Touphema Village

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    Location: Dimapur,Nagaland, India.

    Visiting time: 3-4 hours.

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    One of the ancient heritage villages of Nagaland is the Touphema Tourist Village island which is a wonderful recreation of a traditional AngamiNaga village.  There are cabins and rooms that have been constructed to look like traditional cottages. In the month of February, AngamiSekrenyi’s annual festival is celebrated with great fervor in the village. So It’s always more than worth visiting this time of the year for visitors. To release the smoke from the internal cooking fires, most of the traditional village buildings have roofs made of wavy iron without chimneys. Possibly this is one of the reasons behind the always lingering smell of it in the air. Touphema offers a chance to stay in quaint little huts and enjoy pleasant evenings around bonfires with cultural dances just adding to the rustic feel of the entire place which is located on a gentle hillock with a panoramic view of the surrounding valleys. The Naga tradition of serving local dishes with homemade rice beer is just super with the scenic photo opportunities.


    Traditional Naga performances are one of the main daily activities here. Various local dance forms and folk tales are performed by the artists. In the community mess in the village, you can also taste typical Naga cuisine. You can also try some Bamboo Steamed Fish, Dry Pork,  Smoked Pork Stew, and Kongshia Lon. You can also take a bus to visit the nearby markets of Kohima where you can shop for handicrafts and local garments as well.


    Place view of Touphema Village

     An extensive ethnographic collection including wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts traditional artifacts, jewelry, and archaeological finds is offered by a recently refurbished Museum inside the village. It also offers basic comforts for its guests, while the village itself seems quite traditional. So  You can expect a room done up in a way that showcases Naga history, traditions, and ancient myths when you book one of these huts. To offer some privacy and each is based on a different theme, the huts are spread out well enough. The village has exclusively been built for tourists to help them understand the lifestyle and the history of the people here, as an ode to the rich cultural heritage of Nagaland.  In collaboration with the Tourism Department of Nagaland, this village was constructed by the local community. The village has huts built in the Naga style of architecture and decorated with native décor is one of the most sought-after places to visit in Kohima, Nagaland. So,  you must book your own hut in advance to experience the true Naga lifestyle. Tourists can stay in the huts and this is the best part about the village. They have facilities for bathing and sleeping. The village gives you a scope to relax within the natural confinements of the scenic beauty as one of the most beautiful spots in Nagaland tourism. This tourist attraction will not disappoint you either if you have the zeal for adventure in you.

    Inside/Outside Views

    Place view of Touphema Village

    Along with culture and governance by visiting the village, travelers who choose to stay here get a chance to get an insight into the Naga social system. When you see all around you how Naga tribes have existed all through the centuries, to date, a short walk around the village can transport you one way back in time. Some popular Naga delicacies, like halo and Bamboo Baked Fish along with Rice Beer the village, travelers are also summoned to tease their palates.

    Opening Hours

    It’s always open for visitors.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee to the village but if you are going to stay in a hut you’ll have to book it.

    How to Reach

    By Air: In Dimapur, Nagaland, the Nearest airport is located. 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 414 km. Khonoma is at a distance of  20 km from Kohima. From Kohima HQ to Touphema Tourist Village is at a distance of 36 Km and from Kohima taxi service is available.

    Tips for Travellers

    One should visit the village while in Dimapur. But if you are going to visit the place make sure that you are also having a night’s stay here. Because the nightlife here is really very amusing.Besides you can also enjoy and know about the Nagas lifestyle.


    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: February.

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

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