Mokokchung, the home of the Ao tribe is a picturesque town at high altitude and a cultural centre of Nagaland. It is 160 kms from the state capital Kohima and is bounded by Assam to its north, Wokha to its west, Tuensang to its east, and Zunheboto to its south. Six distinct hill ranges run more or less parallel to each other in Mokokchung’s southeast direction and presents a beautiful view.
Major attractions and sightseeing places in Mokokchung include Longkhum—believed to be the temporary resting place of the spirit of the dead before their final journey. The Ungma village is regarded as one of the biggest villages in Nagaland. Chuchuyimlang is a place where Moatsu, an important festival of the Ao community is celebrated in traditional way and is an attraction for visitors.
The Langpangkong Cave is another place of historical importance and a major tourist attraction in Mokokchung.
By road: From Kohima one can avail State Transport bus service to Mokokchung. The distance is about 162 kms on NH-61. One can also avail the shared taxi service which plies between Kohima and Mokokchung everyday excepting Sundays.
Tourists to Mokokchung can avail train service to Mariani in Assam, which is the nearest town connected through railways. The distance to Mokokchung from here is 85 kms. Nagaland State Transport operates regular bus services from Mariani to Mokokchung at 7.00 in the morning. There is also shared taxi service from Mariani to Mokokchung which leaves Mariani at 6.30 in the morning.
From Dimapur: The road distance from the commercial hub of Nagaland (Dimapur) to Mokokchung is 212 Kms via Golaghat, Mariani.There are a number of buses belonging to both public and government which plies between Dimapur and Mokokchung besides shared Taxi service. One can avail any of the above services to reach Mokokchung.The journey time is about 8 hours by bus and 6 hours by shared Taxi.
One can either fly up to Jorhat(Assam) or Dimapur(Nagaland) and take the services as explained above by Roadways to reach Mokokchung.The distance from Jorhat to Mokokchung is 105 Kms via Mariani.