Vantawng Falls drops as an incredible triple header 751 feet into the rocky gorge below. Also known as Vantawng Khawhthla in the Mizo language which literally translates to “waterfall that touches the heavens”, it is located 5 kilometers south of Thenzawl in Serchhip district of Mizoram. It is about 30 kilometers from Serchhip and 137 kilometers from Aizawl and is the 13th highest waterfalls in India. Vantawng is surrounded by a lush green tropical forest filled with lush bamboo groves.
Spectacular of all the waterfalls it cascades in the fast flowing rivers of Mizoram. It is located in River Vanva near Thenzawl and is named after Vantawnga who was said to be an excellent swimmer. So good a swimmer was Vantawnga that he could hover in the cascading water like a fish, but unfortunately during one of such performances, a drifting log fell from above and killed him.
Though it is difficult to get close to it because of the sheer forested hillsides surrounding it, a comfortable viewing tower however, has been constructed by the Tourism Department.
It's one of the few waterfalls in the world that houses a cave behind it. People with amateur trekking knowledge can attempt to enter the cave but must be careful about the growth of moss. There is a tree inside the cave which can be climbed up.
Lengpui Airport is a domestic airport in Aizawl, Mizoram, India. The airport is connected by daily flights with Kolkata and Guwahati and three flights a week with Imphal and is located at a distance of 32 kilometers from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram.
Nearest Railhead is at Silchar in Assam which is about 6 hrs drive from Aizawl.
By Road & Distances
NH-54 connects Aizawl with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizawl (6-8 hrs). Night services are also available. Aizawl is also accessible by road from Shillong and Guwahati.
Guwahati: 506 km; Imphal: 374 km; Kohima: 479 km; Shillong: 450 km; Agartala: 443 km.
Aizawl to Serchhip is 108.3 kilometers via Thenzawl-Serchhip Road.
Aizawl to Vantawng Falls is some 137 kilometers via Thenzawl-Serchhip Road.
Serchhip to Vantawng is about 30 kilometers.
Bus and taxi services are available to Serchhip from Aizwal.
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