Fondly known as the Land of Clouds, Longleng is a newly built district separated from the Tuesang district of Nagaland and is particularly popular for the Phom Nagas and their artistic handicrafts. As Nagaland is a significantly famed tourist state for its vibrant festivals, Longleng also celebrates numerous festivals consisting of joyous and gala festivities. It possesses a wonderful picturesque charm which attracts travelers every year to this immaculate heaven. While there are a few sites to discover in Longleng, this district boasts itself of its wonderfully created handicrafts and these are a must to take back with you to cherish the artistic skills of this place. Here what we have brought is a list of top 5 places in and around Longleng to visit and immerse you in the mesmerizing ambience of this amazing North-East’s jewel.
1. Pongo Village and Bhumyu Village
Pongo Village and Bhumyu Village has lots of thatched houses and cottages which give a rustic appeal to these villages. You can explore and wander around, meet the friendly villagers and click photographs plus enjoying the happy vibes of this place. The simple way of living and smiling children are sure to make you stop over at these villages and sit along with people or else enjoy eating with them, the Nagas are quite hospitable and welcoming in their nature and will make a great meal for you to enjoy the delicacies of Nagaland.
2. Dikhu River
Dikhu River’s tranquil and spellbinding charm is the most appealing things about this river which makes it a great picnic spot of every traveler exploring Nagaland. It streams through Mokokchung and Longleng and is a part of Brahmaputra’s tributaries. Winters are the best time to sit by the river and ponder over the charming landscape as the water level slows down and makes it a wonderful place to relax with your fellow travelers.
Situated at a distance of 135 km from Longleng, Zunheboto is a famed location of Sumi Tribe. It is a warrior clan and is the known expert of martial art skills. You can visit this district during the middle of July when one of the most popular and colorful festival of Tuluni is celebrated. Ghosho Bird Sanctuary is one of the main attractions to do bird-watching and embrace the rich flora and fauna of this place. Further, go for boating at Lake Aizuto which is a beautifully natural endowment to this magnificent tourist spot.
Tuensang has an ancient appeal to it which will attract you to this tourist destination. Kiphire, Longleng and Tuensang together make the Eastern Nagaland and all of these three are magnificent in their own unique way. Tuensang has Noklak, Chansangmongko and Tsadang villages which have a glorious historical legacy to themselves and you can buy handicrafts and soak in the vibrant festivals of these villages. Longtrok and Chilise villages are also a must visit to know more about the rich history of this ancient district and the amazing panoramas of North-East will be there in your journey to let you ponder over the pristine charm of Nagaland.
Kiphire is an interesting treat located amidst the Saramati Mountain which is the utmost mountain of Nagaland. It is one of the perfect trekking spots and there are tons of locations where you can trek amidst the panoramic and picturesque beauty of this place. You can also go for jungle safari into the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary of Kiphire and spot Himalayan Bear, wild boars and many other endangered species and the profound environment is just awe-inspiring. Camping and Rafting are the breathtaking endeavors this town offers to bring the adrenalin rush in you.
Longleng is one of the lesser-known tourist places of Nagaland and thus takes you away from the crowded tourist attractions and into an immaculate Wordsworthian landscape. So, if you have the wanderlust to know about the Nagaland’s tribes and historical legacy then Longleng is the point to begin from.
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