About Lunglei

Lunglei is the second largest town in Mizoram after Aizawl. Lunglei is also the headquarter of the District of Lunglei. It is located in the south-central part in Lunglei district in Mizoram. Lunglei literally means "bridge of rock".  The name of the town was derived from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area near Nghasih. It is a small tributary of the river Tlawng. Located about 235 kms south of Aizawl, it is one of the most populous towns in Mizoram.

Lunglei

History of Lunglei

From the year 1888, Lunglei remained the Capital of South Lushai Hill Districts for 10 years and Aizawl was the capital for the North Hill Districts. In 1898, the two cities were united. Being the second largest town, Lungei remained an important town until the partition of India since Lunglei was directly connected to Chittagong- a big city in Bangladesh. This also made the town as a major education and commercial centre.

Geography of Lunglei

The town of Lunglei is located at an average altitude of 2368 feet above sea level. It lies between 22.88oN latitude and 92.73oE longitude. The town is bounded on the east by Myanmar, on the west by Bangladesh, on the north by Mamit and Aizawl districts and on the south by Lawngtlai district.The climate here is pleasant throughout the year. It is a great place to visit at any time of the year.

Economy of Lunglei

The economy of Lunglei mostly depends on agriculture and the people here earn their livelihood from growing crops. Lunglei earn its revenue by growing cash crops like rubber and coffee. Jhum Cultivation is mostly practiced by the farmers here. The principal crop that is cultivated here is rice.  About 9.97% of the total land is covered with forests. Cottage industries also contribute to the growth of the economy of the region. These industries produce agricultural equipment, handloomed cloth, woven textiles, furniture and cane and bamboo products.

Demographics of Lunglei

According to the 2011 census, the population of Lunglei town is 57,011. Among the total population, as per report released by Census India 2011 the male population is 29,474 and 27,537 are females. Also out of the total population 20926 are engaged in employment. The official language of the town is Mizo.

Administration of Lunglei

The Lunglei town is located in the district of Lunglei. The Deputy Commissioner is the head of the district. The office of the Deputy Commissioner is divided into various branches for smooth running of the office. The various branches are Establishment Branch, Stationery Branch, Land & Building Branch, Vehicle Branch, ILP Branch, Arms Branch, Census Branch, Planning Branch,D.M.R Branch,District Forum/Judicial Branch and Circuit House Branch. The Lunglei District Court looks after all the judicial matters of the district.

Important Contact Details
Deputy Commissioner
Email:  dclunglei@yahoo.com
Phone No.: 0372- 2324121 / 2324020

District Informatics Officer
Email:  nghaka@nic.in
Phone No: 0372-2324024

District Informatics Associate
Email:  nepolian.s@nic.in
Phone No:0372-2324024

Public Utility Services in Lunglei

Utility Services in Lunglei

Lunglei is an important and the next major town after Aizawl inMizoram. Lunglei District. Being an important town and place in Mizoram, Lunglei also provides all the required services to its people like banking, postal and electricity services.

Banks in Lunglei

Lunglei has different banks and financial organizations that offer services to the people here. Largest commercial banks like the State Bank of India also have branches here. The banks also provide ATM services for the easy transaction facilities for the people. Following are the locations of the banks across the Lunglei town.

State Bank of India
Branch: Lunglei   
IFSC Code: SBIN0003810
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram: 796801
Phone no: 0372-2324118, 2323254, 2323345

State Bank of India
Branch: Chanmari
IFSC: SBIN0014233
Address: Chanmari, Lunglei,
Mizoram: 796701

HDFC Bank   
Branch: Lunglei   
IFSC code: HDFC0002258
Address: Hdfc Bank Ltd House No.231,
Opposite War Memorial Park Street,
Chanmari , Lunglei, Mizoram

Axis Bank   
Branch: Lunglei
IFSC Code: UTIB0002144
Address: Tlang Near Circuit House,
Dist-Lunglei Pin-796701, Mizoram
Phone no: 03722-324983, 324930, 324990

Canara Bank
Branch: Lunglei   
IFSC code: CNRB0004152
Address: Canara Bank First Floor,
Bazar Veng Lunglei Mizoram: 796701

IDBI Bank   
Branch: Lunglei   
IFSC code: IBKL0001463
Address: Plot T 34, Bazar Veng,
Opposite Pwd Office,
Lunglei: 796701

YES Bank   
Branch: LUNGLEI   
IFSC code: YESB0MAB006
Address: Venglai, Lunglei : 796701

Syndicate Bank   
Branch: Lunglei   
IFSC Code: SYNB0007961
Address: Super Market,Chanmari
Lunglei, Mizoram: 796701

Post Offices in Lunglei

Post Offices in Lunglei

The town of Lunglei also offers postal services to the public. The postal services are looked after by the Indian Postal service. The postal services of any place are a major sector as it is not only a medium of communication but also are major source of interaction of people living around the world. Although there are major source of communication, but yet the postal services is an important communication form. Mentioned below is the list of post offices located in Lunglei along with their contact details.

Lunglei Post Office

Address: Lunglei, Mizoram: 796701
Phone no: 0372-232 4035

Post Office: Bualte
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram: 796701

Post Office: Buarpui
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram: 796701

Post Office: Chandmary
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram: 796701

Emergency Services in Lunglei

Lunglei is well equipped with all the major emergency services like Poilce, fire and medical services. All the emergency services in Lunglei ensure public safety and health.

Hospitals in Lunglei

Christian Hospital
Address: Serkawn, Lunglei,
Mizoram: 796691

Civil Hospital
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram : 796701

Police Station in Lungei

Lunglei Police station
Police Station
Address: Lunglei, Mizoram 796701

Tourism in Lunglei

Lunglei is the second largest city situated in the state of Mizoram.  It is the best place for Nature lovers. The town is rich in Flora and Fauna. Lunglei does not have too many tourist spots but it is famous for its natural beauty. One of the major tourist spot in Lunglei is the engraved image of Buddha located 50 kms from the town, near Mualcheng village. Some other tourist place in Lunglei include Serkawn, Theiriat Tlang, Nghasih stream, Lung-lei (the stone bridge after which the city is named) and Kawmzawl. It is also apopular tourist spot as it is located just about 175 kms from Aizawl and also for its beautiful picnic spots located along the rivers.

How to Reach Lunglei

Lunglei is located about 175 Kms from the capital city of Aizawl. There are regular taxi and bus service from Lunglei to nearby places.

Lengpui Airport in Aizawl.


By Air
There are no airports in the city of Lunglei. However the major nearby airport is the Lengpui Airport in Aizawl. It is located about 175 kms from the town.

By Rail
Lunglei also has no railway stations. The closest railway station is the Silchar railway station located in the city of Silchar.

By Road
There are regular bus and taxi service available from Lunglei to nearby towns and states. Lunglei is connected by National Highway 54   only via Thenzawl and Serchhip. Bus Service and Maxci Cab are easily available from the town to Aizawl.

Lunglei Facts and Figures

  • Population (2011): 57,011
  • Altitude: 2368 feet (above sea level)
  • Language: Mizo
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)

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