Places To Visit In Mokokchung

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1. Longkhum

Must visit 3.5 /5

12 km
from city center
1 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

2. Ungma Village

Ungma Village
3.2 /5

3 km
from city center
2 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

3. Langpangkong Caves

Langpangkong Caves
3.1 /5

7 km
from city center
3 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

4. Molung Village

Molung Village
3.2 /5

36 km
from city center
4 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

5. Chuchuyinlang Village

Chuchuyinlang Village
3.1 /5

18 km
from city center
5 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

6. Caves

3.1 /5

82 km
from city center
6 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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

7. Moatsu Festival

Moatsu Festival

7 out of 7
places to visit in Mokokchung

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.

FAQs on Mokokchung

Can you suggest an itinerary for Mokokchung?

Although we advise you to visit Mokokchung either during Christmas or New Year or during any one of their festivals, here is an itinerary if you happen to take a trip out of the occasion. The town of Mokokchung has a handful of tourist attractions. Drive from Dimapur airport to Mokokchung which is at a distance of about 208 km. The drive would take about 5 hours.

The place is likely to add a cultural overtone to your journey. Begin by visiting the abstract art and cultural museum.This museum exhibits the various artefacts of the Ao Naga Tribe such as weapons, clothing, jewellery, accessories, etc. Proceed to town central to shop for handwoven shawls. Spend some time in the Chuchuyimlang village and interact with the locals. You will find umpteen handcrafted goods to take as souvenirs. 

If you are not short on time and you can spare a few days, just simply relax in nature’s retreat. If possible, visit the Sunday mass at Mokokchung church and go for a picnic at the Town Park, just like olden days.

How can I commute within Mokokchung?

Not a huge place, so commuting within the town is easy. One can walk or take cars on rent to roam around the area.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Mokokchung?

The top sightseeing places in Mokokchung are Longkhum, Ungma Village, Langpangkong Caves, Molung Village, Chuchuyinlang Village, Caves.