About Champhai

Champhai is a commercial town located in the state of Mizoram. The town also serves as headquarters of Champhai district. Champhai is located near the Myanmar border. As it is located near to the Indo-Myanmar border, Champhai is also an important business hub for India and Myanmar. Champhai is also a famous shopping destination for imported goods. Champhai is also an important tourist place of Mizoram.

Champhai

History of Champhai

Champhai is one of the oldest places in Mizoram which the native people have occupied. The history of Champhai traces back to the British period.  The first Mizo People who came from the east during 1500-1800 AD to Mizoram were Fenngo clan. The town also served as the headquarters of Lalbura Sailo, a Mizo Chief against whom the Expedition of the British during of 1871-72 was directed. During the British period, Champhai also received the status of a fort.

Geography of Champhai

Champhai is located near the Indo Mynmar border at an altitude of 1678 meters above the sea level. The town covers an area of 3,185.83 square kilometers. The town lies between 23.456oN latitude and 93.329oE Longitude. The climate of Champhai is moderate. The temperature during the winter varies from 10oC to 20oC and during the summer the average temperature lies between 15oC and 30oC. The average annual rainfall here is 1,814 millimeters.

Economy of Champhai

Champhai’s economy mainly depends on agriculture. The two main agricultural products are wet rice and grape. It is also an important trading trading center of Mizoram with commodities like electronics, silverware and clothes imported from Myanmar through the trading post in Zokhawthar.

Administration of Champhai

Champhai town is located in the district of Champhai. The Deputy Commissioner is the head of the district administration. The office of the DC is located in the Champhai town. The office is divide into different branches that looks after the district administration. The Branches include Arms Branch, Election Branch, Planning & Development, Judicial Branch, Stationery Branch, Relief & Rehabilitation and Land & Building.

Important Contact Numbers

K.Lalngaihzuala
Assistant Engineer (Network)
National Informatics Centre, Champhai District Unit
Phone no: 9436386768, 03831-234131 (Office)
Email: zualakhawlhring@gmail.com

V.Lalmuankima
Field Engineer (Network)
National Informatics Centre, Champhai District Unit
Phone no: 9862657065
Email: muana_v@yahoo.com

K.Vanlalhriata
Programme Assistant (Confonet)
National Informatics Centre, Champhai District Unit
Phoe no: 9612133600
Email: mahriata09@gmail.com

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Tourism in Champhai

Murlen National Park

Champhai is also one of the popular tourist destinations in Mizoram. The town offers a beautiful of the the blue Myanmar hills. Champhai is not just only a fast developing commercial town, but also one of the unexplored tourist places in India. The Myanmar hills bordering the town also enhance the beauty of the state. Champhai tourism is mostly famous for its monuments, ancient relics, memorials and wildlife. Some of the famous tourist places in Champhai include RihDil, Kungawrhi Puk, Lianchhiari lunglentlang, Murlen National Park and Thasiama Seno Neihna.

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Public Utility Services in Champhai

Utility Services in Champhai

Champhai is a small town in the state of Mizoram in Champhai District. Being an important town and place in Mizoram, Champhai also provides all the required services to its people like banking, postal and electricity services.

Banks in Champhai

Champhai 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 Champhai town.

State Bank of India
Address: Dist Champhai Mizoram 796321
Phone no: 03831-234366
IFSC Code: SBIN0005823
MICR Code: 796002501
Branch Code: 005823
   
HDFC Bank
Address: Hdfc Bank Ltd Vengthlang,
Opposite Apex Bank
Champhai, Mizoram
IFSC Code: HDFC0002264
MICR Code: 796240502
Branch Code: 002264  
 
Canara Bank
Address: Canara Bank 71 Rashi Veng
Champai, Mizoram: 796321
IFSC Code: CNRB0004150
MICR Code: 796015501
Branch Code: 004150

YES Bank
Address: Mizoram Coop Apex Bank Champhai
Champhai Vengthlang: 796321   
IFSC Code: YESB0MAB008
MICR Code: 796806502
Branch Code: MAB008

Post Offices in Champhai

Postal Services in Champhai

The town of Champhai    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 Champhai along with their contact details.

Sub Post Office Champhai
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Champhai
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Bethel
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Bethel (
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Chhawkhlei
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Chhawkhlei
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Hmunhmeltha
Address: Post Office Hmunhmeltha
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Hnahlan
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Hnahlan
Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Hruaikawn
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Hruaikawn
Champhai, Mizoram:  796321

Post Office: Kelkang
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Kelkang
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Khawnuam
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Khawnuam
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Khuangleng
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Khuangleng
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Post Office: Khuangphah
Address: Postmaster, Post Office Khuangphah
Champhai, Mizoram: 796321

Electricity Services in Champhai

Electricity is an important utility service provided to the public. The service is provided by the government across town, district or state.

Power & Electricity Department of Mizoram
The Power & Electricity Department was formed in the year 1975. The Department manages all the services related to generation, transmission, distribution of electric power supply in Mizoram. The department also looks after maintenance, development and promotion of Power Distribution Network that includes provision of adequate and reliable power supply within the state of Mizoram.

Contact Details
The Engineer-in-Chief
Address: Power & Electricity Department
Power House, Near Bara Bazar,
Aizawl, Mizoram: 796001.

Complaint or Enquires: 0389 2321650, 2322174, and 2310169

Website: Power & Electricity Department

Emergency Services in Champhai Emergency services in Champhai

Champhai is well equipped with all the major emergency services like Poilce, fire and medical services. All the emergency services in Champhai ensure public safety and health. Some of the important Contact numbers in Champhai are:

Police

  • Champhai Police Station: 234046/100
  • Superintendent of Police: 03831-234766
  • Addl. Superintendent of Police: 03831-234717
  • Addl. Superintendent of Police: 03831-234717

Fire

District Fire Station
Address: DC Rd, Bethel Veng,
Champhai, Mizoram 796321
Phone: 03831 234 885

Hospitals

The Champhai town also has few hospitals which provide emergency medical service to the public. Below are mentioned the names of the hospitals located in Champhai.

D M Hospital
Address: Vengthlang, Dawrkawn,
Near Upa Darthangvunga Traffic
Champhai – 796321
Phone no: 08974565747
  
District Hospital Champhai
Champhai Vengsang Main Street,
Champhai -796321
Phone no: 03831-234362, 09612800124
   
Khawbung P H C
Address: Khawbung Main Street,
Near R D Block
S Khawbung, Champhai - 796320
Phone no: 03831-265078, 08974740995   

Farkawn P H C
Farkawn Street, Farkawn,
Near Sub-Center
Champhai - 796320
Phone no: 08014860053

How to Reach Champhai

Champhai is located about 192 kilometres from the capital city of Aizawl. There is regular government as well as private buses from Champhai to any part of the state. There are also taxis and sumo service available for the Public from the town to anywhere in the state and neighboring states as well.

Hotels in Champhai

As Champhai is the district’s main headquarter, there are few good places for the travelers to stay and relax in Champhai. Some of the hotels in Champhai are mentioned below:
  • Tourist Lodge: Call 03831-23866
  • Hotel Holiday Home: Call 03831-234871
  • Education Inn: Call 03831-234377
  • Soil Rest House: Call 03831-2340217

Champhai Facts and Figures

  • Total Area: 3,185.3 km2
  • Elevation: 5,505 ft above sea level
  • Population (2001): 20,185
  • Official Languages: Mizo
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
  • PIN: 796321
  • Telephone code:03831

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