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It is one of the great centers of the Ao Naga tradition. The prowess of the Ao warriors is reflected in gorgeous red and black shawls with the white decorated band that signified their victory over their enemies. The two main festivals celebrated here and connected with sowing, Moatsu in early May, and harvesting, Tsungremmong in August. The highlight of Tsungremmong is the tug-of-war between the men’s and women’s teams. The major festivals of the Aos are Moatsu and Tsungremong celebrated during the first week of May and August respectively. It is believed that the footprints of Jina and Itiben - the Romeo and Juliet of the Aos - are found on the rocks in several places in the Aos ranges. Being Christian, Christmas and New Year are celebrated with enthusiasm. Christmas is a time when one can see the essence of Naga hospitality at the height when villagers welcome friends and guests with warm feelings and the market is an interesting sight. This beautiful town is situated at an elevation of 1325 meters. This is a picturesque town and is the centre of the culture & traditions of the Ao Nagas. The main festivals of the Aos "Moatsu" & "Tsungremmong" are celebrated during the first week of May & August. White water Rivers of Milak and Tzula are of scenic interest and have a lot of potential for monsoon angling. Aos being cent percent Christian, Christmas and New Year are celebrated with enthusiasm.

To See

  • Mokokchung Market
  • Longkhum
  • Ungma
  • Langpankong
  • Molung
  • Mopungchukit
  • Chuchuyimlang

To Reach

  • By Air – Mokokchung to Dimapur is 212 Kilometers. There are over 9 domestic flights per week from Dimapur and connects with 2 cities nonstop. Dimapur has the only airport in Nagaland. Indian Airlines plies four flights a week to Dimapur from Kolkata & Delhi. The airport is 70 kilometers from Dimapur.
  • By Rail – Mokokchung is connected road by 212 kilometers to Dimapur. The nearest railhead is Dimapur, and the Northeast Frontier Railway runs a number of trains from Dimapur to Guwahati. Guwahati is well connected to the rest of the country.
  • By Road – Mokokchung is 162 kilometers from Kohima via Wokha, 70 kilometers from Zunheboto, 115 kilometers from Tuensang, 102 kilometers from Amguri (Assam) and 103 kilometers from Mariani (Assam). Direct bus services are available between Mokokchung and these places. Dimapur - Mariani – Mokokchung is 210 kilometers and Kohima - Tuensang via Wokha – Mokokchung is 269 kilometers.

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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