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About Lawngtlai

Lawngtlai is an important own located in the district of Lawngtlai in Mizoram. Lawngtlai also serves as the headquarters of Lai Autonomous District Council. Lawngtlai is bounded by Saiha District in the east, on the west by the Lawngtlai district shares its boundary with Bangladesh, on the north is the Lunglei District and on the south is Myanmar. Lawngtlai also has several beautiful locations in and around the city.


History of Lawngtlai

Lawngtlai village was established in the year 1880 by Haihmunga Hlawncheu, a Lai Chief. The village was named Lawngtlai because as one day Haihmunga Hlawncheu captured a boat that was roving down Kaladan River since the city got its name Lawngtlai. The meaning of Lawngtlai is Lawng- boat and tlai-seized. Presently, Lawngtlai is also the headquarter of the district of Lawngtlai.

Demographics of Lawngtlai

According to 2011 census, the total population of Lawngtlai is 20,830, out of which 10,659 are males and 10,171 are females. Majority of the people in Lawngtlai belongs to Lai group. The official language here is Mizo.

Administration of Lawngtlai

The town of Lawngtlai is located in the Lawngtlai district. The Deputy Commissioner is the head of the District Administration. Lawngtlai consists of three administrative Sub-Divisions and four Rural Development Blocks.

The Civil Sub-Divisions are:
  • Lawngtlai Civil Sub-Division
  • Chawngte Civil Sub-Division
  • Sangau Civil Sub-Division

The four Rural Development Blocks are:
  • Lawngtlai
  • Bungtlang S RD Block
  • Sangau RD Block
  • Chawngte RD Block

Important Contact Details

Deputy Commsioner
Address: Deputy Commissioner,
Government Complex, Electric Wing,
Phone no: 03835-232805

District Informatics Officer
Address: National Informatics Centre,
O/o the Deputy Commissioner,
Government Complex, Electric Veng,
Phone no: 9862823593

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Tourism in Lawngtlai

Phawngpui National Park

Lawngtlai is another very popular tourist destination is Mizoram. Lawngtlai is known for its beautiful hills and mesmerizing landscapes. There are several important tourist attractions in Lawngtlai which are Chawngte, Blue Mountain and Uiphum. Blue Mountain is the highest mountain peak in Mizoram. Lawngtlai is also the home of several beautiful sanctuaries which include: Ngengpui Wildlife Sanctuary, Phawngpui National Park, Lohawka Wildlife Sanctuary and Sinemon Wildlife Sanctuary.

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Emergency Services in Lawngtlai

Emergency Services in Lawngtlai

Lawngtlai, being an important town, also has emergency services like medical, Police and fire. One can dial 100 or nearby police station to contact the police. There are also quite a few hospitals in and around the town of Lawngtlai. These hospitals provide advanced health treatment to the needy.


Christian Hospital Lawngtlai
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram- 796891
Phone no: 09436147615   

LCMC Hospital
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram- 796891
Phone no: 09436149846   

Lawngtlai District Hospital
Address: Chandmary, Lawngtlai,
Mizoram 796891

Police Station

Lawngtlai Police Station
Address: Chandmary, Lawngtlai,
Mizoram 796891
Phone: 03835 232 245

Utility Services in Lawngtlai

Utility Services in Lawngtlai

The town of Lawngtlai also provides utility services to the public. There are few banks in and around Lawngtlai that offers people with easy financial transactions. The state bank of India also has branches here. There are also few post offices that offer postal services to the public.

Banks in Lawngtlai

State Bank of India
Branch: Lawngtlai
IFSC Code: SBIN0005820
Branch Code: 005820   
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram
Phone no: 03835-232233, 233306, 233305

State Bank of India
Branch: Chawngte
IFSC Code: SBIN0005244
Branch Code: 005244
Address: Dist: Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796770

Branch: Lawngtlai
IFSC Code: HDFC0002890
Branch Code: 002890
Address: Hdfc Bank Ltd.
Next to L.C.M.C. Hospital,
Lawngtlai Bazaar, Lawngtlai: 796891
Phone no: 1800 345 3333

Canara Bank
Branch: Lawngtlai
IFSC Code: CNRB0004151
Branch Code: 004151
Address: Lawngtlai Bazar, Near Aeropag
Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796891

YES Bank   
Branch Code: MAB012   
Address: Bazar Veng, Lawngtlai: 796891

Post Office in Lawngtlai

Post Office: Balhlakawn
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796891

Post Office: Bungtlang
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796891

Post Office: Chamdur
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796891

Post Office: Diltlang
Address: Lawngtlai, Mizoram: 796891

How to Reach Lawngtlai

Lawngtlai is connected to other cities of Mizoram By roadways. Lawngtlai is located at a distance of 296 km from Aizawl. There are regular buses, taxis and jeep services from Lawngtlai to Mizoram. There are no airports in Lawngtlai. The nearest airport is the Lengpui Airport in Aizawl. Pawan Hans also has started a helicopter service connecting Aizawl with Lawngtlai. There is also no railway station in Lawngtlai. However, the Government of Mizoram has proposed to extend the railway up to Lawngtlai. For the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project, Lawngtlai will also be the nodal point in India that will connect the town with Setpyitpyin (Kaletwa) in Myanmar through a 62 kilometer highway.

Lawngtlai Facts and Figures

  • Founded by: Haihmunga Hlawncheu
  • Nearest city: Aizawl
  • Population (2011): 20,830
  • Official Language: Mizo
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
  • STD code: 03835

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