Located at a distance of 50 km from Kohima, Tseminyu is one of the most attractive heritage destinations in Nagaland and welcomes visitors with its old-world charm. The quaint little town was once the ancient migration route of many Naga tribes, who headed to the north, looking for new settlements and cultivation grounds. Today, it is home to the Rengmas, a tribe predominantly found in Nagaland and Assam. The town boasts a rich past that is evident in ancient sites of abandoned villages. like remains of graveyards, gravestones and shattered pottery. This town is a mine of archaeological sites and invites tourists from across the country. The native language of Tseminyu is English and most of the village people speak English.
This offer perfect sites for archaeological tourism and preservation, but time is running out for such activities because every cycle of Jhum (Terrace) cultivation exterminates a slice of this ancient heritage.