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15 Fun Things To Do in Mokokchung, Nagaland 

Mokokchung the cultural capital of Nagaland is home to some of the most breathtaking natural beauty that the state has to offer. Sadly it’s still one of the least travelled districts of Nagaland. 

Listed below is our list of things you should consider doing while in the cultural capital of Nagaland

1. Visit Longkhum Village:

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Explore this traditional Ao Naga village and learn about the culture and customs of the local people. Embark on a scenic trek to Longkhum village, located on a hilltop. Experience the Ao Naga way of life, interact with locals, and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding valleys and mountains.

2. Attend Moatsu Festival:

Experience the vibrant Moatsu Mong festival, celebrated in May, which includes folk dances, music, and traditional rituals. If you visit Mokokchung in May, don’t miss the lively Moatsu festival, celebrated by the Ao tribe. Witness traditional dances, songs, and sports, and indulge in local cuisine.

3. Explore the Caves:

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Visit the Langpangkong Caves, known for their stalagmites and stalactites, and enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area. Embark on a thrilling trek to the Langpangkong Caves, located near Mokokchung. Explore the ancient limestone caves, marvel at stalactite and stalagmite formations, and learn about the folklore associated with these caves.

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Explore one of the oldest and largest villages in Mokokchung, known for its unique architecture and traditional practices. Take a walk through the village, visit ancient stone pillars, and witness the traditional way of life.

4. Trek to Dikhu River:

Take a trekking adventure to the Dikhu River and enjoy the breathtaking views of the valley and the river. Relax and unwind at this serene park, ideal for picnics and strolls. Enjoy the tranquil ambiance, lush greenery, and panoramic views of the city. ake a boat ride or go angling in the pristine waters of the Dikhu River. Enjoy the tranquil surroundings, spot migratory birds, and indulge in some water activities.

5. Visit Chuchuyimlang Village:

Explore the picturesque Chuchuyimlang Village and witness the traditional Ao Naga way of life. Known for its vibrant cultural festivals, Chuchuyimlang offers a peek into the rich Ao Naga traditions. Enjoy the picturesque landscape, visit local artisan workshops, and partake in cultural activities.

6. Taste Naga Cuisine:

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Delight your taste buds with authentic Naga cuisine, including smoked pork, bamboo shoot curry, and dried fish chutney. Indulge in authentic Naga cuisine, known for its unique flavors and use of local ingredients. Try dishes like smoked pork with bamboo shoots, fish curry, and axone (fermented soybean) dishes.

7. Shop for Handicrafts:

Visit the local markets and shops to purchase traditional Naga handicrafts such as bamboo baskets, woven shawls, and pottery.

8. Attend a Cultural Performance:

Watch traditional music and dance performances showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the region.

9. Go Bird Watching:

Mokokchung is home to a diverse range of bird species, making it a perfect spot for bird watching enthusiasts.

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10. Visit Mokokchung Town Museum:

Learn about the history, culture, and traditions of the Ao Naga tribe at the Mokokchung Town Museum.  Explore the rich cultural heritage and history of the Ao people at this museum, which showcases traditional artifacts, costumes, tools, and artwork.

11. Explore the Local Markets:

Wander through the bustling markets and shop for local produce, spices, and souvenirs.

12. Visit the Baptist Church:

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Mokokchung is known for its beautiful Baptist churches, with the largest one located in the town center.

13. Enjoy the Scenic Beauty:

Take leisurely walks in and around Mokokchung to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills, valleys, and streams.

14. Visit Mopungchuket Village:

Explore this picturesque village known for its stone monuments and historical significance.

15. Interact with the Local People:

Engage with the friendly locals, learn about their way of life, and listen to their stories and folklore. If you have the opportunity, attending a traditional Naga wedding ceremony can be a unique cultural experience. Witness the elaborate rituals, traditional attire, and folk dances associated with these celebrations.

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