Top Tourist Attractions in Tuensang
Tuensang is a town in Nagaland, India, and the administrative centre of the Tuensang district. It has a population of 36,774. The town was established in 1947 to administer the erstwhile North Eastern Frontier Agency, which included the present-day districts of Tuensang, Mon, Longleng, Kiphire, and Noklak.
Tuensang is well-known for its handicrafts and handloom. The locals are dressed in traditional Naga garments, which have piqued the interest of fashionistas all over the world. The deep red colour, beautiful art work, and rare jewellery may all be found in abundance in Tuensang’s markets.
Best Places to Visit in Tuensang
- ECS Longpang
This location, which borders the Mokokchung area, is said to be the origin of the Sangtam tribe and the six clans of the Ao tribes. Remains of old earthen pots and dwellings have been discovered in recent archaeological digs.
ECS (Eleutheros Christian Society) is a social organisation based in North East India’s most remote region. People in this area do not have access to even basic health care, therefore the organisation holds surgical camps twice a year to provide free health care to the impoverished. Every year, doctors and surgeons volunteer at the camp at their own expense. Volunteers have come from as far away as England, Canada, the United States, and the rest of the country.
Longpang is a tranquil and unpretentious village hidden in the lap of nature, located 26 kilometres from Tuensang, ECS. If you enjoy nature, if you are weary of the city’s hustle and bustle, if you want to serve mankind and put a smile on the face of an unknown person, come and live life in a small undiscovered corner of the earth.
Best Time to Visit in Tuensang
Tuensang is best visited between the months of January and February.
How to Reach Tuensang
Phek town is 145 kilometres from Kohima, Nagaland’s capital, and 219 kilometres from Dimapur, the state’s commercial centre. Visitors visiting Phek have the option of flying or driving from Dimapur or Kohima to Phek. Phek is bordered on the south by the state of Manipur, on the west by Kohima District, on the north by Zunheboto and Tuensang districts, and on the east by Myanmar.
Means of transportation to reach Phek District
Shared taxi (10 seater MUV):
Daily service to/from kohima, Mokokchung and Dimapur.
Nagaland State Transport (NST) runs daily services between Kohima and Dimapur. Private buses run to and from Dimapur on a daily basis. Information and tickets for the weekly helicopter service are available at NST bus terminals.
Weekly helicopter service- information and tickets are available at NST bus stations.
Taking a local cab or bus from Kohima to Tuensang takes about 9-10 hours. Tuensang is also accessible via Assam from Dimapur.