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Wokha - The Land of The Lothas


Wokha is a district headquarters and a town and is located in the southern part of the state of Nagaland. It is inhabited by the Lothas, which is 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 headquarter of the Naga Hills District under Assam. Wokha is surrounded by several hills and ridges, which makes it scenic and a hotspot of tourism. It is surrounded by Mokokchung district on its North, Zunheboto in the East and Assam on its West.

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 that 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 of 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 with the help of 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 well connected with roads.

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How to Reach Wokha

  • By Road
    The town mainly relies on road communication with NH-39 connecting it to Dimapur which is a major gateway to this place. Another way to reach this place is from the state capital Kohima which is 75 kilometres from this place. Nagaland State Transport buses and shuttle services are easily available from both these places.
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  • By Train
    Wokha has no rail-head, and if you are planning to reach there by train Dimapur Railway Station would be the ideal place for you to disembark. It is located at a distance of 130 kilometers from the town and connected by daily trains to New Delhi, Guwahati, Kolkata and other important places in the country.
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  • By Air
    The town of Wokha has no airport of its own, and the Dimapur Airport serves as the gateway to this place. The airport is located at a distance of 162 kilometres and easily connected by taxis and shuttles. You can avail daily flights from Kolkata and Guwahati to this airport.
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