Vantawng Falls

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Vantawng Falls
Vantawng Khawhthla.jpg
Vantawng Khawhthla
LocationSerchhip district, Mizoram, India
Coordinates23°15′25″N 92°45′45″E / 23.25692°N 92.76246°E / 23.25692; 92.76246Coordinates: 23°15′25″N 92°45′45″E / 23.25692°N 92.76246°E / 23.25692; 92.76246
TypeTiered
Total height750ft
WatercourseVanva River

The Vantawng Falls (called Vantawng Khawhthla in Mizo language) is located 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of Thenzawl in Serchhip district in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is the highest uninterrupted waterfall in Mizoram. It is about 92 km (57.2 miles) away from Aizawl.[1]

The falls[edit]

Vantawng Khawhthla or Vantawng Falls is the highest and most spectacular of all the waterfalls and cascades in the fast flowing rivers of Mizoram. It is located in Vanva river 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.

The height of the fall is recorded as 750 ft and though it is difficult to get close to it because of the sheer forested hillsides surrounding it. A comfortable viewing tower has been constructed. It is a two-tiered waterfall with a total height of 228.6 metres (750 ft).[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vantawng Falls". india9. Retrieved 2010-06-24.
  2. ^ "Vantawng Falls". World Waterfall Database. Archived from the original on 2017-03-12. Retrieved 2010-06-24.