Ungma Village

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    Location: Mokokchung,Nagaland.

    Visiting time: 2-3 hours.

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    In the District, Ungma is the oldest and largest Village located about a distance of  3 km from Mokokchung town. There are more than  1000 households in the village. Chungliyimti falls under Sangtam Naga Territory at present. The Aos migrated to different places in the district from this village and formed their own villages.


    It will be more convenient to stay in Mokokchung town and take a bus or shared taxi or hired taxi to the village if one plans to visit this village. From Mokokchung town, it is hardly 3 to 10 km depending upon from which location of the town one plans to take the trip. Both Mokokchung and Ungma have grown in recent years, due to an increase in population and have become one continuous settlement. From Amenyong and Khensa in the Northwest and DEF colony in the Northeast through Mokokchung and Ungma up to Alichen in the south, it is a part of the continuous settlements. Ungma is the third-largest Ao village and also the third largest village in the Mokokchung district, according to the 2001 census, With a population of 7,189 people.  Being the largest Ao village as also that of Mokokchung District, Ungma enjoyed the privilege. Chuchuyimlang and Changki had overtaken Ungma in terms of population by the 2001 census.  Longjing may soon overtake Ungma as the third-largest Ao village according to a recent census.


    The external view of a Morung (dormitory for young people) at Ungma Village, Nagaland.

    The village is divided into two major parts. Between the two of them, the upper part of the village is called Yimpang, and the lower part is called Yimlang. Behind the church, an amphitheater and the office of the village council are located, and the majestic Baptist Church stands in the middle of the village.  The people have not forgotten their rich Ao culture and traditions, though the people in the village are very modern and well educated. Matsu & Tsungremmong are the major festivals of the Ao tribe celebrated every year with full traditional dances and songs in this village.  In the first week of May, Moatsu is celebrated and in the first week of august, Tsungremmong is observed.

    Inside/Outside Views

    A panoramic view of the village of Ungma, Nagaland.

    An outstanding village that is worth visiting if in Mokokchung.Both from outside and inside of the village you can feel the charm of the villages and can enjoy an enhancing environment

    Opening Hours

    This village is always open for the very newcomers of the village comer.

    Entry & Others Fees

    There is no entry fee required to get access inside the village.

    How to Reach

    By Air: At Assam, Jorhat, the nearest airport from Mokokchung is located. From the airport to the Mokokchung district headquarter is at a distance of 112 km.  From many major cities of India, there are daily flights to this airport. Next is the airport in Dimapur, Nagaland airport, which is located at a distance of 212 km from the town, of Mokokchung. This airport is well connected with various cities in the country like New Delhi, Kolkata, and Guwahati, and is also the only airport in the state of Nagaland. You can travel by air to Jorhat and take a hired taxi or daily Tata Sumo services to visit Mokokchung.

    By Rail: From  Mokokchung District, Assam, Mariani Junction is the nearest railhead .  From the Mokokchung district headquarter, it is set roughly at a distance of 86.4 km.

    By Road: If one prefers to take the journey from Dimapur  There are plenty of Buses both available day and night in shared Tata Sumo services to Mokokchung.This will take time of around  6 to 8 hours at most probably. From Guwahati to Mokokchung town and vice versa, daily direct night bus services of Blue Hills and Network Travels are also available.

    Tips for Travellers

    Wherever you visit you need to be safe side always. You should be prepared to face any kind of challenging situation while visiting anywhere for the first-ever time. And be polite to the people of the village.


    Que: Is this place safe to visit?

    Ans: Yes, the place is safe to visit.

    Que: Is photography allowed in this place?

    Ans: Yes, photography is allowed here.

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

    Ans: Anytime throughout the year.

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

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