Puliebadze Jotsoma

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    Location: J3XF+36Q, Kohima, Nagaland 797002, India.

    Visiting time: 1/1:30hours approximately.

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    The wildlife sanctuary of Puliebadze Jotsoma is at a distance of half an hour’s trek from the last road head near Jotsoma village. This place is known for its legendary story and is also popular as a viewing spot for the beautiful scenery surrounding the area through its elevated location, situated a few kilometers away from Jotsoma village in Kohima district approximately at a distance of 10 km from Kohima. Even the trek to the hilltop is praiseworthy and pleasant with a sensational view to make for a heavenly outing.


    The major attraction of this place is the scenic beauty which pulls many tourists to it. For most youngsters, it is a hot spot to chill and enjoy the pleasant surroundings, be it with friends or family. To get a scenic view of the surrounding areas, visitors trek all the way to the hilltop, – including parts of Mt.Japfu which is the second-highest peak in Nagaland, and a panoramic view of Kohima town. Nagaland is an ideal destination that is rich in wildlife as it offers an unforgettable wilderness adventure. Surrounded by green hills and streams, this sanctuary is situated in a beautiful location. The forest doesn’t only serve as a catchment area for water recharge and gathering the needs of Kohima town but is also important for environmental aspects and flora and fauna. 


    Puliebadze Jotsoma Kohima

    In Angami, the meaning of Pulie Badze is Paulie’s seat. With the words ‘Christ Died for All’, there is a cross at the top of the mountain.  From many nearby villages, the cross is visible. Nagaland is strongly influenced by Christianity as a Christian state. Paulie Badze Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary of Nagaland has spread over an area of 9. 23 sq. km.  A little glimpse of the legendary story of  Paulie Badze is shared here – a brave farmer named ‘Pulie’ died trying to kill a serpent that used to eat up all his harvest. possibly the serpent swallowed Pulie and thus he became a spirit.  Paulie’s family could only hear his voice when they came looking for him. The family after realizing the situation kept a stone in the shape of a chair in the field and told Pulie ‘to be seated’ hence the name roughly translates to the same meaning.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Puliebadze Jotsoma Kohima

    This mesmerizing field is often full of youngsters enjoying the view and passing some beautiful moments with their friends.  Its lush flora and fauna also make the place famous.  You will spot quite a few Rhododendron trees – with their lush leaves and beautiful red blooms, especially in the direction of the top. Many love the trekking experience to Pulie Badge, in addition to the hilltop. In a couple of hours, you can trek up and down besides if you are not much of a hiking person, you can go on a vehicle and climb the few steps and can reach the top.

    Opening Hours

    Wednesday        8 AM–6 PM

    Thursday           8 AM–6 PM

    Friday                8 AM–6 PM

    Saturday           8 AM–6 PM

    Sunday             8 AM–6 PM   

    Monday            8 AM–6 PM

    Tuesday           8 AM–6 PM

    Entry & Others Fees

    No entry fee is required to get access.

    How to Reach

    By Air: Having frequent flights from all over the country, The state airport is in Dimapur, however mostly via Kolkata.  From Dimapur to Kohima, one needs to cross a journey of approximately 3 hours.

    By Rail: From Khonoma, the nearest railway station is in Dimapur.  One can board a connecting train from Guwahati to Dimapur, as your train might not be directly going to Dimapur. The rest of the country is well connected to Guwahati.

    By Road: Kohima is well-connected to major cities in North-East India, Guwahati, and Shillong.   From Kohima, Guwahati is 352 km and Shillong is 414kms. Khonoma is at a distance of  20 km from Kohima.

    Tips for Travellers

    Here, you will be needed require proper trekking shoes full tight from all sides and not breathable but a sort of lather to avoid leeches in the monsoon. You should also keep an insect rappelling spray like Odomos to keep them away from you. One should enjoy the climate there which is clouded foggy weather and can also enjoy the fresh air. This is a good and quality place for photography and also for making videos.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, it is.

    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here.

    Que: What is the best time to visit the place?

    Ans: As the trek is through the forest which may be infected by insects during monsoons, one must visit the place during the dry season from October to May.

    We wish you all the best for your journey. Happy Travel!!!

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