Mokokchung is a district of the Nagaland state of India. The township of Mokokchung is clean and beautiful, but more cleaner and beautiful are its villages. Cleanliness is in every corner of the villages, discipline is reflected from every household. Silence across the length and breadth of the villages is the music there. We did not find any plastic bags and packets in the village we visited. This is not like that the people there do not use plastics, they do use but do not litter the village with plastic or any other wastes. It was so good feeling to spend a day or two in such a village. Here in the photo, is a village nearby the town.
|a village in Mokokchung|
Mon is the another district that attracts tourists mainly because of the Longwa village, its tribe and the house of the Angh (King) of the village. The people in Longwa are Konyak tribe, they are famous for their body tatoo and the ancient headhunting practices during the wars with their enemies. This the famous house of the king (Angh) of the tribe in the photo. The King’s house has gain so much of interest from the outsiders because the international border line separating the two countries Myanmar and India passes through this house, which is in fact the corridor. The kitchen lies in both the countries. The left side of the entrance is in Myanmar where the right side is in India (zoom out to see the signs).
The Tribal Cultivation
They burn the wood, make the hills ready for crops. Cultivate for 2 consecutive years and abandon the area to shape and grow the wild on its own again, thus sustaining the fertility of the land
|burning the woods for cultivation|
Mokokchung to Mon: The travel story
3rd February, 2018
Out of the many good memories during a travel, there are few bad memories too. And those bad memories in fact add up the spices to the whole journey. During the Nagaland tour we encountered such few bad memories exclusively from our transporters, as if those were all planned earlier and waited for us. The longest one of those lasted for the entire day, when we sat for Mokokchung to Mon on a Sumo vehicle.
The person in the ticket counter of the transport station issued 10 nos. of tickets to we 10 (ten) passengers and the driver started the wheel at around 7 AM. He took the road Mokokchung to Mon via Longleng, which is the least choice or can be said not a preferred route to Mon by any driver.
The Road & Vehicle
The entire road was a horrible one and seemed to be used only by the nearby connecting villages. The sumo was more horrible than the road, the speed limit was not more than 20 KM/hour and in every one hour the engine had to be stopped as it got heated and the driver needed to find water to cool it down, from somewhere with his jug.
|The sumo stopped|