Home » Destinations» Mon

Mon - Land Of The Konyaks Or The Tattooed Warriors


An adventure trip for many, an experience of a lifetime for several others and an anthropological hotspot for enthusiasts, Mon has something stored for everyone. You could be looking for a place that is truly tucked away from the cacophony of city life, bringing peace and tranquillity in a single visit. Mon is of the eleven districts of the north-eastern state of Nagaland. The district shares its boundaries with Assam in the north, Myanmar in the south and the Mokokchung and Tuensang in the west.

Culture & People – For A Discerning Traveller

Culturally a rich district, Mon is often considered as a cultural paradise for tourists. The Mon district is better known as the land of the Konyaks, the tattooed warrior tribe of Nagaland. The villages of the district still wear a traditional look with the men and women wearing heavy accessories, especially the oversized earrings. The Konyaks are divided into two groups, namely, the Thendu and the Thentho.

While the former group can be recognised by their tattooed faces and chins, the latter is identified with white faces. The Thendus reside in the lower regions of the district while the Thenthos are settled in the upper regions known as the Tobu area. The rulers of the Thendus are known as Anghs.

Festival Time – Good Time To Visit Mon

During the month of April, the Konyaks get into a celebratory mood with the Aoleang Monyu Festival. This week-long festival welcomes the harvest or the spring season. Plan a visit keeping in mind this festival is always a good option.

Mon is Famous for

Mon Weather

Best Season / Best Time to Visit Mon

  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • July
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

How to Reach Mon

  • By Road
    The National Highway 61 that starts from Kohima and run all the way to Tuli in Mokokchung district passes through the Mon district too. This way the district is well connected with the other parts of the state and thereafter the country. Traveling from Jorhat to Mon can also be an experience of a lifetime.
    Search Direction
  • By Train
    Lakwa railway station enroute to Sivasagar, Assam is one of the nearest railways stations to Mon. Lakwa is located 75 kilometres away from Mon. The other option is to reach Guwahati by train and take the road for the remaining journey. You can also reach Dimapur by train and take the road to reach Mon. Dimapur is 296 kilometers from Mon.
    Search Direction
  • By Air
    The nearest airport to Mon are Guwahati (479 kilometers), Jorhat (157 kilometers) and Dimapur (296 kilometers). From all these places you will get easy conveyance in the form of state transport buses or tourist taxis. Travelling from Jorhat to Mon can be an experience in itself because of the excellent roads and beautiful scenery all around.
    Search Direction