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Longkhum

In modern times, Longkhum is also called as the ‘Vegetable Capital’ of Nagaland. It was recorded that during the harvest season farmers produce a total of approximately 230 MT of Tomato, 32 MT of Small Potatoes, 33 MT of Chilly and 71 MT of Cabbage. The village leads in the production of Tomatoes which is a major commercial crop for the area and exports to neighboring districts like Kohima and Dimapur and even to the state of Assam. Longkhum is one of the favorite Tourist Destination Villages of Nagaland with so much to offer to the Nature & Adventure Lover with beautiful Trekking Trails leading to places of tourist interests.

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Place of Interest / Things to do
Mata Kimong

One of the most popular places to visit while you’re in Longkhum Village, is Mata Yimkong. It is a beautiful hilltop where once a fortress stood guard. You can catch glimpses of fertile farms and undulating ranch lands with a backdrop of the mountain ranges.

Read Blog Post: Mata Kimong: Highest point among all Ao villages

Longlangba

Perhaps the most unique feature in the interest of tourists is the Longlangba or Stone Bridge which is a ridge of stones that passes through the Rhododendron woods. The forest has small holes in the rocks that were carved into the stones so that spears could be placed in them. These were like warning signs to attackers that they would be killed and their head taken off. You can also see the footprints of Ediben and Jina, the adored love birds of the Ao tribe hailing from Mopungchuket Village popularly known as the Romeo & Juliet of the Aos. Below the stone bridge lies the huge ‘Tekulem Long’ or Worship Stones, where in the ancient days, people worshipped and gave sacrifices to the Stone God.

Read Blog Post: Longlangba: Discover Stone Bridge through rhododendron woods

Mongzu Ki – Eagle‘s Eyrie

Situated at a high precipice where eagles have nested for centuries. According to Ao Mythology, eagles are the manifestations of the spirits of the dead. 

Read Blog Post: Explore Mongzu Ki – Eagle‘s Eyrie

Retu Long

Unexplored and unknown to many is the ‘Retu-Long’ which for many years, have been considered by our forefathers as the “Living Stone”.

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Fosen Ki

Lower down the ridges another popular site is the Fosen Ki or Rock Caves which is a delight for the ones seeking adventurous trips.

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Observatory Majang

A little further down below the Longlangba is the man-made majang or observatory point where one can have a beautiful view over the lofty hills with a backdrop of the Doyang River. It is from this site that one can view the Mongzu-Ki or Eagle’s Eyrie.

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