Reiek - Model Mizo Village
14th December 2011 (AM):
The hotel desk suggested a Hindi-speaking 'Local Taxi' guy, named Hanif, for me to discuss sightseeing options and costs. Hanif suggested we go to Reiek to see a Model Mizo Village. It would be scenic route and a river (
And on return from Reiek, we would see a few Aizawl city sights.
We left at 9:30AM and headed West though the city and started descending steeply 1000M down to Tlawng river. There we crossed a bridge and then climbed up steadily another 1100M to Reiek Village and to a Resort there.
We reached Reiek by 11:15AM and adjoining a Tourist Resort a model Mizo Village was laid out with typical rural Mizo huts made of bamboo; with all home and farming implements displayed in a natural setting. Educative and informative.
When I finished my round there and was coming out, I met two lady visitors. One of them a Physics Professor in Mizo University, was showing around the other visitor and explaining all the stuff in the village. The Prof, Madhurima, obviously knew a lot about the Mizo villages and how they lived and used the various implements. With her permission, I went around the village again and learnt so many new facts, and got a much better understanding about the huts and significance of all aspects of Mizo Villager's lives.
Slideshow to all pictures of Reiek Village
Morning view of the Zarkot Traffic Point - from the balcony of my room in Hotel Tropicana
The Village was laid out on a down slope - with individual homes (huts) on either side
The Kitchen corner in the main room
The chicken have own step ladder exit to outside