Champhai

Champhai is in Mizoram, Northeast India.

Understand

Champhai Valley

Champhai is a local commercial hub on the Indo-Myanmar border, about 200 km from Aizawl, and has the biggest strech of plains used for rice cultivation in Mizoram.

Get in

The only way to get into Champhai is by road. Sumos (10 passenger SUV) are available to/from Aizawl (₹450) and Lunglei (₹750, 12 hrs).

Booking counters in Aizawl are around Lower Zarkawt (Electric Veng). The road to Champhai is narrow and winding, one should expect 8 hours journey including one meal stop on the way. Sumos leave both Champhai and Aizawl around 6 am and 6 pm.

No Sumo runs on Sundays and Christian holidays.

Get around

See

Mizo Hiakungui Mual

Buy

As a commercial hub for Indo-Myanmar trade, there are many Myanmar products available in the market. Cheap staffs are more Chinese origin come through Myanmar rather than from main parts of India.

Mizos are devout Christian and all stores and restaurants close their doors on Sundays and after 6 pm.

Sleep

Connect

Airtel has by far the best 3G coverage in the area followed by Aircel. Vodafone, idea, Reliance have 2G coverage in the town area.

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