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Wokha Tourism - The Land of The Lothas

Wokha is a district headquarters and a town and in the southern part of the state. It is inhabited by the Lothas one of the largest tribes in Nagaland. For the most part of their history, this place remained isolated from the outer world like most other parts of Nagaland. It was only in the year 1876 that the British came here and made it the head quarter of the Naga Hills District under Assam. Wokha is surrounded by several hills and ridges which makes it scenic and hotspot of tourism. It is surrounded by Mokokchung district on its north, Zunheboto in the east and Assam on its west.

Wokha photos, Tokhu Emong festival - Traditional dress
Image source: wokha.nic.in
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Tourism in Wokha

The Lotha tribesmen are extremely warm and welcome tourists into Wokha with open arms. The main festivals of this place are Tokhu, Pikhuchak, and Emong which is when you will witness the best of local dance and music. The town is known for its shawls which are handmade using a technique which has been passed through generations. Wokha is blessed with many tourist attractions that include Mount Tiyi, Totsu Cliff and the Doyang River.

It is important to note that Indian citizens are required to obtain an Inner Line Permit to enter the State of Nagaland. It is a simple travel document which can be obtained from Nagaland House in New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati or Shillong. Tourists can also apply for this permit to the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung.

Best time to visit Wokha

The best time to visit Wokha is winters.

How to reach Wokha

Wokha is connected with roads.

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