Chalfilh Vanzau

After passing Khanpui I saw a dirt road going up the hill. I decided to follow my heart, which is where the road goes. It happened to be what they call an agricultural link road which is constructed by the government to facilitate transportation of agricultural goods. The road stopped at a wide opening at the top of the hill. Along came several horses ( or ponies) ferrying ginger in gunny bags locally called “buara bag”.

I inquired with locals and learned the road to Chalfilh Vanzau deviated from Khanpui which I had passed. I rode back to take the deviation to Chalfilh. Good decision.

Chalfilh Vanzau is a meadow at the top of the Chalfilh hill. There was no one but just me and the empty tourist lodge building. It has not been opened due unavailability of water, I heard. The way I see it, even if it opens to travelers it would be years before full occupancy.

To Chalfilh

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After the airfield, I made a quick stop at Tuirial bridge. The bridge appeared several years ago in what used to be very popular (May still be, but who likes to hang printed calendar on the wall any more?) Mizoram Calendar issued by the State Dept. Of Information & Public Relations. It also appeared in a handful of Mizo music videos ( and films), one was that of a Mizo band called Tornado. The river bed by the bridge used to be a popular picnic spot, not sure now.

Just before Seling the road forked into two. I took the left into Tipaimukh road. Tipaimukh road was just something in school text. I was going to ride it then. From there on, it was all new to me.

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