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Tuensang Tourism

Tuensang is the headquarters of the Tuensang district, the easternmost, largest district of Nagaland, and flanked by Myanmar on its right side. It is one of the largest urban centres in Nagaland along with Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung, making it a top tourist destination in the state of Nagaland.

Tuensang is one of the fastest growing towns of Nagaland with a significant rise in the number of schools, colleges, hospitals and several basic amenities in the past few years.

Things to do in Tuensang

1. Noklak

Noklak is a village situated on the rim of the Tuensang District which has gained a lot of tourism due to its tribal festivals, which the tourists attend to see the village's local art forms.

2. Longtrok

Longtrok is a legendary village which showcases the ancient remnants of the Tsongliyangti and Chungliyangti civilizations through its six celebrated stone structures.

3. Changsangmongko

Between the town of Tuensang and the Hakchung village lies a very interesting village- Changsangmongko. Legend has it that this place is referred to as Changsang because the Chang community settled he (Read More)re.

4. Tsadang

Tsadang is an off beat destination situated in the village of Longtrok. It is well known for its two ancient stones that pictures two friends who regularly visited the village of Longtrok.

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About Tuensang

Tuensang is the easternmost and the largest district of Nagaland along with Dimapur, Kohima and Mokochung. The district shares its boundary with Myanmar on the eastern side. Set amidst the hills, Tuensang is a place of primitive beauty. It is rich in culture and heritage as several tribes co-exist here. The Changs, Sangtams, Sumi Nagas, etc. are among those tribes which tend to diversify the ethnicity of this place.

The rituals performed by these tribes, their folk songs and dances, the colour gorgeous attires which they wear and the vibrant people make this place an exotic destination. Tuensang is also popular for its handicrafts as well as its handlooms, owing to the dexterity of the tribal people here. One can spot the exclusive jewellery, the handmade masterpieces and the hand woven looms.

Suggested Itinerary for Tuensang

On the first day, one can visit the village of Noklak and Changsangmongko. On the next day, it'll be preferable to visit Longtrok and Tsadang as they are in close proximity to each other.

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How to Reach Tuensang

How to Reach Overview

Tuensang is well connected to each city, though not directly but Indirectly, through the nearby Airport and Railway stations and the roads connecting the nearby major cities to Tuensang are very efficient. Dimapur is the only city connected with railways and airways. Thus, the only way to reach Tuensang is by bus, private cars or hired taxis.

How to reach Tuensang by flight

The Dimapur Airport is the closest airport to reach Tuensang. Dimapur is well connected to all major cities of the North and North East like Amritsar, Imphal, Guwahati, Delhi, etc. You can hire a taxi from the airport. They charge around INR 7 per kilometre.

How to reach Tuensang by road

Tuensang is well connected by road and vehicles like buses and taxis are available for travelling. State run buses are available from the city of Dimapur to Tuensang, they charge around INR 300 for the ride.

How to reach Tuensang by train

The nearest railway station is Dimapur Railway Station, which is 115 km away from Tuensang. The Dimapur station is a major railway station and is connected to all the districts of the state of Nagaland and also cities like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Amritsar and Delhi. You can hire a cab to reach the destination from the station.

Local transport in Tuensang

Intra city commuting is very comfortable. Good roads and a fairly good amount of availability of cabs ensure that one does not have issues in intra city commuting. Though travelling becomes a major issue during the monsoons.

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FAQs on Tuensang

What is famous about Tuensang?

Rich tribal culture. Warm and friendly people. Known for its handicrafts and handlooms.

What is not so good about Tuensang?

The food facilities are not very well developed. Very few options for accommodation. Weather is cold year round (carry warm clothes). No alcoholic drink available (try some local rice beer).

Who should visit Tuensang?

Tuensang is perfect for people looking for a relaxing trip along with enjoying the tribal culture. It is one of the best places to visit in Nagaland offering best in culture, heritage and lifestyle. It is an ideal destination to spend a holiday with family, friends and couples. 

What is the best time to visit Tuensang?

The climate in Tuensang is quite temperate during the summers though, during the winters and monsoon the climate is at the extremes. The summers are relatively more pleasant than the winters here because during the winter season the temperature drops to as low as 4 degrees Celcius making travelling almost next to impossible during these months. Tuensang experiences heavy rainfall during the monsoon season which again makes it difficult to traverse the town. Hence, the best time to visit this place would be during the summer.
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What is the local food in Tuensang?

No major restaurants or food chains in Tuensang. You might only get your hands on some home cooked food here, and some roadside stalls. Though do not in any case miss out to get your hands on the pork made with kidney beans and fermented soy and beef and buffalo meat, they are specialties of this town.
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What is the best way to reach Tuensang?

Tuensang is well connected to each city, though not directly but Indirectly, through the nearby Airport and Railway stations and the roads connecting the nearby major cities to Tuensang are very efficient. Dimapur is the only city connected with railways and airways. Thus, the only way to reach Tuensang is by bus, private cars or hired taxis.
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What are the places near Tuensang?

The top places near to Tuensang are Mokokchung which is 31 km from Tuensang, Kaziranga national park which is located 140 km from Tuensang, Mon which is located 58 km from Tuensang, Majuli which is located 101 km from Tuensang, Kohima which is located 94 km from Tuensang

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Rohit Shroff

5 years ago
- Have a guide with you or make a well researched plan for yourself and only then embark on to your trip.
- The food facilities are not up to date in Tuensang, hence carry food packets with you wh (Read More)ile to visit this location.
- Carry a warm clothing as the weather is cold year-round.