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Nagaland Tourism – The Scenic Town of Kiphire

By Manoj

The town of Kiphire in Nagaland is located in an exotic place overlooking the Saramati Mountain. The region is home to various tribes namely Yimchungers, Khiamniungan, Phom, Sangtams and Sumis.

These tribes have been living in this region for a very long time and are the heart of this region. Although there is very less to see in Kiphire you can set out and explore the region and be awe-struck by the beauty of this picturesque place.

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary is an abode for many wildlife. It is ideal for nature lovers, animal enthusiasts and photographers.

Some of the animals here include leopards, tigers, wild buffaloes and hoolock gibbons.Tourists can set out on a safari and explore this wildlife region.

Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary

A gibbon sighted at the sanctuary.
Photo Courtesy: Thomas Tolkien

Kisatong Village

The tribal village of Kisatong is inhabited by the Sangtam tribe who are very welcoming. Located on a hilltop this place gives you a heavenly feeling.

Tourists can learn the way of life of the tribals and also know more about their cultures and traditions. The unique feature of this village is that it is here where the endangered Amur Falcon migrates to. Bird watchers come from far and wide to see this majestic bird.

Kisatong Village

The Amur Falcon resting on a tree branch
Photo Courtesy: Thimindu Goonatillake

How to Reach Kiphire

By Air: The nearest airport to Kiphire is the Dimapur airport which is at a distance of 471 km. It is well connected to the major cities of the country.

By Train: Dimapur also has the only railway station in Nagaland. Thus if, you want to travel to Nagaland on train, you will first have to reach Dimapur then take the road to reach Kiphire. It is connected well with Kolkata.

By Road: Kiphire is well connected to the rest of Nagaland by the National Highway 155. The national highway connects Kiphire to Kohima, Meluri, Dimapur, and Mokochung. Regular state transport buses and private taxis are available from anywhere in Nagaland to Kiphire. The state highway also connects Tuensang-Kiphire-Meluri together.

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