The land of warriors and a paradise for birdwatchers, Zunheboto is one district that will stun you completely. Witness the cordial relation of the Sumi tribe with well-conserved nature and imbibe the hypnotic rhythms of the dance and music that not only please the ears but compliment the surroundings as well.
Sharing its eastern boundary with Mokokchung and the western border with Wokha, Zunheboto is a land of Sumi tribe, which are known are the warrior tribe with excellent martial art skills. The name Zunheboto was created by putting together two words of the Sumi dialect i.e ‘Zunhebo’ meaning a flowering shrub having white leaves and sponge-like ears; and ‘To,’ which translates to ‘On top of the hills.’ The district has its headquarters in the town of the same name, which is also the sixth urban area after Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Wokha and Tuensang.
Zunheboto is a birdwatchers paradise and is also home to Blyth’s Tragopan, a rare species of bird. Evidently, this travel destination is ideal for ornithologists and bird lovers. The Satoi Range flanking the district is known for its rich vegetation and rare rhododendrons that adorn the valleys and the rolling hills. From every angle, Zunheboto is perfect for those looking for a quiet and scenic place to spend a holiday. What adds to the beauty of the district are the three rivers, Tizu, Doyang and the Tsutha.
Apart from it, the district houses two wildlife reserves in the form of Aizuto Forests and the Ghosu Bird Sanctuary, both of them being absolute assets for the wildlife adventures. Another important attraction in Zunheboto is Lake Aizuto, which offers the opportunity for boating and prove to be an ideal picnic spot.
The warrior tribe of Sumi are reckoned to hold several celebrations round the year, out of which Tuluni is the most important festival to behold. Held in the month of July, this festival comprises of a lot of folk dance and music; rituals and attractive traditional attires.
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Zunheboto is a birding paradise, and thus, visitors can enjoy spotting some of the rare species of avifauna here. Apart from it, the Aizuto Lake is an ideal place to picnic in Zunheboto. One of the best things to do in the district is to witness the Sumi tribe’s dance and attractive attires.
Zunheboto district has handful of government rest houses. There are also two budget hotels available in Zunheboto town for the visitors. Apart from these, travellers can book their stay either in Kohima or in Mokokchung, which are a few hours drive from the district and offer better accommodation facility.View all Hotels