Tuophema Tourist Village

41 km from Kohima, Nagaland

Tuophema and tourism are synonymous to each other. Tuophema, a tiny hamlet in Nagaland draws no less tourists in season and out of season fetching huge revenue to the north eastern state. 41 km far from the madding crowd of Kohima, the hills station is known for the unique tradition and culture of the Angami people to be showcased at a government-sponsored festival to promote tourism. Known as Angami Sekrenyi, the annual festival takes place on February 25 where the countrymen launch a cleanliness drive to keep the village clean. This is the principal part of the event of purification. The local tribal people believe that they would be able to keep the impending diseases and mishappenings at bay by washing the entire village with purified water. Then they proceed for the celebration with songs and dances in a big way.

Apart from soaking in the festive mood, the tourists, mostly, find a beautiful occasion to trek and get an exhilarating experience in the wonderful place full of many attractive spots. These include Dzulekie, Ruzaphema, Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary and Khonoma village. Not even a single tourist leaves the place without an amazing experience where one can sleep and eat in traditional style. The striking experience would be the panoramic views of the hilltop with traditional Naga huts and share the Naga way of life: local cuisine and local rice beer at community kitchen, village walks and treks in the surrounding areas.

The tourists village en route to Mon district can be reached at a distance of 119.8 km from Imphal in Manipur and 236.4 km from Assam capital city of Guwahati. The nearest railhead is Chungajan in Golaghat district of Assam at a distance of 43.2. km. Dimapur is the nearest airport for the tourists who visit the enchanting place by air. The tourists can also hire a cab or share taxis from Kohima to reach Touphema Village.

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How to reach

Kohima is at a distance of 41 kms from Touphema Village. One can book a cab or take shared taxis from Kohima to reach Touphema Village.


Domestic Tourist visiting Nagaland, are required to obtain Inner Line Permit (ILP) which are issued at all the following places.

Delhi : Deputy Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, 29-Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Ph-(011) 23794680/23792471

Kolkata : Assistant Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, 11, Shakesphear Sarani, Kolkata
Ph-(033) 22825226/22828118

Guwahati : Deputy Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, Sachel Road, 6 mile, Khana Para, Guwahati.
Ph-(0364) 2520083/2520670

Shillong : Assistant Resident Commissioner.
Nagaland House Norgrin Hills, Shillong.
Ph-(0364) 2520083/2520670

It is also issued by Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung.

Foreign Tourists must obtain Protected Area Permit (PAP). They are allowed to visit the eleven district headquarters and specified place for a period of thirty days. Married couples and a group of four (4) persons or more permit can be issued from Resident Commissioner office, Nagaland House, Delhi, Home Commissioner and Commissioner Secretary to Tourism, Govt. of Nagaland. But for individual/two persons or three persons have to obtain PAP from Ministry Of Home Affairs.

However, Nationals of Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, China and Myanmer have to get prior approval from Ministry of Home Affair, Govt. of India.

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