Mokokchung Tourism

Mokokchung Tourism

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  • State: Nagaland
  • Famous for/as: Hill
Mokokchung is a district located in the state of Nagaland. Home to Ao Naga tribe, the district has its headquarters located in the town of Mokokchung. On the north, the destination is surrounded by the state of Assam, while on the south lies Zunheboto. On the other hand, on the east, the place is bounded by Tuensang, while on the west lies Wokha.

The district is divided sub-divided into six ranges, that are Tzurangkong range, Japukong range, Changkikong range, Asetkong range, Langpangkong range and Ongpangkong range. In addition, Tsurang, Changki and Milak Valleys are the three main valleys located in the region.

With mostly inhabited by the Ao Naga tribe, Christianity is the predominant religion of this district. Around 95% of the population residing within the destination is Baptist and the Ao Naga tribe were the ones who introduced Christianity in the region in 19th century. In addition, the place is also known as the cultural and intellectual capital of the state of Nagaland.

The main occupations of Nagas are agriculture and animal husbandry, owing to which the major festivals celebrated in the region are associated with sowing and harvesting. Moatsu, celebrated in early May is one of the most popular festivals associated with sowing. On the other hand, the festival known as Tsungremmong is associated with harvesting, which is celebrated in month of August every year.

Besides festivals, the destination is dotted with several attractions, of which Mokokchung District museum located in the Arts and Cultural Complex is one of the most popular ones. In addition, tourists can also explore the places like Longkhum, Ungma, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang located within the district.

Flights, buses and trains all are available for tourists travelling to this destination. The nearest airport serving the destination is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati. This airport is located at a distance of 443 km from the destination. Trains are also available for travellers, which are served by the Dimapur Railway Station, located at a distance of 223 km from the destination.

In addition, tourists can also board buses to the destination, most of which operate from the places like Guwahati and Dimapur. The best time to visit Mokokchung is between the months of October and November.

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Mokokchung Traveller Reviews

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  • Kavitha
  • Lives in Kohima
  • 4 Reviews
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"Must visit for cultural enthusiasts and culture tourists"

  • 6.0 / 7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
Mokokchung is rich in cultural heritage. Villages around mokokchung district follow age-old system of governance, you might be interested in its social structure. You can get varieties of foods.. Anishi (a product of powdered yam and mustard) and pongsen (steamed bamboo fish and pork) are foods one should taste. About 10 km away from town is an eco-resort where three villages puts an effort for conservation. Ideal for eco tourists. This is where Dikhu river flows through. Near Mokokchung, there lies religious museum at ABAM, Impur where You can find relics and items used by first American Baptist Missionaries during the advent of Christianity in Nagaland.
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Pranjal Majumdar

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  • Pranjal Majumdar
  • Lives in Nagaon
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"Breathtaking views of Naga Hills at Mokokchung"

  • 5.5 / 7
  • Posted May 29, 2015
If you are looking for an unexplored Hill station, Mokokchung is here for you. The right time to visit Mokokchung is Spring & Summer. If you have good connection with Nagaland Government Officials or a powerful Naga person, you have maximum chance of going to get along safe in Nagaland otherwise think twice before making up your mind.

The panoramic view of the Naga hills playing hide & seek with you in the shadow of misty white clouds is something you are going to die for. Only a fortunate few outsiders have witnessed & tasted the unadulterated pristine beauty of Nagaland.

Nagas are very fond of Beef & Pork. So, you are going to get them plenty at local eateries. The dishes available here are mostly ethnic local cuisine so you need the skill of appreciating such food delicacies & is not for everybody. Anyway, there are more mainstream alternatives too,

Raincoat & umbrellas are not to be missed if you are visiting mid-summer & warm clothes all round the year. A good camera is also a must in your journey to Mokokchung because you are going to repent if you miss the chance to capture some amazing views of the hills, springs & clouds,If Bird watching & Wild life is your passion then you will have added advantage as Nagaland is very rich in bio-diversity but you need o have high level govt, connection to explore safely through the jungles as fun in Nagaland is often marred by the presence of notorious Naga militants who have very good hand in abduction & extortion.
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  • Kalpesh Morekar
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Nature at its best"

  • Posted May 18, 2013
A real tourist place , people should start visiting nagaland. you can see diffrent culture of india and real nature. avoid travelling in rains.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: diffrent culture to see around , not good for shopping , but good place for sight - seeing.

Activities & things to do: roming and enjoying nature...

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: always try to start your travel from dimapur , chopper facilities are available from dimapur. you can also travel by four wheeler
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