Petite town of Mizoram with the spirit of serenity.
Mamit district is one of the eight districts in the state of Mizoram in India. In 1985 Mamit district became home to Dampa Tiger Reserve which covers a land of around 500 km. If you are looking forward to having a wonderful vacation in the midst of nature in the peaceful surroundings then Mamit is the place for you. The place is sprawling with lush greenery and colourful meadows. The District is recognized for plentiful production of orange for which the district is oftentimes designated as “The Orange garden of Mizoram”. The tiny district is the placid point where one can skip the hustle and bustle of city life and have fascinating tranquillity to savour. The places like Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary, Saitlaw, Kanghmun, West Phaileng, Lungkulh and Pukzing will acquaint one to the inner peace within. If you are looking to attain peace of soul then Mamit is a must. The place will bring you closer to nature and nourish your soul with its tenderness and love!
HISTORY OF MAMIT
Mamit District was carved out from the formerly called as Aizawl District by Mizoram government in 1998. The new District started functioning from the 24th April 1998. According to the 2011 statistics, Mamit region has a population of 85,757. The predominant tribe inside the area is Mizo succeeded by Chakma and Reang. Other than Christmas and New Year celebrations, the Mizo rejoices Chapchar Kut and Mim Kut which are festivities associated with the harvesting of rice and other farming items from the field. Chakma observes their New Year celebration termed Biju when the last part of the year and the beginning part of the new year, while Reang also recognised as Bru jubilates Buishu during the month of April. The foremost office installed in Mamit was Project Office which was inaugurated in 1959 when Mizoram was one of the Districts under Assam Government. It was promoted as Community Development Block Office in 1962. In 1978, Mamit was notified as Civil Sub-Division Headquarters. Nine years later it was announced as an SDO(C) Quarters, Aizawl West District was created in 1998. The title of the District was next renamed as Mamit District.
How to reach
The closest airport is in Aizawl, meanwhile the nearest railway station in Silchar, which is almost 139 km away. Buses and taxis and cabs are also accessible from all important towns of North East.
How to Reach by Flight
Imphal is the nearby airport which is approximately 400 km away from Mamit. Imphal is connected to all the chief capitals of the North and North East. One can rent a cab from the airport. It takes 5 hours from there on.
How to Reach by Train
The nearest railway station is acknowledged as Silchar Railway Station, which is around 139 km away from Mamit. The Silchar station has great connectivity to nearby areas such as Lumding Junction, Arunachal, Bihara, Hilara, Bagetar and Chandranathpur. One can rent a cab to arrive at the destination from the Silchar railway station.
How to Reach by Bus
Mamit is well connected by road from transportations like buses. Many buses operate from other major cities of the North East.
How to Reach by Road
Taxis are available for commuting to Mamit district. Many taxis and cabs ply on the route.
How to travel within
Mamit is relatively a very petite town, there are a few of intracity travelling choices. There are auto rickshaws, cabs and buses. One can also rent a scooter on hire in Mamit to experience the spectacular vicinities on their own.
MIZORAM- A PARADISE FOR NON VEGETARIANS!
FOOD: Mizoram is an amusing place for non-vegetarians to be in. There are no significant eateries or food chains in Mamit, henceforth one only has to rely upon the alternatives available in Aizawl, 92 km away from Mamit. One can taste the delectable Sawchair which is a popular Mizo dish, composed of rice and prepared with pork or chicken.
STAY: There are not many places to stay in Mamit but there are few places nearby such as Tourist Lodge, DC Rest House, LR & S Staff Quarter No. 5 etc which offer a place to stay.
AVAILABILITY OF ATMs: There are ATMs like SBI, Axis Bank, UBI Bank, HDFC Bank etc to withdraw cash. It is prudent to take carry some cash.
One Day Itinerary
Take a flight to Imphal airport and reach Mamit via Taxi. After reaching here, freshen up and leave for Dampa Wildlife Sanctuary. After touring the sanctuary, head towards Saitlaw. By the afternoon, have a supplementing lunch and then head towards Kanghmun. Further, in the evening visit the West Phaileng village. Leave for respective homes in the night.