CASTLE OF BEINO ( KOLADYNE)
The Western Region of Saiha in the Southern part of Mizoram boasts of a mesmerizing rock formation that resembles a castle. It is known for its geological marvel whichis a craftsmanship of nature. A true feast for the eyes. Set in the pristine river of Koladyne, Castle of Beino is a sprawling alley of rocks about 10 metres high on both sides of the river. The locals believe it to be a cursed castle and has mystical folklores surrounding it. It is said that the River Queen of Spirits inhabits the place acting as an ombudsman. This unfrequented destination must be explored with oneâ€™s own eyes for its untold beauty to be unraveled.
Though it is not easily accessible during the monsoon season, the ideal time to visit is during the month of February â€“ May. A motorboat can be hired that will cost anywhere between Rs. 1500.00 â€“ Rs. 2000.00 which is quite reasonable. A local guide with a good knowledge of the area can also be hired. The boat journey starts from the village Lomasu to Saphaw which is where the castle of Beino can be sighted. Access to Saphaw is via Lungdar( Lodaw) in Saiha District or Tuidang on the Lai District side. The route to Lungdar is from Kawlchaw to Phura whereas Tuidang is accessible from Lawngtlai via Bungtlang South.
How to get there : It is ……… Kms from Aizawl (approx 12 hrs) and …. Kms from Saiha town. One can hire a private car from Saiha or take a Sumo service upto Phura. It is however advisable to hire a private vehicle.
Where to stay : The nearest lodging facility is at Phura (80Kms from Saiha) and Tuipang (Kms). One can also stay at Tourist Lodge Saiha.