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Thenzawl is located in Mizoram
Thenzawl is located in India
Coordinates: 23°19′N 92°45′E / 23.32°N 92.75°E / 23.32; 92.75Coordinates: 23°19′N 92°45′E / 23.32°N 92.75°E / 23.32; 92.75
783 m (2,569 ft)
 • Total10,147
 • OfficialMizo
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMZ

Thenzawl is a census town in Serchhip district in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is one of the most beautiful town in Mizoram. It is an important center for the traditional Mizo handloom industry.[1] Thenzawl is located at 90 km(56 miles) away from Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram.And also thenzawl toun is also called Naples of the East


Thenzawl was initially a dense forest with lots of wild animals before it was cultivated in 1961 and inhabited. Bengkhuaia Sailo established a village in 1963 in Thenzawl. Kamlova's son, Lalngurchhina was the last chief of Thenzawl. Due to the March 1966 Mizo National Front uprising, Thenzawl was one of the village where people were grouped together in 1968.


Thenzawl is located at 23°19′N 92°45′E / 23.32°N 92.75°E / 23.32; 92.75.[2] It has an average elevation of 783 metres (2568 feet).


The College of Horticulture Thenzawl is located in Thenzawl.


Tourist sites in the area include:

  • Vantawng Falls - located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Thenzawl.[3]
  • Bengkhuaia Thlan - the founder of Thenzawl Bengkhuaia invaded Alexandrapur in 1871 kidnapping Mary Winchester which brought about the British to Mizoram. He died around 1879.[4]
  • Vaibiak - the place from where they took back Mary Winchester.[5]
  • Tualvungi Thlan - 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.[citation needed]
  • Chawngchilhi Puk - a cave associated with a love story between a lady and a snake.[6][7][8]
  • Tuirihiau falls - a beautiful waterfall near Thenzawl, upstream of Vantawng fall.[9]
  • Thenzawl Deer Park - has 17 deers (11 female and 6 male) in natural environment.[10]


The media in Thenzawl includes:[11]


  • Vantawng
  • Thenzawl Today
  • Zawlbuk Aw

Cable TV

  • Thenzawl Cable Network
  • TS-Vision


As of 2011 Indian census, Thenzawl had a population of 7529. Males constitute 49.8% of the population and females 50.2%. Female Sex Ratio is of 1007 against state average of 976. Moreover Child Sex Ratio in Thenzawl is around 915 compared to Mizoram state average of 970. Thenzawl has an average literacy rate of 98.1%, higher than the state average of 91.33%: male literacy is 98.07%, and female literacy is 98.23%. In Thenzawl, 13.58% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ One World South Asia
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Thenzawl
  3. ^ "Vantawng Falls". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  4. ^ Vumson. "British Invasion of 1871". Zomi Library. Archived from the original on 10 April 2016. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Thenzawlah i kal dawn em?". vanglaini. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  6. ^ Rini Tochhong. "Chawngchilhi". Mizo writing in English. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Chawngchilhi Puk". The Zozam Times. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  8. ^ wonderboy. "Chawngchilhi puk". Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  9. ^ Lalruatsanga. "photo". flickr. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  10. ^ "ENVIRONMENT & FOREST MINISTER-IN THENZAWL DEER PARK TLAWH". Mizoram DIPR. Retrieved 1 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Accredited Journalists". DIPR Mizoram. Archived from the original on 19 June 2013. Retrieved 5 September 2012.