The state of Mizoram, India, constitute of eight districts, one of which is the district of Serchhip. The district shares its borders with the district of Aizawl on the north and northwest frontier, with Lunglei District on the western and southern frontier, with the country of Myanmar on the southeast frontier and with Champhai District on the eastern frontier. The administrative headquarters of the district is located in the town of Serchhip. On 15th September, 1998, the construction of this district took place. According to the 2011 census, this district occupied the second position in the list of the districts of Mizoram having the lowest number of inhabitants; Saiha being the first.
The main and middle part of Mizoram contains this district of Serchhip. The distance between Aizawl, the capital city of Mizoram and Serchhip is 112 kilometers. The place in India having the maximum literacy rate is held by the Serchhip District. The citrus tress present on the hill top of the first hill of Serchhip Village existing at that time, gives the name Serchhip to the district. Citrus-on-top is the meaning of the term Ser-chhip. Apart from the Serchhip village, which was already there, the New Serchhip and Chhianhtlang villages are incorporated in the Town Area.
A community built in Kawliri, by a Mizo chief named Lallula was Serchhips first settlement inside its area. Mass destruction and slaughter was carried out by Lallula in Thlnrwn Pawi at Zopui. He then escaped to Lunglei Zobawk, near Artahkawn, anticipating vengeance from Thlnrwn, after occurrence of this event. He moved in the direction of north after coming at Zobawk, and arrived at Serchhip Kawlri. The son of Lalpuithanga named Benhkhuaia, who was a famous Mizo chief, Chief of Bwngchwm, established the second community at Serchhip. In the year 1871, attack on the Assam valley was done by him from Kawlri. The daughter of James Winchester named Mary Winchester was seized. In the year 1872, the First Lushai Expedition was carried out following this incident.
Many a number of towns and villages surrounding Serchhip exist in the district. The districts second largest town is Thenzawl; first being Serchhip. Although being a plane land, still is surrounded by a gorgeous grassy terrain. Vahntawng Khawhthla, which is a magnificent waterfall, is situated close to Thenzawl. This place can be reached by means of road communication with absolutely no trouble. It is place full of tranquility where one can hear the voice of nature in a relaxed manner.
The places of tourist interest in Serchhip are mentioned below:-
Zoluti Hriatrengna Lung