Mokokchung is an ancient village belonging to Mokokchung District of the former Naga Hills of Nagaland. The word Mokokchung when literally translated means a group of people who left their motherland rather unwillingly. History has it that a group of Soyim people settled here after leaving Soyim despite the requests of other Soyim residents. Mokokchung Village is one of the largest villages of Nagaland and one of the major places where you can see the descendants and cultures of the tribe AoNaga. People who wish to explore North-east India, make plans to explore Mokokchung District. The ‘village’ is as large as a district as a whole has become a quite popular tourist attraction over the years. This old village has several clans residing who speak in a singular dialect of Mongsen. It is a part of the most culturally rich and intellectual district of Nagaland.
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To honour and respect their traditions and culture, the people of Mokokchung Village celebrate the festivals of Moatsü and Tsungremong with great mirth and vivacity. Moatsü is celebrated to honour the creator of the Earth and prayers are asked for a fruitful cultivation season. Tsungremong is held during the 1st week of August to celebrate successful harvesting. After embracing the religion of Christianity, the people of Mokokchung Village grandly celebrate the festival of Christmas. You can visit the village during the festival times to witness the energy and joy of the villagers. Mokokchung Village is one of the places to visit in Mokokchung District because of the way they hold on and revere their cultural heritage.
There are options of local transport like taxis from the airport of Dimapur (194.6 km). There is no railway station in Mokokchung Village; however, you can take the rentals cars from Dibrugarh Railway Junction and reach this village (207.2 km).
Best Time to Visit
Mokokchung Village enjoys a warm summer where temperatures range below 32 degree Celsius and experiences heavy rainfall between the months of June to September. Winter is a comfortable season to enjoy your vacation in Mokokchung Village, Nagaland.