The Caves of Mizoram
Beautifully carved out of the mountainous hills, lying in north eastern region, the caves of Mizoram? are amongst the most sought after tourist destinations. Being the great repositories of the legends that related to the glorious life of the people who resided here earlier, these caves tell the stories of those people. The caves have attracted the adventure lovers from different parts of the country.
The state of Mizoram has many caves and some popular ones are :
Located at Pukzing village near Marpara, there lies the Pukzing Cave. According to the legends,
the cave carved out of the hills by Mualzavata, who was a very strong man. The meaning of his name is a person who could easily clear hundred ranges of forest in single day. With its 25 m length, it is known as the biggest cave of the state.
Known as the cave of skulls, it is a big cave that lies near the village Mamte in Lunglei district.
This cave has a big heap of the human skeletons which seem to be of the people who were taller than the Mizos and belonged to some other race like 'Tlau'. They domesticated the region before the Mizos arrived.
Lies on a hill between Farkawn and Vaphai villages in the south-eastern part of Aizawl district, this is a huge cave. The tale related with the cake tells about a young beautiful girl-Kungrawrhi. She got married to a brave young mane, Pnathira. When this newly wedded couple was going to Pnathira's village, some spirits who got attracted by her beauty, kidnapped her. The spirits imprisoned her in this cave and later she was rescued by her husband. The cave was named after that girl.
Situated near the village Farkawn in the south-eastern part of Aizawl district, the cave Lamsial Puk features the witness of a terrifying fight. It took place between two neighbouring villages and many warriors were killed in this fight. The bodies of the warriors were kept in this cave. There are many skeletons in the cave that recall the horrible incident.
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