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Mokokchung is considered to be one of the best tourist attractions in Nagaland, its highlighting features being the town’s main park and Unman village along with many others.     

In Mokokchung, agriculture constitutes to be one of the main occupations of the inhabitants. Thus, if you are thinking about travelling to a place where you can discover new things at just about every step, then don’t hesitate to plan a trip to Mokokchung. 

The best time to visit Mokochung would be from September to November. During this particular period of time, the overall temperature and weather conditions are very pleasant for sightseeing.

History of Mokokchung

During the British rule, Mokokchung was an integral part of the Naga Hills District of Assam. This district was created in 1889 and remained as a district of Assam till 1957. 

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However, in 1961 February, the Naga Hills Area was renamed as Nagaland. And then in December 1963, Nagaland became the 16th state of India. After this, it was in 1973, that fresh districts of Zunheboto and Wokha were carved out of Mokokchung.

Major Attractions in and Around Mokokchung

1. Longkhum. It is quite true that a single trip to this place cannot do full justice to it, that is the kind of a natural beauty you can expect from Longkhum. Majorly, it is known for its exquisite handlooms and handicrafts. So, if you visit here, then don’t forget to take away some souvenirs along with you. 

2. Ungma Village. Being the second-largest village in Nagaland, this place holds a certain charm and awe about it. If you want to experience the culture of Nagaland in its raw form then this is the place where you should be heading towards. 

3. Molung Village. The major reason why this village is quite known locally is, because it brought Christianity to this land. Molung village is no less than an opportunity for you to explore the raw and wonderful vibes of Nagaland. Plus, you also get to click some really beautiful snaps with your loved ones of never-seen-before sort of natural places.

How to Reach Mokokchung

Mokokchung is truly an amazing place to explore the unseen side of Nagaland. It is located at a distance of about 2,298, 3,141, 1,399, 3,345 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can travel to Mokokchung by the following means of transportation.

By Air. The nearest airport is Jorhat Airport (JRH) located 110 km away. It doesn’t have great airport connectivity with other Indian cities. Thus, it would be best to take connecting flights from Guwahati and Kolkata to Jorhat. Once you deboard at the airport, take a local means of transportation to further continue your travel to the city. Both Guwahati and Kolkata have good flight connectivity with other Indian cities. 

By Train. The nearest local train station is Mariani in Assam situated at a distance of 85 km. This station has been fairly well connected to the local nearby regions by trains. So, as you deboard at the station, take a cab to reach your destination.

By Road. Travelling by road to Mokojchung can be really fun. The experience of a road trip, especially with your friends cannot be matched at all. However, if you don’t have a gang to tag along with you then, you can consider travelling by interstate or private buses. You can also self-drive or hire a cab to travel to Mokokchung. 

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