Reiek hills  in Mizoram Credit: EastMojo Image

Aizawl: Mizoram tourism minister Robert Romawia Royte on Thursday said that the state government is taking massive efforts to make Mizoram’s tourist spot Reiek hills as the main tourist destination in the state.

Royte was inspecting various tourist projects undertaken by state tourism department at Reiek hills and surrounding areas.

The state government is currently constructing Mizo typical village, two zip-lines and adventure sports facilities at Reiek hills.

The minister said that several cliffs in the hills could become better tourist attraction if staircases are made to explore them.

Reiek is a mountain and an important tourist spot in Mizoram located about 29 km from Aizawl. It rests at an elevation of 1548 metres overlooking Aizawl and offers a view of the surrounding valleys and hills. It has a typical Mizo village consisting of distinctive traditional huts of the different Mizo sub-tribes, Mizo chieftain’s house, a bachelor’s dormitory and that of a widow created and maintained by state tourism department. It is under protection of Environment and Forest Department.

The forests in Reiek hills are home to a fascinating variety of hill birds, including the rare Peregrine falcon.

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