Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung
Vantawng Khawhthla Waterfall
Welcome to Serchhip,
Serchhip is the district in the Indian state of Mizoram. It lies in the central part of Mizoramand has the highest literacy all over India. The origin of the name comes from citrus trees found on top of the first hill of the then Serchhip village. The word meaning of Ser-chhip is 'citrus-on-top'. It has an average elevation of 888 metres (2913 feet). It lies between the two very important rivers of Mat and Tuikum.
It is one of the few flat area with beautiful grassy landscape. Nearby Thenzawl is a spectacular waterfall called Vantawng Khawhthla(meaning Heaven's reaching fall!). This beautiful stepped fall is easily accessible by road, and it is a place where one can hear the calling of nature silently. The destination is also home to the 8th highest mountain in Mizoram called the Tawi Mountain. On this mountain, a variety of endangered species of flora and fauna can be found. Flowers like orchids can be seen everywhere. The Hornbill, which is called the Mizo's National Bird, can also be seen during the month of November. Some of the famous places are Vantawng Khawhthla Waterfall, Chhingpuii Thlan etc.
Chhingpuii Thlan, also known as the Chhingpuii Stone Memorial, is located between Baktawng and Chhingchhip villages, on the main Aizawl-Lunglei Road. The memorial is named after Chhingpuii, a beautiful woman of the region. She married a young man named Kaptuanga, but was kidnapped and killed during the war between the rival chiefs of the region. Chhingpuii was killed during the second civil war between Chhak leh Tlang Indo, East and West War, from 1877 to 1880. Her husband was unable to bear this tragic end of his love story and committed suicide at this site.
Thenzawl is a village located at a distance of 43 kms from Aizawl. It was initially a dense forest with lots of wild animals before it was cultivated and inhabited in 1961. The Tropic of Cancer runs through this picturesque village. It is an important center of traditional Mizo handloom industry. The looms at Thenzawl produce rich and colorful varieties of handlooms. One can also observe the indigenous weaving techniques of the Mizos here and obtain Mizo handlooms
There are two graves at Phulpui village in the Aizawl district of Mizoram India. It is said that, Zawlpala, Chief of Phulpui village, married the legendary beauty, Talvungi of Thenzawl. Tualvungi was subsequently married to the chief of Rothai, Phuntiha. But, Talvungi could not forget Zawlpala, her previous husband. After many years when Zawlpala died, grief stricken Tualvungi came to Phulpui, dug a pit by the side of Zawlpala's grave and asked an old woman to kill her and bury her in the grave.
The most famous waterfall in Mizoram, Vantawng Falls, is about 4 km to the south of Thenzawl (sub-division) at Lau River. The height of this waterfall is roughly measured to be about 220 m. The artistic design like seven rounded storey cliff of this falls is very attractive. It was said that Vantawnga was a great swimmer who was supposed to have lived in a nearby village who could swim upwards to the falls when the volume of the water was at its peak. When the Ngawidawh people urged him to swim upwards of the falls again, a large log carried by the flood had hit him and died at the spot. As such, the falls was named after him. It was also said that the Mualthuam sub-clan who had once settled in Mizoram believed and worshipped the spirit of this waterfall.
The word meaning of Hratrengna is memory and Lung is stone. The spot, most of the writers and historians accepted to be the place where Zoluti was handed over to the British Official near Serchhip Kawnpui.In this place the Kristian ?halai Pawl (Christian Youth Fellowship), Serchhip Vengchung Branch had erected a stone in memory of Zoluti.