Palak Lake Reserve Forest
This cool and virgin forest is located 378 kilometers way from Aizawl in the southern most corner of Mizoram within Saiha district covering an area of 15.50 square kilometers. The biggest lake in Mizoram, Palak Di (lake) is situated inside the Palak Wildlife Sanctuary. It is oval in shape, occupying an area of about 1000 square meters. A paradise for fishes, it is within the reach of Saiha town where accommodation facilities are available at tourist lodge. Scenic beauty of the hill ranges and the rolling clouds mixed with thundering sound followed by heavy rains are mesmerizing. The slow clouds moving across the hills and valleys, during rainy season are the sights of sheer pleasure.
The reserve forest harbours mammalian wildlife such as enormous pachyderm like Elephant, Big Cats such as Tigers, Leopards and many varieties of other wild animals, fascinating specimen of birds, plethora of reptiles, amphibians, insects and a rich collection of flowering trees an medicinal plants. The reserve forest is a pristine an precious ecosystem endowed with rich biodiversity. The area around Palak Lake is being developed as a tourist resort with water sports facility.
- Palak Lake
- Palak Wild Life Sanctuary
- By Air - Palak Lake Reserve Forest is nearly 380 kilometers way from Aizawl. Nearest major airport is Shillong. Aizawl, the capital town of Mizoram is linked by Alliance Air Service everyday to Kolkata nearly 1 hour 45 minutes, Guwahati is 40 minutes and Imphal is 30 minutes. Indian Airlines connects Aizawl to rest of India via Guwahati, Imphal and Kolkata. Lengpui airport at Aizawl is connected with Guwahati, Silchar & Kolkata. It is well connected to all the capital cities of the north eastern states of India.
- By Rail - Palak Lake Reserve Forest is nearly 380 kilometers way from Aizawl. Nearest major airport is Shillong. The nearest rail station is in Silchar, which is 185 kilometers away from Aizawl. One can travel from Guwahati to Silchar by Barak Valley Express, Cachar Express or the Tripura Passenger.
- By Road - Palak Lake Reserve Forest is nearly 380 kilometers way from Aizawl. National Highway number 54 connects Aizwal with the rest of the country through Silchar. Buses and taxis are available from Silchar to Aizwal. 24 hours bus services are available. Aizawl can be approached by road from Shillong and Guwahati. Taxis can be hired on all days from any part of Mizoram.