third biggest town in Nagaland

Mokokchung at 1325m is the town and center of Mokokchung district. It is the cultural center of the Ao people and is economically and politically the most important urban centre in Northern Nagaland, the third biggest town after Dimapur and Kohima. Mokokchung is particularly noted for its extravagant Christmas, New Year, Moatsu and Tsungremong celebrations. Its tradition of celebrating Christmas and New Year in the main town square is regarded as one of the unique features of Mokokchung. The two other colorful festivals celebrated are 'Aos - Moatsu' related to sowing and 'Tsungrem Mong' the harvest festival celebrated during the first weeks of May and August respectively.

Attractions in Mokokchung, around and from Mokokchung

  • Chuchuyimlang Chuchuyimlang is the village of festivals for the Ao Nagas. The Moatsu festival, based on community bonding, takes place here from May first till the third. During this period, the villagers express

  • Longkhum Longkhum village (at 1846m) is located 17 km south-west of Mokokchung. A vanguard village of the Aos in the days of headhunting, it is strategically situated and commands a view of the surrounding hi

  • Ungma Ungma is the oldest and the largest of all Ao villages, second largest village in whole Nagaland. Ungma village is located about 3 km from Mokokchung Town. It is said that the Ao tribe founded this vi