The state of Mizoram, India, constitute of eight districts, one of which is the district of Saiha. The north and northwestern frontier of the district is bordered with the district of Lunglei and the western frontier is bordered with Lawngtlai District, while the country of Myanmar surrounds the district on the southern and eastern sides. The administrative headquarters of the district is located in the town of Saiha. According to the 2011 census, this district occupied the first position in the list of the districts of Mizoram having the lowest number of inhabitants. Mizorams third biggest town in terms of area is this very town of Saiha; first being the capital city of state, Aizawl and second being Lunglei.
The other chief towns in the district are the towns of Tuipang, Sangau, Phura and Bualpui NG. The state of Mizoram contains three autonomous district councils. Mara Autonomous District Council, on council out of the three, has its headquarters in Saiha. In the South Central portion of Mizoram, this district is situated. Elephant tooth is the literal meaning of the word Siaha. In the local language named Mara, Sia term in the word Siaha denotes Masia, meaning an elephant and the term ha in the word Siaha denotes tooth. A great quantity of elephant teeth were obtained in this region. The major portion of the people of Mizoram calls this place Saiha instead of Siaha, which is popular among the local people. Saiha is a word, simply translated in Lushai Language. For the Mara community as well as people of adjoining areas in Myanmar, the region of Saiha is a business focal point.
Previously, the district of Chhimtuipui included in its region the district of Saiha. Separation of the Chhimtuipui District in two equal portions took place in the year 1998. One of the two portions came into existence as Saiha District. This district was identified by its old name of Chhimtuipui District for a short period of time.
The places of tourist interest in the district of Saiha are mentioned below:-