About 30 kms to the West of Aizawl sprawls a prominent mountain on which Reiek village is located. This is one destination that one should not miss visiting. The mountain itself, though appearing to be of gentle slopes on its eastern side,has spectacular rocky cliffs notched with caves and caverns with luxuriant natural forest preserved since the days of the Mizo chiefs. It is only an hourâ€™s drive from Aizawl for which taxis and private vehicles are available. The mountain road takes one through the lush green hills, crosses the Tlawng river as it gushes through a narrow rocky gorge, and then climbs up the hills winding up gradually to make a comfortable drive, during which one comes across a few cascades which are a photographerâ€™s delight.
Before reaching Reiek, one enters Ailawng, the village of Khuangchera, the great Mizo warrior of the 19th Century who was known for his unsurpassed heroic deeds and stubborn resistance to the early British army expedition that cost him his life. There still exists a cave here that named after him for only he had the courage to explore it fully in those days of taboos and superstitions.
At Reiek, a typical Mizo village consisting of the distinctive traditional huts of different Mizo sub-tribes, Mizo chieftainâ€™s house, a bachelor dormitory,etc . has been created and maintained by the Department of Tourism. This gives the visitors a peek into the glorious past of the valiant highlanders. A few modern houses have also been constructed nearby to show the changes that have taken place in the Mizo way of life in keeping pace with the modern developments. The Department also maintained a resort with cafeteria providing decent accommodation and food.