Dzukou Valley Kohima – A Tourist Guide Before Visiting Nagaland

Dzukou Valley Kohima

The Dzüko Valley is a fine valley situated at the borders of the states of Nagaland as well as Manipur in the Northeast part of India. This valley is known for the natural environment, seasonal flowers as well as flora & fauna.

It is located at an altitude of 2452 m above the sea level. The valley is renowned for the wide range of flowers in each season but the most renowned one is the Dzüko Lily and you can trace it only in this valley.

The word Dzüko valley kohima is basically derived from the Viswema dialect of the Angamis ‘Dzüko’ which if translated means ‘Soulless and Dull’ and refers to when some ancestors of Viswema shifted out to make a new village in Dzüko, because of unfavorable weather conditions they were not in a position to harvest crops leading them to say “the valley is extremely beautiful but is dull and soulless.

Trekking Route

The entry is from the foothills of Viswema and you can travel to the rest house located above Teyozwü hill by hiring a Tata Sumo taxi. From here you can climb forty minutes to the mountain top (Khiyoke). This is where Dzüko commences to reach the main valley; you have to still walk two hours. You can come out of the valley from the same path but if you plan to come back by foot, the Jakhama route is a lesser distance. Also you can reach in five hours of trek from Mount Tempü of Senapati district of Manipur. The new five-hour trek route is opened by MMTA (Manipur Mountaineering and Trekking Association).

Transportation

The Asian Highway 1 and the NH-2 moves through its foothills. The nearby airport is Dimapur Airport at Dimapur located near the Assam border that is about 96 kilometers (60 miles) distance from Viswema and the Bir Tikendrajit International Airport is situated at a distance of 120 kilometers (75 miles) south of Viswema. There is a Helipad just adjacent to the Guest house. The valley is good with exemplary nature and in case you want to rejoice in silence.

Is Dzukou Valley Safe?

Yes absolutely

What is the best time to visit Dzukou Valley?

March to October

What is the shape of Dzukou Valley?

Sleepy shape with misty look

Is Kohima safe?

It is the capital of Nagaland. It is safe.

Dzukou Valley Trip Cost

The trip will be economical depending on the transportation you take and the level of accommodation. A budgeted trip may cost up to INR 15000 per person for a ten day trip.

David Bamzai is an experienced travel enthusiast and loves to write about world tour and travel.

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