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Zunheboto is the land of the Sumi Nagas, who are known for their colorful war dance and folk songs.  A very hardy and strong race, the Sumis can also be dubbed as the pioneers of the Naga martial arts. the Sumi Baptist Church has created history by becoming one of the largest church in Nagaland. The egg shaped church has a sitting capacity of 8500 people with 27 rooms. The blue dome and white turrets of the Sumi Baptist Church can be seen by around 20 villages in Zunheboto district alone.

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Ghosu Bird Sanctuary

Located 8 km away from the Zunheboto district headquarters; this bird sanctuary is maintained by the village community. Providing habitat to more than twenty species of endangered avifauna, migratory birds can also be sighted here between the months of June and September.  In order to make up for uncontrolled hunting in the past, the surrounding village communities of this sanctuary have now strictly prohibited hunting and poaching in the area.

Read blog post: Sight the rarest endangered species of avifauna


Kiphire is home to the Yimchungrü, Sangtam and Sumi Naga tribes.  It has a strong historical significance because of the stories about the movements of these tribes from and within this district, when they were settling in Nagaland hundreds of years back. This is the home to the famous Saramati Peak and other  mountain trails. 

Read blog post: Home of the ethnic Naga tribes

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