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About Thenzawl

About Thenzawl

Thenzawl is an important town located in the district of Serchhip in Mizoram. The town is just 43 kms from Aizawl. Thenzawl is also an important center of traditional Mizo handloom industry. It is also an important tourist place in Mizoram.

History of Thenzawl

Initially, this place was a dense forest with several wild animals unless it was cultivated in the year 1961 and occupied it. In the year 1963, Benghuaia Sailo established a village in Thenzawl. Lalngurchhina, the son of Kamlova occupied it. Thenzawl was one of the village where people were grouped together in 1968, due to the Mizo National Front uprising in the year 1966.

Geography of Thenzawl

Thenzawl Map

Thenzawl lies between 23.32oN latitude and 92.75oE longitude. It is situated at an altitude 2568 feet above sea level. The climate of Thenzawl remains pleasant and temperate throughout the year. The summers here are not very hot and the place experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoons and the winters here are dry and sunny.Tourists can visit Thenzawl all round the year.

Demographics of Thenzawl

According to the 2011 census, the total population of Thenzawl is 7,259 out of which 3,617 are males and 3,642 are females. The literacy rate of Thenzawl is 98.15 %. The official language of Thenzawl is Mizo.

Tourism in Thenzawl

Thenzawl town is one of the most exotic places in Mizoram. It is a must visit tourist destination and especially for those who look for off-beat travel. The place is rich in flora and fauna. Thenzawl also has few breathtaking tourist places like the Vantawng Falls and Thenzawl Deer Park. Some of the tourist spot in Thenzawl include:

Vantawng Fall

Tourism in Thenzawl

Located in Vanva River near Thenzawl, it is one of the tallest waterfalls in Mizoram. It is located about 137kms from Aizawl.The Vantawng Falls is also called Vantawng Khawhthla. It is located 5 km south of Thenzawl. The waterfall is one of the major tourist attractions of the district. The waterfall has a total height of 755 feet. It is situated amidst lush green dense bamboo groves, part of the dense tropical forest. The falls site is an ideal picnic spot. The rocky area and natural vegetation of the waterfall area are the prime attraction of the place. It is a seven tiered fall. The calm and serene environment of the fall area gives the onlookers a breathtaking experience.

Thenzawl Deer Park

Thenzawl Deer Park

Thenzawl Deer Park is another must visit tourist place in Thenzawl. The park was established in order to give the deer a protected home. The deers are kept in natural environment and only the boundaries are protected. The tourist can witness these wonderful animals from a very closer distance.

Chawngchilhi Cave

Chawngchilhi Puk or cave is a majortourist spot in Thenzawl. The cave had a love story dedicated to a lady and a snake.


This is another beautiful waterfall near Thenzawl. It is the upstream of Vantawng falls-the highes fall in Mizoram.

Public Utility Services in Thenzawl

Services in Thenzawl

The town of Thenzawl also provides utility services to the public. There are few banks in and around Thenzawl that offers people with easy financial transactions. Thenzawl also has emergency services like medical, Police and fire.

Hospitals in Thenzawl

Civil Hosptial
Address: Serchhip, Serchhip: 796181
Phone no: 03838-222362

Phc Khawlailung
Address: Khawlailung, Serchhip: 796181,
Phone no: 08414011108

Primary Health Centre
Address: Sialhawk Main Street, Sialhawk,
Near Sialhawk Hss
Serchhip: 796370
Phone no: 08731990807

N Vanlaiphai Phe
Address: N.Vanlaiphai Ps, Serchhip
Near Presbyterian Church
Serchhip: 796181,
Phone no: 03838-224056

Police Service in Thenzawl

Serchhip Police Station
Address: N.Vanlaiphai Ps, Serchhip - 796181
Phone no: 09436146451

Banks in Thenzawl

State Bank of India
Branch: Thenzawl
IFSC Code: SBIN0013885
Branch Code: 013885
Address: Field Veng, Thenzawl,
Serchhip, Mizoram - 796181
Phone no: 9435170411

How to Reach Thenzawl

Here's how you can reach Thenzawl:

By Air
Thenzawl has no airport and the closest airport is the Lengpui Airport in Aizawl. There are regular flights from Lengpui Airport to Guwahati, Kolakata, Imphal and Agartala.

By Train
There are no railway stations in Thenzawl. The nearest railhead is Silchar railway station. There are regular trains from Silchar to Lumding and Agartala.

By Road
Tourist can easily reach Thenzawl from Aizawal via NH 54. The distance between Aizawl and Thenzawl is 43kms and it is just an hour drive from Aizawl. There are regular buses and cab services from Aizawl and Thenzawl.

Thenzawl Facts and Figures

  • Latitude: 23.32oN
  • Longitude 92.75oE
  • Altitude:2568 feet above sea level
  • Population (2011):7,259
  • Official Languages: Mizo
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)

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