It is one of the best National Parks, extensively spread over a 100 square kilometer area in the Champhai District of the Indian state of Mizoram bordering with Myanmar on the eastern side. Murlen National Park is located about 245 kilometers to the east of Aizawl; a natural paradise in close proximity to the Chin Hills situated on the Indo-Myanmar border.
Consisting of an undisturbed and unique natural beauty, these forests are impenetrable at places even for the sunlight. The Tropical, semi-Evergreen and sub-Montane Forests of the Murlen National Park are home to a very rich variety of flora & fauna. The terrain of this region is interpolated with steep precipitous hills, high cliffs, rippling clear water rivulets, lakes & natural salt Licks at altitudes ranging between 400 meters to 1897 meters.
The vegetation and the unique flora of these semi-Evergreen and sub-Montane Forests to Scrub Jungles are mainly an admixture of Quercus, Schima Wallichai, Betula Specie, Michelia Champaca, Pinus Khasia, Prunus Myrica, Rhododendron, Arundinaria Callosa, Canes and a whole variety of Orchids. Over 35 species of Medicinal Plants, 2 species of Bamboo and 4 species of Orchids have been so far recorded in the Murlen National Park.
Popularly called the ‘Virgin Forests of Chamdur’, this region is having a pleasant and equable warm climate throughout the year with moderate to chilly winters at higher altitudes. Home to a unique stock of endangered wild species and a variety of birds which include the Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Sambar, Barking Deer, Himalayan Black Bear, Serow, Hoolock Gibbon, Rhesus Macaque, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Kallej Pheasant, Common Partridges, Hill Myna, Dark Rumped Swift and others.