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A Summer Getaway in the Hills — Sungratsu Village, Mokokchung, Nagaland

Hello folks! We found an interesting getaway for folks looking for some rustic adventure – in some faraway village in the mountains! Today we are at Sungratsu village in Mokokchung district, Nagaland. Nestled in the hills of Mokokchung, this place is known for its beautiful landscapes, warm people, and traditional handicrafts. 

Blue sky and the distant mountains of Sungratsu Village Nagaland.

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The blue sky and the distant mountains from a viewpoint in Sungratsu, Nagaland

Sungratsu village is located in the Asetkong Range of Mokokchung* district, Nagaland. It is famous for making anishi/moyasu (dried yam leaf cakes) — a stable spice used in Ao Naga cuisines {*Mokochung is the home district of the Ao Naga tribe}. It is about 20 to 30-minute drive from Mokokchung town. Make sure you don’t doze off on the way as the ride to the village offers some breathtaking views adorned by scenic landscapes and lovely seasonal flowers.

Flowers in full bloom in Sungratsu Village, Nagaland

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Sungratsu Village, Nagaland

Sungratsu Village, Nagaland

More flowers from Sungratsu, Nagaland

Sungratsu Village, Nagaland

Sungratsu Village, Nagaland

Red beans fresh from Sungratsu’s farms

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Red beans from Sungratsu, Nagaland

What makes the place even more special are the warm and welcoming locals. Once you take the time to know the village and the people, you are no longer a stranger to them. So we highly recommend taking a walk by the village, discover their simple lifestyle, interact with the folks, go on a picnic by the lake – and maybe go on a hike nearby with your new local friends.

Misty hills of Sungratsu village in Mokochung, Nagaland

Misty hills, Sungratsu village, Mokochung

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A side view of an Ao Naga Morung(left)

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Houses in Sungratsu, Nagaland

The quiet streets that you will love!

Do not miss the chance to learn about agriculture and handicrafts of the place, which is a major source of livelihood. You can also visit a ‘The Woods’ resort in Yimchalu, which is only a few minutes away from the village. People come here from far and near to lay back and cool off in the pool or just to spend time with friends and loved ones.

‘The Woods’ Resort in Yimchalu, Nagaland.

‘The Woods’ Resort in Yimchalu, Nagaland.

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