Tuophema Tourist Village
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.
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.