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Zunheboto, in the state of Nagaland, is situated 1800 m above sea level. Mokokchung lies to the east of Zunheboto and Wokha to its west. It is the sole urban locality in the district measuring around 1255 sq km. The hills in Zunheboto vary in height from 1000 to 2500 m.

The name Zunheboto is derived from ‘zunhebo’, a white-leaved flowering shrub growing in the region which yields a sweet juice and ‘to’ meaning hill top. Since the zunhebo plant is found in abundance in the region and the town is situated on the hills, it is named Zunheboto.

It is the home of the Sumi tribe who are an indigenous clan of warriors. Zunheboto is visited mostly for the bird sanctuary in the region and the forest range. Most of the people live in rural areas and subsist on agriculture. The three rivers flowing through the town are Tizu, Doyang and the Tsutha. The main festivals celebrated in Zunheboto are Tuluni and Ahuna.

Since Zunheboto is located at a high altitude the region has a monsoon climate for the most part of the year. December and January are the coldest months of the year. Summers are generally warm.

Zunheboto is located along National Highway 61. It is situated at a distance of 152 km from Kohima, the state capital. Buses and taxis are available from Kohima to reach Zunheboto. Bus services are also available from Mokokchung which is at a distance of 70 km. The nearest airport and railhead is at Dimapur (over 80 km away).

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Zunheboto, Nagaland

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Avili Kinny

View of the hills
Zunheboto, Nagaland

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Avili Kinny

View of the hills
Zunheboto, Nagaland

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Aaron Jimomi

Sunset - view from Zunheboto

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