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Zunheboto is fundamentally a mix of two words Zunheb and To which means a flowering shrub -  Leucosceptrum and on top of the hill respectively.

This is a district in Nagaland which is majorly known for the presence of Sumi tribe. Apart from the Sumi tribe, here you can also find a great variety of birds. With this, it won’t be wrong to say that it is indeed a paradise for nature lovers. 

Talking about its climate, heavy rains are quite common here. Thus, it would be best if you visit here during the months of October to March.

Major Attractions in and Around Zunheboto

1. Ghosu Bird Sanctuary. It is quite a magnificent tourist attraction in Nagaland where you will be finding a very wide variety of flora and fauna. Located at a distance of around eight km from Zunheboto, this place is a must-visit, especially with children. Moreover, during June and September, you can also spot several migratory birds.

2. Satoi Range. This is also one of the remaining virgin forests situated in the Zunheboto district. The lush green vegetation around the Satoi Range makes it really a raw and profound travel getaway to be explored.

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3. Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary. This sanctuary is home to great wildlife such as tigers, hoolock gibbons and is spread over an area of 6.4 sq km. To visit this place, special permission is required from the State Forest Department. Moreover, the travellers who have a valid Inner Limit Permit would be allowed to go inside the areas which are restricted in the first place. To travel here the ideal time would be from the months of November to February.

4. Amiphoto Prayer Church. The Amiphoto Prayer Church is also quite an amazing tourist attraction to visit around and explore while on your trip to Zunheboto. So, if you are a spiritual person then you would absolutely love to spend some real quality time here with your loved ones.

How to Reach Zunheboto

Zunheboto is quite an amazing tourist attraction known for its awe-inspiring beauty. It is situated from 2,347, 3,193, 1,449, 3,395 km from Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here is how you can travel to Zunheboto by the following means of public transportation.

By Air. The nearest airport is the Dimapur Airport (DMU) situated about 200 km away.  It quite an old airport as it was built during World War 2 and is also the only civil airport in the Northeast regions. The airport has been well-connected with other nearby cities. After deboarding your flight you will need to cover the remaining distance by some means of transportation.

By Train. The nearest railway station from Zunheboto is Dimapur station situated about 200 km away. It has been well-connected with nearby cities and states. From there, you can consider taking multiple options of public transportation available to reach your destination.

By Road. Taking into account your geographical location, a road trip to this place can really be fun. Especially, if you are travelling with your friends. You can also consider travelling to Zunheboto by interstate and private buses from the nearby regions, cabs or if it suits you, then, by your own vehicle as well. 

  • From Guwahati - 450 km via NH27
  • From Tezpur - 315 km via NH715 or NH29
  • From Kohima - 139 km via  Chakabama-Mokokchung Rd

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