Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park is situated right next to the Myanmar border in the Chhimtuipui District in the north-eastern state of Mizoram in India. It is an enchanting forest areas sprawling around Phwangpui, the Blue Mountain of Mizoram which is a highly revered peak and considered by the local residents to be the abode of the Gods.
It is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram, 2165 meters high above mean sea level and famous for the Orchids and Rhododendrons spread within the valleys surrounding on all sides. These spectacular flowers and trees of all hues and color present a fairy-tale view against a backdrop of the blue hazed hills and vales unfolding below. There is a level ground flat area of about 2 square kilometers on top of the Phawngpui Peak with a semi-circular beautiful cliff with a sharp and deep fall on the western side called Thlazuang Khamm.
Although this cliff is believed to be haunted, visitors can get the most exciting view of Mizoram from here. This area is encircled by matted Bamboo groves and a variety of other alluring natural vegetation cover. The fauna found within the Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park includes Tiger, Leopard, Goral, Serow, Barking Deer, Sambar, Hoolock Gibbon, Common Langur, Rhesus Macaque, Stump Tailed Macaque, Blyth’s Tragopan and Kaleej Pheasant. This region is also home to a variety of butterflies, some of which are rare and only found within this region.
Sangau Village is the closest settlement to the Park which is 229 kilometers to the south of Aizawl. Supported by a pleasant climate, this National Park is open at all times.
Reaching Phawngpui National Park
Aizawl is the closest Airport, which is well connected with most north-east Indian cities like Guwahati, Imphal & Kolkata; Silchar, in Assam is the nearest Railway Station located at a distance of 184 kilometers. National Highway 54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses, Taxis, Night Bus Services and Private Coaches are available to Sangau Village located right along the Phawngpui Blue Mountain National Park at a distance of 229 kilometers to the south of Aizawl. Simply follow the NH 54 from Aizawl, which comes very close to the Park, all along before going further south.