by well maintained roads.The district is bounded on the north by Mamit and Aizawl districts, on the west by Bangladesh, on the south by Lawngtlai district, on the southeast by Saiha district, on the east by Myanmar and on the northeast by Champhai district.

The district of Lunglei has been further divided into major sub divisions of Hnahthial SDO (S), Lunglei SDO (S) and Tlabung SDO (S) and 4 R.D. Blocks, Bunghmun, Hnahthial, Lunglei and Lungsen. The district has 7 assembly constituencies. These are Buarpui, Hnahthial, Lunglei North, Lunglei South, Tawipui, Tlabung and Vanva for the administrative convenience of the district officials. Lunglei town is the administrative headquarter of the district.

Blessed with unmatchable natural scenic beauty, Lunglei draws several tourists from far and wide who are absolutely thrilled with the captivating sight of the place. Some of the notable tourist spots of the district of Lunglei are:

                     Zobawk

                     Kawmzawl

                     Khawnglung Wildlife Sanctuary

For those tourists who want to add a bit of adventure in their sojourn to Mizoram, Lunglei offers them with a plethora of picnic spots to explore their inherent sporting skills and sportsman spirit. Lunglei district offers the tourists to enjoy natural splendor coupled with the rich cultural traditions of the region.

As of 2001[update] India census, Lunglei had a population of 47,355. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Lunglei has an average literacy rate of 84%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 84%, and female literacy is 83%. In Lunglei, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The town has built one of the biggest halls in Mizoram called 'Saikuti Hall' where most of the concerts and celebrations are held. A unique museum has also been established in the hall where local painters demonstrate their skill and exhibit their works.

Economy

Lunglei has 9.97% of the forest land within its total area. Most of the indigenous local inhabitants of the district of Lunglei depend on agriculture and earn their livelihood from growing crops. The cash crops of coffee and rubber help the district to earn its revenue. The farmers of the district mostly practice the traditional method of shifting cultivation, which is popularly referred to as jhum. Rice is the principal crop in the agricultural economy. Cottage industries produce handloomed cloth, furniture, agricultural equipment, woven textiles, and bamboo and cane work.

 

Visiting Places

1. Govt. College Lunglei

2. J.B. College Lunglei

3. DITE Lunglei

4. Govt. Polytechnic College Lunglei

5. Aizwal-240 KM

6. Silchar-420 KM

7. Shillong

8. Guwahati

We visited district park jobawk to acquaint the Children with nature. We also visited district library to get the benefit of Book fair.