This is the home of the native tribe of Nagaland, the Ao Naga tribe. About 150km from Kohima and at an altitude of nearly 1400m above sea level, Mokokchung is considered to be the 'capital' of the Nagas.
The Ao warriors are beautifully dressed in black and red with hand woven shawls and wrist bands with small attachments signifying various victories. In the months of March and August, the tribe comes alive to celebrate the harvesting festivals. Visiting this area gives a deep insight into the lives and livings of the Nagas. The village is self dependent and is self. A variety of handicrafts, made by the local women, are available.