Covered with dense forest, Phek boasts rich flora and fauna and a travel destination that will soothe your mind and body. The land of rivers, lake and rolling hills, Phek district is truly one of the top attractions of Nagaland for those who seek solitude amidst pristine nature.
Phek is a district in Nagaland that is landlocked and shares boundary with Myanmar in the east, Manipur in the south, Kohima district in the west and Zunheboto and Tuensang districts in the north. Adorned with rich flora and fauna, Phek district is home to one of its kind pheasant called Blyth’s Tragopan and some rare species of orchids. It is reckoned that 90% of the district is covered with forest, and thus, make an ideal travel destination for nature lovers and wildlife tours. The literal meaning of Phek is ‘Watch Tower’ that originated from the word ‘Phekrekedze.’
Inhabited by Chakhesangs and Pochurys, and sub-tribes like Chokri, Khezha and Sang, Phek is a land of many festivals as well. Amongst which, Khuthonye, Thurinye, Turhinye, Ngunye, Tukhanye and Sukhrunye are a delight to witness. Watching the folk dance and hearing the folk music are also one of its kind experience in Phek. Apart from this the top attraction of Phek includes the handicraft. Locals of Phek are believed to earn their livelihood by making baskets and furniture from Bamboo.
They are also known to indulge in activities like pot making, weaving, fishing, wood carving and horticulture to sustain their living.
Through Phek flows many rivers like Tizu, Lanye, and Sedzu. Apart from these, the major tourist attractions are the lakes of Shilloi, Chida and Dzudu. Another top attractions in Phek is Pfutsero, which is known for its apple orchards, green farms of cabbage, spring onion and garlic. For history lovers, the district offers a heritage village called Khezakeno, which is reckoned to be the originating place of many tribes in Nagaland.
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Phek boasts natural beauty and a cover of thick forests in its district. Therefore, one of the best things to do in Phek would be to hike and trek to enjoy the stunning landscape. For history lovers, the district offers Pfutsero, a village said to be the originating place of several tribes of Nagaland. Thus, a visit here is another ideal thing to do. For sightseeing, Shilloi Lake is amongst the top attractions, also known as Lachem Lake, this water body along being scenic is reckoned as the home of many spirits. Another must thing to do in Phek is shopping for handicrafts, locals of the district are skilled in pot, basket and furniture making along with weaving, and thus prepare some great souvenirs to take back home.
Phek does not have any accommodation option so far. Visitors have to book hotels in Kohima, which is some 118 kms from the district. Expect few 3 star properties, handful of budget hotels and fewer homestays to offer you some warm hospitality and cozy beds to sleep in after an eventful day.