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"A colourful side of Nagaland"

Phek Tourism

Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from the spell bounding hills, Shilloi lake is an important attraction.

The important and spellbinding hills of Phek district are Kapamodz and Zanibou, while the main rivers are Tizu, Lanye, and Sedzu. The Khezhakeno tourist village also stands out as a must see here. Phek waterfall orchid feels add just the right icing to this off-beat travel destination. This offbeat destination in Nagaland abounds in colors and festivities which can make the tourists experience a more vibrant one.

Things to do in Phek

1. Shilloi Lake

Shilloi Lake
The scenic Shilloi Lake is located at the base of the mountain ranges, the Patakai Range, that run along the Myanmar Border. When tourists visit this attraction, they also get to see the magnificent h (Read More)ills bordering the foot-shaped pristine natural water body and also explore them through trekking, hiking, nature walks etc. Many student excursions are arranged to the lake for studying the flora and fauna of the region. The natural environment is also deemed perfect for birdwatching, especially to observe the Siberian Cranes.

2. Khezhakeno Village

Khezhakeno Village
This small village has an exciting background and picturesque surroundings. It is believed that many Naga tribes have originated from Khezhakeno and migration led them to the other parts of the region (Read More).

3. Glory Peak

Glory Peak
70km from Kohima and just 3km from Pfutsero town, the Glory Peak stands 2600m above sea level overlooking the astounding valley. From here one can clearly view the highest mountain in the world - Mt. (Read More)Everest

4. Dzudu Lake

Dzudu Lake
On the top of Mt Zanibu near Thuvopisumi village, this lake is surrounded by lush greenery. The sparkling water lies in the middle of dense jungles around it. This narrow strip of water is also called (Read More) the Zanibu Lake. It is a paradise for bird watchers.

5. Phek Waterfall

Phek Waterfall
In the midst of overflowing natural beauty is another equally astounding attraction ? the Phek Waterfall. It is in the middle of a jungle and hence as close to nature as you can get. One might have to (Read More) walk quite a bit to reach the waterfall in the jungle.

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How to Reach Phek

How to Reach Overview

The town of Phek is situated at a distance of 145 km from the town of Kohima and at a distance of 219 km from the main city of Dimapur. Travellers who are planning to reach the place by air, have the option of taking a flight to the Dimapur Airport and hiring a taxi from there to the town of Phek. Dimapur (219 km) also has the nearest railway station. The railhead at Guwahati is around 280 km from Phek. Tourists have the option of taking a bus or taxi to Phek from Guwahati.

How to reach Phek by flight

The nearest airport is Dimapur, located at a distance of around 75 km from Phek. You can easily get a flight to Dimapur and can reach Phek by travelling for an hour or two, either by a taxi or a bus.

How to reach Phek by road

Phek can be reached from the nearby cities such as Guwahati, Dimapur, Kohima through road as well, as it is connected with an efficient road network to all the cities in the vicinity.

How to reach Phek by train

The nearest railway station to Phek is the Dimapur Railway Station. It is the major railway station in Nagaland, thus having excellent connectivity with the rest of the states in the country. You can reach Phek by covering a few miles on road through a taxi.

Local transport in Phek

Travelling by car is the only option but the roads are really poor.

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Glory Peak
To God Be the Glory! Phek village Baptist Church
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FAQs on Phek

What is famous about Phek?

Home to one of its kind pheasant called Blyth's Trapogan and some rare species of orchids. Known for its handicrafts.

What is not so good about Phek?

Does not have any decent accommodation option available. You need to book the hotel in Kohima which is around 118 km away. Limited food options with inadequate vegetarian choices.

Who should visit Phek?

Phek is a destination that soothes the mind and body. Hence, it is perfect for the people who are looking for a break from their monotonous city life. Everyone looking for solitude will find it here among the pristine nature. It can be visited by friends, family and couples. It is also suitable for history lovers, as it has a heritage village called Khezakeno.

What is the best time to visit Phek?

Phek has moderately warm summers and cold winters. The rainfall is abundant in the area. You can visit this beautiful place any time except the monsoon months i.e. June to September. 
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What is the local food in Phek?

The options for food are somewhat limited here, though one can find some local joints that offer a modest variety of cuisines. Nagaland's food is unique and dominated by non vegetarian preparations, while vegetarian choices are scarce. Some of the local Naga delicacies are Dried pork, smoked pork stew, bamboo steamed fish, roasted intestines, beans mix, naga ghost chillie sauce. Also, since Nagaland is a dry state, it might not be easy to find alcoholic beverages here, however local Rice beer is available at some places.
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What is the best way to reach Phek?

The town of Phek is situated at a distance of 145 km from the town of Kohima and at a distance of 219 km from the main city of Dimapur. Travellers who are planning to reach the place by air, have the option of taking a flight to the Dimapur Airport and hiring a taxi from there to the town of Phek. Dimapur (219 km) also has the nearest railway station. The railhead at Guwahati is around 280 km from Phek. Tourists have the option of taking a bus or taxi to Phek from Guwahati.
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What are the places near Phek?

The top places near to Phek are Kohima which is 36 km from Phek, Dimapur which is located 70 km from Phek, Kaziranga national park which is located 144 km from Phek, Shillong which is located 258 km from Phek, Imphal which is located 108 km from Phek

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