Nagaland

Discover Nagaland

Travel to Dimapur, Kiphire, Kohima, Longleng, Mokokchung, Mon, Peren, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, Chümoukedima, Niuland, Noklak, Shamator, Tseminyu.

Nagaland is a quaint state in the north-east part of the country and is one of the most-loved hill station tourist destinations in India. Nagaland is as much about scenic beauty as it is about carefully preserved history and tradition, and a visit to this mesmerising state will open up a vista of things you can see and do to make your holiday a memorable one. Inhabited by the tribes who are very protective towards their culture and identity, Nagaland is another name for beauty and bounty. Colourful costumes, spicy cuisines, pleasant weather, traditional villages, beautiful dance forms and lyrical songs are all that define the north-eastern state of Nagaland.

Nagaland has many places to offer to nature lovers; Japfu Peak, Dzukou Valley, Shilloi Lake are some of the places where people can find nature in its bounty. Like the other north-eastern states, Nagaland is also rich in culture with a variety of tribes.

Dimapur: The gateway to Nagaland – Dimapur is a prominent tourist destination where the major incoming and outgoing of tourists takes place because it features the only airport and railway station in Nagaland. Despite being modern in all sense, in the heart of city one can find many ruins that speak about the traces of Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. It is said that Dimapur was the capital of the Dimasa Kachari rulers in the medieval era. Also, Kacharis were the one gave the region its name – Dimapur. Another unique fact associated with the history of Dimapur is that the place was the battles ground during the World War II were British India and Imperial Japan fought.

Famous Places in Dimapur: The triple falls, Kachari Ruins, Zoological park, Nagaland science center, Rangapahar reserve forest, Chumukedima, Shiva Temple, Diezephe village.

The triple falls: Located in Seithekima village and as the name says, these three glistening water streams trickling down from a height of 280 ft to a natural pool looks stunning. The area is maintained by the tourist department of Nagaland. Apart from throbbing hearts of the tourists with its miraculous panorama, the triple falls also serves as an exquisite spot for trekkers.

Kachari ruins: Kachari Ruins is famous for its monoliths. This is believed that the scattered stones and bricks are the remains of temples and embankments.

Zoological park: The scenic park is situated at a distance of 6km from the city centre. The main motive to establish this park was to spread awareness about the protection of the flora and fauna. Also, but obvious, to protect them.

Nagaland science center: This is a different approach to introduce the miracles of science to the society. Nagaland science center is located behind Naga shopping arcade and is promoting creative learning through triumphant approaches. There are three galleries; our sense, fun science and children’s corner. Besides, Tara mandal an inflatable dome lets one peak deeper into the sky at night and The science park which has some specially designed exhibits increase the learning tendencies.

Rangapahar reserve forest: Is one of the famous places of Dimapur known for its wild-life. Famous for its plants variety relevant to medicines. There is a variety of unique birds in this reserve and attracts many bird watchers to visit the place.

Chumukedima: Situated on the foothills of Naga Hills, is an ancient village located in the District headquarters of Dimapur, called Chumukedima. The village is famous for waterfalls.

Shiva temple: Located in the region of Singrijan and certainly believed that it was built by villagers in 1961. Once, one of the villagers went to the Rangapahar Reserve Forest and found a stone which he sharpened it later with his knife later. He realized that some liquid was released from the stone. Later in his dreams, it was seen that the stone found is Lord Shiva. Sooner then, the villagers started worshipping the stone as Shiva linga.

Diezephe village: The village is well known for its aesthetic handlooms and handicrafts and organizes various workshops. The craft and development society inaugurated a workshop which houses tools that could be used by the craftsmen at the rate of Rs 150 per day.

Besides there are beautiful artefacts made from wooden carving, bamboo and cane.

Kiphire: Kiphire is multi-ethnic in terms of its indigenous population. There are officially three recognized tribes – Sangtam, Yimchungrü, and Sümi. Besides these, there are several sub-tribes speaking various languages. As in the case with other Naga groups, each of these diverse ethnic groups is distinguished by their distinctive language. Owing to the many generations of co-habitation, all these ethnic and linguistic groups understand each others’ language and the people often converse interchangeably.

Famous Places in Kiphire: Mt. Saramati, Mimi Cave, Fakim Wild Life Sanctuary.

Mt. Saramati: Saramati is a peak rising above the surrounding peaks at the mountainous border of Nagaland state and the Sagaing Region, Burma. It is located near Thanamir Village in the Kiphire District of Nagaland.

With a height of 3,826 m and a prominence of 2,885 m, Saramati is one of the ultra-prominent peaks of Southeast Asia.
It is the abode of one of the Pristine Forest of Nagaland and house to the variety of flora and fauna.

Mimi Cave: There is a cave complex at the Mimi village which is a relaxing experience for the visitor. There are four caves at Mimi which lies at a height of 300 to 400 feet. This cave give shelter to wild animals and bats are plenty in this cave. Though bats frighten people, but actually they are harmless. But seeing a horde of bats inside the cave can be a terrifying experience. But still the cave at Mimi is a wonderful tourist spot of Nagaland. The natural beauty of the cave is more alluring and the bats are not able to dampen that spirit.

Fakim Wild Life Sanctuary: Situated close to the India Myanmar border in the Pungro circle headquarter in Nagaland, Fakim Sanctuary with an area of 642 hectares is a must visit attraction on a wildlife tour to Nagaland. With hills, high ridges, deep gorges and narrow valleys; here one can see good variation in landscapes. Because of this variation in altitude, vegetation is equally varied.

Kohima: Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, which is one of the seven sister states of India. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British, the original name being ‘Kewhira’ derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. Famous for its ethereal environment and untouched beauty, it is a land of folklore passed down through the ages. Situated at a height of 1500 metres above the sea level, it is endowed with quaint hills, emerald forests and a picturesque landscape. It is the go-to place for all you adventure enthusiasts as it is ideal for trekking, camping and hiking.

Famous Places in Kohima: Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak, Kohima Museum, Touphema Village, Kohima Zoo, Khonoma village, Shilloi Lake, Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima Cathedral, Naga Heritage Village, Mokokchung, Ntangki Wildlife Sanctuary.

Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak: Located some 25 km south of Kohima, Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak offer one of the most breathtaking landscapes of the continent. Nagaland is called the ‘Switzerland of the East’ and Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak provide solid proof to that moniker. Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak trek is an absolute must for all trekking enthusiasts.

Kohima Museum: Nagaland is truly an amalgamation of various tribes! The Kohima Museum portrays the traditions and culture of the many tribes of the state. The museum holds many unique artifacts related to different tribes of the region.

Touphema Village: On a green and verdant hillock, lies the township called Touphema Village. Built by the local community in partnership with the Tourism Department of Nagaland, Touphema Village is a collection of small huts built and decorated in traditional Naga design sensibilities. The village intends on giving the tourists the feel of living in a Naga tribal house.

Kohima Zoo: The zoo houses the state bird, the rare Tragopan bird, and the state animal, the wild buffalo. The zoo is created on a hill and the hill has been beautifully used to provide natural landscapes for the animals.

The golden langurs and the Blythe’s tragopan are the biggest attractions of the zoo. A section of the zoo has been turned into a special area for kids with a play zone and fun facts about the animals.

Khonoma village: A town belonging to the ‘Angami Naga’ ethnic group of Nagaland, Khonoma Village is a one-of-its-kind project in the country. Located about 20 km from the state capital of Kohima, Khonoma village is a Green Village, where all forms of hunting have been abolished for a more sustainable ecosystem. It is testament to the will power of the tribal groups of Nagaland to protect and conserve their natural habitat. The resident Naga tribes here are traditionally dependent on nature for their food and have strong hunting practices. However, they have given up on their centuries old heritage for a more sustainable way of life with nature.

Shilloi Lake: A beautiful foot shaped lake in the heart of the Patkai range of Nagaland, Shilloi Lake is a very picturesque destination with verdant valley surrounding it from all sides. The lake is considered very important by the folks of Latsum village as it is believed that the spirit of a holy child rests in the bottom of the lake. It is one of the reasons why no one fishes or uses the lake water for drinking and irrigation.

Kohima War Cemetery: This is, perhaps, one place in Kohima you wouldn’t want to miss at all. This beautiful site is dedicated to the 10,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion during the World War-II.

Kohima Cathedral: The city of Kohima has had a really violent past and now, the city is making up for it. This cathedral too stands out in the city, providing a beacon of hope and peace.

The Japanese had contributed to the making of this church after the Battle of Kohima so as to offer prayers in the memory of their loved ones. This is the largest cathedral in all of Asia and is also an amazingly beautiful piece of architecture.

Naga Heritage Village: A village situated in the outskirts of Kohima, Naga Heritage Village in Kisama seeks to preserve and promote the culture and traditions of the Naga people. The name Kisama itself is an amalgamation of two Naga villages, namely, Kigwema (KI) and Phesama(SA) and MA (Village).

Mokokchung: The popular tourist spots in the area include the District Museum, the Town main park, (located just above the Town Center), Unman village (which is regarded as the oldest and largest) and the Ao village. In addition, visitors might also be interested in exploring places like Longkhum, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang located within the district. Since agriculture constitutes the main occupation in the area, festivals during the sowing and harvesting months are sure to enhance the tourist’s experience.

Ntangki Wildlife Sanctuary: Located 35km from Dimapur, this sanctuary is said to be home to a whole variety of Animals such as Elephants, wild buffalos, the rare Hoolok gibbon, sloth bear, barking deer black storks and a lot more! The National Park takes pride in its 200km square natural yet protected habitat.

Longleng: Longleng District is a strip of mountainous territory having no plains and situated in the Northarn Nagaland. Longleng District has a number of beautiful sightseeing, trekking, fishing, and picnic spots to attract tourists. It provides serenity, peaceful environment unlike disturbence of busy city life. Some of the populer tourist spots are (a) Pongo Village (b) Bhumnyu Village. The Longleng town itself has good senic beauty. Along the sides of Dikhu river and Yongam River tehre are lots of tourist attraction for fishing and picnicking. There are place which are good for rock inscriptions and of attraction for ornithologists and also for watching Tragopan birds. Some places can be marked for rich educational research work for anthropologists. Traditional architecture and old sculptures provide historical background of the past of Longleng and their culture and tradition.

Famous Places in Longleng: Dikhu river, Bhumnyu Village, Pongo Village.

Dikhu river: The Dikhu River is one of the most prominent rivers of Nagaland. The river Dikhu flows across the Mokokchung and the Longleng districts. This river is one of the major tourist attractions of Longleng. The serene atmosphere and sandy edges make it a perfect picnic spot. During the winters the water levels come down. Every tourist must experience once in their lifetime sitting by the edge of the river and soaking in the beauty of the place.

Bhumnyu Village: Bhumnyu is a large village located in Longleng Circle of Longleng district, Nagaland with total 491 families residing. The Bhumnyu village has population of 2096 of which 1098 are males while 998 are females as per Population Census 2011.

Pongo Village: Pongo is a Village in Longleng Tehsil in Longleng District of Nagaland State, India. It is located 8 KM towards west from District headquarters Longleng. 3 KM from. 369 KM from State capital Shillong.

Mokokchung: The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.The popular tourist spots in the area include the District Museum, the Town main park, (located just above the Town Center), Unman village (which is regarded as the oldest and largest) and the Ao village. In addition, visitors might also be interested in exploring places like Longkhum, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang located within the district. Since agriculture constitutes the main occupation in the area, festivals during the sowing and harvesting months are sure to enhance the tourist’s experience.

Famous Places in Mokokchung: Longkhum, Ungma Village, Langpangkong Caves, Molung Village, Chuchuyinlang Village, Caves, Moatsu festival.

Longkhum: It is said that a single visit to Longkhum isn’t enough. Your soul stays behind the first time and you have to return again to get it back. Such is the beauty of this place which houses the magnificent Rhododendrons atop the hillocks.

Ungma Village: This is the second largest village in Nagaland and the oldest and largest of the Ao tribe reside here. Believed to be the birthplace of the Ao tribe, the natives of this village have taken extra precautions to preserve the Ao culture and tradition.

Langpangkong Caves: These caves are situated between the valleys of Dikhu and Tzula Rivers. Towns Tuli and Changtongya are near these caves. Located in the midst of natural beauty in the Langpangkong mountain range, these caves are believed to have given shelter to an Ahom King.

Molung Village: Molung or new Molung or Molungyimsen is the village formed on 24th October 1876 and from where further works on Christianity and Christianization progressed within and to other parts of Nagaland, after Christianity getting introduced in village of Molungkimong (Deka Haimong). Lying in the Changkikong Range, there is a famous leechi tree which is believed to have been planted by the first American Missionary.

Chuchuyinlang Village: This village is an epitome of natural beauty and also renowned for glorious celebrations of various tribal festivals. The famous Moastu Festival lasts for 3 full days and commences of 1st May.

Caves: The caves of Peren, Fusen kei and Mongzu Ki are the well-known yet unexplored caves of the region.

Moatsu Festival: The Ao tribe of Nagaland celebrates the Moatsu festival with the idea of recreation and hope of a good harvest. It is celebrated after the sowing of seeds in the fields of the Ao people is complete, unnecessary greeneries are removed, and the houses are perfected with reconstruction. It means that the Moatsu festival is a festival of merrymaking observed after the traditional tiring works of the Ao tribe is complete for the year. The beginning of May is the time for the celebration of the Moatsu festival, and it is observed from the 1st of May, stretching the whole first week of the month. A traditional fire is set, and men and women of the Ao tribe gather around the fire to celebrate the festival.

Mon: Mon has a number of beautiful sightseeing, trekking, fishing, and picnic spots to attract tourists. It provides serenity, peaceful environment undisturbed by the hub-hub of busy city life. Some of the tourist spots are (a) Wanching, Wakching, Mon, Shangnyu, Chui, Longwa, Angphang, Monyakshu, Pessao and Changlangshu, famous for wood carving; (b) Sheanghachingnyu, Langmeang and Longwa are famous for skull exhibits and wood carving; (c) Dikhu river, Tizit, Tapi, Teyap etc. are sights for tourist attraction for fishing and picnicking; (d) Yetyong, Kaimang, Maksha and Thannyak rivers are popular for trout fishing; (e) Chiknyuho, Shawot, Ngupdang and Longwa are famous for Second World War remains and rock inscriptions; (f) Yei, Monyakshu, Pessao, Yongkao and Tamkong are the spots of attraction for ornithologists and for watching Tragopan birds; (g) Shangnyu and Chui have been declared as the ethnic villages providing a rich educational research work for anthropologists. These two villages are ruled by the Chief Anghs. Traditional architecture and old sculptures provide historical background of the past of Konyaks and their culture and tradition.

Famous Places in Mon: Shangphan Wildlife Sanctuary, Veda Peak, Shangnyu Village, Chalsoise Village, Longwa Village.

Shangphan Wildlife Sanctuary: The Mon District presents picturesque scenes with lusty rich green forest, which provides a natural habitat to different species of flora and fauna. Some of the forests in Mon are Shingphan forest, Wanching forest, Tiru forest, Zangkhum forest, Shawot and Chen forests, Yei, Monyakshu, Pessao, Yongkao and Tobu forests. These forests are rich in timber.

Veda Peak: This is the highest peak in Mon district. Located almost 70 km from district headquarters, this peak gives a clear and absolutely stunning view of the Brahmaputra river as Chindwin river (which runs through Burma) when the skies are clear.

Shangnyu Village: One of the prominent villages of the district. The Angh’s house (chief’s house) is located here is believed to be more than 500 years old. The uniquely carved structure still stands tall. The memorial stones are also found in front of Angh’s Palace.

Chalsoise Village: This is one of the biggest village in Chen area. Located near the India-Myanmar border, this village has a small museum which houses all kinds of traditional ornaments of the region. Human skulls which are of the head-hunting days are displayed in a place called Waloo.

Longwa Village: One of the largest villages of Mon district, this is a highly interesting place. The Angh’s house here lies half in India half in Myanmar. Even though the village lies in two countries, the entire village is ruled by the chief. The natural beauty is immense as a total of four rivers flow through the village, two in India and two in Myanmar.

Peren: Basically the modern Naga written history begins from Peren district, when the British felt the need to open up direct communication between Upper Assam and Manipur through Naga territories. In 1832 the first British explorers Captains Francis Jenkin and R.B. Pemberton with 700 soldiers and 800 coolies from Manipur in progress to Assam forced enter Naga country at Poilwa (Popolongmai)-Punglwa (Tiriamah)-Chumukedima (Samuguting), the party was met with heavy resistance at Popolongmai.

Famous Places in Peren: The caves at the Puilwa village, Mt Kisa, Mt. Paona, Ntangki National Park.

The caves at the Puilwa village: The caves at the Puilwa village in Peren are very important for the people of Nagaland, and they hold this very close to their heart. Located at a distance of 30 km from the town of Peren, this is where the famous revolutionary Rani Gaidinliu went into hiding during her revolt against the British rule. Since then, this place has become a sort of legend for the Naga people. After independence, A Z Phizo carried out his struggle for the Naga identity from these caves.

Mt Kisa: In the Southernmost end of the Peren district and close to the border with the state is Mt. Kisa which is located in the Nzauna village. Often spelled as Mt. Kisha it is a popular spot for tourists visiting this part of Nagaland. This place is of great historical significance as it was one of the frontiers of the Naga tribals and served as a point of contact with other tribes in the region in the past. This place is located about 28 km from the town of Peren and easily accessible.

Mt. Paona: Mt. Paona is one of the hotspots for tourists coming to Peren district. The peak that is located 35 km from the town stands majestically along the Benreu range and is the third highest peak in Nagaland. It offers a magnificent view of the valley below where you will witness lush green forest cover, something Nagaland is known for. This place is only 6 km from the Benreu village another popular tourist destination and many people take the adventurous trekking route to this peak.

Ntangki National Park: Located 40 km from the town of Peren and about 37 km from Dimapur is the Ntangki National Park also known as the Intanki by many. Spread over a distance of 200 sq km, this park was established by the British administrators in the year 1923. Considered one of the best National Parks in the North East, it has thick rain forests which creates natural habitat for many birds, reptiles and mammals.

Phek: Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from the spell bounding hills, Shilloi lake is an important attraction. The important and spellbinding hills of Phek district are Kapamodz and Zanibou, while the main rivers are Tizu, Lanye, and Sedzu. The Khezhakeno tourist village also stands out as a must see here. Phek waterfall orchid feels add just the right icing to this off-beat travel destination. This offbeat destination in Nagaland abounds in colors and festivities which can make the tourists experience a more vibrant one.

Famous Places in Phek: Shilloi Lake, Khezhakeno Village, Glory Peak, Dzudu Lake, Phek Waterfall.

Shilloi Lake: The scenic Shilloi Lake is located at the base of the mountain ranges, the Patakai Range, that run along the Myanmar Border. When tourists visit this attraction, they also get to see the magnificent hills bordering the foot-shaped pristine natural water body and also explore them through trekking, hiking, nature walks etc. Many student excursions are arranged to the lake for studying the flora and fauna of the region. The natural environment is also deemed perfect for birdwatching, especially to observe the Siberian Cranes.

Khezhakeno Village: This small village has an exciting background and picturesque surroundings. It is believed that many Naga tribes have originated from Khezhakeno and migration led them to the other parts of the region.

According to another popular legend, the village has a stone slab from which helps paddy miraculously multiply when placed on any drying land. Such mysterious beliefs pull visitors to the tiny village. It is located 22km from Phek distict headquarters and can be reached only via roads.

Glory Peak: 70km from Kohima and just 3km from Pfutsero town, the Glory Peak stands 2600m above sea level overlooking the astounding valley. From here one can clearly view the highest mountain in the world – Mt. Everest

Everest in the West and the highest mountain in Nagaland? Mt. Saramati in the East.ï_This peak is now slowly turning into a weekend picnic spot for the locals.

Dzudu Lake: On the top of Mt Zanibu near Thuvopisumi village, this lake is surrounded by lush greenery. The sparkling water lies in the middle of dense jungles around it. This narrow strip of water is also called the Zanibu Lake. It is a paradise for bird watchers.

Phek Waterfall: In the midst of overflowing natural beauty is another equally astounding attraction? the Phek Waterfall. It is in the middle of a jungle and hence as close to nature as you can get. One might have to walk quite a bit to reach the waterfall in the jungle.

Tuensang: Tuensang is the headquarters of the Tuensang district, the easternmost, largest district of Nagaland, and flanked by Myanmar on its right side. It is one of the largest urban centres in Nagaland along with Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung, making it a top tourist destination in the state of Nagaland.

Tuensang is one of the fastest growing towns of Nagaland with a significant rise in the number of schools, colleges, hospitals and several basic amenities in the past few years.

Famous Places in Tuensang: Noklak, Longtrok, Changsangmongko, Tsadang.

Noklak: Noklak is a village situated on the rim of the Tuensang District which has gained a lot of tourism due to its tribal festivals, which the tourists attend to see the village’s local art forms.

The Khiamniungan tribe are the inhabitants of this village and it is popular for its cane work, handicrafts and artefacts

Longtrok: Longtrok is a legendary village which showcases the ancient remnants of the Tsongliyangti and Chungliyangti civilizations through its six celebrated stone structures.

The most important ones are those of Tsongliyangti, Chungliyangti and Chungliyimti and are the most worshipped by the locals. The locals also believe that the Sangtams are the personifications of the ancient God who gave birth to other stones and moved them to different places.

Changsangmongko: Between the town of Tuensang and the Hakchung village lies a very interesting village- Changsangmongko. Legend has it that this place is referred to as Changsang because the Chang community settled here.

The village is renowned for establishing a raised platform named Mullang, which is a symbol of the prosperity and well being of mankind.

Tsadang: Tsadang is an offbeat destination situated in the village of Longtrok. It is well known for its two ancient stones that pictures two friends who regularly visited the village of Longtrok.

They are placed in the vicinity of Tsongliyangti and Chungliyangti and are worshipped by the local people.

Wokha: Home of Lothas having a total geographical area of 1628 Sq. Km, accounting 9.82% of the total geographical area of the State, Wokha District is situated in the mid Western part of the Nagaland State.

Wokha literally means Census in Lotha. It was a place where Lothas counted heads before spreading out into the villages during their waves of migration.

Famous Places in Wokha: Doyang Hydro Project.

Doyang Hydro Project: Doyang river is one of the most important river in the district. It is the biggest and longest rivers which run near the state’s southern boundary. The Angami people in whose area it rises calls it Dzu or Dzulu. It first flows almost due north, slightly turn towards east when it received an addition of Saju, an eastward parallel tributary. The river then enters Zunheboto district still flowing north westwardly. It later on forms a boundary line between Sema and Lotha areas.

Zunheboto: Zunheboto, located in central Nagaland is situated at a height of about 1800 metres above sea level. Its neighbouring districts are Mokokchung, lying in the east and Wokha lying in the west. Zunheboto is also the name of the district. The term, Zunheboto can be split into two words: Zunhebo and To. While Zunhebo is the name of a flowering shrub having white leaves and sponge-like ears containing sweet juice and “to” means “on top of the hills”. Zunheboto is a Sumi word.

Famous Places in Zunheboto: Ghosu Bird Sanctuary, Zunheboto, Satoi Range, About Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary.

Ghosu Bird Sanctuary: Ghosu Bird Sanctuary, located eight kilometres from Zunheboto district headquarters, is home to a diverse diversity of avifauna. Tourists that visit the bird sanctuary can see around twenty different types of endangered bird species. Several migrating species may be spotted in the refuge between June and September.

Satoi Range: Satoi Range is one of the district’s last surviving virgin woods. This range is bordered by beautiful green flora and trees. Tourists can see Blyth’s Tragopan, a rare bird species in this region. During the months of April and May, rare rhododendrons may be found in this area. This range provides camping and trekking opportunities.

About Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary: Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the Indo-Myanmar border, around eight kilometres from the major town of Zunheboto. This sanctuary, which covers an area of 6.4 square kilometres, is home to animals such as tigers, hoolock gibbons, and tragopan pheasants. Tourists must obtain special authorization from the State Forest Department in order to enter this refuge.

Chümoukedima: Chumukedima is a census town in the district of Dimapur in the state of Nagaland. The town is located 14km away from Dimapur and is situated nearby National Highway 39. Situated in the foothills of Naga Hills, Chumukedima served as the first district headquarters of the then Naga Hills district of Assam during 19th century of British rule. It is a tourist village on the top of a hill project giving bird’s eye view of the whole district of Dimapur and even of Karbi-Anglong District of Assam. Many waterfalls are also located in and around this tourist attraction.
Noklak: Noklak is the newest District of Nagaland located in the easternmost part of the Country bordering Myanmar. Carved out from parent District Tuensang, the District covers a geographical area of approximately 1152 Sq Km. The District Hq Noklak is nestled at the altitude of 1524 meters above sea level. The District enjoys a sub-tropical climate and hilly region with broad leaved forests. The District shares boundary with Tuensang in the West, Kiphire District in the South, Mon District in the North, whereas the whole eastern boundary of the district stretching nearly 92 KM from the Boundary Pillar Numbers ranging from BP 139 to BP 146 form the Indo-Myanmar Border the a stretch of through forest and hills. The District exclusively falls within the Free Regime Movement belt.

Famous Places in Noklak: Chipur Village, Wui Village, Choklangan.

Chipur Village: Chipur village is 62 Km away from the district headquarter. The village is known for its complex cave system and offers the spelunking enthusiast to explore the less explored cave system. The village possesses limitless potentials for adventure sports such as spelunking, rock-climbing, trekking, etc. The daunting cliff of JEE TSE king is a challenge to those with an unquenched thirst for adventure.

Wui Village: Wui Village holds a unique place in the District. The village is known for its uniqueness in dialect. Potteries, blacksmithy are its specialty. the age-old practice of iron ore extraction and metallurgy using primitive tools can be witnessed in this village. The geological, geographical terrain and vegetations are mesmerizing and are a nature lover’s paradise.

Choklangan: Choklangan is a small village, located between the lofty mountain of Khulia King, Kenking, and Enshao king. The Village is 57 Km away from the District HQ. The Village is blessed with a serene landscape with rich biodiversity. The Village is known for its fine craftsmanship and handlooms. Artisans experts in Ehlon-Niu (indigenous fiber from nettle plant) are found in the village. Places o tourist/ adventure interest includes King Shey, Putsa Shing, Tsonniu Shing.