Weekend is here and we recommend taking some time off from the digital world, and escape into to the real world outside. Head out for a mini trip – away from your daily grind, noisy traffic and social media, and where? To the much hyped trekking hotspot in Kohima – “Pulie Badze.” Read on to know more about this local hotspot in Nagaland.
Located few kilometers away from Jotsoma village in Kohima district (approx 10Kms from Kohima), this place is known for its legendary story (read below) and also popular as a viewing spot for the beautiful scenery surrounding the area through its elevated location. Even the trek to the hilltop is pretty pleasant with a breathtaking view to make for a blissful outing!
The legendary story of Pulie Badze goes something like this – there was a brave farmer named ‘Pulie’ who died trying to kill a serpent which used to eat up all his harvest. Apparently the serpent swallowed Pulie and he became a spirit. When Pulie’s family came looking for him, they could only hear his voice. The family later realized what had happened, and kept a stone in the shape of a chair in the field and told Pulie ‘to be seated’ and hence the name roughly translates to the same meaning.
A place that is the hot-spot for most youngsters to chill and enjoy the pleasant surroundings be it with friends or family.
Visitors trek all the way to the hilltop, to get a scenic view of the surrounding areas – including parts of Mt.Japfu (second highest peak in Nagaland) and a panoramic view of Kohima town.
In addition to the hilltop, many love the trekking experience to Pulie Badze as well. You can trek up and down in a couple of hours. Also, if you are not much of a hiking person, you can go on a vehicle and climb the few steps to reach the top.
The place is often full of young people enjoying the view and spending some beautiful moments with their friends. This place is also famous for its lush flora and fauna. Especially towards the top, you will spot quiet a few Rhododendron trees – with their lush leaves and beautiful red blooms.
Let us know if you happen to visit and tell us about your experience too!