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The name Zunheboto is a mix of two words of the Sumi language “Zunheb” refers to a flowering shrub that has white leaves and sponge-like ears and “To” means “On the top of the hills.” Zunheboto is a district in the Nagaland state of India that shares its border with Mokochung along with the border with Wokha. It is the land known for Sumi tribe as well as warrior tribe where one can learn excellent martial art skills. Zunheboto is one such destination known as birding paradise and visitors get the opportunity to view the rare species if avifauna here. Aizuto is also a major attraction point for picnic and visitors can also see Sumi tribe’s dance and attractive attires. The best tourist attractions in Zunheboto Nagaland are Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary, Satoi Range, Sumi Baptist Church.

Places to visit in Zunheboto

Ghosu Bird Sanctuary

In this magnificent tourist attraction, you will be finding a very wide variety of flora and fauna. Located at a distance of around eight km this is the kind of place which you must absolutely visit especially with children. They will be finding this place quite adorable. Moreover, during the months of June and September, you can spot several migratory birds.

Satoi Range

What is really interesting to know about this place is the fact that it is one of the remaining virgin forests which is situated in the Zunheboto district. The lush green vegetation which is around this place makes this place really interesting in all its raw immensity.

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is home to wildlife such as tigers, hoolock gibbons. This place is spread over an area of 6.4 sq km. If you visit this place then you will require special permission 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. If you are planning to visit this place then the ideal time to go would be from the months of November to February.

Also Read: Gir Forest and Somnath temple are the two places that define this district of Gujarat

Things to do in Zunheboto

Visit Sumi Baptist Church

This place has got an amazing spiritual vibe. If you visit Zunheboto then visiting this church is really an additional delight to visit. You can see a considerable amount of people exploring this place every time you make a visit.

Amiphoto Prayer Church

The Amiphoto Prayer Church is also quite a great place to visit around and explore if you travel 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.

Events and festivals in & around Zunheboto

Hega Festival

This festival is celebrated as one of the most prominent events. The enthusiasm of the locals on this day is simply amazing to experience. The main motive of this festival is to offer prayers to God and express one’s gratitude for whatever one has in terms of wealth as well as relations.

Ngada Festival

This festival is celebrated by the Rengma tribe in Nagaland and these people celebrate it with great zeal. It more or less resembles thanksgiving - a time when people express their gratitude for everything which God has given them.

Surkenye Festival

The Surkeyne festival pertains to the overall well being of the people. The joviality which this festival has to offer is something else altogether. What is really great about this festival is the fact that it is responsible for pushing forward the wheels of eco-tourism in Nagaland.  

Best time to visit Zunheboto

Owing to the fact that this place is situated at a great height; heavy rain and snowfall is quite common here. Thus it would be best if you visit here during the months of October to March.

How to reach Zunheboto?

By Air -  Planning a trip to Zunheboto by air? Then you should know that the nearest airport is situated in Dimapur which connects it with other major cities.

By Road - If you are planning a trip to Zunheboto then you should know that there are many regular ways of transportation like a bus or a cab which you can take to reach your destination.

By Train - The nearest railway station from Zunheboto is Dimapur. From there, you can consider taking multiple options of public transportation available to reach your destination.

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